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What's New - February 2010

28/02/10

Added the weekly 'Teach-ICT Has Got News For You' quiz for news stories. Can your AS/A level students guess the news stories behind the pictures? (available for all)

Added the weekly interactive ICT news quiz for 28/02/10 - available for all.

Added an editable, printable version of the weekly ICT news quiz for subscribers

 

27/02/10

 

Added a finished example of a A04 flyer for OCR Nationals, Unit 1. Kindly contributed by Martin Gardner

 

Added the following quizzes to AS OCR 3.1.1 a,b,d section, on Data, Information and Knowledge

- Grade or no grade quiz

- On target quiz

- Penalty shootout quiz

- Walk the plank quiz

- Engarde quiz

- Hoopshot quiz

- Half a minute quiz

- Teacher invaders quiz

 

 

26/02/10

 

Added the following quizzes to AS OCR 3.1.7 d section, on Protecting ICT systems from crime and data loss

- Grade or no grade quiz

- On target quiz

- Penalty shootout quiz

- Walk the plank quiz

- Engarde quiz

- Hoopshot quiz

- Half a minute quiz

- Teacher invaders quiz

- Fling the teacher quiz

 

25/02/10

Added the following video tutorials for Word 2007 to the site:

- creating cross references

- using bookmarks

- table of contents

- index

- drawing basic shapes

- wrapping text around a shape

- applying a shape style

- adding a background colour to a shape

- removing the default outline from a shape

- applying 3D effects to shapes

- rotating shapes

- sending to back, bringing forward

- grouping and ungrouping shapes

 

24/02/10

Added the following video tutorials for Word 2007 to the site:

- inserting an image

- inserting clipart

- replaing an image

- wrapping text around an image

- changing the order of images send to back/bring front

- rotating an image

- flipping an image

- cropping an image

- resizing an image

- aligning images

- applying picture styles

- applying picture shapes

- applying picture effects

- applying a border around images

- recolouring an image

- lighten or darken an image

- making a background transparent

 

23/02/10

 

Added the following quizzes to AS OCR 3.1.7 c section, on the Computer Misuse Act

- Grade or no grade quiz

- On target quiz

- Penalty shootout quiz

- Walk the plank quiz

- Engarde quiz

- Hoopshot quiz

- Half a minute quiz

- Teacher invaders quiz

 

Added the following quizzes to AS OCR 3.1.7 c section, on the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act

- Grade or no grade quiz

- On target quiz

- Penalty shootout quiz

- Walk the plank quiz

- Engarde quiz

- Hoopshot quiz

- Half a minute quiz

- Teacher invaders quiz

Added the following quizzes to AS OCR 3.1.7 e section, on the Computer Networks

- Grade or no grade quiz

- On target quiz

- Penalty shootout quiz

- Walk the plank quiz

- Engarde quiz

- Hoopshot quiz

- Half a minute quiz

- Teacher invaders quiz

- Fling the teacher quiz

 

Added the following quizzes to AS OCR 3.1.7 g,h,i section, on the Health and Safety

- Grade or no grade quiz

- On target quiz

- Penalty shootout quiz

- Walk the plank quiz

- Engarde quiz

- Hoopshot quiz

- Half a minute quiz

- Teacher invaders quiz

- Fling the teacher quiz

 

 

22/02/10

 

Added an answer sheet for AS OCR 3.1.4 a - practical task 1 for financial modelling

 

Added the following updated KS3 APP student self assessment sheets - kindly contributed by David Senior. (Available from KS3 area or David Senior's contributer page):

- App, Functional Skills and Teach-ICT units mapped to new curriculum

- KS3 Assessment calculator (APP)

- File management introduction

- E safety (Movie Maker)

- Data Handling

- DTP leaflets

- Game generation (Scratch)

- Graphics

- Presentations - endangered animals

- Presentations - Nessy

- Sound editing

- spreadsheets and modelling

- Movie project

- File management and viruses

- Email features and functions

- Animation - stop frame

- Animation - Pivot Stickfigure

- Information, reliability and bias

- Podcats (contributor page only)

- Wikis (contributor page only)

- Social networking

- CAD Google Sketchup

- Web design (contributor page only)

- Unit 21 OCR Nationals (contributor page only)

 

Added the following quizzes to AS OCR 3.1.2 f section, on user interfaces

- Grade or no grade quiz

- On target quiz

- Penalty shootout quiz

- Walk the plank quiz

- Engarde quiz

- Hoopshot quiz

- Half a minute quiz

- Teacher invaders quiz

 

