Technology Standards

Spartanburg School District 6 Staff Technology Standards

System Operation Skills

  1. Start up and shut down computer system and peripherals
  2. Identify and use icons, windows, menus and shortcuts on the desktop
  3. Select and start an application and create a document
  4. Name, save, retrieve, and revise a document
  5. Use printing options
  6. Insert and eject floppy disk and CD-ROM
  7. Use the mouse right and left click buttons
  8. Copy document from hard disk to floppy disk and vice versa
  9. Create and name/rename subdirectories/folders
  10. Save, open, place documents inside subdirectories/folders
  11. Save, open, place documents inside subdirectories/folders
  12. Open and work with more than one application at a time
  13. Start and shut down the computer

Basic Hardware

  1. Setup computer system and connect peripheral devices including mouse, keyboard, printer
  2. Protect and care for floppy disks
  3. Clean computer components and printer
  4. Make backup copies of key applications and documents
  5. Use self-help resources to diagnose and correct common hardware/printing problems

    Word processing/desktop publishing

    1. Enter, edit, cut, copy, paste, and move a block of text
    2. Save and Save As, open and print documents
    3. Change text format and style, set margin, line spacing, tabs
    4. Check spelling, grammar, word usage
    5. Create a header or footer
    6. Insert date, time, page number
    7. Create numbered or bulleted lists
    8. Insert clip art into document

    Internet Browser

    1. Use a file server (Connect/logon, retrieve a program or document, save a document to a specified location)
    2. Start the browser to access “home page”
    3. Type a specific URL on the address line and go to a specific web site.
    4. Add a URL to a “favorites” or “Bookmarks” list
    5. Access a “search engine” (i.e., Yahoo, Lycos, etc.) and find sites related to a specific topic
    6. Explain terms such as local area network, wide area network, access rights, security passwords, file server, acceptable use policy


    1. Connect to the Internet or an on-line service
    2. Use Electronic Mail (compose, send, retrieve, read, respond)
    3. Access and use resources on Internet and World Wide Web
    4. Upload a text file and send as electronic mail
    5. Use specialized e-mail lists relevant to professional information needs
    6. Create and use group addresses for electronic mail
    7. Read, save, print, reply to, forward electronic mail


    1. Create a presentation using a template, wizard, or from scratch
    2. Produce electronic slides/overheads
    3. Add and format text, backgrounds, graphics and pictures to a slide
    4. Use the slide sorter view to arrange slides
    5. Run a presentation for an audience
    6. Set up and operate a monitor/TV
    7. Connect a video output device (e.g., LCD panel or projector) to computer for large screen display

    Instructional Applications

    1. Coordinate use of hardware, software and peripheral devices within the classroom
    2. Teach, support, and supervise student use of technology
    3. Integrate technology resources into lessons and learning activities
    4. Integrate local information resources into lessons and learning activities
    5. Integrate Internet resources into lessons and learning activities
    6. Actively encourage and provide for appropriate student use of all technology resources