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What's New - January 2010

31/01/10

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 31/01/10 - available for all.

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

 

30/01/10

Added a new mini-website to cover the OCR AS ICT, module 3.1.3 d theory on design considerations for data entry screens

Added a task sheet and answer sheet for OCR AS ICT, module 3.1.3 d on design considerations for data entry screens (subscription only)

 

29/01/10

Added a task sheet for OCR AS ICT, module 3.1.3 c on wizards, style sheets, templates and macros (subscription only)

28/01/10

Added a new mini-website to cover the OCR AS ICT, module 3.1.3 c theory on wizards, style sheets, templates and macros

27/01/10

Added a video case study and answer sheet for AS ICT, suitable for input devices or health and safety: Keyboard to reduce wrist strain (subscription only)

26/01/10

Added links to the following video news stories (news > news videos by topic):

- Put some smart in your smartphone

- Does the web spell death to TV?

- What does the 'web' mean to you?

- French pensioners on the benefits of Nintendo Wii

- Pensioners in virtual bowling league

- Face scan checks start at airport

- Microsoft and HP show off 'slate' PC

- Microsoft launches Project Natal and new games for Xbox

- 3D TV is being billed as possible industry saviour

- Almost indestructible' hard drive put to the test

- Bing is taking on Google

- Keyboard to reduce wrist strain at CES in Las Vegas

 

25/01/10

Added a crossword starter activity to BTEC First, unit 18 and BTEC National, unit 24. Kindly contributed by Leya George

24/01/10

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 24/01/10 - available for all.

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

 

23/01/10

Added a list of questions which could be used by teachers to help with AFL. Available from the KS3 area > assessment menu

22/01/10

Added a task for OCR AS ICT, module 3.1.3 b on characteristics of applications (subscription only)

21/01/10

Added a new mini-website to cover the OCR AS ICT, module 3.1.3 b theory on characteristics of applications

20/01/10

Revised the OCR AS ICT, module 3.1.3 mini website on types of software used for basic tasks

19/01/10

Added a new mini-website to cover the OCR AS ICT, module 3.1.4 theory on object modelling

 

18/01/10

Added links to the following video news stories (news > news videos by topic):

- Avatar 3D film employs cutting edge visual effects

- Web pirates steal site design

- AI aims to solve in-game chatter

- Can robots think like humans?

- Star Trek was the most pirated movie of 2009

- Self-service checkouts numbers to double over next year

- Mobiles offer new view of reality

- How the internet blurs social boundaries

- 'Super-needle' surgery simulator

- Is flexible electronic paper the future?

- Moscow's full body scanners in action

- Face scanners launched at airport

- Google's new phone to protect mobile advertising base

 

17/01/10

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 17/01/10 - available for all.

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

 

Recorded and added the following tutorials to the video tutorials section:

- Publisher 2003: printing multiple copies

- Publisher 2003: printing specific pages

- Publisher 2003: changing the default printer

- Publisher 2003: using design gallery objects

- Publisher 2003: inserting a header or footer

- Publisher 2003: hide spelling errors

 

 

16/01/10

Recorded and added the following tutorials to the video tutorials section:

- Publisher 2003: inserting a table

- Publisher 2003: changing the table autoformat

- Publisher 2003: changing the background colour of a table

- Publisher 2003: deleting a table row

- Publisher 2003: deleting a table column

- Publisher 2003: inserting a table row

- Publisher 2003: inserting a table column

- Publisher 2003: adding a table border

- Publisher 2003: removing a table border

- Publisher 2003: changing the colour of a table border

- Publisher 2003: merging table cells

- Publisher 2003: splitting merged cells

- Publisher 2003: making diagonal table cells

- Publisher 2003: adding a border to a specific cell

- Publisher 2003: changing row heights and column widths

- Publisher 2003: deleting a table

 

15/01/10

Recorded and added the following tutorials to the video tutorials section:

- Publisher 2003: Drop caps

- Publisher 2003: Text autofitting

- Publisher 2003: Expanding acryonyms

- Publisher 2003: Autocorrect

- Publisher 2003: Drawing free form

- Publisher 2003: Selecting multiple objects

- Publisher 2003: Grouping objects

- Publisher 2003: Showing and hiding the task pane

- Publisher 2003: Using special paper

- Publisher 2003: Showing and using special characters

- Publisher 2003: Adding page numbers

 

14/01/10

Added links to the following video news stories (news > news videos by topic):

