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What's New - January 2011

 

A2 ICT

New theory section mini website added to OCR A2 ICT > module 3.3.3 > mobile communication technology

New 11 page theory mini website to OCR A2 ICT > module 3.3.3 > satellite systems

Added a new 8 page theory mini website to OCR A2 ICT > module 3.3.3 > cellular and satellite phone networks

Added a new 10 page theory mini website to OCR A2 ICT > module 3.3.3 > comparison of broadband connections

 

 

KS3 ICT

Added a brand new 4 week scheme of work for KS3 on creating spreadsheet quizzes.

The SoW contains 27 new resources including all lesson plans, starters and plenaries, video tutorials and supporting lesson tasks. Original SoW developed by Andrew Colley, AST and Tony Salter, Head of ICT, who have kindly let us build on his work.

Added a new worksheet to check students' understanding of Microsoft Publisher. Kindly contributed by Dan Phelan

Added a new worksheet to check students' understanding of target audiences. Kindly contributed by Dan Phelan

Dreamweaver knowledge sheet - a great starter or homework activity. Kindly contributed by Dan Phelan

Added a superb 10 page step-by-step guide to creating a shark attack game using Scratch. Also includes an extension task. Kindly contributed by Dan Phelan

Added a step-by-step guide to creating a contemporary black and white photograph with a splash of colour. Uses Paint.net an online graphics editing application. Kindly contributed by Dan Phelan

Added a guide to creating a room using Google SketchupKindly contributed by Dan Phelan

Added a guide to creating furniture using Google SketchupKindly contributed by Dan Phelan

Added a homework or task sheet to check students' knowledge of Google Sketchup tools Kindly contributed by Dan Phelan

Added a Sketch Up School Project sheet Kindly contributed by Dan Phelan

Added a worksheet about using Pivot Stickfigure Animator Kindly contributed by Dan Phelan

 

 

GCSE ICT

Added a new 5 page theory mini-website to GCSE ICT > work and employment > teleworking

Added a starter or plenary task to GCSE ICT > Data and information > input, processing, output, feedback > One, Two, Three

Added a starter or plenary task to GCSE ICT > Data and information > input, processing, output, feedback > Teacher Talkabout

Added a plenary task to GCSE ICT > Data and information > input, processing, output, feedback > Lesson Summary

Added a starter task to GCSE ICT > Data and information > input, processing, output, feedback > 30 Seconds

Added a starter task to GCSE ICT > Data and information > input, processing, output, feedback > 10 Questions

Added a starter task to GCSE ICT > Data and information > input, processing, output, feedback > 3-2-1

Added a starter task to GCSE ICT > Data and information > input, processing, output, feedback > Teach Me About ...

Added a lesson task to GCSE ICT > Data and information > input, processing, output, feedback > Identify the question

Added a lesson task to GCSE ICT > Data and information > input, processing, output, feedback > In the style of ....

Added a lesson task to GCSE ICT > Data and information > input, processing, output, feedback > Mind Map

Added a lesson task to GCSE ICT > Data and information > input, processing, output, feedback > Mnemonic

Added a lesson task to GCSE ICT > Data and information > input, processing, output, feedback > Presentation task

Added a lesson task to GCSE ICT > Data and information > input, processing, output, feedback > jumble up

Added an answer sheet for the jumble up task

Added a new interactive quiz to GCSE ICT > Being online > Ecommerce > On Target

Added a new interactive quiz to GCSE ICT > Being online > Ecommerce > Fling the teacher

Added a new interactive quiz to GCSE ICT > Being online > Ecommerce > Penalty shootout

Added a new interactive quiz to GCSE ICT > Being online > Ecommerce > Walk the plank

Added a new interactive quiz to GCSE ICT > Being online > Ecommerce > Grade or no grade

Added a new interactive quiz to GCSE ICT > Being online > Ecommerce > Half a minute

Added a new interactive quiz to GCSE ICT > Being online > Ecommerce > Hoopshot

Added a new interactive quiz to GCSE ICT > Being online > Ecommerce > Engarde

Added a lesson task to GCSE ICT > being online > ecommerce > Discussion statements

Added a lesson task to GCSE ICT > being online > ecommerce > in the style of ...

Added a lesson task to GCSE ICT > being online > ecommerce > Reduce it!

