IC3 Spark

With a focus on younger demographics, the IC3 Spark certification addresses the same foundational concepts as its precursor - the IC3 Digital Literacy Certification. While both certifications target issues arising from the increasing demands of technology, IC3 Spark is created for younger children who may be new to computers and the Internet, or who lack a solid foundation in digital concepts.

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IC3 Spark objective domains

  1. Operating system basics
    • What is an OS and what does it do?
    • Manage computer files and folders
    • Manage computer configuration, control panel, OS drivers
  2. Computer hardware and concepts
    • Common computer terminology
    • Types of devices
    • Computer usage
  3. Computer software and concepts
    • Software usage (using the right tool for the right task)
  4. Common application features
    • Common features and commands
    • Formatting
    • Navigating
    • Working with multimedia files
  5. Word processing activities
    • Organizing data
    • Layout
  6. Spreadsheet activities
    • Spreadsheet layout
    • Data management
  7. Presentation activities
    • Inserting content
    • Slide management
    • Slide design
  8. Browsers
    • Navigation
    • Internet vs. browsers
  9. Digital Communication
    • E-mail communication
    • Real-time communication
  10. Digital citizenship
    • Communication standards
    • Legal and responsible use of computers
  11. Safe computing
    • Secure online communication or activity
  12. Research fluency
    • Using search engines

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