7th/8th Grade Computer Applications Course Rubric

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents includes the following in a bulleted list:

  • Getting Familiar with the Drawing Toolbar – Creating a Portrait in Microsoft Word
  • Creating a Scavenger Hunt/Christmas Around the World
    • Example Scavenger Hunt in Word Format
    • Personal Scavenger Hunt in HTML Format
    • Personal Scavenger Hunt Answer Key in Word Format
  • Creating a Game Show in Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Color a Coloring Sheet in Adobe Fireworks
  • Creating a Unique Sound File in Audacity
    • Jungle Theme Sound File
    • Fairy Tale Sound File
  • Creating a Fairy Tale in Photo Story 3
  • My First Flash Movie
30
WorkArt is Used for Title (Table of Contents) and Your Name at the bottom of the page.
20
Both WordArts are centered on the page.
10
Bulleted list shown above is left aligned.
10
The bulleted list was formatted with a unique bullet other than the default bullet.
10
All words are spelled correctly and capitals are used where appropriate.
10
Total
90

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Getting Familiar with the Drawing Toolbar – Creating a Portrait in Microsoft Word Grading Rubric

Page Setup – Landscape

10

Use the Drawing Tools on the Insert Tab to Create a Road

  • Draw out large rectangle for road
    • Fill color – black (10 Pts)
  • Draw out small rectangle for line on road
    • Fill color – white or yellow (10 Pts)
  • Group the road parts together (10 Pts)
30

Use the Drawing Tools on the Insert Tab to Create a Sky Background

  • Draw out a large square for the sky background (10 Pts)
    • Fill with Gradient – Light Variation – Linear Up (20 Pts)
    • Order – send to back. (20 Pts)
50

Use the Drawing Tools on the Insert Tab to Create a House

  • Draw out large square for base of house
    • Fill with texture fill (5 Pts)
  • Draw out small squares for windows – line width 2.25 (5 Pts)
    • Fill color yellow (5 Pts)            
  • Draw two lines to create panes - line width 2.25 (5 Pts)
  • Group square and lines (5 Pts)
  • Place the windows on the house – size them fit the house (5 Pts)
  • Using the Ctrl key drag out another window (5 Pts)
  • Group the two windows and the base of the house (5 Pts)
40

Use the Drawing Tools on the Insert Tab to Create a Door

  • Draw out a rectangle
    • Fill with wood texture fill (5 Pts)
  • Draw out small circle for door knob (5 Pts)
    • Fill with gray color gradient fill (5 Pts)
  • Group rectangle and circle together (5 Pts)
  • Place the door on the house – size it to fit the house (5 Pts)
  • Group the door with the house (5 Pts)
30

Use the Drawing Tools on the Insert Tab to Create a Roof

  • Draw out a triangle (5 Pts)
  • Fill with pattern fill (black and white) (5 Pts)
  • Place the roof on the house – size it to fit the house (5 Pts)
  • Group the roof and the house (5 Pts)
20

Use the Drawing Tools on the Insert Tab to Create a Stop Sign

  • Draw out a six sided polygon (5 Pts)
    • Fill with color red (5 Pts)
  • Drag out a text box and type the word “Stop” (5 Pts)
    • Font face, size, and color complement the sign (5 Pts)
    • Format text box
      • No fill (5 Pts)
      • No line (5 Pts)
  • Draw out a long rectangle for the sign post (5 Pts)
    • Fill with texture fill (5 Pts)  
  • Group polygon, text box, and post (5 Pts)
  • Move it to the end of the road (5 Pts)
50

Use the Drawing Tools on the Insert Tab to Create a Sun

  • Drag out the sun AutoShape (5 Pts)
    • Fill with orange (5 Pts)
    • Move it to the top of the canvas (5 Pts)
15

Use the Drawing Tools on the Insert Tab to Create Clouds

  • Drag our one of the star and banner AutoShapes to create a cloud (5 Pts)
    • Fill with texture fill (5 Pts)
    • Using the Ctrl – drag out another cloud (5 Pts)
15

Using the Drawing Tools on the Insert Tab to Create a Text Box

  • Drag out a text box and type in “Created by Your Name”
10
Total
270

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Creating a Scavenger Hunt/Christmas Around the World

Christmas Around the World example scavenger hunt is complete with answers and printed out in a word document.
25
Your scavenger hunt has a title which includes your first name only and is centered at the top of the word document.
10
Scavenger hunt includes ten questions.  
All ten questions contain a hypertext links to a web page that contains the answer to the scavenger hunt question.
50
Scavenger hunt is saved as a web page.
25
Answer key is complete with correct answers.
25
Your scavenger hunt has been uploaded to the school server.
15
You have completed another students scavenger hunt and it has been graded by the student who created it. This grade has been submitted to the teacher for review.
50
Total
200

