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What's New - October 2007

29/10/07

Added the weekly ICT news quiz for w/c 22/10/07

28/10/07

Added a new section to the seasonal area for Halloween. Features include:

Halloween quizzes

Halloween poster task

Pumpkin cut-out design task

Halloween word hunt task

Halloween Limerick task

Halloween school prospectus task

 

25/10/07

Added a new article to the 'what is' section called 'what is ..... nanotechnology?'

24/10/07

Added theory notes and a new workbook for ECDL Module 1 on 'copyright protection and the law; DPA' (workbook 16)

22/10/07

Added the weekly ICT news quiz for w/c 15/10/07

19/10/07

Added a new poster called 'copyright'

18/10/07

Added theory notes and a new workbook for ECDL Module 1 on 'Keeping data safe and secure' (workbook 15)

Added a new area to the free posters section for 'computer security'

Added a new poster called 'password snatchers'

Added a new poster called 'phishing'

Added a new poster called 'spyware'

Added a new poster called 'the thing'

Added a new poster called 'worms'

Added a new poster called 'lightning'

 

17/10/07

Added theory notes and a new workbook for ECDL Module 1 on 'Health and Safety; The Environment' (workbook 14)

Added the following resources for BTEC Level 3, Unit 18 (also suitable for Level 2, unit 3 & 7):

Introduction to VB

Introduction to VB6

Getting started

VB controls

Message boxes

Naming objects

Text boxes and lables

Understanding properties

All of these resources were kindly contributed by Dominique Stainton

 

16/10/07

Added a new topic to the 'what is .....' section about fibre optic communication.

Added theory notes and a new workbook for ECDL Module 1 on 'the electronic world' (workbook 13)

 

Added a SoW for BTEC Level 3, Unit 4: IT Project. Kindly contributed by Dominique Stainton

Added a 'witness statement' to be used with the BTEC course. Kindly contributed by Dominique Stainton

Added a 'photographic evidence' document to be used with the BTEC course. Kindly contributed by Dominique Stainton

Added an 'action plan' document to be used following an EV Report for the BTEC course. Kindly contributed by Dominique Stainton

Added a 'departmental CV' document to be used to record relevant experience and knowledge of all staff who teach on the BTEC course. Kindly contributed by Dominique Stainton

Added an AFL PPT which contains sheets to print out to enable students to assess one another's work. Kindly contributed by Dominique Stainton

Added an 'internal verification' document for the BTEC course to be used to record internal moderation of assignments. Kindly contributed by Dominique Stainton

 

15/10/07

Added the weekly ICT news quiz for w/c 08/10/07

Added a video tutorial (with sound) showing how to create a macro for printing out handouts from a PPT presentation.

Added a resource highlighting the core rules of netiquette. Kindly contributed by Ritchie King

Added a resource to help students learn how to research the Internet effectively. Kindly contributed by Ritchie King.

Added a 'Web page evaluation checklist'. Kindly contributed by Ritchie King.

Added the following definitions to the glossary:

  • actuator
  • automated data input
  • data redundancy
  • disk drive
  • format
  • games console
  • gantt chart
  • header
  • microphone
  • test plan
  • topology
  • VGA

 

14/10/07

Added a new page listing all of the SoW available for KS3

Added a new page with links to all of the GCSE revision quizzes

Added a set of exam style questions for AS AQA 10.5 ICT in Education. Kindly contributed by Fat Max

Added the following definitions to the glossary;

  • daisy wheel printer
  • data centre
  • data controller
  • data dictionary
  • data mining
  • data model
  • data packet
  • data processing
  • data user
  • daughterboard
  • debug
  • decode
  • defacto
  • dfd
  • encode
  • goal seek
  • graphics package
  • identity theft
  • memory card
  • presence check
  • spell check
  • sql
  • standard
  • syntactic
  • trojan
  • user

 

13/10/07

Added an interactive 'breakout' quiz for GCSE software - general purpose packages

