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21st Century Skills

Laptop orders are no longer being collected for the 2010-2011 school year. We will start collecting orders for next year in June 2011. For your reference, the specifications for the 2010 laptop are below and next year's laptop should be similar.

Darlington's PK-12 – 21st Century Skills

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Hardware and Operations PK–K 1–2 3–4 5–6 7–8 9–10 11–12
Identify basic parts of the computer -  mouse, keyboard monitor.

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Login and out of the computer

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Proper care of computer and peripherals

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Basic terminology of computer  – file, document, login, account, software, hardware,

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Insert a CD, USB device or headphone plug

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Print documents, pictures, spreadsheets or reports

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Check dock/taskbar for open applications

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Basic troubleshooting skills to solve hardware/software problems

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Safely connect and eject computer accessories such as; External storage, digital cameras/camcorders

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Routinely backup files to network or external storage devices

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Save, locate and retrieve files (Spotlight)

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Launch applications

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Select and use appropriate technology to achieve goal

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Having alternate plan for technology failure

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Identify and use basic commands from the menu bar – save, print, preferences, etc

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Software PK–K 1–2 3–4 5–6 7–8 9–10 11–12
Use age appropriate educational software

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Use both hands on the keyboard and identify proper finger placement

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Identify basic functions in word processing- Saving, copy/paste, formatting, and undo

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Identify intermediate functions in word processing- spell check, themes, templates and thesaurus

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Identify advanced functions in word processing- tables, graphics, charts, elements and equation editor

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Create a spreadsheet to enter, organize and manipulate data

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Understand and manipulate digital photography and use it in applications

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Understand and learn multimedia applications such as moviemaker, iMovie, Garageband, audacity

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Create a visual presentation using PowerPoint, Keynote or other online presentation tools

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Use software help feature as basic software troubleshooting skills

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Mobile Technology PK–K 1–2 3–4 5–6 7–8 9–10 11–12
Access email from a mobile device

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Search and download apps on a mobile device

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Use education specific apps for accomplishing goals

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Use mobile device for quick searching

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Use mobile device for quick picture and video capturing

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Use mobile device to upload and download multimedia files.

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Internet PK–K 1–2 3–4 5–6 7–8 9–10 11–12
Have basic understanding of what the internet is

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Identify and access different browsers – (Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox and Chrome)

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Identify where the web address line is

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Perform basic functions of a browser (type in address, back, forward, stop, refresh and home)

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Be aware of and perform advanced functions of an internet browser (Print, preferences, tabbed browsing, “find in page” bookmarking)

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Effectively evaluate validity/reliability of information obtained from the Internet through URL, link language and other source information

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Use at a basic level the subscription databases as offered to Darlington students

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E-mail PK–K 1–2 3–4 5–6 7–8 9–10 11–12
Be able to use basic functions of email (login, read, compose, delete and reply)

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Be able to use intermediate functions of email (Reply all, cc, bcc, printing, formatting text in body)

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Be able to use advance functions of email (address book, distribution lists, attachments, signatures, labels/folders, rules and filters)

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Be able to use and identify mail system – Google mail and calendar

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Understand email etiquette and all that it entails ( respectful language, not using text speak, polite opening and closing, subject line included)

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Internet Safety PK–K 1–2 3–4 5–6 7–8 9–10 11–12
Know the basic rules of keeping a safe online environment (Keep passwords a secret, never agree to meet anyone in person first met online, keep private information a secret)

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Understand and maintain good digital citizenship

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Understand what cyberbullying is and how to prevent it or not take part in it.

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Understand and know how to report anything that is inappropriate or uncomfortable

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Web 2.0 Tools PK–K 1–2 3–4 5–6 7–8 9–10 11–12
Students will follow a teacher’s specific instructions to login and use a Web 2.0 tool.

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Students will be able to independently find, open, access, and edit their own pre-existing Web 2.0 projects.

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Students will be able to use a self-contained web 2.0 tool independently

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Students will be able to integrate outside media (pictures, video, and sound) into multimedia Web 2.0 tools

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Students will be able to use Internet media creation & manipulation tools.