- The technology predicted to shape tomorrow's world

- Latest school gadgets go on display at education show

- Record Christmas sales expected online

- Children learn about internet safety

- School pupils' views of web block

- How Avatar's effects were generated

- More drivers using mobile phones since penalty change

- Guardian newspaper charges for iPhone app

- Tech to protect your home

- Mixed reception for digital TV signals

- School bus pass tracking scheme

- How to track friends with Google Latitude

 

13/01/10

Added a new resource for OCR Nationals, Unit 21: Creating individual buttons in fireworks and how to present the work. Kindly contributed by Sylvia Bowman

 

Recorded and added the following tutorials to the video tutorials section:

- Publisher 2003: Create a custom heading style

- Publisher 2003: Edit a custom style

- Publisher 2003: Delete a custom style

- Publisher 2003: Font effects for text

- Publisher 2003: Text alignment

- Publisher 2003: Bullet point list

- Publisher 2003: Customising a bullet point list

- Publisher 2003: Numbered list

- Publisher 2003: Customising a numbered list

 

12/01/10

Recorded and added the following tutorials to the video tutorials section:

- Publisher 2003: Changing the print options

- Publisher 2003: Resetting the publication's original design

- Publisher 2003: Changing font style/size

- Publisher 2003: Changing font colours

- Publisher 2003: Adding a single coloured background to a text box

- Publisher 2003: Adding a two colour gradient background to a text box

- Publisher 2003: Adding a border around a text box

- Publisher 2003: Changing the width / thickness of a text box border

- Publisher 2003: Changing the colour of a text box border

- Publisher 2003: Using border art as a text box border

- Publisher 2003: Making border art from a piece of clipart

 

11/01/10

Recorded and added the following tutorials to the video tutorials section:

- Publisher 2003: Changing the default personal information

- Publisher 2003: Chaning the ruler measurements

- Publisher 2003: Changing the default location of images

- Publisher 2003: Changing the hyphenation default

- Publisher 2003: Changing the arrow key movement default

- Publisher 2003: Setting the user assistance tools

- Publisher 2003: Setting the autosave feature

- Publisher 2003: Showing full menus

- Publisher 2003: Opening an existing publication

- Publisher 2003: Changing the paper size default

 

10/01/10

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 10/01/10 - available for all.

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

Released the PowerPoint 2003 set of video tutorials as a site licence package for use offline

 

09/01/10

Recorded and added the following video tutorials to the video tutorials section:

- Powerpoint 2003: Embedding a YouTube video into a slide

- Powerpoint 2003: Adjusting the line spacing within a text box

- Powerpoint 2003: Further editing of the master slide

 

08/01/10

Recorded and added the following video tutorials to the video tutorials section:

- Powerpoint 2003: Providing an emphasis to an object on entrance

- Powerpoint 2003: Looping a presentation

- Powerpoint 2003: Adding a motion path

- Powerpoint 2003: Setting timings on a presentation

 

07/01/10

Released Star Struck Office 2007 version (for sale)

06/01/10

Rewrote the task and answer sheet for AS OCR ICT, module 3.1.4 e on variables, rules, function and formulas (subscription only)

05/01/10

Added a new mini-website to cover the theory for AS ICT Module 3.1.4 on financial models

05/01/10

Added a new mini-website to cover the theory for AS ICT Module 3.1.4 on variables, rules, functions and formulae

04/01/10

Added a new mini-website to cover the theory for AS ICT, module 3.1.4 e on absolute and relative cell referencing

Added a new task and answer sheet for AS OCR ICT, module 3.1.4 e on absolute and relative cell referencing (subscription only)

03/01/10

Added three new video tutorials for Mission Maker:

- How to add your own backgrounds to walls

- How to add a splash screen

- Answering a question to open a door

Tutorials created and kindly contributed by Derek Roberts

 

Added a VAK assessment tool to enable you to determine the preferred learning styles of your students. (available from KS3 > documentation)

Kindly contributed by David Dance

 

02/01/10

Added a new mini-website to cover the theory for AS ICT, module 3.1.4 d on worksheets, workbooks, rows, columns, cells and ranges.

Added a new task and answer sheet for AS OCR ICT, module 3.1.4 d on worksheets, workbooks, cells, ranges, rows and columns (subscription only)

 

01/01/10

Added a new mini-website to cover the theory for AS ICT on entities, attributes and Entity Relationship Diagrams

 

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