Added an interactive 'breakout' quiz for GCSE spreadsheets

Added an interactive 'save your team' quiz for GCSE word processing

Added an interactive 'bingo' quiz for GCSE word proecessing

Added an interactive 'breakout' quiz for GCSE user interfaces

Changed the design of the KS3 homepage

Added a new page with links to all of the KS3 quizzes

12/10/07

Added theory notes and a new workbook for ECDL Module 1 on the use of IT in everyday life (workbook 12)

Changed the design of the GCSE homepage

11/10/07

Added a worksheet for GCSE ICT and medicine based on students writing themselves a set of revision points onto 'post-it notes'. Useful as a homework task. (worksheet 6)

Added a worksheet for GCSE ICT and medicine which would be useful as a starter/plenary. (worksheet7)

Added a worksheet for GCSE ICT and medicine based on an agony aunt having to answer a set of reader's questions. (worksheet 8)

Added an interactive bingo plenary activity for the whiteboard on GCSE ICT and medicine

Added an interactive 'bash the word' quiz for GCSE ICT and medicine

Added an interactive 'breakout' quiz for GCSE ICT and medicine

 

10/10/07

Added a brand new mini-website on ICT and medicine for GCSE. Students need an awareness of this field as it sometimes crops up as the final question in some papers.

Added a worksheet for GCSE ICT and medicine which asks students to answer a series of questions based on the theory notes provided in the mini-website above (worksheet 1)

Added a 'fill-in-the-gaps' worksheet for GCSE ICT and medicine (worksheet 3)

Added a worksheet for GCSE ICT and medicine which requires students to make a comparison between the 'old' method of doing things with how they are now done using technology. (worksheet 4)

Added a homework task for GCSE ICT and medicine asking student to interview people to find out what medicine used to be like before technology was widely available (worksheet 5)

 

09/10/07

Added an interactive 'spot the teacher' quiz for GCSE databases

Added an interactive 'racing' quiz for KS3 Unit 7.1, focusing on fonts and colours

Added an interactive 'racing' quiz for KS3 Unit 7.2

Added an interactive 'racing' quiz for KS3 Unit 8.3 on reliability of information

Added two interactive multiple choice quizzes for GCSE Health and Safety

Added an interactive multiple choice quiz for GCSE on communication

Added an interactive multiple choice quiz for KS3 Unit 8.3 on fact or opinion

Added an interactive 'breakout' quiz for GCSE data, information and knowledge

Added an interactive 'breakout' quiz for KS3 unit 9.1 on computer control

Added an interactive 'breakout' quiz for KS3 unit 8.5 on adverts

Added an interactive 'apples' quiz for KS3 unit 7.1

 

08/10/07

Added the weekly ICT news quiz for w/c 01/10/07

Added a video tutorial (with sound) for Excel showing how to import external data

Added an interactive whiteboard bingo plenary for GCSE databases

Added an interactive whiteboard bingo plenary for GCSE web design

Added an interactive whiteboard bingo plenary for KS3 Unit 8.5, focusing on the theme park project.

Added an interactive 'build it' quiz for GCSE e-mail

Added an interactive 'save your team' quiz for GCSE computer graphics

Added an interactive 'save your team' quiz for KS3 unit 9.2b on handling data

 

07/10/07

Added the following video tutorials (with sound) for Excel:

Creating a macro for using buttons to navigate around workbook

Editing buttons which have a macro assigned

Opening a workbook which contains macros

Moving page breaks on worksheet

Removing sheet tabs from the worksheet

Removing the scroll bars from the worksheet

How to transpose a column or row of data

Setting titles to repeat at the top of each sheet

06/10/07

Added the following video tutorials (with sound) for Excel:

Clearing cells of all formats

Comments - getting them to show all the time

Comment boxes - how to change the shape

Using the format painter

Using the paste special function

Dynamic titles on charts

Inserting a hyperlink

 

Changed the competition for October - write a mnenomic

Changed the 'Hot Topic' to be about a national DNA database for the UK

 

05/10/07

Added a workbook on e-safety for KS3. Kindly contributed by Chris Coleman.

