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1 Computer Checklist 1 Computer User Levels 1 The following skills checklist is organized according to program title and categorized into three levels of computer literacy:,, and. users demonstrate little or no computer literacy skills. They have had very little experience using computers and have very limited knowledge of how computers work and the role of the operating system. users require much assistance. users demonstrate good computer skills. They are familiar with application software such as word processors, spreadsheets, and databases. They work with home computers regularly, access and browse the Internet to locate sites through search engines, and have a basic understanding of the operating system (e.g., managing files by copying, deleting, moving). users have developed the skills to locate navigation and menu features of new programs and browse and experiment on their own. users demonstrate excellent computer skills. They regularly use application software at home or work, can conduct many types of searches on the Internet, and are able to troubleshoot and manage their systems effectively. users rarely require assistance with software or computer tasks. They have good knowledge of the operating system and can customize tasks and functions. Using the Computer Checklist The difficulty of each skill is indicated in columns to the right. See Computer User Levels above. There are six sections in the skill checklist. Each one represents possible skills for the indicated program. Instructors may choose to check the skills as they are taught, or use the checklist to create daily lesson plans and long-range plans. Locate specific skills by finding appropriate headings for those skills (e.g., Font is located under Format in the Word section). Many headings directly correspond with menu titles in programs. 1 Adapted from The Adult ESL Curriculum Guidelines, Based on Canadian Language Benchmarks 1-12 (Toronto: Toronto Catholic District School Board, 1999), pp LINC

2 Computer Checklist Basic Computer Operation and Windows Operating System Computer Components (Monitor, Keyboard, Floppy Disk, CD-ROM, DVD Drive, CD ReWriter) Applications: Notepad, WordPad, Paint Multimedia (Windows Media Player, Windows Sound Recorder) Basic Peripherals (Printer, Scanner) Games Start Up and Shut Down Computer and System Tools (Scandisk, DriveSpace, Peripherals Disk Cleanup) Mouse : File-Handling Commands: Click, Double-Click, Drag, Right-Click Open, Close, Save, Save As Move, Copy Files and Folders Using: Right-Click in Selecting Options (Quick Menu) Cut, Copy, Paste Drag and Drop Use Controls (Scroll Bars, Drop-Down Send to Floppy Disk, Desktop, Lists, Radio Buttons, Buttons, Text Recipient Boxes) Copy Disk Familiarity with Desktop: Delete, Rename Task Bar Create Shortcut Start Button Find Shortcuts Explorer: My Computer Familiarity with Explorer Window and Toolbars, Status Bar, and Explorer Bar Recycle Bin Tree Structure, Expand, Collapse Network Neighbourhood Create Folder, Subfolder, Shortcut Arrange Icons Options Select View Preference (Large Icons, Small Icons, List, and Details) A Window: Arrange Icons Options Open, Close Floppy Disk: Maximize, Minimize, Restore Floppy Disk Maintenance Move, Resize Backup Title Bar, Menu Bar, Toolbar Format a Floppy Disk Arrange and Switch between Multiple Windows or Applications Antivirus Software: Scan For Viruses Select Options in Dialog Box Update Virus Signature Files 44 Planning LINC Curriculum Guidelines

3 Computer Checklist Microsoft Word Keyboarding: Editing (Continued): Keyboard Format and Layout Paste As Hyperlink Use Both Hands Paste Special Planning Screen: Drag and Drop Title Bar, Menu Bar, Toolbars, Status Bar, Ruler Select Text, Picture, Object Normal, Online Layout, Page Layout, and Outline Views Highlight Maximize, Minimize, Restore Buttons Format: Horizontal and Vertical Scroll Bars File: Page Setup: Margins, Orientation, Paper Size Header and Footer, Vertical Alignment Font, Font Style (Bold, Italic, Underline), Font Size, Underline, Color, Effects Borders and Shading Borders (Page, Paragraph) Shading Save As in Formats other than Word Drop Cap Open, Close, Save, Save As, New Insert/Edit Columns Insert File into Another File Tabs (Alignment, Leader) Arrange Files on Screen Theme Work with Multiple Files Paragraph (Alignment, Indent, Line Spacing) Editing: Text Direction Spacebar, Enter Bullets Insert Bullets and Numbering Backspace, Delete, Insert Text, Overtype Outline Numbering Customize Move Insertion Point Using Arrow Keys and Mouse Format Painter Select Using Arrow Keys and Mouse Show/Hide Change Case (Uppercase, Lowercase, Title Case) Cut Background Fill Color, Effects Copy Watermark Paste Increase Indent/Decrease Indent Outlining (Promote, Demote, Move Up, Move Down, Expand, Collapse) LINC