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Creating a Game Show in Microsoft PowerPoint

Title slide is formatted with a background color or design template.
10
Title slide includes two text boxes and WordArt.
10
All three word items on title slide contain Custom Animation.
10
Host slide either contains a cartoon character or real person and includes Custom Animation.
25
Host slide includes your name as the creator.
10
Game stage includes nine boxes that contain nine celebrity guests.
50
Creative name of the cartoon celebrity is included on each box.
25
Nine questions and answers have been checked by your core teacher that includes their signature.
50
Nine question slides are included that contains a question from the question and answer sheet checked by your core teacher.
50
Nine question slides include the cartoon character along with their name.
25
Nine question slides contain a True action button and False action button that include actions to the correct answer slide (True) and one back to the game grid (False).
50
Nine question slides action buttons include sounds on both the True button and False button.
50
Nine answer slides are included that contains the answer from the question and answer sheet checked by your core teacher.
50
Nine answer slides include the cartoon character along with their name.
25
Nine answer slides contain an action button that returns to main stage.
50
The game grid contain nine invisible action buttons that when clicked on go to the individual cartoon celebrities question slide.
50
Total
540

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Color a Coloring Sheet in Adobe Fireworks

Fill areas were filled completely, with no spaces at seam line (tolerance set to reach the entire fill area).
50
Filters were added to all fill areas that were complementary to the specific feature.
50
Picture is exported as a gif format.
25
Picture is inserted into a word document.
10
Your name is included at the bottom of the word document (Created by: Your Name).
15
Total:
150

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Creating a Unique Sound File in Audacity

All three sound files were used in the mix.
50
The JungleTheme.wav file is the prominent sound (adjusting the volume of the rainforest sound to be the background sound).
25
The rainforest sound is copied and pasted throughout the JungleTheme so that it ends at the same time.
50
The africanmp3 file is imported on its own track and is moved to the end of the JungleTheme/Rainforest sound track.
50
The africanmp3 file is copied and pasted two more times at the end of the track.
50
The beginning of the africanmp3 track fades in at the beginning of the track.
25
The ending of the africanmp3 track fades out at the end of the track.
25
The ending of the JungleTheme.wav and africanmp3 file fades out at the end of the track.
25
Your Audacity project is exported in both wav and mp3 formats.
25
Fairy Tale sound loop was created using two sound files and has the genre of a children's fairy tale theme.
100
Fairy Tale sound loop is exported in wav format.
25
Total:
450

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Creating a Fairy Tale in Photo Story 3

Character Map is complete and approved by instructor.
10
Setting Map is complete and approved by instructor.
10
Conflict Map is complete and approved by instructor.
10
Resolution Map is complete and approved by instructor.
10
Storyboard is created and includes a title slide and credit slide that will appear at the end.
50
Pictures are imported and arranged in the proper order in Photo Story 3, including a title slide and credit slide.
50
Pictures are at their best quality, showing evidence of the use of the editing picture feature in Photo Story 3.
25
Text appears on some of the pictures and is aligned to compliment the picture.
25
Narration is included on every slide.
50
Motion, duration, and transition appear on or between each slide.
25
Fairy tale sound loop created in previous activity is imported into your fairy tale.
50
Fairy tale is saved to your student folder.
50
Total:
365

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Creating Your First Flash Movie

Document properties:

  • Title - My First Flash Movie
  • Description - This is my first attempt at making a flash movie.
  • Width field - 400px
  • Height field - 400px
  • Background color - White
  • Frame rate field - 12
  • Ruler unit - Pixels
25
Sky rectangle appears with a gradient fill and is converted to a symbol. It appears behind the building layer and is on its own layer.
25
Trees are created using the pencil tool and is converted to a symbol and appears on its own layer.
50
Car is created with wheels, hubcaps, fill color, headlight, and steering wheel and is converted to a a symbol. It appears on its own layer.
50
Building appears proportionally on the stage, has doors and windows, and is filled with appropriate colors. The building layer is on its own layer.
100
Grass appears below building and has a green fill color.
25
Road appears below the grass and has an appropriate color fill.
25
Title area appears below the road and has a purple color fill.
25
Two trees appear on stage and is proportionally sized.
25
Keyframes are used to extend the length of the movie.
25
The car layer includes a motion tween, moving the car from the right side of the stage to the left side of the stage.
25
The horn sound is included on its own layer and appears above the car layer. It includes a Sync Event in the properties panel.
25
A stop action layer is present and has a Goto and Stop at Frame action.
25
The start button has a button action (up, over, down, hit) and has a Goto and Play Behavior.
50
Start button is present in movie as an oval shape with the word Start text on the top and is converted to a symbol.
25
The title "My First Movie" appears on the title layer and appears correctly on the stage.
25
Total:
550

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