Added a workbook on e-safety for KS3 lower ability students. Kindly contributed by Chris Coleman.

Added a Key Terms task for e-safety for KS3. Kindly contributed by Chris Coleman.

Added a homework task on e-safety scenarios for KS3. Kindly contributed by Chris Coleman.

Added a homework task on mobile phone safety for KS3. Kindly contributed by Chris Coleman.

Added a PPT on the Computer Misuse Act for BTEC First, Unit 2 . Kindly contributed by Dominique Stainton.

Added a PPT on the Data Protection Act for BTEC First, Unit 2 . Kindly contributed by Dominique Stainton.

Added three sets of resource notes on networks and topologies for BTEC First, Unit 2 . Kindly contributed by Dominique Stainton.

Added a resource notes for OSI networks for BTEC First, Unit 2 . Kindly contributed by Dominique Stainton.

 

04/10/07

Added two PPTs on Data Flow Diagrams for BTEC Level 3, Unit 3. Kindly contributed by Dominique Stainton.

Added a PPT on the Computer Misuse Act for BTEC Level 3, Unit 3. Kindly contributed by Dominique Stainton.

Added a PPT on the Data Protection Act for BTEC Level 3, Unit 3. Kindly contributed by Dominique Stainton.

Added a PPT on the Binary Number System for BTEC First, Unit 2 . Kindly contributed by Dominique Stainton.

 

Added the following terms to the glossary:

  • Batch File
  • Closed loop control system
  • Common Gate Interface
  • Computer Aided Learning
  • Computer control
  • Connector
  • Copyright
  • Cyclic Redundancy Check
  • Cyberspace
  • VLE

 

03/10/07

Added a new resource to AS/A2 called 'entity identity'. Kindly contributed by Julia Stevens

Added a new resource to AS/A2 called 'real relationships'. Kindly contributed by Julia Stevens

Added a new resource to AS/A2 called 'resolving relationships'. Kindly contributed by Julia Stevens

Added a new resource to AS/A2 called 'ppp pick a primary key'. Kindly contributed by Julia Stevens

Added a new resource to AS/A2 called 'operating system wipeout'. Kindly contributed by Julia Stevens

Added a new A4 display poster called 'good screen design'. Kindly contributed by Julia Stevens

Added a new A4 display poster called 'database keys'. Kindly contributed by Julia Stevens

Added a new A4 display poster called 'macros'. Kindly contributed by Julia Stevens

Added a new A4 display poster called 'application wizard'. Kindly contributed by Julia Stevens

 

Added the following video tutorials (with sound) for Excel:

Vlookup

Goal Seek

Autofilter

Autofilter - customising the search

Sorting data in a table

Inserting comments

Printing comments

Hiding a column

Freezing panes

 

 

02/10/07

Added the weekly ICT news quiz for w/c 24/09/07

Added the following video tutorials (with sound) for Excel:

Creating a chart

Creating a pie chart

Changing the chart type

Adding labels to a chart

Changing chart colours

Changing the chart axis

Adding a trendline to a chart

Setting the print area

Setting print margins

Printing work to one or multiple pages

Using print preview

Printing a selection of a worksheet

Changing page orientation landscape / portrait

Showing / printing gridlines

Showing the sheet row and column headers for printing

 

01/10/07

Added a PPT for AS ICT AQA 10.5 on ICT in education. Kindly contributed by Fat Max

Added a PPT for AS ICT AQA 10.5 on ICT in the home. Kindly contributed by Fat Max

Added a PPT for AS ICT AQA 10.5 on ICT in medicine. Kindly contributed by Fat Max

Added the following pages to the glossary:

  • accuracy
  • delimiter
  • digital tv
  • elearning
  • evalutation
  • layout
  • light pen
  • mainframe
  • research
  • scart
  • secondary key
  • slide
  • supercomputer
  • tag
  • transducer
  • user documentation
  • voice recognition
  • zip

 

 

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