Middle School Technology Benchmarks

First Quarter

Keyboarding

2.8.1 Practice correct keyboarding techniques.2.8.1 Feet on floor, sit straight, curve fingers, eyes on copy, key by touch.

2.8.1 Enhance speed and accuracy.

2.8.2 Demonstrate basic word processing formatting skills.

2.8.2 Use various advanced formatting techniques such as: margins, fonts, line spacing, bullet and numbering, alignment, spell check, thesaurus, indents, tabs.

2.8.2 Create and edit grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and number expression. Identify and correct errors in letters, memos, emails, labels, and envelopes from unarranged, edited, and script copy using word processing software.

2.8.6 File functions: organize files on a computer disk including open, close, save, page setup, and print.

4.0 Demonstrate good editing skills.

Second Quarter

Keyboarding

2.8.1 Practice correct keyboarding techniques.2.8.1 Feet on floor, sit straight, curve fingers, eyes on copy, key by touch.

2.8.1 Enhance speed and accuracy.

2.8.2 Create and edit documents such as letters, memos, emails, labels, and envelopes from unarranged, edited, and script copy using word processing software.

2.8.2 Identify parts, types, and uses of business letters, personal letters, emails, envelopes, labels and faxes.

3.8.1 Select a research topic or a statement of a problem identifying its elements and the expected outcomes.

3.8.2 Generate a list of keywords for a research topic or problem and conduct an electronic search.

3.8.3 Select and evaluate information from a variety of sources using hyperlinks.

3.8.4 Use an organizational format to arrange information.

3.8.6 Generate a bibliography.

Third Quarter

Computer Literacy

2.8.3 Create a database, define field, enter data from multiple records, print reports based on sort and query.2.8.4 Generate a spreadsheet including labels, values, and mathematical formulas. Create a chart to visually represent the data. Print a spreadsheet showing formulas.

Fourth Quarter

Computer Literacy

2.8.5 Create a multi-page multimedia presentation using text, graphics, and sound.2.8.7.1 Explain the advantages of connectivity to share information.

2.8.7.3 Explain how a LAN, Intranet and Internet operates versus a stand-alone system.