Added the following quizzes to AS OCR 3.1.7 c section, on the Data Protection Act

- Grade or no grade quiz

- On target quiz

- Penalty shootout quiz

- Walk the plank quiz

- Engarde quiz

- Hoopshot quiz

- Half a minute quiz

- Teacher invaders quiz

 

Added the following video tutorials for Word 2007 to the site:

- mail merging from a database

- mail merge from a spreadsheet

- inserting a text box

- drawing a text box

- moving a text box

- changing the direction of text in a text box

- changing the text box size

- wrapping text around a text box

- applying a text box style

- adding a background colour to a text box

- removing the default background fill

- removing the default border from a text box

 

21/02/10

Added the weekly 'Teach-ICT Has Got News For You' quiz for news stories. Can your AS/A level students guess the news stories behind the pictures? (available for all)

Added the weekly interactive ICT news quiz for 21/02/10 - available for all.

Added an editable, printable version of the weekly ICT news quiz for subscribers

 

Added the following quizzes to AS OCR 3.1.2 e section, on operating systems

- Grade or no grade quiz

- On target quiz

- Penalty shootout quiz

- Walk the plank quiz

- Engarde quiz

- Hoopshot quiz

- Half a minute quiz

- Teacher invaders quiz

 

Added the following quizzes to AS OCR 3.1.2 e section, on software

- Grade or no grade quiz

- On target quiz

- Penalty shootout quiz

- Walk the plank quiz

- Engarde quiz

- Hoopshot quiz

- Half a minute quiz

- Teacher invaders quiz

 

Added the following video tutorials for Word 2007 to the site:

- inserting Smart Art

- adding and removing Smart Art shapes

- changing the design layout

- process diagrams - changing the direction

- organisational charts / hierarchy diagrams

- Smart Art styles

- Smart Art theme colours

- individual colours for Smart Art

- using textured backgrounds

- applying shape outlines

- applying shape effects

- applying text effects

- resetting diagrams back to their original state

 

20/02/10

Added the following quizzes to AS OCR 3.1.2 b section, on output devices

- Grade or no grade quiz

- On target quiz

- Penalty shootout quiz

- Walk the plank quiz

- Engarde quiz

- Hoopshot quiz

- Half a minute quiz

- Teacher invaders quiz

 

Added the following quizzes to AS OCR 3.1.2 b section, on storage devices

- Grade or no grade quiz

- On target quiz

- Penalty shootout quiz

- Walk the plank quiz

- Engarde quiz

- Hoopshot quiz

- Half a minute quiz

- Teacher invaders quiz

 

Added the following quizzes to AS OCR 3.1.2 c, d section, on specialist hardware and software devices for physically disabled users

- Grade or no grade quiz

- On target quiz

- Penalty shootout quiz

- Walk the plank quiz

- Engarde quiz

- Hoopshot quiz

- Half a minute quiz

- Teacher invaders quiz

 

Added the following video tutorials for Word 2007 to the site:

- Inserting a new table

- drawing a table

- creating a table from text

- creating text from a table

- inserting an Excel table in a document

- changing the column width manually

- changing row height manually

- using settings to change column widths/row heights

- insert a new column

- insert a new row

- delete a column

- delete a row

- delete a table

- merge cells

- split cells

- align text in cells

-change text direction

- cell margins in table

- coloured cell background

- table borders

- border style

- border colour

- border thickness

- remove border

- table styles

 

19/02/10

Added the following quizzes to AS OCR 3.1.2 a section, on hardware, software and standards

- Grade or no grade quiz

- On target quiz

- Penalty shootout quiz

- Walk the plank quiz

- Engarde quiz

- Hoopshot quiz

- Half a minute quiz

- Teacher invaders quiz

 

Added the following quizzes to AS OCR 3.1.2 b section, on input devices

- Grade or no grade quiz

- On target quiz

- Penalty shootout quiz

- Walk the plank quiz

- Engarde quiz

- Hoopshot quiz

- Half a minute quiz

- Teacher invaders quiz

 

Added the following video tutorials for Word 2007 to the site:

- Inserting a chart

- changing the chart type

- chart titles

- axis labels

- editing the axis

- legends

- data labels

- gridlines

- editing the chart data

- chart layout

- chart styles

- shape styles

- changing chart colours

- changing gridline colours

- 3D chart effects

 

18/02/10

Added the following video tutorials for Word 2007 to the site:

