Core Competencies

Integrated technology provides ample opportunity for boys to develop their technological skills. Gilman students are expected to graduate with certain core competencies.

Basic Concepts and Skills

1. BASIC CONCEPTS & SKILLS

1.1 MOUSE SKILLS

1.1.1 Point to an item:
1.1.2 Click an item:
1.1.3 Double-click an item:
1.1.4 Drag an item:
1.1.5 Right-click an item:
1.1.6 Right-drag an item

1.2 OPERATING SYSTEM SKILLS

1.2.1 Use Windows 2000 GUI
1.2.2 Create document shortcuts
1.2.3 Put shortcuts on the desktop
1.2.4 Using Dialog Boxes
1.2.5 Use Windows Explorer to demonstrate file & folder management)
1.2.6 Manage open windows
1.2.7 Recover deleted files
1.2.8 Use On-line help
1.2.9 Use keyboard shortcuts

1.3 FILE MANAGEMENT

1.3.1 Create Folders
1.3.2 Name files
1.3.3 Rename files
1.3.4 Find Files
1.3.5 Copy files
1.3.6 Move files
1.3.7 Delete files
1.3.8 Load files
1.3.9 Save files
1.3.10 Store files
1.3.11 Use My Documents to store files
1.3.12 Format a diskette
1.3.13 Copy a diskette

1.4 SET-UP & BASIC TROUBLE SHOOTING

1.4.1 Connections
1.4.1.1 Power
1.4.1.2 Network
1.4.1.3 Peripherals
1.4.2 Login
1.4.3 Change Password
1.4.4 Reset after lockup
1.4.5 Use on-line help feature

1.5 NETWORK USE

1.5.1 Use Gilman network Home drive to store files
1.5.2 Use Gilman network Share drive to access and use shared files

1.5.3 Use Gilman provided FTP client to access and exchange files from home

Personal Productivity

2. PERSONAL PRODUCTIVITY

2.1 WORD PROCESSING

2.1.1 Start Microsoft Word, the Microsoft Office word processing application
2.1.2 Create a Microsoft Word document
2.1.2.1 Open a new document with appropriate document format
2.1.2.2 Open a new word document using one of the Word Auto Content Wizards
2.1.2.3 Enter text using font and size provided by the default settings
2.1.2.4 Display a document in both the Normal and Print Layout Views.
2.1.2.5 Determine Page Setup default settings
2.1.2.6 Customize margin settings in Page Setup
2.1.2.7 Customize paper size and paper orientation in Page Setup
2.1.2.8 Identify Properties of the document

2.1.3 Edit a Microsoft Word document
2.1.3.1 Open an existing document
2.1.3.2 Delete characters
2.1.3.3 Insert characters
2.1.3.4 Delete a block of text
2.1.3.5 Copy, Paste, Cut, Move a block of text within a single document.
2.1.3.6 Copy and Paste a block of text to a new document
2.1.3.7 Find text within a document
2.1.3.8 Replace text within a document
2.1.3.9 Check for and correct spelling errors
2.1.3.10 Check for and correct grammar errors
2.1.3.11 Use the Thesaurus
2.1.3.12 Add graphics to a document
2.1.3.13.1 Insert a graphic from Clip Art
2.1.3.13.2 Insert a copied graphic form another document or application
2.1.3.13 Change font and font size
2.1.3.14 Use Office Assistant for help

2.1.4 Format a Microsoft Word document
2.1.4.1 Display formatting marks
2.1.4.2 Set text styles of bold, italicize, and underline
2.1.4.3 Set text styles of superscripts and subscript
2.1.4.4 Set text justification and alignment
2.1.4.5 Set paragraph formatting (line spacing, paragraph indent, etc.)
2.1.4.6 Set tab and tab stops
2.1.4.7 Customize Headers and Footers
2.1.4.8 Add page numbers
2.1.4.9 Create columns
2.1.4.10 Create a table
2.1.4.11 Create lists - numbered and bulleted
2.1.4.12 Use the formatting menus
2.1.4.13 Use the formatting toolbars
2.1.4.14 Copy and Paste formats using Format Painter

2.1.5 Print a Microsoft Word document
2.1.5.1 Print a document
2.1.5.1.1 Determine default Page setup settings
2.1.5.1.2 Customize default Page setup settings
2.1.5.1.3 Use the Print Preview feature