Added a lesson task to GCSE ICT > being online > ecommerce > Pros and cons

Added a lesson task to GCSE ICT > being online > ecommerce > create a presentation

Added a lesson task to GCSE ICT > being online > ecommerce > once upon a time

Added a lesson task to GCSE ICT > being online > ecommerce > news bulletin

Added a starter or plenary task to GCSE ICT > being online > ecommerce > teacher talkabout

Added a starter or plenary task to GCSE ICT > being online > ecommerce > three facts

Added a starter or plenary task to GCSE ICT > being online > ecommerce > What? Why? How?

Added a starter or plenary task to GCSE ICT > being online > ecommerce > Word association

Added a plenary task to GCSE ICT > being online > ecommerce > lesson summary

Added a starter or plenary task to GCSE ICT > being online > ecommerce > give me ten

Added a starter task to GCSE ICT > being online > ecommerce > teach me about

Added a starter or plenary task to GCSE ICT > being online > ecommerce > turn it down

Added a starter or plenary task to GCSE ICT > being online > ecommerce > lucky dip questions

Added a starter or plenary task to GCSE ICT > being online > ecommerce > one, two, three

Added a 13 page theory mini website to GCSE ICT > being online > ecommerce

Added a starter task to GCSE ICT > being online > ecommerce > 10 questions

Added a starter task to GCSE ICT > being online > ecommerce > 30 seconds

Added a starter task to GCSE ICT > being online > ecommerce > 3-2-1

Added a starter task to GCSE ICT > being online > ecommerce > back to front

Added a starter or plenary task to GCSE ICT > being online > ecommerce > consider all reasons

Added a new interactive quiz to GCSE ICT > the internet and WWW > On Target

Added a new interactive quiz to GCSE ICT > the internet and WWW > Penalty Shootout

Added a new interactive quiz to GCSE ICT > the internet and WWW > Walk the Plank

Added a new interactive quiz to GCSE ICT > the internet and WWW > Grade or No Grade

Added a new interactive quiz to GCSE ICT > the internet and WWW > Half a Minute

Added a new interactive quiz to GCSE ICT > the internet and WWW > Hoop Shot

Added a new interactive quiz to GCSE ICT > the internet and WWW > En Garde

Added new lesson task to GCSE New > The Internet > Create your own crossword

Added new lesson task to GCSE New > The Internet > In the style of ...

Added new lesson task to GCSE New > The Internet > prioritise

Added new starter or plenary activity to GCSE New > The Internet > One, Two, Three

Added new starter or plenary activity to GCSE New > The Internet > Teacher Talkabout

Added new starter or plenary activity to GCSE New > The Internet > Three facts

Added new plenary activity to GCSE New > The Internet > Lesson summary

Added new starter or plenary activity to GCSE New > The Internet > Lucky dip questions

Added new starter activity to GCSE New > The Internet > 3-2-1

Added new starter activity to GCSE New > The Internet > 30 Seconds

Added new starter activity to GCSE New > The Internet > Give me ten

Added new starter activity to GCSE New > The Internet > Teach me about ...

Added new starter activity to GCSE New > The Internet > Turn it down

Added a new 7 page theory mini-website to GCSE ICT on downloads and video streaming

Added a new 8 page theory mini website to GCSE ICT > entertainment > computer games and gaming consoles

Added a new 6 page theory mini website to GCSE ICT > the internet > accessibility

Added a new lesson task to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > key terms

Added a new lesson task to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > identify the question

Added a new interactive quiz to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > On Target

Added a new interactive quiz to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > Penalty shootout

Added a new interactive quiz to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > Walk the plank

Added a new interactive quiz to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > Teacher invaders

Added a new interactive quiz to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > Grade or no grade

Added a new interactive quiz to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > Half a minute

Added a new interactive quiz to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > Hoopshot

Added a new interactive quiz to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > En Garde

Added a new interactive quiz to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > Matchup

Added a new lesson task to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > create a presentation

Added a new lesson task to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > reduce it!

Added a new lesson task to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > prioritise

Added a new lesson task to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > once upon a time

Added a new lesson task to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > mind map

Added a new lesson task to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > matching pairs

Added an answer sheet for the matching pairs task to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet

Added a new starter task to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > countdown

Added a new starter task to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > teach me about ...

