7th/8th Grade Computer Applications Course Rubric

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents includes the following in a bulleted list:

  • Certificate of Recognition/Word
  • Amazing Mazes/Word
  • The Teen Tribune/Word
  • Animated Sea Aquarium/PowerPoint
  • Cruising Pahokee/PowerPoint
  • Theme Park Brochure/Publisher
  • Greeting Card/Publisher
  • Candy is Dandy/Excel
  • Solving a Mystery/Access
  • Having Fun with Microsoft Paint
  • Extra Credit
    • Fireworks
    • Flash
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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Certificate of Recognition

Use the landscape orientation for page layout at the Page Setup dialog box.
15
Use WordArt to create a decorative word presentation.
25
Create AutoShapes on the Drawing Toolbar.
10
Use the fill tool on the Drawing Toolbar to add color to shapes.
10
Includes one ClipArt graphic.
10
Include a decorative font.
10
Include a decorative art page border using the Borders and Shading dialog box.
25
Include a line on your page from the drawing toolbar.
10
Use line options to change the color and width of your line. (10 Pts Each)
20
Use line options (arrow) to format the inserted line with an arrow.
10
All words are spelled correctly.
10
Your name is included on the document.
10
Total
165

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Amazing Mazes

Include a title (theme of maze) made in WordArt.
15
Create a 14 by 14 table in Word using the Insert Table dialog box.
25
Double space cells using the Paragraph dialog box.
10
The words Start and End are included in the Table.
10
Remove cell walls using the Eraser tool on the design tab layout.
25
Merge cells to include clipart of pictures.
15
Insert Clipart and Pictures.
25
The maze follows a theme, with matching clipart or pictures.
25
Include your name on the page.
10
Maze displays on one page.
10
Total
170

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The Teen Tribune

Research various websites with online short stories, compare several, and select one that would be considered recommended reading for the teen population. A summary of the story will be typed into a word document.
25
Prices are included in the summary or state free online is there is no cost.
10
A URL of the short story is included in summary.
10
Research various websites on Central Florida Theme Parks, compare several, and select one that would be considered recommended vacation plans for the teen population. A summary of the theme park will be typed into a word document.
25
Prices are included in the summary.
10
A URL of the theme park is included in summary.
15
Research various websites on movies playing in the Palm Beach Area, compare several, and select one that would be considered recommended viewing for the teen population. A summary of the movie will be typed into a word document.
25
Prices are included in the summary.
10
A URL of the movie website is included in summary.
10
Insert three Clipart/Pictures for each side heading.
25
Use the Picture Toolbar to format and align pictures/clipart.
25

Microsoft Article Formatted Into Newspaper Columns with Graphics and Charts Included:

  • Title Formatted 14 Point Times New Roman Bold and Centered Across Top (Not in Columns) (5)
  • Body of Paper Formatted 11 Point Times New Roman (5)
  • Three Side Headings with Bold Format (11 Point Times New Roman) (5)
  • Paper Formatted Single Spacing (5)
  • Tabs set at 0.2 (5)
  • Paper Formatted into Two Columns with Vertical Line Between Columns (10)
  • Columns Formatted Full Justification (5)
  • Drop Cap Used in First Paragraph (5)
  • Student Name Included at the End of Document (5)
50
Document Does Not Contain Grammatical or Spelling Errors
25
Total
265

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Creating an Animated Sea Aquarium/Getting Acquainted with PowerPoint

Apply a background to the presentation.
25
Clipart/Pictures are included and go along with the theme.
50
Custom animations are included on all of the graphics.
25
At least one graphic contains a motion path animation.
25
Midi file is included in presentation.
25
The Slide Show Runs on its Own - No Mouse Clicks
50
Total
200

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Cruising Around Pahokee A Power Point Slide Show

