ICT Resources

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Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Functional English - writing

ICT: Functional ICT

Free tags: Remembrance day

Context: History, Voluntary & Charity

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: ICT task sheet

A series of clear tasks that works well for a wide ability range (E2-L1).
Includes: resizing pictures, creating and saving folders and files, web research and poster design.

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’.

British animal resources

Submitted by Kathy Emmott on Sun, 2011-09-04 17:30

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

ICT: Functional ICT

ESOL: ESOL Rw/E2.1a, ESOL Rw/E3.1a, General ESOL

Context: Animal care, farming & equine

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Two resources that can be used together or independently.

  • An ICC / Literacy / Functional English / ESOL research project task sheet on “My favourite British animal”. E3-L2 reading, writing and ICT
  • A basic animal anatomy vocabulary sheet for E2-E3 ESOL (paw, claw, antler, etc.)

For more of Kathy’s animal resources go to ‘see also’ below. (Birds of Prey resources)

Typical morning ICT / Literacy task sheet

Submitted by Geoff Saunders on Fri, 2011-09-02 21:11

Literacy: Writing: text focus (composition)

ICT: Using ICT, Developing, presenting and communicating information

Level: E3

Resource type: ICT task sheet

Very clear, step by step task sheet for E3 ICT / Literacy / ESOL learners.
Enter a given short text into the PC, save and name files, set font size, etc. Then plan, write and proofread a short description about your own morning.

PC Quiz Game

Submitted by Malcolm McElwee on Wed, 2011-08-31 13:56

ICT: General ICT resources, Using ICT

Resource type: Game, Ice breaker

Level: L1, L2

This is a fabulous board game created as a fun and gentle introduction to L1-2 Functional ICT (or other ICT type classes). It also makes a good ice breaker at the beginning of term. Best printed onto A3 and laminated.

There is also an extra bonus ‘Quiz makers’ game available online (link available on the answer sheet).

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension)

ICT: Using ICT, Finding and selecting information

Context: Art Film Media Music TV, Electrical, Electronics & Technology

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

A lovely, very topical set of Functional Skills tasks about the UK digital TV switchover that began in 2009 and finishes in 2012.

The task sheet covers reading comprehension, research, and ICT skills such as finding and selecting information, saving and printing files.

Organising tournament refreshments

Submitted by Crimson Tazvinzwa on Sat, 2011-08-27 19:40

Literacy: Functional Skills English

Numeracy: Functional Maths

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

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Sport

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

An E3-L1 Functional Maths, English and ICT task first used with learners at Leyton Orient Community Sports Programme. Plan and cost a restaurant meal for 20 officials (originally held at Frank and Benny’s, Chingford, but you will need to provide menus from a favourite local restaurant or chain) and then present your results in a spreadsheet..

Spreadsheet word wall

Submitted by Ged Kehoe on Tue, 2011-07-19 11:30

ICT: Functional ICT, General ICT resources, Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL

Resource type: Poster

Level: E3, L1, L2

Lovely classroom display that will help learners define and understand the function of 20 common Excel toolbar buttons.

ICT: Functional ICT

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing, Employment skills & Public services

Level: L1

Resource type: Investigation or project, Lesson plan

Fabulous set of resources used first with OCNW Construction students but also suitable for building services and engineering. Written for L1 Functional Skills students but can easily be simplified/extended to cover Entry 3 and Level 2.
Includes detailed mapping to Functional English, Functional Maths and Functional ICT.
The assignment can be used for any building project, from a simple garden wall to a complete building or extension.

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