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standards for essential computer skills

internet basics

See below to learn about all of the learning opportunities we provide for essential internt skills!

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1. Demonstrate knowledge of browsers and identify commonly used browsers.
2. Identify common browser tools and icons (e.g., favorites, downloads, refresh, and back).
3. Fill out an online form.
4. Identify the different ways a person can connect to the internet.
5. Demonstrate familiarity with website structure (e.g., landing pages, internal pages).
6. Identify top-level domains (e.g., .edu, .com, .org).
7. Demonstrate understanding of how to use browser tools and settings to protect privacy (e.g., private browser windows, clearing search history, and declining to save passwords on shared computers).
8. Demonstrate understanding of when it's safe and appropriate to share personal, private, or financial information (e.g., recognizing phishing attempts, identifying unsecured websites).
9. Identify ways to protect your devices (e.g., anti-malware software, recognizing possible virus attacks).
10. Demonstrate to a website that you are a legitimate user using CAPTCHA or other verification methods.
11. Identify address bar and demonstrate understanding of its functionality.
12. Perform internet search using clear parameters (terms and filters).
13. Demonstrate ability to scroll up and down a page and left and right on a page.
14. Identify and make use of common website interactions (e.g., play buttons, hyperlinks).
15. Identify and work with tabs and windows.
16. Enable a specific pop-up window.
17. Use shortcut keys, or menu or mousing equivalents, to support user experience on the web (e.g., zoom, find text).

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