2.1.6 Save a Microsoft Word document
2.1.6.1 Define the difference between Close and Save a document
2.1.6.2 Define the difference between Save and Save As
2.1.6.3 Save a document to a folder in My Documents
2.1.6.4 Save a document to a folder on your H: drive

2.2 SPREADSHEET

2.2.1 Start Microsoft Excel, the Microsoft Office spreadsheet application
2.2.2 Create a Microsoft Excel worksheet
2.2.2.1 Open a new Excel spreadsheet worksheet
2.2.2.2 Identify main components of a spreadsheet
2.2.2.3 Enter text, numbers, dates, times and formulas in cells
2.2.2.4 Do a simple calculation - use formulas and operators
2.2.2.5 Use functions in a formula
2.2.2.6 Display the worksheet in both the Normal and Print Layout Views.
2.2.2.7 Use the Go To dialog box
2.2.2.8 Zoom in and out of a worksheet
2.2.2.9 Split panes

2.2.3 Edit a Microsoft Excel worksheet
2.2.3.1 Open an existing Excel worksheet
2.2.3.2 Use the Undo and Repeat features
2.2.3.3 Spell check a worksheet
2.2.3.4 Cut, copy and paste text within a worksheet
2.2.3.5 Change column width and row height
2.2.3.6 Erase data from cells
2.2.3.7 Sort a list
2.2.3.8 Edit a formula
2.2.3.9 Find and replace data within a worksheet
2.2.3.10 Freeze a row
2.2.3.11 Insert a row or a column
2.2.3.12 Add graphics to a document
2.2.3.12.1 Insert a graphic from Clip Art
2.2.3.12.2 Insert a copied graphic form another document or application
2.2.3.13 Add a comment in a cell
2.2.3.14 Copy, Move or Delete a worksheet
2.2.3.15 Add a worksheet
2.2.3.16 Use online help

2.2.4 Format a Microsoft Excel worksheet
2.2.4.1 Set text styles of bold, italicize, and underline
2.2.4.2 Change font and font size
2.2.4.3 Use Auto Format feature
2.2.4.4 Use the AutoFill feature
2.2.4.5 Use the AutoSum feature
2.2.4.6 Copy and Paste formats using Format Painter
2.2.4.7 Merge cells
2.2.4.8 Format numbers
2.2.4.9 Adjust margins
2.2.4.10 Enter the same data in a cell range
2.2.4.11 Customize Headers and Footers

2.2.5 Chart data from a Microsoft Excel worksheet
2.2.5.1 Select a chart type
2.2.5.2 Select data ranges
2.2.5.3 Select chart option, location
2.2.5.4 Add a data series to a chart
2.2.5.5 Change the chart type
2.2.5.6 Move a chart element
2.2.5.7 Modify a chart element
2.2.5.8 Add an arrow
2.2.5.9 Add text to a chart
2.2.5.10 Review chart print options

2.2.6 Print a Microsoft Excel worksheet
2.2.6.1 Determine default Page setup settings
2.2.6.2 Customize default Page setup settings
2.2.6.3 Select a print area
2.2.6.4 Use the Print Preview feature
2.2.6.5 Print a worksheet with a chart included
2.2.6.6 Print a worksheet chart

2.2.7 Save a Microsoft Excel worksheet
2.2.7.1 Close a worksheet
2.2.7.2 Rename a worksheet.
2.2.7.3 Save a worksheet

2.3 POWERPOINT

2.3.1 Start Microsoft PowerPoint, the Microsoft Office presentation application
2.3.2 Create a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation
2.3.2.1 Choose an Autolayout slide
2.3.2.2 Create a Slide Master for use in a presentation
2.3.2.3 Create a Handout Master for a slide show presentation
2.3.2.4 Create a Notes Master for a slide show presentation
2.3.2.5 Display slides in the Normal, Slide Sorter, or Notes Page views

2.3.3 Edit a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation
2.3.3.1 Copy and Paste a slide within a presentation
2.3.3.2 Copy and Paste a slide form one presentation to another
2.3.3.3 Rearrange slides using the Slide Sorter View
2.3.3.4 Insert a slide into a slide show
2.3.3.5 Delete a slide form a slide show

