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Texas Middle School Tech Apps Standards Framework

114 Standards in this Framework


Standard Description
126.14.C.1.A identify, create, and use files in various formats such as text, raster and vector graphics, video, and audio files
126.14.C.1.B create original works as a means of personal or group expression
126.14.C.1.C explore complex systems or issues using models, simulations, and new technologies to make predictions, modify input, and review results
126.14.C.1.D discuss trends and possible outcomes
126.14.C.2.A participate in personal learning networks to collaborate with peers, experts, or others using digital tools such as blogs, wikis, audio/video communication, or other emerging technologies
126.14.C.2.B communicate effectively with multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats
126.14.C.2.C read and discuss examples of technical writing
126.14.C.3.A create a research plan to guide inquiry
126.14.C.3.B discuss and use various search strategies, including keyword(s) and Boolean operators
126.14.C.3.C select and evaluate various types of digital resources for accuracy and validity
126.14.C.3.D process data and communicate results
126.14.C.4.A identify and define relevant problems and significant questions for investigation
126.14.C.4.B plan and manage activities to develop a solution, design a computer program, or complete a project
126.14.C.4.C collect and analyze data to identify solutions and make informed decisions
126.14.C.4.D use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions
126.14.C.4.E make informed decisions and support reasoning
126.14.C.4.F transfer current knowledge to the learning of newly encountered technologies
126.14.C.5.A understand copyright principles, including current laws, fair use guidelines, creative commons, open source, and public domain
126.14.C.5.B practice ethical acquisition of information and standard methods for citing sources
126.14.C.5.C practice safe and appropriate online behavior, personal security guidelines, digital identity, digital etiquette, and acceptable use of technology
126.14.C.5.D understand the negative impact of inappropriate technology use, including online bullying and harassment, hacking, intentional virus setting, invasion of privacy, and piracy such as software, music, video, and other media
126.14.C.6.A define and use current technology terminology appropriately
126.14.C.6.B select technology tools based on licensing, application, and support
126.14.C.6.C identify, understand, and use operating systems
126.14.C.6.D understand and use software applications, including selecting and using software for a defined task
126.14.C.6.E identify, understand, and use hardware systems
126.14.C.6.F understand troubleshooting techniques such as restarting systems, checking power issues, resolving software compatibility, verifying network connectivity, connecting to remote resources, and modifying display properties
126.14.C.6.G demonstrate effective file management strategies such as file naming conventions, location, backup, hierarchy, folder structure, file conversion, tags, labels, and emerging digital organizational strategies
126.14.C.6.H discuss how changes in technology throughout history have impacted various areas of study
126.14.C.6.I discuss the relevance of technology as it applies to college and career readiness, life-long learning, and daily living
126.14.C.6.J use a variety of local and remote input sources
126.14.C.6.K use keyboarding techniques and ergonomic strategies while building speed and accuracy
126.14.C.6.L.i create and edit files with productivity tools, including: a word processing document using digital typography standards such as page layout, font formatting, paragraph formatting, and list attributes
126.14.C.6.L.ii create and edit files with productivity tools, including: a spreadsheet workbook using basic computational and graphic components such as basic formulas and functions, data types, and chart generation
126.14.C.6.L.iii create and edit files with productivity tools, including: a database by manipulating components such as entering and searching for relevant data
126.14.C.6.L.iv create and edit files with productivity tools, including: a digital publication using relevant publication standards
126.14.C.6.M plan and create non-linear media projects using graphic design principles
126.14.C.6.N integrate two or more technology tools to create a new digital product
126.15.C.1.A identify, create, and use files in various formats such as text, raster and vector graphics, video, and audio files
126.15.C.1.B create and present original works as a means of personal or group expression
126.15.C.1.C explore complex systems or issues using models, simulations, and new technologies to make predictions, modify input, and review results
126.15.C.1.D discuss trends and make predictions
126.15.C.2.A create personal learning networks to collaborate and publish with peers, experts, or others using digital tools such as blogs, wikis, audio/video communication, or other emerging technologies
126.15.C.2.B communicate effectively with multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats
126.15.C.2.C create products using technical writing strategies
126.15.C.3.A create a research plan to guide inquiry
126.15.C.3.B use and evaluate various search strategies, including keyword(s) and Boolean operators
126.15.C.3.C select and evaluate various types of digital resources for accuracy and validity
126.15.C.3.D process data and communicate results
126.15.C.4.A identify and define relevant problems and significant questions for investigation
126.15.C.4.B plan and manage activities to develop a solution, design a computer program, or complete a project
126.15.C.4.C collect and analyze data to identify solutions and make informed decisions
126.15.C.4.D use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions
126.15.C.4.E make informed decisions and support reasoning
126.15.C.4.F transfer current knowledge to the learning of newly encountered technologies
126.15.C.5.A understand and practice copyright principles, including current fair use guidelines, creative commons, open source, and public domain
126.15.C.5.B practice ethical acquisition of information and standard methods for citing sources
126.15.C.5.C practice and explain safe and appropriate online behavior, personal security guidelines, digital identity, digital etiquette, and acceptable use of technology
126.15.C.5.D understand the negative impact of inappropriate technology use, including online bullying and harassment, hacking, intentional virus setting, invasion of privacy, and piracy such as software, music, video, and other media
