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Please click on the logo above to access the official ISTE site with more information on these standards that have been adopted by Computer Skills teachers worldwide.

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Essential Digital Skills

Digital Identity
The ability to create and manage ones online identity and reputation. This includes an awareness of ones online persona and management of the short-term and long-term impact of ones online presence.

Digital Use
The ability to use digital devices and media, including the mastery of control in order to achieve a healthy balance between life online and offline.

Digital Safety
The ability to manage risks online (cyberbullying, grooming, radicalization) as well as problematic content (violence and obscenity) and to avoid and limit these risks.

Digital Security
The ability to detect cyber threats (hacking, scams, malware), to understand best practices and to use suitable security tools for data protection.

Digital Emotional Intelligence
The ability to be empathetic and build good relationships with others online.

Digital Communication
The ability to communicate and collaborate with others using digital technologies and media.

Digital Literacy
The ability to find, evaluate, utilize, share, and create content as well as competency in computational thinking.

Digital Rights
The ability to understand and uphold personal and legal rights, including the rights to privacy, intellectual property, freedom of speech and protection form hate speech.

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Photoshop does the best work on raster images (pixel-based), like photographs. It shines doing tasks like adjusting brightness, colorising, cutting an element from the background, or blending multiple images into a collage. Photoshop is really best as an image editor and can also be useful for video and animations.

Illustrator is the go-to tool for creating logos and other illustrations. Its major advantage is that it works in vector format. Rather than storing individual pixels, vector art stores points and equations, meaning that you can create an image and scale it down to a business card or up to a billboard without any pixelation (loss of graphical quality). The catch to vector art is that it tends to be less visually complex than raster art. You are unlikely to create photorealistic images with vector art, but it does work well for typography.

InDesign is a publishing tool at its heart. It’s built around the task fo page-layouts and is the perfect app for arranging elements or creating multi-page documents, like brochures or catalogs. InDesign simplifies the creation of long-form documents with tools like ‘master pages’ and text and typography styles. InDesign is excellent for organizing visual elements on a page, but it is limited in terms of image creation or editing tools.


Welcome to the Graphic DesiDn department at Brookings-Harbor High School in Brooking, OR. USA