2.3.4 Format a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation
2.3.4.1 Customize the Alignment, Layout, Color Scheme and Background of a slide
2.3.4.2 Format a Slide Master
2.3.4.3 Format a Handout Master
2.3.4.4 Format a Notes Master
2.3.4.5 Add graphics to a slide
2.3.4.5.1 Insert a graphic from Clip Art
2.3.4.5.2 Insert a copied graphic form another document or application
2.3.4.6 Add an Action Button to a slide

2.3.5 Create a PowerPoint slide show
2.3.5.1 Rehearse Timings
2.3.5.2 Animate slide objects using the Custom Animation feature
2.3.5.3 Customize transitions using the Slide Transitions feature
2.3.5.4 Hide and unhide a slide in a slide show
2.3.5.5 Customize a slide show using Set Up Show features

2.3.6 Print a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation
2.3.6.1 Print a single slide from a slide show
2.3.6.2 Print all slides used in a slide show
2.3.6.3 Print handouts for a slide show
2.3.6.4 Print Notes Pages for a slide show
2.3.6.5 Print an Outline View for a slide show

2.3.7 Save and Close a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation
2.3.7.1 Close a slide show
2.3.7.2 Save a slide show
2.3.7.3 Rename a slide show

2.4 DESKTOP PUBLISHING

2.4.1 Be familiar with elements of page layout for a flyer, poster, newsletter, and brochure
2.4.2 Create a basic newsletter
2.4.3 Create an invitation
2.4.4 Create a banner
2.4.5 Create a poster
2.4.6 Create a simple brochure, flyer

Communication and Information Skills

3. COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION SKILLS

3.1 EMAIL

3.1.1 Start Gmail
3.1.2 Check for new mail
3.1.3 Read messages
3.1.4 Reply to messages
3.1.5 Forward messages
3.1.6 Create messages
3.1.7 Send messages
3.1.8 Print messages
3.1.9 Delete messages
3.1.10 Use the various features of the Contacts List
3.1.11 Attach files to outgoing messages
3.1.12 Read and save attached files
3.1.13 Use online help
3.1.14 Log out and exit the application

3.2 INTRANET USE

3.2.1 Access Hound
3.2.2 Find, view and retrieve information and help

3.3 INTERNET USE

3.3.1 Access the school Internet site
3.3.2 Describe what a URL is
3.3.3 Type in a URL to go to a specific web site or page
3.3.4 Jump to related documents by clicking on links
3.3.5 Go back to pages you browsed previously
3.3.6 Stop loading a page that is slow or uninteresting
3.3.7 Go "home"
3.3.8 Make bookmarks for pages you want to return to later
3.3.9 Use bookmarks to return to pages
3.3.10 Copy URLs to put into other documents or email messages
3.3.11 Open several web pages simultaneously
3.3.12 Use a web search engine
3.3.12.1 Type an appropriate search string
3.3.12.2 Choose the matches you want from the results
3.3.12.3 Return to previous search results for more information
3.3.12.4 Use Boolean Operators to refine a search
3.3.13 Create and organize a Favorites List
3.3.14 Reload a web page
3.3.15 Copy and save a graphic image from a web page
3.3.16 Print a web page

3.4 TECHNOLOGY ETHICS

3.4.1 Sign and submit AUP
3.4.2 Access and read information on plagiarism
3.4.3 Access and read information on copyright

3.5 ELECTRONIC LIBRARY RESOURCES

3.5.1 To be developed by new Director of Libraries
3.5.1.1 Use Reference Databases (i.e. literary, encyclopedic, multi-media, etc.)
3.5.1.2 Use Periodical Databases
3.5.1.3 Use search engines, metacrawlers, directories
3.5.1.4 Analyze and evaluate web resources
3.5.1.5 Access and read information on information literacy

3.6 MULTIMEDIA TOOLS

3.6.1 Use multimedia hardware:
3.6.1.1 Use a Data Projection Unit
3.6.1.2 Use a Digital Camera
3.6.1.3 Use a Digital Camcorder
3.6.1.4 Use a SmartBoard
3.6.1.5 Use a Document scanner
3.6.1.6 Use a CD burner
3.6.1.7 Use a Elmo Desktop Presenter

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