- multi-page view

- zoom

- switch windows

- thumbnails

- document maps

- show gridlines

- customise gridlines

- snap-to-grid

- adding a title style

- using style sets

- adding a theme

- changing the theme colours

- creating custom theme colours

- changing the theme font

- creating a custom theme font

- using the 'help' facility

- encrypting a document and setting a password

- removing a password from a document

 

17/02/10

Added the following video tutorials for Word 2007 to the site:

- drawing a straight line

- drawing a dashed line

- drawing a curved line

- drawing a free form shape or line

- changing the line thickness

- changing the line colour

- adding a shadow to a line

- using 3D effects with lines

- drawing an arrow

- changing the arrowhead direction

- changing the arrowhead style

- auto create a hyperlink

- adding a hyperlink to text or images

- hyperlinking to a file or document

- creating a mailto hyperlink

- edit a hyperlink

- remove a hyperlink

 

16/02/10

Added a new mini-website to cover the OCR AS ICT, module 3.1.6a theory on characteristics of documents

Added a task and answer sheet for the OCR AS ICT, module 3.1.6a theory on characteristics of documents(subscription only)

 

15/02/10

Added the following video tutorials for Word 2007 to the site:

- insert date into document

- insert a header or footer

- edit the header or footer

- insert an image into the header or footer

- switch between the header and footer

- increase or decrease the depth of the header or footer

- insert a footnote

- edit a footnote

- insert an endnote

- add a background colour to page (and print)

- add a watermark to page

- add a page border

- remove a page border

 

14/02/10

Added a new mini-website to cover the OCR AS ICT, module 3.1.3 j theory on the needs of different users for standard/generic applications

Added a task and answer sheet for the OCR AS ICT, module 3.1.3 j theory on the needs of different users for standard/generic applications (subscription only)

 

Added the following video tutorials for Word 2007 to the site:

- changing the paper size

- changing the page margins

- changing the page orientation

- changing page orientation with a document

- insert a blank page into a document

- insert a page break

- insert page numbers

- start page numbers on page 2 of document

- remove page numbers

 

13/02/10

Added a new mini-website to cover the OCR AS ICT, module 3.1.3 i theory on how to import and export files between standard / generic applications with no common file format.

Added a task and answer sheet for the OCR AS ICT, module 3.1.3 i theory on how to import and export files between standard / generic applications with no common file format. (subscription only)

 

12/02/10

Added the following resources for Functional Skills (level 1) - all kindly contributed by Jo Wallace:

Spreadsheet exercise 1 - basic formatting

Spreadsheet exercise 2 - addition formula

Spreadsheet exercise 3 - subtraction formula

Spreadsheet exercise 4 - formatting and using basic formulas

Spreadsheet exercise 5 - SUM and AVERAGE, MIN and MAX

Spreadsheet exercise 6 - Autofill and pie charts

Spreadsheet exercise 7 - relative references, absolute references, mixed references

Spreadsheet exercise 8 - absolute cell reference practice, charts

Spreadsheet exercise 9 - filtering data

Spreadsheet exercise 10 - sorting data, showing formulas

Spreadsheet exercise 11 - printing options, bar charts

 

11/02/10

Added the following video tutorials for Word 2007 to the site:

- bullet point list

- changing the style of bullet points

- creating a new bullet point style

- creating a new bullet point from an image

- using sub levels with bullet points

- removing bullet points

- numbered list

- chaning the number list style

- multi-level lists

 

Added a link to the following news video stories:

- A new approach to using Google Earth

- Twitter spreads news from Haiti

- How satellite communications help Haiti relief effort

- Calming computers (health and safety)

- Microsoft browser 'the most secure'

- German warning on Explorer 'unprecedented', says expert

- The office of the future

- Public shame can help you succeed (mobile phones)

- New flaws in chip and pin system revealed

 

10/02/10

Added a helpsheet for OCR Nationals unit 21, AO3 - how to make a navigation button in Fireworks 2004. Kindly contributed by Sylvia Bowman

Added a helpsheet for OCR Nationals unit 21, AO3 - how to make a navigation bar in Fireworks 2004. Kindly contributed by Sylvia Bowman

 

Added the following video tutorials for Word 2007 to the site:

- sort a list of text

- sort a list of numbers

- sort multiple columns

- sort data in a table

 

09/02/10

Added a new mini-website to cover the OCR AS ICT, module 3.1.3 h theory on how master documents, master slides, templates and styles can be used to create a consistent house style.