Added a new plenary task to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > lesson summary

Added a new plenary task to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > taboo

Added a new starter or plenary task to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > teacher talkabout

Added a new starter or plenary task to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > three facts

Added a new 6 page theory mini website for GCSE ICT on blogs

Added a new starter task to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > 10 questions

Added a new starter task to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > 30 second challenge

Added a new starter task to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > back to front

Added an answer sheet for the 'back to front' starter task to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet

Added a new 4 page theory mini website for GCSE ICT on social networking

Added a new lesson task to GCSE ICT > connecting to the internet > in the style of

Added a new lesson task to GCSE ICT > the internet > sort a sentence

Added a new lesson task to GCSE ICT > the internet >presentation template

Added a new starter or plenary task to GCSE ICT > computer crime > Teacher Talkabout

Added a new starter or plenary task to GCSE ICT > computer crime > Three Facts

Added a new starter task to GCSE ICT > computer crime > Word Tennis

Added a new plenary task to GCSE ICT > computer crime > Lesson summary

Added a new plenary task to GCSE ICT > computer crime > Stand Up, Sit Down

Added a new 8 page theory mini-website for GCSE ICT on connecting to the internet

Added a new lesson task to GCSE ICT > computer crime > Theory notes task

Added a new starter or plenary task to GCSE ICT > computer crime > What? Why? How?

Added a new starter or plenary task to GCSE ICT > computer crime > One, Two, Three

Added a plenary task to GCSE ICT > computer crime > Lucky dip questions

Added a new starter or plenary task to GCSE ICT > computer crime > Scrabble

Added a new interactive quiz for GCSE ICT Computer Crime > engarde

Added a new interactive quiz for GCSE ICT Computer Crime > fling the teacher

Added a new interactive quiz for GCSE ICT Computer Crime > grade or no grade

Added a new interactive quiz for GCSE ICT Computer Crime > half a minute

Added a new interactive quiz for GCSE ICT Computer Crime > hoopshot

Added a new interactive quiz for GCSE ICT Computer Crime > teacher invaders

Added a new interactive quiz for GCSE ICT Computer Crime > matchup

Added a new interactive quiz for GCSE ICT Computer Crime > ontarget

Added a new interactive quiz for GCSE ICT Computer Crime > penalty shootout

Added a new interactive quiz for GCSE ICT Computer Crime > walk the plank

Added a new 5 page theory mini website for GCSE ICT on intranets and extranets

Added a new lesson task to GCSE ICT > computer crime > in the style of .....

Added a new lesson task to GCSE ICT > computer crime > matching pairs

Added an answer sheet for the matching pairs task

Added a new lesson task to GCSE ICT > computer crime > once upon a time

Added a new lesson task to GCSE ICT > computer crime > Prioritise

Added a new lesson task to GCSE ICT > computer crime > Key terms

Added an 11 page revamped mini website to GCSE ICT on the Internet and the WWW

Added a new differentiated lesson task to GCSE ICT > computer crime > crossword - version 1 and version 2

Added an answer sheet for the crossword task > GCSE ICT > computer crime

Added a new lesson task to GCSE ICT > computer crime > definitions

Added an answer sheet for the definitions task > GCSE ICT > computer crime

Added a new lesson task to GCSE ICT > computer crime > discussion statements

 

 

ICT Functional Skills

New 3 page step-by-step guide to show how to reply to an email and how to forward an email >ICT Functional Skills task > Module 8 use communications software > emails

New 3 page step-by-step guide to setting up a new distribution list and then sending an email using that list >ICT Functional Skills task > Module 8 use communications software > emails

New 3 page step-by-step guide to setting up a new contact and then sending an email using a contact >ICT Functional Skills task > Module 8 use communications software > emails

New ICT Functional Skills task > Module 8 use communications software > emails > delivery receipts and read receipts

New 3 page step-by-step guide to setting up filters to block junk emails for ICT Functional Skills task > Module 8 use communications software > emails

Added a template for drafting an email - useful to encourage students to think about the content of the message rather than be distracted by the software or technology. Kindly contributed by Dan Phelan

Added an information sheet and step-by-step guide to setting up priority flags for ICT Functional Skills

Added an information sheet and task on Cc and Bcc for ICT Functional Skills

Added a step-by-step guide to using proofing tools in emails for ICT Functional Skills

Added a step-by-step guide about setting up and including a signature in an email for ICT Functional Skills (Outlook 2007)

Added a step-by-step guide about how to send an email attachment for ICT Functional Skills (Outlook 2007)

Added an information sheet on receiving and opening email attachments for ICT Functional Skills

Added a three page step-by-step guide showing students how to set up folders, subfolders, delete folders, move folders and rename folders for ICT Functional Skills (Outlook 2007)

Added a step-by-step guide on creating and sending a new email for ICT Functional Skills > Module 8

Added a new task sheet to ICT Functional Skills > Module 8 > organising electronic messages > email research task

