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~ AcademicKnowledge and Skills ~
for Middle School Computer Science
Gwinnett County Public Schools

The following list of skills were identified over thecourse of several years by middle school computer science teachers. These objectives were presented to the public and other computer teachersin the county.  They were approved in the spring of 1997.  Thegoal behind developing this list of skills was to first, to establish thehighest level of computer instruction; second, to maintain consistant standardsamong the county's 14 middle schools; and finally to communicate to parentsand other interested groups the curriculum of middle school computer science.

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Roderick Hames,Computer Science Teacher

Sixth Grade Computer Science (AKS)

COMPUTER BASICS

1- use the mouse (clicking, double-clicking, holding, and dragging)(QCC)
2 - identify computer components (QCC)
3 - identify and explain the components of the desktop (QCC)
4 - define the terminology associated with the desktop (QCC)
5 - explain the function of the clipboard (QCC)
6 - manipulate windows (open, close, style, resize, move, scroll)(QCC)
7 - demonstrate proper care and simple troubleshooting techniquesof computer equipment (QCC)

WORD PROCESSING

8 - explain the purpose of a word processor (QCC)
9 - manipulate text (insert, delete, align, change fonts, style,size, and color of text) (QCC)
10- create, add and alter graphics (QCC)
11- edit documents (thesaurus function and spell check) (QCC)
12 - change document layout (margin, page orientation, spacing,blank lines, and tab set)
13 - use a variety of graphic tools (A- text, pointer, freehand and lasso) (QCC)
14 - compose a word processing document at the keyboard (QCC)

KEYBOARDING

15 -explore correct techniques of keyboarding (home row and ergonomics)(QCC)

LAN OPERATIONS

16 - explore the concepts and components of a LAN
17 - demonstrate the ability to log on, log off (QCC)
18 - explore selecting a printer
19 - explore identifying a path for saving

COMPUTER ETHICS

20 - explore the terms and purpose of ethics

COMPUTER SPREADSHEETS

21 - identify purpose and functions of spreadsheets (QCC)
22 - identify the components of spreadsheets (cells, rows, andcolumns)
23 - demonstrate the use of a formula (average) (QCC)
24 - create and modify the display of a chart or graph (QCC)

PRESENTATION SOFTWARE

25 - identify the purpose and uses of various multimedia software(QCC)
26 - create, save and present a multimedia project (QCC)
27 - identify the tools of a software program and their uses(browser, text, selection and editor) (QCC)
28 - add new cards or pages to a project (QCC)
29 - manipulate background appearance (QCC)
30 - import and edit graphics (moving, changing size) (QCC)
31 - create text fields (QCC)
32 - create, program and edit buttons (QCC)
33 - explore the addition of movies and sounds to projects (QCC)

COMPUTER HISTORY

34 - explore the people, events and terms related to computerhistory

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Seventh Grade Computer Science (AKS)

COMPUTER BASICS

1 - use the mouse (clicking, double-clicking, holding and dragging)(QCC)
2 - define and explain the component of the desktop (QCC)
3 - define the term "icon" (QCC)
4 - explain the function of the clipboard (QCC)
5 - manipulate windows (open, close, style, resize, move, scroll)(QCC)
6 - demonstrate proper care and simple troubleshooting techniquesfor computer equipment (QCC)

WORD PROCESSING

7 - demonstrate and expand understanding of the purpose of aword processor (QCC)
8 - manipulate text (text fields) (QCC)
9 - create, add and alter graphics (borders, layered objects,rotated, flipped) (QCC)
10 - edit documents (thesaurus function, spell check and zoomscale) (QCC)
11 - change document layout (margin, page setup and tab set)
12 - use a variety of graphic tools (circle, bezigon, fill,line size and arrows) (QCC)

KEYBOARDING

13 - explore correct techniques of keyboarding (QCC)
14 - add reach keys

LAN OPERATIONS

15 - demonstrate understanding of the concepts and componentsof a LAN
16 - demonstrate the ability to log on and log off (QCC)
17 - demonstrate the ability to select printers
18 - demonstrate identifying the path for saving

COMPUTER ETHICS

19 - demonstrate understanding of the terms and purposes of ethics

COMPUTER TERMS

20 - define and use computer related terms (hardware, software,Internet, World Wide Web, etc.)

DATABASE

21 - explore, describe, and manipulate a database (QCC)

SPREADSHEET

22 - demonstrate understanding of purpose and function of a spreadsheet(QCC)
23 - demonstrate understanding of components of a spreadsheet(change size of columns and rows) 24 - demonstrate the use of aformula (average and sum) (QCC)
25 - create and modify display of data in a chart or graph (QCC)

PROGRAMMING

26 - identify what a computer language is and relate it to Logo(QCC)
27 - create and edit multimedia projects using a variety ofLogo tools (QCC)
28 - demonstrate the proper use of a variety of Logo commands(FD, BK, RT, LT, seth, setsh, PE, PU, PD, CG) (QCC)
29 - demonstrate a variety of multimedia features (sounds, movies,graphics, and digitizing) (QCC)
30 - create and edit procedures (subroutines)

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Eighth Grade Computer Science (AKS)

WORD PROCESSING

1- demonstrate understanding of the purpose of a word processor(QCC)
2 - master the ability to manipulate text (select appropriatefonts, serif and sans serif) (QCC)
3 - master the ability to create, add and alter graphics (distortion,shear, aligning, grouping and perspective)(QCC)
4 - demonstrate understanding of editing functions (thesaurusand spell check) (QCC)
5 - demonstrate understanding of changing document layout (margin,page set up and tab set) (QCC)
6 - demonstrate understanding of and expand use of a varietyof graphic tools (spray can, paint bucket, patterns and text wrap) (QCC)
7 - create stationary files

KEYBOARDING

8 - explore correct techniques of keyboarding (QCC)
9 - use number keys

LAN OPERATIONS

10 - demonstrate understanding of the concepts and componentsof a LAN
11 - master the ability to log on and log off
12 - master the ability to select a printer
13 - master identifying a path for saving

COMPUTER ETHICS

14 - demonstrate understanding of the terms and purposes of ethics

COMPUTER CAREERS

15 - identify and understand computer careers as they relateto the business world

DATABASE

16 - review and apply uses of a database

SPREADSHEETS

17 - master identification and application of the purpose andfunction of spreadsheets (QCC)
18 - create and modify characteristics of a chart
19 - master basic components (insert headers, add borders, andremove grid lines) (QCC)
20 - master the use of formulas (minimum and maximum) (QCC)
21 - manipulate data (fill down and fill right) (QCC)

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

22 - explore the components and terminology associated with telecommunications(QCC)

PRESENTATION SOFTWARE

23 - identify the purpose and uses of presentation software (QCC)
24 - demonstrate understanding of the tools of software programsand their uses (browser, edit, select and text tool) (QCC)
25 - add new cards or pages to a project (QCC)
26 - demonstrate understanding of modification of backgroundappearance (QCC)
27 - import and edit graphics (resize and move) (QCC)
28 - demonstrate understanding of text fields (QCC)
29 - create, program and edit buttons (QCC)
30 - add movies and sounds to projects (QCC)
31 - create a project and save it (QCC


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