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Georgia Introduction to Software Technology Framework


Standard Description
IT-IST-1.1 Communicate effectively through writing, speaking, listening, reading, and interpersonal abilities. Lessons
IT-IST-1.2 Demonstrate creativity by asking challenging questions and applying innovative procedures and methods. Lessons
IT-IST-1.3 Exhibit critical thinking and problem-solving skills to locate, analyze and apply information in career planning and employment situations. Lessons
IT-IST-1.4 Model work readiness traits required for success in the workplace including integrity, honesty, accountability, punctuality, time management, and respect for diversity. Lessons
IT-IST-1.5 Apply the appropriate skill sets to be productive in a changing, technological, diverse workplace to be able to work independently and apply teamwork skills. Lessons
IT-IST-1.6 Present a professional image through appearance, behavior, and language. Lessons
IT-IST-2.1 Compare a variety of secure online repositories and select the best one for specific career goals, such as Github for education, Dropbox, Jimdo,, Portfoliobox and many others. Lessons
IT-IST-2.2 Establish an account for long-term use to upload professional artifacts over the course of the career pathway. Lessons
IT-IST-2.3 Upload a professional, true, and accurate résumé and cover letter seeking employment for a position representative of current skills and knowledge. Lessons
IT-IST-2.4 Upload additional standard job search items, such as digital badges and certificates earned for industry-recognized credentials. Lessons
IT-IST-2.5 Identify and upload industry-appropriate artifacts reflective of mastered skills throughout this course. Write and include a reflective entry for each artifact discussing steps taken, problems encountered and how they were overcome, and other pertinent information about the learning. Lessons
IT-IST-2.6 Organize the portfolio in a manner that makes documents and artifacts easy to locate and access for review. Lessons
IT-IST-3.1 Develop technical reading and writing skills to follow instructions. Lessons
IT-IST-3.2 Use collaborative tools to communicate with team members, such as online meeting platforms, group messaging, and shared online documents and files. Lessons
IT-IST-3.3 Research specific IT careers, including post-secondary continuing education options, IT credentials, required job skills, potential salaries in Georgia, and work environment. Upload to online career portfolio. Lessons
IT-IST-4.1 Differentiate between the different audiences of a business, including users, clients, customers, contractors, vendors, and others. Lessons
IT-IST-4.2 Explain the impact of emerging technologies on a business and how it affects the bottom line. Lessons
IT-IST-4.3 Apply strategies for identifying routine software problems current to everyday life. a. Compose an appropriate report outlining procedures to correct an identified software problem. Upload to online career portfolio. Lessons
IT-IST-4.4 Demonstrate ability to assist all audiences in a professional manner. a. Actively listen to your audience to determine individual needs, such as specifications for a design, breaking down the specifications, and communicating to non-technical individuals. b. Ensure that your assistance promotes the best interests of the company. Lessons
IT-IST-4.5 Identify effective database strategies and create a database to maintain a customer list. Upload to online career portfolio. Lessons
IT-IST-4.6 Create a communication document utilizing advanced word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, electronic mail, and database script and app tools for business. Lessons
IT-IST-5.1 Demonstrate understanding of set up of a basic computer workstation. Lessons
IT-IST-5.2 Identify input and output devices and ports, including keyboards, monitors, printers, touch screens, mice, peripheral connectors (e.g., USB, Lightning, HDMI, and emerging technologies), microcontrollers and sensors (e.g., GPS, temperature, accelerometer). Lessons
IT-IST-5.3 Describe and explore current and emerging software, including operating systems, application software, and applications for software development. Lessons
IT-IST-5.4 Explain the function and purpose of software tools, text editors, Integrated Development Environments (IDEs), and software development toolchains. Lessons
IT-IST-6.1 Develop a working IT vocabulary specific to software and programming. Lessons
IT-IST-6.2 Describe trends in emerging, evolving, and future computer technologies and their influence on IT practices, such as mobile technology, cloud computing, and microcontrollers. Lessons
IT-IST-6.3 Recognize online risks and dangers in order to take appropriate actions to protect the business and self while using digital tools and resources. Lessons
IT-IST-6.4 Define and demonstrate folder and file management and the importance of contentmanagement systems. Lessons
IT-IST-6.5 Identify and explain how to protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in a digital world (Refer to FERPA guidelines). Lessons
