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Topic: Computer networks/Internet 

Business Education

 Standard 24.  Knows characteristics and uses of communications and networking systems
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Understands concepts of a computer network (e.g., single user and multiuser systems, local area networks, wide area networks)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands single user computer networks
     2.Understands multiuser computer networks
     3.Understands local area computer networks
     4.Understands wide area computer networks
   Benchmark 4.Knows factors influencing the selection of a telecommunications or networking system(e.g., cost, ease of use, time lines)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands cost impacts the selection of a telecommunications system
     2.Understands cost impacts the selection of a networking system
     3.Understands ease of use impacts the selection of a telecommunications system
     4.Understands ease of use impacts the selection of a networking system
     5.Understands time lines impacts the selection of a telecommunications system

Technology

 Standard 1.  Knows the characteristics and uses of computer hardware and operating systems
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 4.Knows basic facts about networked computers (e.g., computers can connect to each other via modem and telephone line, or through local network systems, or internet and intranet)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that computers can be networked via modem and telephone lines
     2.Knows that computers can be networked though local network systems
     3.Knows that computers can be networked through internet or intranet
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 3.Connects via modem to other computer users via the internet, an on-line service, or bulletin board system
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Connects via modem to other computer users
     2.Connects to other computer users via the internet
     3.Connects to other computer users via an on-line service
     4.Connects to other computer users via a bulletin board system
 Standard 2.  Knows the characteristics and uses of computer software programs
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the uses of listservs, usenet newsreaders, and bulletin board systems
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the uses of listservs
     2.Understands the uses of usenet newsreaders
     3.Understands the uses of bulletin board systems