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2.7 Basic Computer Skills

Using a computer and related applications to input and retrieve information.

    2.7.1 Navigation and file management
    • Use scroll bars, a mouse, and dialog boxes to work within the computer's operating system
    • Access and switch between applications and files of interest
    2.7.2 Internet and E-mail
    • Navigate the Internet to find information
    • Open and configure standard browsers
    • Use searches, hypertext references, and transfer protocols
    • Send and retrieve electronic mail (e-mail)
    • Write e-mail with an appropriate tone
    2.7.3 Word processing
    • Use a computer application to type text, insert pictures
    • Format, edit, and print text
    • Save and retrieve word processing documents
    2.7.4 Spreadsheets
    • Use a computer application to enter, manipulate, and format text and numerical data
    • Insert, delete, and manipulate cells, rows, and columns
    • Create and save worksheets, charts, and graphs
    2.7.5 Presentations
    • Use a computer application to create, manipulate, edit, and show virtual slide presentations
    2.7.6 Databases
    • Use a computer application to manage large amounts of information
    • Create and edit simple databases
    • Input data
    • Retrieve detailed records
    • Create reports to communicate the information
    2.7.7 Graphics
    • Work with pictures in graphics programs or other applications
    • Create simple graphics
    • Manipulate the appearance of graphics
    • Insert graphics into other files/programs
    2.7.8 Social media and group applications
    • Use a variety of social media in a manner appropriate for the workplace
    • Enjoy collaborative/groupware applications to facilitate group work