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What's New - October 2006

31/10/06

Added a free A4 poster to laminate and display about hardware

Added a free A4 poster to laminate and display about software categories

Added four new jokes to the Giggle Zone - thanks to the many people who kindly sent us new joke ideas

Added news story link, 'firms defend dealings with China'

Added news story link, 'Virus writers target web videos'

30/10/06

Redesigned the front page

Added a new video tutorial to the Access section - setting up a required field

Added a new video tutorial to the Access section - setting up a 'drop down list'

Added a new video tutorial to the Access section - setting up a basic Input Mask

Added news story link, 'International net domains 'risky'

Added news story link, 'problems hit school data system'

29/10/06

Added the following pages to DiDA 201:

Project home

Task overview

Introduction to the project

Project scenario

Overview of the tasks

Every project should have ...

Why you should plan

Identifying your tasks

 

28/10/06

Added a new interactive Tic Tac Toe quiz to KS3 Unit 7.4 on Charts and Graphs

Added a new interactive Tic Tac Toe quiz to DiDA 201 - Keeping your work safe

Added a new interactive Hangman quiz to DiDA - Introduction to DiDA

Added a new interactive Maze quiz to DiDA - 201 Publications

Added a new interactive Maze quiz to KS3 Unit 7.4 Spreadsheets

Added a new interactive Maze quiz to GCSE - Systems Life Cycle

Added a new interactive Balloons quiz to KS3 Unit 7.5 - Databases

Added a new interactive Balloons quiz to KS3 Unit 8.5 - Spreadsheets

Added a new interactive multiple choice quiz to DiDA Unit 203 - Flash

Added a new interactive multiple choice quiz to GCSE about Copyright

Added a new interactive multiple choice quiz to KS3 Unit 9.1 - Computer Control

Added a new interactive Catch the Fruit quiz to DiDA - Unit 201- on Planning

Added a new interactive Catch the Fruit quiz toKS3 - Unit 7.6 - Sensors

Added a new interactive Racing Cubes quiz to DiDA - Unit 201 - SPB

Added a new interactive Racing Cubes quiz to KS3 - Unit 7.1 - Using ICT

Added a new interactive Racing Cubes quiz to GCSE - Software

Added a new interactive multiple choice quiz to the DiDA section - About DiDA

Added a new interactive multiple choice quiz to the DiDA section - Unit 203 - Fireworks

Added a new interactive multiple choice quiz to KS3 Unit 7.3 - Text and Graphics

Added a new interactive multiple choice quiz to KS3 Unit 8.1 - Public Information Systems

Added a new interactive multiple choice quiz to KS3 Unit 7.1 - Perfect Presentations

Added a new interactive multiple choice quiz to A Level - Data Information and Knowledge

Added a new interactive multiple choice quiz to GSCE - Data Capture

Added a new interactive multiple choice quiz to GSCE - Datbases

Added a new interactive multiple choice quiz to GSCE - Verification

Added a new interactive multiple choice quiz to GSCE - Spreadsheets

Added a new interactive multiple choice quiz to GSCE - DTP

Added a new interactive multiple choice quiz to GSCE - Protecting Data

Added a new interactive multiple choice quiz to GSCE - Viruses

Added a new interactive multiple choice quiz to GSCE - Copyright

Added an 'About DiDA' page to the DiDA section

Added a 'Link's page to the DiDA section

 

27/10/06

Added a brand new project for KS3 Unit 7.4. called 'Harry Plotter'. Includes every resource required for the six lesson project.

Redesigned the menu system to include drop down options so that it is easier to access all areas of the site quickly

Added a brand new area - Key Stage 3 for Students - all of the quizzes and 'fun' activities have been linked here to enable students to access the materials more easily

Added a new area 'The Giggle Zone' - includes over 20 awful ICT jokes

Added a new facility - an ICT Poll. A new poll will be added each week with the topic based around an ICT emphasis.

 

26/10/06

Re-wrote the SoW for KS3 Unit 8.1 Public Information Systems. Included three exemplar pieces of work created by students last year.

Re-wrote the SoW for KS3 Unit 8.3 Information, Reliability, Validity and Bias.

Redesigned the look of KS3 Unit 8.2 - Publishing on the Web

Redesigned the look of KS3 Unit 8.4 - Spreadsheets

Redesigned the look of KS3 Unit 8.5 - Integrating applications to find a solution

 

25/10/06

Added a complete SoW along with full lesson resources for KS3 Unit 7.1 - Project 2

Added a new resource to GCSE graphics - common mistakes made with images

 

24/10/06

Redesigned the look of the KS3 Unit 7.1 European Union project SoW pages

Redesigned the look of the KS3 Unit 7.5 Travel to School DB pages

Redesigned the look of the KS3 Unit 7.6 Computer Control pages

 

23/10/06

Added a new video tutorial for Excel to show how to sort data into ascending and descending order

