Understand the input/output, processing and storage of data in a personal computer system.
Identify and label the five parts of computer system. (input, output, storage, memory, processing)
Explain the function of each of the parts of a computer system.
List examples of each of the parts of the computer system.
Understand the basic components of a modern computer system.
Understand how hardware components function on a computer.
Explain the function of firmware as a computer component.
Explain the function of software on a computer.
Understand the purpose and function of power on a computer.
Understand hardware: parts, functions, handling, safety, assembly, and troubleshooting.
List basic hardware components. (motherboard, hard drive, memory, processor, power supply, expansion slot, etc.)
Describe functions of basic components of a computer system. (Processor, Motherboard, RAM/ROM, Hard Drive, Input/Output Adaptors and Removable Storage Devices.)
Demonstrate proper handling and safety considerations for hardware components.
Assemble and disassemble parts of a computer system.
Follow the basic troubleshooting steps for solving problems with a personal computer system. (1. Identify the problem, 2. Establish a idea of probable cause, 3. Test your idea, 4. Plan of action to implement the solution, 5. Verify solution worked, 6. Document your findings, actions, and outcomes.)
Understand the basic functions of a computer operating system.
Identify different common OS’s, (Windows, Mac OS, Linux, etc.)
List the functions of an operating system. (Controls hardware, controls software, controls GUI, file-system.)
Understand the difference be a GUI OS and the command line of an OS.
Understand the history of OS’s on a personal computer.
Understand basic kinds and uses of application software.
Identify the uses of application software. (Word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, accounting, database, digital media editors, accounting, development, etc.)
Identify different sources and licensing of software. (commercial, open source, freeware, shareware, creative commons, etc.)
Understand introduced to careers and educational options in technical support.
Explore certifications in Information Support and Services.
Explore education and work experience that can lead to IT careers.
Understand the different types of media included in an interactive multimedia project.
Understand and use text
Understand and use graphics
Understand and use audio
Understand and use video
Understand and use animation
Utilize fonts in interactive projects.
Change a font family, size, and color.
Identify serif, and san serif fonts.
Obtain, create, and edit Presentations
Obtain graphics from clipart or photo collections.
Scan photos and/or take photos with a digital camera.
Use software to draw and edit a bitmap and a vector drawing.
Animate the objects.
Displaying the slide show with and without transition.
Set up show.
Obtain, create, and edit digital audio.
Capture digital audio from a CD, record, or tape.
Obtain digital audio from royality free sources. (Soundzabound, etc.)
Record, edit, and export digital audio.
Understand the use and importance of audio in digital media productions.
Understand and identify different audio formats. (WAV, AAC, mp3, wma, ogg, m4a, etc.)
Obtain, create, and/or edit digital video.
Edit or render a digital video from photos or video clips.
Understand and identify different video formats & codecs. (mov, wmv, m4a, mp4, H.264, etc.)
User or embed video in a document or presentation.
Use interactive software to create and implement an interactive project from a plan. (Software used could include: PowerPoint, Presentations, Google Presentations, OpenOffice Presentations, etc.)
Include in the project: audio, animation, graphics and navigation links for user input.
Create or prepare assets for the project.
Build the project.
Evaluated the project by testing and debugging it.
Publish or distribute the project.
Create web pages using a GUI HTML editor. (Dreamweaver, Microsoft Web Expressions, Kompozer, NVU, etc.)
Include a main page with links to other pages,
Include a page with a table.
Include a page with bullets or a numbered list.
Include photos or graphics in at least one page.
Use CSS to change fonts, colors, layout, etc.
Explore to careers and educational options in interactive media and Web development.
Understand different career options in digital & interactive media.
Identify different specialties or team members that can be involved in a project.
Programming, Software Development & Database Concept
Understand the uses of programming concepts in the development of software applications.
Identify and describe kinds of developed software. (Generic, custom, etc.)
Identify and describe levels of programming languages. (low level, mid level, high level, 4GL)
Describe the difference between interpreted and compiled languages.