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Information & Communication Technology Skills Matrix

Level 1 (Prep)

Application
File
Management

Open files or
applications

Close files or
applications

Word
Processing

Recognise keyboard
letters

Alter the size and style


of text eg. Bold, Italic,
Underline, Colour

Graphics

Create freehand
pictures

Alter the width, colour


and style of lines

Multimedia

Access Multimedia
programs

Experiment with
Multimedia programs

Maintenance
& Safety

Have safe use of ICT


tools eg. leaves
connections, has
correct posture

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Program

Computer
Knowledge

Starts,Logs on and off


and Shuts down the
computer

Uses correct terms to


name equipment eg.
monitor, mouse,
keyboard, memory
stick, icons etc.

Save files

Print under teacher


supervision

Type simple words

Use different keyboard


functions such as Enter,
Spacebar and Delete

Selects objects to place


Alter the size of objects
in a picture

Select objects using the Identifies and compares


mouse with control.
ICT equipment at home.

Use Caps Lock or Shift


to change between
upper and lower case
text

Application
File
Management
Word
Processing

Graphics

Information & Communication Technology Skills Matrix


Level 2 (Year 1)
Use two different ways Use two different ways
to open applications or to close applications or
files (Mouse/File Folder)
files

Save and name files in


appropriate location

Uses Print Preview

Alter the size, style


colour and font of text

Uses Enter for a new


line and to space text

Alter justification of text


eg. Centre

Selects and deletes


sections of text using
the Delete Key

Creates pictures using a


Alters the width, colour
variety of tools eg.
and style of lines
shapes, lines

Flip and rotate objects

Imports Clip Art into


documents

Create Book Covers

Type simple stories or


sentences.

Multimedia

Creates simple
multimedia
presentations.

Electronic
Communication

Logs onto the Internet

Accesses Internet and


keys address provided
by the teacher.

Maintenance &
Safety

Recognise that no
private information be
published

eSmart Cyber Safety


Program

Computer
Knowledge

Starts, Logs on and off


and Shuts down the
computer

Recognition and use of


common icons, eg:
Home, Start

Begin to touch
type using
correct
method.

Information & Communication Technology Skills Matrix


Level 2 (Year 2)

Application
File
Management

Use scroll bars to


navigate on screen

Retrieve files from


specific places eg.
Network folders

Save files regularly


using an appropriate
file-naming system to
prevent loss

Conserve colour when


printing

Word
Processing

Create simple
documents for specific
audiences.

Select an appropriate
size and font style for
text

Edit for accuracy of


information.

Justify text
appropriately

Graphics

Use a variety of tools to


enhance pictures

Edit pictures using


Copy, Paste & Crop
functions

Edits, rotates and flips


objects and pictures

Import graphic files into


documents

Multimedia

Create simply
multimedia
presentation.

Adds sound to
presentations

Edit and sequences


presentation

Evaluate effectiveness
of presentation

Electronic
Communicatio
n

Identify and click on


links on web pages

Compose and send


simple emails.

Recognise that images


saved from the internet
may be subject to
copyright.

Maintenance & Keeps computers clean


by dusting and
Safety
cleaning.
Computer
Knowledge

Starts, Logs on and off


and Shuts down the
computer

Think critically how ICT


helps their learning.

Continue to
touch type
using correct
method.

Create a simple mind


Create an
map to order and
Excel graph of
classify information to
data collected.
visualise their thinking.

Save Clip Art and


images
Locate
from
and
theretrieve information from a variety of websites.
Internet

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Program

Use ICT to acquire new


knowledge.

Collect first-hand data,


enter it in a table and
present it in a simple
chart.

Identify intended
audiences to display
information products.

Information & Communication Technology Skills Matrix


Level 3 (Year 3)

Application

File Management

Accesses programs
using the Program
Menu

Begin to touch type


Word Processing
using correct
method.

Copy and delete


files

Copy, delete and


paste within
documents

Save files regularly


With teacher
using an
guidance, transfer
Proofread work
appropriate fileand save to a
before printing and
naming system to
computer still
reformat or edit if
prevent loss in
and/or moving
required
nominated folder
images captured on
locations.
digital camera.