Redesigned the look of the KS3 Unit 7.4 Tuckshop SoW pages

22/10/06

Created an interactive options quiz for KS3 Unit 9.1

Created an interactive options quiz for KS3 Unit 8.3

Created an interactive options quiz for KS3 Unit 7.1

Created an interactive options quiz for GCSE Word Processing

 

21/10/06

Added 7 new backgrounds to the quiz type 'options' in the 'make your own quiz' section

Created an interactive balloons quiz for KS3 Unit 8.2

Created an interactive balloons quiz for KS3 Unit 7.1

20/10/06

Created an interactive maze quiz for KS3 Unit 7.1

Created an interactive maze quiz for KS3 Unit 7.5

Created an interactive maze quiz for KS3 Unit 8.2

Created an interactive maze quiz for KS3 Unit 8.3

Created an interactive maze quiz for KS3 Unit 8.4

Created an interactive maze quiz for KS3 Unit 9.1

 

18/10/06

Added a new poster to the classroom display section 'I want you for computer club'

Added a new video tutorial for Dreamweaver - setting up an email link

Added a new video tutorial for Dreamweaver - setting up hotspots on images

Added a new video tutorial for Dreamweaver - setting up a table header

Added a new video tutorial for Dreamweaver - merging cells in a table

Added a new video tutorial for Dreamweaver - creating flash menu buttons

Added a new video tutorial for Dreamweaver - creating flash text to use as a hyperlink

17/10/06

Added two documents to support ECDL Module 4 - 'skills mapping' sheet and 'can do' ticklist. Both kindly contributed by Carl Wesbury from Colmers School, Birmingham

Added a new poster to the classroom display section - 'Poet tree without mist aches' - designed to make students think about the use of the spell checker

Added an activity for GCSE Data Protection Act - ordering pizza

Added a new video tutorial for Dreamweaver - setting up a link to a document

Added a new video tutorial for Dreamweaver - setting up a link to an external website

Added a new video tutorial for Dreamweaver - setting up coloured table backgrounds

Added a new video tutorial for Dreamweaver - viewing the HTML code

Added a new video tutorial for Dreamweaver - aligning text and images

 

16/10/06

Added a new video tutorial for Dreamweaver - changing font colours

Added a new video tutorial for Dreamweaver - changing font size

Added a new video tutorial for Dreamweaver - setting up anchors

Added a new video tutorial for Dreamweaver - resizing images

Added a new video tutorial for Dreamweaver - indenting text

 

15/10/06

Added a new video tutorial for Dreamweaver - creating a template

Added a new video tutorial for Dreamweaver - adding a template to an existing page

Added a new video tutorial for Dreamweaver - creating a new page from a template

Added a PPT to A2 about the nature and role of a range of information processing systems

 

14/10/06

Added a new video tutorial for Dreamweaver - setting up page content

Added a new video tutorial for Dreamweaver - adding page banners

Added a new video tutorial for Dreamweaver - inserting images

 

13/10/06

Added a new video tutorial for Dreamweaver - creating bullet point lists

12/10/06

Added a new video tutorial for Dreamweaver - setting up tables

10/10/06

Added a PPT to GCSE DTP to show some techniques used for creating a well laid out brochure

08/10/06

Added a new section for Dreamweaver tutorials.

Made the following videos for Dreamweaver:

  • How to create a new site

  • How to create a home page

  • How to add new web pages

  • How to insert page titles

  • How to view your site using the site map

  • How to create a simple menu

  • How to create rollover buttons

  • How to set the font style

  • How to set the heading style

Added news story link, 'Net crime is 'big fear' for Britons

 

07/10/06

Added a video tutorial for Photoshop to create a starburst effect

Added a video tutorial for Photoshop to create 'pop art' effects

Added a video tutorial for Photoshop to create a 'twirl' effect

 

06/10/06

Added a video tutorial to Photoshop to create a 'rainbow' effect

Added news story link, 'Future of the hard drive is secure'

Added news story link, Cricket machine masters bowling'

 

05/10/06

Added a video tutorial to Photoshop to create a 'bubble'

Added news story link, 'tackling the hackers face to face'

 

04/10/06

Added two ideas to the Computer Club page - creating 'Wanted' and 'Motivational' posters

Added video tutorial for PPT - changing the style of bullet points

Added video tutorial for PPT - slide transitions

Added video tutorial for PPT - adding the date and time to footers

Added news story link, 'Geek speak still baffles web users'

Added news story link, 'Bluetooth rival unveiled by Nokia'

Added news story link, 'Google offers literacy portal'

Added news story link, 'Mobile maps popular with students'

 

03/10/06

Added a set of classroom posters depicting pioneers in computer history

Added video tutorial for PPT - creating a new slide show

Added video tutorial for PPT - adding a new slide

Added video tutorial for PPT - adding animations to text and images

 

02/10/06

Added a comprehensive task sheet for GCSE databases - worksheet 2

Added a task for GCSE Internet - worksheet 1

Added news story link, 'Video games have a 'role in school'

 

01/10/06

Added news story link, 'Tesco moves into software market'

Added news story link, 'New security measures for mobiles'

 

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