126.15.C.6.A define and use current technology terminology appropriately
126.15.C.6.B select and apply technology tools based on licensing, application, and support
126.15.C.6.C identify, understand, and use operating systems
126.15.C.6.D understand and use software applications, including selecting and using software for a defined task
126.15.C.6.E identify, understand, and use hardware systems
126.15.C.6.F understand troubleshooting techniques such as restarting systems, checking power issues, resolving software compatibility, verifying network connectivity, connecting to remote resources, and modifying display properties
126.15.C.6.G implement effective file management strategies such as file naming conventions, location, backup, hierarchy, folder structure, file conversion, tags, labels, and emerging digital organizational strategies
126.15.C.6.H explain how changes in technology throughout history have impacted various areas of study
126.15.C.6.I explain the relevance of technology as it applies to college and career readiness, life-long learning, and daily living
126.15.C.6.J use a variety of local and remote input sources
126.15.C.6.K use keyboarding techniques and ergonomic strategies while building speed and accuracy
126.15.C.6.L.i create and edit files with productivity tools, including: a word processing document using digital typography standards such as page layout, font formatting, paragraph formatting, and list attributes
126.15.C.6.L.ii create and edit files with productivity tools, including: a spreadsheet workbook using advanced computational and graphic components such as complex formulas, basic functions, data types, and chart generation
126.15.C.6.L.iii create and edit files with productivity tools, including: a database by manipulating components such as defining fields, entering data, and designing layouts appropriate for reporting
126.15.C.6.L.iv create and edit files with productivity tools, including: a digital publication using relevant publication standards
126.15.C.6.M plan and create non-linear media projects using graphic design principles
126.15.C.6.N integrate two or more technology tools to create a new digital product
126.16.C.1.A identify, create, and use files in various formats, including text, raster and vector graphics, video, and audio files
126.16.C.1.B create, present, and publish original works as a means of personal or group expression
126.16.C.1.C explore complex systems or issues using models, simulations, and new technologies to develop hypotheses, modify input, and analyze results
126.16.C.1.D analyze trends and forecast possibilities
126.16.C.2.A create and manage personal learning networks to collaborate and publish with peers, experts, or others using digital tools such as blogs, wikis, audio/video communication, or other emerging technologies
126.16.C.2.B communicate effectively with multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats
126.16.C.2.C create and publish products using technical writing strategies
126.16.C.3.A create a research plan to guide inquiry
126.16.C.3.B plan, use, and evaluate various search strategies, including keyword(s) and Boolean operators
126.16.C.3.C select and evaluate various types of digital resources for accuracy and validity
126.16.C.3.D process data and communicate results
126.16.C.4.A identify and define relevant problems and significant questions for investigation
126.16.C.4.B plan and manage activities to develop a solution, design a computer program, or complete a project
126.16.C.4.C collect and analyze data to identify solutions and make informed decisions
126.16.C.4.D use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions
126.16.C.4.E make informed decisions and support reasoning
126.16.C.4.F transfer current knowledge to the learning of newly encountered technologies
126.16.C.5.A understand, explain, and practice copyright principles, including current laws, fair use guidelines, creative commons, open source, and public domain
126.16.C.5.B practice and explain ethical acquisition of information and standard methods for citing sources
126.16.C.5.C practice and explain safe and appropriate online behavior, personal security guidelines, digital identity, digital etiquette, and acceptable use of technology
126.16.C.5.D understand and explain the negative impact of inappropriate technology use, including online bullying and harassment, hacking, intentional virus setting, invasion of privacy, and piracy such as software, music, video, and other media
126.16.C.6.A define and use current technology terminology appropriately
126.16.C.6.B evaluate and select technology tools based on licensing, application, and support
126.16.C.6.C identify, understand, and use operating systems
126.16.C.6.D understand and use software applications, including selecting and using software for a defined task
126.16.C.6.E identify, understand, and use hardware systems
126.16.C.6.F apply troubleshooting techniques, including restarting systems, checking power issues, resolving software compatibility, verifying network connectivity, connecting to remote resources, and modifying display properties
126.16.C.6.G implement effective file management strategies such as file naming conventions, location, backup, hierarchy, folder structure, file conversion, tags, labels, and emerging digital organizational strategies
126.16.C.6.H evaluate how changes in technology throughout history have impacted various areas of study
126.16.C.6.I evaluate the relevance of technology as it applies to college and career readiness, life-long learning, and daily living
126.16.C.6.J use a variety of local and remote input sources
126.16.C.6.K use keyboarding techniques and ergonomic strategies while building speed and accuracy
126.16.C.6.L.i create and edit files with productivity tools, including: a word processing document using digital typography standards such as page layout, font formatting, paragraph formatting, mail merge, and list attributes
126.16.C.6.L.ii create and edit files with productivity tools, including: a spreadsheet workbook using advanced computational and graphic components such as complex formulas, advanced functions, data types, and chart generation
126.16.C.6.L.iii create and edit files with productivity tools, including: a database by manipulating components, including defining fields, entering data, and designing layouts appropriate for reporting
126.16.C.6.L.iv create and edit files with productivity tools, including: a digital publication using relevant publication standards and graphic design principles
126.16.C.6.M plan and create non-linear media projects using graphic design principles
126.16.C.6.N integrate two or more technology tools to create a new digital product