4 Computer Checklist Microsoft Word Tools: Tables: Spelling and Grammar Insert/Draw Table Thesaurus Insert/Delete Rows and Columns Word Count Resize Row Height/Column Width AutoCorrect Format Cells, Rows, and Columns Track Changes Merge/Split Cells Print: Sort Print Preview: One Page, Multiple Pages, Magnifier Formula Table AutoFormat Select Printer, Properties Cell Alignment Page Range, Copies, Options, Borders and Shading Wizards and Templates: Graphics: Letter, Resume, Memo, Fax Wizards Insert/Edit Picture (Clip Art, From File, AutoShapes, Chart) Document Templates Insert/Edit WordArt Insert: Insert/Edit Text Box, Object Date and Time Picture Toolbar (Wrap, Watermark) Page Numbers Drawing Toolbar (AutoShapes, Order, Fill Color, Line Style, Arrow Style, 3-D Header and Footer Style) Footnote and Endnote Group/Ungroup AutoShapes Comment Order AutoShapes Symbol Format Picture, Text Box, Object Bookmark Mail Merge Break (Page Break, Section Break) Envelopes and Labels AutoText Macro Hyperlink Forms: Form Toolbar Insert/Edit Form Field (Text, Check Box, Drop-Down Field) Protect/Unprotect Forms 46 Planning LINC Curriculum Guidelines

5 Computer Checklist Microsoft Excel Screen: Insert: Title Bar, Menu Bar, Toolbars, Status Bar, Formula Bar Cell, Row, Column Normal, Page Break Views Chart Maximize, Minimize, Restore Buttons Comment Horizontal and Vertical Scroll Bars Page Break Planning Workbook: Picture, Object Open, Close, Save, Save As, New Data: Page Setup Sort Page, Margins, Header and Footer, Sheet Filter Print, Print Area, Print Preview Formula and Functions: AutoSum Worksheet: Insert Labels and Values Insert Function Delete Create and Insert Formula Move, Copy Copy, Fill Formula Rename Create Series Hide Chart: Cell: Chart Wizard Insert, Edit Data in Cell Create and Edit Chart Format (Font, Currency, Per Cent, Decimal) Types Of Charts and their Application Align Cell Standard Type Charts Edit Column Width, Row Height Custom Type Charts Edit Border, Pattern Tools: Protect Cell Spelling Editing: AutoCorrect Fill Options Protection Clear Options Macro Cut, Copy, and Paste Link and Embed Data To and From Word Paste Special LINC

6 Computer Checklist Microsoft PowerPoint Creating New Presentations: Insert: (Continued) Blank Presentation Header and Footer (on Slide or Handout) From Design Template Date and Time Slide Number From AutoContent Wizard Table View: Sound Normal, Outline, Slide, Slide Sorter, and Outline Views Graphics: Slide Master Insert/Edit Picture (Clip Art, AutoShapes, Chart) Zoom Insert/Edit Text Box, Object Toolbars Format: File: Font Save As in Formats other than PowerPoint Font Alignment Page Setup Slide Size, Width, Height, Numbers Orientation Bullets Insert Bullets and Numbering Customize Open, Close, Save, Save As, New Apply Design Export to Microsoft Word Edit Slide Layout Pack and Go Background Print and Print Preview (Slides, Handouts, Notes Pages, Outline View) Tools: Editing: Spelling and Grammar Insert and Edit Text AutoCorrect Cut, Copy, and Paste Slide Show: Outlining (Promote, Demote, Move Up, Move Down, Expand, Collapse) Animation Select/Edit Text, Picture, Object Rehearse Timing Delete, Reorder (Move) Slides Slide Transition Edit Slide Master Show a Presentation Start a Presentation Insert: Controls New Slide, Duplicate Slide Set Up Show 48 Planning LINC Curriculum Guidelines

7 Computer Checklist The Internet ELLIS, Explore Canada, Tense Buster Internet Basics (How It Works) Open, Close Application Internet Terminology (World Wide Web, Web Browser, URL, Search Engine, Bookmark, Favorites) Select Options Based on Given Instructions Planning Internet Service Provider Select and Navigate through Options Using Web Pages Hyperlinks, Buttons, Controls Forms Copy and Paste Text to Scratch Pad or Writing Pad Search Types: Keyword/ Browsing Downloading: Sound Files Image Files (Save Picture As) Other Files (Text Files, Executable Files) Real Audio, Windows Media Acrobat Reader Other Files, Plug-Ins Communication: Moos, Chats, Forums Listserves, News Groups Compose and Edit Messages Emoticons/ /Chat Abbreviations e.g., :-) lol, brb, ttyl Save and Continue Drafts Send/Receive/Move Messages (Inbox, Reply, Cc/Bcc, Forward, Attachments) Configure/Organize (Folders, Filters, Settings, Password) Subscribe to Free Services (Hotmail, Yahoo) Recognize/Avoid Spamming Delete/Undelete/Permanently Delete Messages LINC

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