Ohio ABLE Staff Technology Standards Level 1 Benchmarks Online Tutorials

This site includes links to tutorials designed to introduce the beginner and intermediate user to many basic concepts of computer use and technology instruction. 

Thank you Gene (Parma ABLE) for making these resources available!


Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101

http://www.jegsworks.com/Lessons/


Area 1: Basic Concepts of IT

Is knowledgeable of basic computer components and their functions

1.1.1.1     Can identify hardware components and explain their functions

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/howstuffworks/23-computer-tour-video.htm#

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/help/b7bf360d-67e7-4bad-976d-7623e6deb6dd1033.mspx

1.1.1.2     Can identify peripherals and explain their functions

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/help/b7bf360d-67e7-4bad-976d-7623e6deb6dd1033.mspx

1.1.1.3     Can identify storage components

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/help/b7bf360d-67e7-4bad-976d-7623e6deb6dd1033.mspx


Can perform basic computer operations

1.1.2.1     Can open and close programs

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/help/519656e8-f966-42d1-81eb-c89768f46c991033.mspx

1.1.2.2     Can save and manage files

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/help/b8f62a7d-381a-4253-a52e-04883e076bbe1033.mspx

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/0cd11bc8-617a-4d2f-9ec4-1850e7c10e971033.mspx#EGB

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/6fc8f2c3-b86d-4e3a-b538-c02658657dba1033.mspx

1.1.2.3     Can move between programs

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/help/519656e8-f966-42d1-81eb-c89768f46c991033.mspx


Can troubleshoot common problems

1.1.3.1     Can reboot a system

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/r/reboot.html

1.1.3.2      Can search for files

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/help/ed53ade7-cfb8-425a-841d-6a6aa6991dfe1033.mspx#ENC

1.1.3.3     Can find and utilize help menus

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/help/26c52250-8b83-4f97-95a8-cdc0924abd581033.mspx

1.1.3.4     Can use task manager to end an application

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/a301db42-d72d-4493-8063-dc02891ac0e91033.mspx


Understands basic computer terminology

1.1.4.1     Understand the difference between text and graphics

I.e. Text refers to the use of letters and keyboard symbols.  Graphics refers to pictures and artistic elements.


Area 2: Productivity Software

Can use the functions of a word processing program....

1.2.1.1     Can create a simple document

http://office.microsoft.com/training/training.aspx?AssetID=RP100140171033&CTT=6&Origin=RP100140061033

1.2.1.2     Can change the format of a document

http://office.microsoft.com/training/Training.aspx?AssetID=RP100140271033&CTT=6&Origin=RC100140951033

1.2.1.3     Can open an existing document

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/046bae5b-44ba-4fd0-8c16-abd20ce6ee701033.mspx

1.2.1.4     Can close a document

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/0cd11bc8-617a-4d2f-9ec4-1850e7c10e971033.mspx#EGB

1.2.1.5     Can save a document to multiple locations

http://office.microsoft.com/training/training.aspx?AssetID=RP100140181033&CTT=6&Origin=RP100140171033

1.2.1.6     Can print a document

http://office.microsoft.com/training/training.aspx?AssetID=RP100140321033&CTT=6&Origin=RP100140311033

1.2.1.7     Can use spell check

http://office.microsoft.com/training/training.aspx?AssetID=RP100140321033&CTT=6&Origin=RP100140311033


Has basic knowledge of spreadsheets

1.2.2.1     Can enter data into cells of forms and spreadsheets

http://www.jegsworks.com/Lessons/numbers/index.html

http://tech.tln.lib.mi.us/tutor/forms.htm


Area 3: Information and Communication

Can connect to the internet

1.3.1.1     Can connect to the internet

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/help/f8510f73-6323-4700-9965-6e8f9cc67e491033.mspx


Can use a web browser application and search engine tools to access information

1.3.2.1     Understand features and the layout of a web browser

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/help/f8510f73-6323-4700-9965-6e8f9cc67e491033.mspx

1.3.2.2     Can utilize a search engine

http://www.learnwebskills.com/search/engines.html

1.3.2.3     Can access a website using a URL

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/help/f8510f73-6323-4700-9965-6e8f9cc67e491033.mspx

1.3.2.4     Can download a file

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/6b046ae9-1434-4423-9303-400ff6fe686b1033.mspx#EI

1.3.2.4     Can download a file

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/6b046ae9-1434-4423-9303-400ff6fe686b1033.mspx


Can use email software to receive, send, and organize messages

1.3.3.1     Can compose an email

http://help.yahoo.com/tutorials/mmail/index.html

1.3.3.2     Can access and reply to an email

http://help.yahoo.com/tutorials/mmail/index.html

1.3.3.3     Can organize email based on preferences

http://help.yahoo.com/tutorials/mmail/index.html

1.3.3.4     Can save and delete email

http://help.yahoo.com/tutorials/mmail/index.html


Area 4: Technology-Enhanced  Programs and Classrooms

Can select, incorporate, and evaluate the use of technology in the program and classroom

1.4.1.1     Has a knowledge of how technology can enhance instruction

http://www.jegsworks.com/Lessons/

1.4.1.2     Is familiar with Distance Education options

http://www.able.parma-oh.com/distance_learning.htm


Can use computer-based assessments

1.4.2.1     Can open and run assessment programs

http://www.cal.org/bestplus/faqs/trouble.html

1.4.2.2     Can troubleshoot problems within the program<

http://www.cal.org/bestplus/faqs/trouble.html

1.4.2.3     Can assist students with assessment usage

http://www.cal.org/bestplus/faqs/trouble.html

1.4.2.4     Can assist students to access the Ohio GED web page

http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEPrimary.aspx?page=2&TopicRelationID=153

http://www.able.parma-oh.com/indexGED.htm   


Is able to make technology accessible for adults with special needs

1.4.3.1     Can adjust the display for special needs students

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/accessibility/opsblind.mspx

1.4.3.2     Can adjust the sound for special needs students

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/accessibility/opsdeaf.ms

1.4.3.3     Can adjust the keyboard/mouse for special needs student

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/accessibility/opsmobility.mspx


Area 5: Professional Development

Can model technology to lifelong learning

1.5.1.1    Model use of technology in personal/professional lives

http://www.neable.org/resources/websites/technology/

1.5.1.2    Can access information on new technologies

http://www.neable.org/resources/websites/technology/

1.5.1.3     Learns how to incorporate technology into the program/classroom


Can participate in professional development related to technology

http://www.neable.org/resources/websites/technology/

1.5.2.1     Can utilize media options for obtaining Professional Development

http://mercury.educ.kent.edu/database/rcn/northeast/calendar_results.cfm

1.5.2.2     Takes PD to learn alternative PD delivery methods

http://mercury.educ.kent.edu/database/rcn/northeast/calendar_results_alternative.cfm