IT-IST-7.1 Explain the software development process to solve problems. Lessons
IT-IST-7.2 Explain the differences between various software development models such as the iterative and incremental model, scrum, and waterfall. Lessons
IT-IST-7.3 Explore commonly used documentation tools for design specifications, such as flowcharts, pseudocode, visual and textual storyboards. Lessons
IT-IST-7.4 Create a table showing the most prevalent programming languages currently being used and determine industry tasks where each would be best utilized. Upload to online career portfolio. Lessons
IT-IST-8.1 Understand and apply design principles to create professional appearing and functioning web pages. Lessons
IT-IST-8.2 Understand elements of web design, including HTML5, CSS3, responsive design, site usability and accessibility, relation of site to business, and story the site reveals about the business. Lessons
IT-IST-8.3 Describe how HTML5 and CSS3 are living web standards. Lessons
IT-IST-8.4 Understand the Document Object Model (DOM) used in web page organization and in the creation of dynamic web pages. Lessons
IT-IST-8.5 Design simple and dynamic webpages incorporating HTML5 elements (e.g., text, audio, video, and canvas elements such as SVG and other graphics), navigation, linking, forms and client-side scripting. Upload to online career portfolio. Lessons
IT-IST-8.6 Explain site accessibility in relation to standards, rules and laws including Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and Web Content Accessibility Guides (WCAG). Lessons
IT-IST-8.7 Explain the impact of mobile sites on the development of business. Lessons
IT-IST-8.8 Explore the trends and emerging issues for websites. Lessons
IT-IST-9.1 Explain and apply the procedures used in current programming languages to access code libraries, scripts, and related coding principles. Lessons
IT-IST-9.2 Describe a variety of programming languages used to solve problems. Lessons
IT-IST-9.3 Explain how sequence, selection, and iteration are building blocks of algorithms. Lessons
IT-IST-9.4 Explain how procedural abstraction is implemented to reuse code. Lessons
IT-IST-9.5 Demonstrate the principles of readability and self-documenting code. a. Use an appropriate naming convention in the creation of variables, functions and/or procedures. b. Use comments to assist others in understanding programs, algorithms, and functions and/or procedures. Lessons
IT-IST-10.1 Use various debugging and testing methods to ensure program correctness. Lessons
IT-IST-10.2 Explore text-editors and Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) in the use of software development for different software and hardware platforms. Lessons
IT-IST-10.3 Demonstrate the use of pair-programming in the development of new programs and applications. Lessons
IT-IST-10.4 Demonstrate the use of content-management systems to track changes and allow for multiple people to create, edit and modify source code files. Lessons
IT-IST-10.5 Create and access libraries and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) in the development of programs or applications. Upload to online career portfolio. Lessons
IT-IST-10.6 Understand how data from an external source such as a file, database, or stream can be input, manipulated, and output in programs. Lessons
IT-IST-11.1 Demonstrate positive cyber citizenry by applying industry-accepted ethical practices and behaviors Lessons
IT-IST-11.2 Evaluate the ways computing impacts personal, ethical, social, economic, and cultural practices. Lessons
IT-IST-11.3 Exercise digital citizenship as a lifelong learner Lessons
IT-IST-11.4 Debate laws and regulations that impact the development and use of software. Lessons
IT-IST-11.5 Describe the various copyright licenses used in the creation and distribution of software. Lessons
IT-IST-11.6 Describe personal and legal consequences of inappropriate use of resources and online content, including but not limited to plagiarism, piracy, illegal downloading, copyright infringement, licensing infringement, and inappropriate use of software, hardware, and mobile devices. Lessons
IT-IST-12.1 Explain the goals, mission, and objectives of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and/or Technology Student Association (TSA) and/or SkillsUSA. Lessons
IT-IST-12.2 Explore the impact and opportunities a student organization (FBLA, TSA, SkillsUSA) can develop to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Lessons
IT-IST-12.3 Explore the local, state, and national opportunities available to students through participation in related student organizations (FBLA, TSA, SkillsUSA) including but not limited to conferences, competitions, community service, philanthropy, and other student organization activities. Lessons
IT-IST-12.4 Explain how participation in career and technology education student organizations can promote lifelong responsibility for community service and professional development. Lessons
IT-IST-12.5 Explore the competitive events related to the content of this course and the required competencies, skills, and knowledge for each related event for individual, team, and chapter competitions. Lessons