Uses various page


views command to
see the page width
or the whole page

Graphics

Draw simple
graphics for a
particular purpose

Uses a range of
Autoshapes (call
outs, text boxes),
graphics and
objects for a
particular purpose

Multimedia

Create basic
multimedia
presentations.

Create simple
animations.

Creates
presentations using
texts, graphics and
sounds

Electronic
Communication

Locate websites
using nominated
search engine and
keywords from a
given list.

Compose and send


simple emails.

Types email
addresses

Maintenance &
Safety

With teacher
direction uses a
digital camera
safely to capture
still or moving
objects.

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Safety Program

Computer
Knowledge

Use the right button


on the mouse to
access options

Recognises that
published
information is not
always correct

Use Bullets and


Numbering when
typing

Create Tables

Use a simple
graphic organiser Use arrows and line
Crops pictures to
such as a concept
tools to identify
remove unwanted
map to provide a
relationships
areas
framework for
between ideas.
visualising thinking.

Work collaboratively
to develop ICT
skills.

Browses through
sound files to
choose sounds for
presentations

Records their own


sound files.

Create an
information
product to inform,
Use electronic
entertain or
spell checker to
educate a specific
identify and
audience following
correct errors.
a collaboratively
determined
design.

Application

Information & Communication Technology Skills Matrix


Level 3 (Year 4)

File
Management

Navigate the network


using Windows Explorer
to locate and retrieve
files.

Copy and delete files

Locate information
about the size and type
of a file

Use the Print Menu to


alter printing output

Create individual
folders

Word
Processing

Type using the correct


typing technique

Use the spellchecker to


edit work.

Selects appropriate
views to view files and
documents.

Changes the orientation


of pages between
Landscape and Portrait
for purpose.

Adds and deletes


Columns and Rows in
Tables

Graphics

Accurately draws more


complex graphics for a
particular purpose

Rotates and flips


Autoshapes, objects
and images.

Selects and edits


graphics to suit a
particular purpose

Access Text Wrapping


tools to position
graphics

Drags over multiple


objects to select them

Multimedia

Create animations to
portray events

Plans and creates


presentations using
text, graphics and
sound

Inserts special effects


to enhance
presentations

Combines text, graphics


and sound to effectively
present information

Manipulate and edit


images for a purpose

Electronic
Communication

Locate websites using


nominated search
engine and limited
keywords to locate
information.

Exchange email
messages with others.

Add commonly used


addresses to address
book

Determine the value of


resources located on
the internet by
developing a simple
criteria eg. Date,
publisher, intended
audience

Databases

Accesses specific
information from
databases

Spreadsheets

Perform simple
calculations in prepared
templates

Maintenance &
Safety

Keeps the surrounds of


the computers clear
and clean

Make adjustments to
their equipment and
apply techniques that
are ergonomically
sound.

eSmart Cyber Safety


Program

Computer
Knowledge

Reflect on the
usefulness of graphic
organisers for
visualising thinking

Make comparisons
between the purposes
and structures of
information presented
in different medias eg.
print, on-screen, video

Work collaboratively
with others

Explains reasons for not Determine the value of


disclosing private
internet resources by
information on
applying a simple
information products
criteria.

Begin to manage
With minimal
files using simple
assistance, capture,
ways for organising
transfer and save to
them for easy
a computer still
retrieval that is
and/or moving
meaningful to them
images captured on
eg. stories, images,
digital camera.
projects
Create an
information product
to inform, entertain
or educate a
specific audience
based on original
ideas.
Use colour coding
in visual thinking
diagrams.

Introduced to a
simple security
Compare their file
strategy of using
management
passwords to protect
system to others
access to their files
when working on a
network.

