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Standards Framework

for Texas Web Communications


Standards in this Framework

Standard Description
130.315.1A (A) demonstrate proficiency in the use of local and online collaboration;
130.315.1B (B) create websites using web editors or web authoring programs;
130.315.1C (C) evaluate the accessibility and usability of original websites; and
130.315.1D (D) conceptualize possible technologies based on current technical trends.
130.315.2A (A) analyze and implement the proper and acceptable use of digital/virtual communications technologies such as instant messaging (IM), chat, email, and social networking;
130.315.2B (B) define and implement the acquisition, sharing, and use of files taking into consideration primary ownership and copyright;
130.315.2C (C) apply decisions regarding the selection, acquisition, and sharing of uniform resource locators (URLs) used in research, taking into consideration their quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness; and
130.315.2D (D) solve problems using critical-thinking strategies.
130.315.3A (A) verify the accuracy, validity, and currency of acquired information;
130.315.3B (B) conduct effective searches using Boolean operators;
130.315.3C (C) acquire and use appropriate vocabulary terms;
130.315.3D (D) cite sources appropriately using established methods;
130.315.3E (E) model ethical and legal acquisition of digital information following guidelines in the student code of conduct, including plagiarism and copyright laws;
130.315.3F (F) identify and discuss emerging technologies and their impact;
130.315.3G (G) understand Internet history and structure and how they impact current use; and
130.315.3H (H) demonstrate appropriate use of grammar, spelling, and vocabulary when creating original work.
130.315.4A (A) demonstrate the transfer and adaptation of knowledge through the creation of original work;
130.315.4B (B) evaluate and implement security measures such as firewalls and Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) to protect original work;
130.315.4C (C) analyze and follow timelines needed to create, edit, and present original work;
130.315.4D (D) verify current licensing issues for software being used for the creation of original work;
130.315.4E (E) identify and evaluate the design and functionality of web pages using rubrics;
130.315.4F (F) optimize web information for fast download such as dial-up and high speed Internet and mobile devices; and
130.315.4G (G) evaluate original work through self-, peer, and professional review of websites.
130.315.5A (A) engage in online activities that follow appropriate behavioral, communication, and privacy guidelines, including ethics, personal security, and verbiage determined by the intended audience;
130.315.5B (B) understand the negative impact of inappropriate technology use, including online bullying and harassment;
130.315.5C (C) implement online security guidelines, including identity protection, limited personal information sharing, and password protection of a secure website; and
130.315.5D (D) advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.
130.315.6A (A) demonstrate knowledge of hardware such as scanners, cameras, printers, video cameras, and external hard drives;
130.315.6B (B) identify the parts of a computer and explain their functions;
130.315.6C (C) summarize the need, functionality, and use of servers;
130.315.6D (D) identify the advantages and disadvantages of running a personal web server versus using a web server provider;
130.315.6E (E) differentiate and appropriately use various input, processing, output, and primary/secondary storage devices;
130.315.6F (F) create and implement universally accessible documents;
130.315.6G (G) analyze bandwidth issues as they relate to audience, servers, connectivity, and cost;
130.315.6H (H) establish a folder/directory hierarchy for storage of a web page and its related or linked files;
130.315.6I (I) follow file and folder naming conventions, including spacing, special characters, and capitalization; and
130.315.6J (J) identify basic design principles when creating a website.