Added a new answer sheet for the email research task in ICT Functional Skills > Module 8 > organising electronic messages

Added a new task sheet to ICT Functional Skills > Module 5 > reliability and bias > Recognising bias

Added a new task sheet to ICT Functional Skills > Module 5 > reliability and bias > Evaluating web sites check list

Added a new task sheet to ICT Functional Skills > Module 5 > reliability and bias > DMHO recommendation

Added a new task sheet to ICT Functional Skills > Module 5 > reliability and bias > Fact or Opinion task 1

Added an answer sheet for the Fact or Opinion task 1in ICT Functional Skills > Module 5 > reliability and bias

Added a new task sheet to ICT Functional Skills > Module 5 > reliability and bias > Fact or Opinion task 2

Added an answer sheet for the Fact or Opinion task 2 in ICT Functional Skills > Module 5 > reliability and bias

 

 

Blog Posts

New blog article: The state of the internet

New blog article added: YouTube and ViewPure

New blog post: Cut My Pic

New blog post: 60 recently redesigned corporate identities

New blog post: Programming language posters

New blog post, 'Why should I choose ICT?'

New blog post: Our home as a multiplex cinema?

New blog article: Future kitchen top - new HCI design

New blog post: 'Disruptive' technologies for 2011

New blog post: Microwave racing

New blog post: Don't take tech too seriously

New blog post: Are ugly fonts more memorable?

Added new blog post: open clip art library

New blog article: Safer Internet Day 2011

New blog article: Software Engineer top job in 2011

New blog entry: Dot. the world's smallest stop-motion animation

New blog post: Flipbook - the future of magazines?

 

 

Teachers Section

New page added to teacher's section with suggestions as how to answer the question, 'why should I take ICT?'

Added a set of three posters for numeracy, literacy and ICT in the classroom. Kindly contributed by Dan Phelan

Set of PPT slides showing commonly used keyboard shortcuts. Print out on coloured paper and lamintate for a fabulous wall display. Kindly contribued by Ian Ratcliff from Newbridge School

 

 

Links to video clips

- Google decision 'about rights'

- UK internet adviser Tanya Byron's call to parents

- Inside an underground data bunker

- How TV viewing became a social experience

- Has Russia's sat-nav system come of age?

- E-waste changes to be debated

- Net offers lifeline for nonliners

- Music artists discuss unlawful file-sharing

- All aboard the internet bus

- A look behind the digital divide

- Are 3D laptops ready for the mainstream?

- Google search becomes visual and personal

- Easier ways to control a computer

- Get your computer on the home TV

- UK develops 'intelligent CCTV'

- Inside a spy shop

- Browser makers demand screen time

- Internet access is 'a fundamental right'

- Visualising the internet

- Sony shows off its motion controller PlayStation Move

- New glasses allow blind soldier to 'see' with his tongue

- Secret images in old masterpieces

- USB 3 promises 10x faster data transfers

- No more huddling round at work

- The busy bot roaming the office

- Remote control that does as told

- How laptop screens got creative

- Sound details in wireless headset

- New recycling tech beats landfill

- How the hand-held ultrasound scanner works

- Children missing out on sleep

- New electric car scheme for California

- Mobile phones become smarter in 2010

- Using technology to sell high fashion

- 'Broadband grants' for homes plea

- Dig your own broadband cable

- Microsoft offers browser choices to Europeans

- Birmingham Airport using facial scanning ID

- Inside the University of Southampton's new supercomputer

- Google's plans to take over the social networking world

- How to get a grip on your email box

- Mobile tech gets disabled-friendly

- EU smart-home concept shown off

- Software battle at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress

- Smart ways to back-up your files

- Dimmer switches for Coventry's street lights

- Human computer interaction

- How virtual reality is building empathy in the real world

- How to create a new identity online

 

 

News Quiz

Added the weekly Teach-ICT Has Got News For You quiz. For use in the classroom w/c 31st January. Based on news stories from the previous week.

Added the weekly Teach-ICT Has Got News For You quiz. For use in the classroom w/c 24th January. Based on news stories from the previous week.

Added the weekly Teach-ICT Has Got News For You quiz. For use in the classroom w/c 17th January. Based on news stories from the previous week.

Added the weekly Teach-ICT Has Got News For You quiz. For use in the classroom w/c 10th January. Based on news stories from the previous week.

Added the weekly Teach-ICT Has Got News For You quiz. For use in the classroom w/c 3rd January. Based on news stories from the previous week.

 

 

 

 

 

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