Added a task and answer sheet for the OCR AS ICT, module 3.1.3 h theory on how master documents, master slides, templates and styles can be used to create a consistent house style. (subscription only)

 

Added a link to the following news video stories:

- Internet safety rights investigated

- Online safety push for five-year-olds

- Google takes on Facebook and Twitter with network site

 

08/02/10

Added the following video tutorials for Word 2007 to the site:

- inserting word art

- changing word art text

- changing word art letter spacing

- making word art letters the same height

- vertical word art

- changing the style of word art

- changing word art colours

- adding an outline to word art letters

- adding a warp effect to word art

- adding a shadow effect to word art

- adding a 3d effect to word art

- rotating word art

- wrapping text around word art

- spell check

- adding words to the dictionary

- change the dictionary language

- hide spelling errors

- turn grammar checking on

- check and correct grammar

- hide grammar errors

- using the thesaurus

- using the translation tool

 

07/02/10

Added the weekly 'Teach-ICT Has Got News For You' quiz for news stories. Can your AS/A level students guess the news stories behind the pictures? (available for all)

Added the weekly interactive ICT news quiz for 07/02/10 - available for all.

Added an editable, printable version of the weekly ICT news quiz for subscribers

 

Added the following video tutorials for Word 2007 to the site:

- using the ribbon

- showing the ribbon

- minimising the ribbon

- pinning recently used documents

- justifying paragraphs

- indenting paragraphs

- indenting first line of paragraphs

- hanging indents

- adding tabs

- line spacing

- character spacing

- columns

- hyphenation

- border around paragraph

 

06/02/10

Added the following video tutorials for Word 2007 to the site:

- strikethrough

- change case

- drop cap

- highlighter tool

- symbols

- equations

- text effects

- format painter

- remove formatting

- saving work

- using save as

- save work for Word 97-03

- Setting work to autosave as 97-03

- Setting the autosave feature

- save work as another format e.g. txt

- save as pdf file

- print preview

- adding print preview icon to the quick took bar

- adding quick print icon to the quick tool bar

- quick print

- printing options

- send a document as an attachment from within Word

 

05/02/10

Added the following video tutorials for Word 2007 to the site:

- creating a new blank document

- creating a new document from a template

- using an online template

- opening an existing document

- adding 'new' and 'open' docs to quick taskbar

- selecting text

- deleting text

- moving text

- copy and paste

- undo, redo

- formatting and paragraph marks

- find tool

- find and replace tool

- font size changes, grow and shrink

- font style changes

- underline styles

- bold or italics

- font colour

- superscript

- subscript

 

Added a link to the following news video stories:

- 'packet switching' system's first comptuer network

- Cardiff centralises crime and traffice CCTV monitoring

- How a 3D rugby match is filmed

- Robotic blood tests 'save time'

- New face of recognition software

 

04/02/10

Added a superb workbook for OCR Nationals, Unit 22. Kindly contributed by Mark Wilson.

Added a research paper which looks at the use of Scratch as a computer programming application in the wider curriculum in primary schools. Kindly contributed by Stamati Crook from Redware Research Ltd. (paper available from contributor's section)

 

03/02/10

Added a new mini-website to cover the OCR AS ICT, module 3.1.3 g theory on why organisations need a consistent house style

Added a task and answer sheet for the OCR AS ICT, module 3.1.3 g theory on why organisations need a consistent house style (subscription only)

 

02/02/10

Added a new mini-website to cover the OCR AS ICT, module 3.1.3 e theory on buttons, forms, form controls, menus and templates

Added a task and answer sheet for the OCR AS ICT, module 3.1.3 e theory on buttons, forms, form controls, menus and templates (subscription only)

Added a link to the following news video stories:

- Fans give verdict on Sky's first 3D football match

- World War II computer Collusus that cracked Nazi code

- Deciphering the Tunny message code used by Nazi Germany

- UK's 'oldest' computer, the Witch or Harwell, rebuilt

- Cancel out unwanted noise

- Has the promise of the internet gone sour?

 

01/02/10

Added a new 5 week KS3 SoW for year 8 or 9 on Graphics Editing, called 'Faking it!'

SoW includes:

23 individual resources including all lesson plans, starters, plenaries, lesson tasks and 14 video tutorials which take students through all of the techniques they need to know for this unit of work

The SoW also includes the images needed by students in order to follow the tutorials.

This SoW is only available to those with a resource subscription licence.

 

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