Title slide is present and includes the title "Cruising Pahokee."
25
Subtitle is present on Title Slide which displays student name.
10
Three additional slides are included in the Presentation. (25 Pts Each)
75
Background is present on all slides and goes along with the theme.
15
Clipart/Pictures are included and go along with the theme. (25 Pts Per Slide)
75
Shapes were used to create four different graphics. (20 Pts Each)
80
Objects created that use than one shape are grouped together.
25
Custom animation is applied to graphics on all slides throughout the presentation which add enhancement to the theme.
50
Transitions between all slides are evident. (20 Pts Each)
80
Midi File automatically plays when slide show begins.
25
Midi File plays through all four slides.
25
Order and timing are applied to the presentation and it runs on its own.
50
Total
535

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Creating a Theme Park Brochure

Gather information on chosen theme park from assigned websites and enter it into Brochure Worksheet.
50
Brochure layout is used for publication.
25
Information is inserted on correct pages.
25
Appropriate pictures/clipart are included.
25
All necessary information is included in brochure.
15
Your name is displayed on the back of the brochure with the name of the school.
10
A map is included in brochure with clear directions.
50
Total
200

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Creating Greeting Cards in Microsoft Publisher

Create a unique message for greeting card.
25
Card layout is used for publication.
15
Information is inserted on correct pages.
25
Appropriate pictures/clipart are included.
25
Your name is displayed on the back of the card as the creator.
10
Total
100

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Candy is Dandy/Creating a Spreadsheet and Graphs in Excel

The title is merged and centered.
20
The title is formated with red font and the cell is highlighted. (10 Pts Each)
20

All data in cells are formatted correctly as indicated in the instructions:

  • center aligned ( A3, B3, C3, D3, E3, F3, A10, A11, A12, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9, B10, C10, D10, E10, B11, C11, D11, E11, B12, C12, D12, E12) - 27 Pts
  • left aligned (A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9) - 6 Pts
  • bold font - (A1, A3, B3, C3, D3, E3, F3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9, A10, A11, A12) - 16 Pts
  • font colored - (A3, B3, C3, D3, E3, F3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9) - 12 Pts
  • default font - B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, C9, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8, D9, E4, E5, E6, E7, E8, E9) - 24 Pts
  • no formatting - (B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, C9, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8, D9, E4, E5, E6, E7, E8, E9)
109

All formulas are entered in the correct cells:

  • Total - (B10, C10, D10, E10)
  • Minimum - (B11, C11, D11, E11)
  • Maximum - (B12, C12, D12, E12)
  • Average - (F4, F5, F6, F 7, F8, F9)
18
All data appear as whole numbers - no decimal points
20

All charts and graphs are included and chart type displays information where it is easy to understand.

  • Chart source data is displayed below the chart (blue, brown, green, orange, red, yellow).
  • Chart titles are displayed.
50
All 8 Charts are placed in different worksheets and are renamed to represent the graph data (Bag 1). - 10 Pts Each
80

Eight graphs are created:

  • The number of colors found in Bag 1-Created Above
  • The number of colors found in Bag 2
  • The number of colors found in Bag 3
  • The number of colors found in Bag 4
  • The average compared for each colored M & M
  • The totals compared for all bags
  • The minimum compared for all bags
  • The maximum compared for all bags
80
Total
400

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Solving a Mystery/Creating an Access Database

The database is saved to the desktop.
25
A primary key was assigned to the data.
10
A hard copy of the data (print out) shows the the field name, correct data type and a complete description.
25
Form reflects all data in table and is easy to read.
25
All forty records are included in form as indicated in print form (a print out of the data shows all names).
50
Two queries are generated and display the correct data in print form (a print out of the data shows the mystery name).
50
Your name appears on all hard copy documents.
15
Total
200

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Having Fun with Microsoft Paint

Canvas size is set correctly.
5
A variety of tools were used from the Toolbar to create unique shapes and lines.
75
Different line widths are present.
15

The airbrush tool was used to add texture.

5
Total
100

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