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Students will learn basic vocabulary of Web 2.0 – “Web 2.0,” “Upload,” “Download,” “Media”

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Students will be able to self-select and use an appropriate Web 2.0 tool to achieve a goal.

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Students will identify and solve everyday Web 2.0 problems that occur during use, e.g. saving, editing, application opening and closing

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Students will be able to access Google Docs and open e-mail attachments in Google Docs

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Students will be able to use the advanced options of Google docs, including creating and sharing documents and collections and uploading pre-existing documents

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Students will be able to create a “slideshow” type of presentation, e.g. PowerPoint, Prezi,

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Students will be able to create and edit a video.

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Students will be able to upload a video to Web 2.0 software or the Internet.

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Students will be able to insert/manipulate digital photographs and other artwork in a variety of applications

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Students will be familiar with educational applications of Web 2.0 tools, including blog, wiki, social networking, podcast, tags, file sharing

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Students will be aware of and able to evaluate and use a variety of Web 2.0 information/social networking tools such as bookmarking, podcasts, blogs, wikis, media sharing, etc.

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Students will understand the permanent public nature of Internet information posted to social networking sites such as YouTube, Facebook, and blogs.

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Information Literacy PK–K 1–2 3–4 5–6 7–8 9–10 11–12
Students will recognize when they have information needs that can be resolved with the use of technology.

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Students will use technology to search for, organize, access, and present information.

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Students will be able to access the databases available to them through the library website.

 

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Students will be able to use the basic features of a search engine or database with guidance.

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Students will be able to use the advanced features of a search engine or database with guidance

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Students will be able to self-select a search engine, database, or other online resource in order to resolve an information need.

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Students will be able to construct their own search terms and queries in order to conduct effective Internet and database searches.

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Students will be able to identify the information necessary for a complete source citation (url, author, title, dates of revision and access)

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Students will be able to evaluate the quality and authority of an online resource.

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Students will be able to evaluate the validity and reliability of information obtained from an online resource.

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Students will be able to bookmark, sort, categorize, and organize information found online using basic browser tools and additional productivity software.

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Students will be able to take notes, with citations, from Internet and other electronic sources using copy/paste, print selection, and multiple programs

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Students will be able to create links to outside information on the Internet when writing e-mails or working with web 2.0 tools.

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Students will be able to properly rephrase, quote, and cite information in order to avoid plagiarism.

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Students will understand copyright and fair use as it applies to their work with educational technology.

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Students will demonstrate an understanding of strangers to protect their private and personal information online.

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Students will access and save information in a variety of locations, including locally on hardware devices, on flash drives, and “in the cloud.”

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Students will present information using a variety of software, hardware, and web 2.0 tools.

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Students will share information using a variety of software, hardware, social networking tools, and web 2.0 tools.

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Students will use social networking tools in a variety of ways for a variety of purposes.

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Ethics PK–K 1–2 3–4 5–6 7–8 9–10 11–12
Students will learn the appropriate behavior and etiquette for sharing and communicating their own information online and via mobile devices.

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Students will learn the appropriate behaviors for interacting with others’ information and will practice those ethical behaviors (including not accessing information without proper permission, not forwarding or copying information without permission, using respectful language in comments and message boards, etc.).

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Students will learn ethics and etiquette for using e-mail, text messages, social networking posts, and other types of digital communication (including guidelines for BCCing, not forwarding without permission, etc.).

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Students will learn the dangers and consequences of cyberbullying and will learn strategies and resources for dealing with cyberbullying and reporting it.

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Students will learn guidelines for respecting others’ right to privacy online.

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 Students will learn the rules and procedures for using information created by or belonging to others.

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Students will understand copyright law as it applies to their academic assignments.

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Students will understand copyright law as it applies to their life outside of school.

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Students will learn how to cite outside sources in their assignments using MLA formatting.

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 Students will learn how to care for and respect their own computers and mobile devices and the devices of others.

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