Information & Communication Technology Skills Matrix


Application
File
Management

Level 4 (Year 5)
Create and name
Begin to use
folders in which to
Windows Short Cuts
place files

Word
Processing

Open and edit


Toolbars

Format documents
as required

Graphics

Use a scanner to
scan graphics

Select appropriate
graphics from a
range of resources

Multimedia

Bookmark
commonly used
sites and add to
Favourites

Databases

Explain the purpose


of databases

Sort data in
databases

Spreadsheets

Explain the purpose


of spreadsheets

Create worksheets
and chart
information

Identifies when
Maintenance &
computers need to
Safety
be cleaned

Create and
reference digital
content

List a variety of
ways to print and
the advantages of
each

Distributes Rows and


Create charts from
Columns evenly in
tables
Tables
Set a transparent
colour in graphics

Create more
Create digital video
complex animations
presentations
for a purpose

Use a variety of
Electronic
ways to search the
Communication
Internet

Computer
Knowledge

Explain the reasons


for backing up data

Experiment with
uploading files to
the intranet.
Create nominated
graphic organisers
using familiar
software.

Alter the resolution


of graphics to alter
file sizes

Create and edit


sound files

Send emails with one


attachment

Set criteria for


evaluating
information

Experiment with
frequently asked
questions (FAQ)
facilities to obtain
information.

Use a database for


Use basic formulas to
a real-life purpose
run simulations
and/or investigation

eSmart Cyber
Safety Program
Develop an electronic
portfolio that
Develop an
Give simple
demonstrates the use Identify in others Identify in their own
electronic portfolio
programming
off ICT in learning
published
published
of visualising
techniques to
and the similarities
information
information
thinking files that
control a robot
and differences
products formatting products formatting
are annotated to
(turtle) and modify
between their
features and the
features and the
indicate their
when a weakness
electronic and nonpurpose.
purpose.
usefulness.
occurs.
electronic learning
strategies.

Use online
dictionaries and
thesaurus.

Information & Communication Technology Skills Matrix


Level 4 (Year 6)

Application
File
Management

Word
Processing

Graphics

Multimedia

Electronic
Communication

Databases

Spreadsheets

Maintenance &
Safety

Computer
Knowledge

Know the variety of


ways to print the
whole or part of a
document, and other
print preferences.

Create and organise


folders by moving,
deleting and
renaming files.

Use Details View to


find information about
a file and its location.

Add to the user


dictionary in the
spellchecker.

Open, close and


remove Toolbars as
necessary

Use Page Set-Up to


alter margins.

Merge and Split Cells


in Tables

Confidently capture,
transfer and save to a
computer still and/or
moving images
captured on digital
camera.

Adjusts the settings of


digital devices
settings for a
particular purpose

Select and edit


appropriate graphics
from a range of
resources

Alter the format of


graphics as required

Creates and edit


animations

Creates digital videos


using video editing
programs

Creates interactive
presentations with
internal links and
hyperlinks to other
sources

Create and edit sound


files

Sends emails with two


or more attachments

Identify the attributes


of various
communications
methods that are
appropriate for a
particular task.

Maintain an electronic
portfolio that
demonstrates the use
off ICT in learning and
the similarities and
differences between
their electronic and
non-electronic
learning strategies.

Identify in their own


published information
products formatting
features and why
they suit the purpose
and audiences needs.

Chooses appropriate
search methods when
using the internet

Organise personal
Bookmarks

Sorts and edits data


in databases

Uses databases for


appropriate purposes

Creates worksheets
and charts
information in several
ways

Uses spreadsheets for


appropriate purposes

Test and check that


uploaded files to the
intranet are present
and accessible.
Create appropriate
graphic organisers
using familiar
software and edit
when new learning
takes place.

Represent patterns
and cause-andeffect relationships
using unfamiliar
software.

Give programming
techniques to control
a robot (turtle) and
modify when a
weakness occurs.
Introduce the use of
sensors.

Use online
dictionaries and
thesaurus to
support in finding
of new keywords
for internet
searches.

Identifies when
computers need to be
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cleaned & performs
Program
appropriate cleaning
tasks

Create and reference


digital content

Maintain an electronic
portfolio of visualising
thinking files that are
annotated to indicate
their usefulness.

Reference
digital
content