Developing, presenting and communicating information

Includes (according to level): enter and edit information for a given purpose; bring together different types of information; read, receive and send electronic messages; use appropriate data handling software; evaluate own use of ICT tools.

Presenting information L1 ICT task sheet

Submitted by Ann-Marie Okeke on Wed, 2017-12-06 19:41

ICT: General ICT resources, Developing, presenting and communicating information

Context: Art Film Media Music TV, Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L1

Resource type: ICT task sheet


A task sheet for L1 Functional Skills ICT. It focuses on Task 3 of the Edexcel exam paper which involves being creative and producing a document that uses clear presentation features and is fit for purpose.
Includes two tasks (a restaurant menu and a flyer for a student production) plus a short extension.

Letter layout

Submitted by Amanda Kelly on Tue, 2012-10-02 21:10

Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

ICT: Developing, presenting and communicating information

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Resource type: Cut and stick, Hands-on / practical activity

Level: L1, L2

A recap exercise where Functional English learners match the correct aspects of formal letter writing together and lay them out in letter format.

This could be printed out and laminated but I usually give my students a printout of the first pages and they cut out the text boxes and arrange them appropriately.

Writing a children's story SoW and plans

Submitted by Craig Wildman on Sun, 2012-04-29 18:11

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

ICT: Developing, presenting and communicating information

Free tags: childrens, scheme, Story

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Lesson plan, Scheme of work

This is a scheme of work I have used in EBD schools to get the pupils engaged with English. It is a 7 week scheme of work aimed at between E3-L2, as it can be differentiated. I have also included the lesson plans that go with the scheme.

Editor’s note
Although written for a Key Stage 3/4 school setting this would work well as a way of embedding Functional English into a vocational childcare course or a family learning situation.

Functional ICT music gig poster

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Mon, 2012-04-23 13:01

ICT: Entry 3 ICT, Developing, presenting and communicating information

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: ICT task sheet

Activity to get students using Word and some of its applications by designing a poster for a gig.

The next England manager

Submitted by Richard Buckley on Sun, 2012-03-11 20:03

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

ICT: Finding and selecting information, Developing, presenting and communicating information

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Sport

Resource type: Discussion points, ICT task sheet, Investigation or project, Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Learners must choose the next manager of the England football team. Using the task sheet to guide them, they must research, collate and present information for five candidates and then make the final choice.

There is scope for plenty of lively discussion around the choices made and also about what the manager’s job entails.

A Power Point presentation is included as an example, but can also be printed out to use in some of the additional activities described.

ICT: Developing, presenting and communicating information

General: Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Resource type: Assessment material, Tracking or mapping

Level: E1, E2

First used with a group of E1-E2 numeracy students who had done an ICT based project involving cookery work and visiting a cafe to buy a snack. Print on A4 and fold into a very nice A5 leaflet.
The self assessment check boxes focus on basic money skills (recognising coins, giving change – but also slecting items from a list, weighing, etc.) but there is also the opportunity to link learning to numeracy at home or at college. Ideal for Entry Functional maths / catering / hospitality students.

Poor PowerPoints

Submitted by Helen Redman on Sun, 2011-12-11 14:06

ICT: General ICT resources, Developing, presenting and communicating information

General: Study Skills and General Teaching

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Informative presentation

A demonstration of how not to make a PowerPoint. This has been used for all levels as an extreme example of the worst PowerPoint ever.

How to check your work in Microsoft Word (E2)

Submitted by Fiona Campbell B on Fri, 2011-10-21 11:58

ICT: Entry 1 and 2 ICT, Using ICT, Developing, presenting and communicating information

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: E2

Useful 1 page handout. Very simple instructions on how to correct a mistake made when typing in Microsoft Word. First used with residents at a clinic who have learning difficulties but ideal for any beginner.

Numeracy: Functional Maths - data handling, Collect organise represent, Averages and range

ICT: Developing, presenting and communicating information

Free tags: Smarties & Love Hearts

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Investigation or project

Level: L1, L2

Here is another Level 1-2 variant on the classic ‘Smarties’ investigation which incorporates the use of a PC and Excel. I stopped using Smarties and Skittles because of the health and hygiene issues.
I stumbled upon the Foam squares at www.craftpacks.co.uk ‘Giant Jar of Foam Squares for £4.75 + 20% VAT. The exercise is in two parts: the first part a bit like Smarties and then the second part covers ‘mean, mode, median and range’.

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