ICT Resources

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Creating folders ICT handout

Submitted by Nicola Gordon on Fri, 2011-04-01 12:27

ICT: Using ICT, Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: L1, L2

Useful illustrated handout that clearly explains the principles of basic file management: how to create new folders and how to rename them.

Folders and sub-folders ICT handout

Submitted by Nicola Gordon on Fri, 2011-04-01 12:20

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

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: L1

Useful handout that clearly explains the principles of basic file management using folders and sub-folders.

Essential Skills in ICT Guidebook

Submitted by Nicola Gordon on Fri, 2011-04-01 12:12

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

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: E3, L1

A clear guidebook to computers (mouse, keyboard) and to using Microsoft Word. Ideal for E3-L1 Functional ICT and ECDL (European computer driving licence).

Make a Terrarium Functional English and ICT

Submitted by Emma Shaw on Wed, 2011-03-30 17:16

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rs/E2.1, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E2.2, Ws/E2.2, Wt/E2.1, Functional English - writing

ICT: Functional ICT

Context: Gardening & Horticulture

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, ICT task sheet, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Level: E2

Set of reading comprehension and computer-based research/writing task based on a set of instructions for making your own terrarium from a drinks bottle. Written for, and fully mapped to, Entry 2 Functional English and ICT, but could also be used for E1 and E3 learners.

E3-L2 Travelling in the UK Functional Maths

Submitted by Nikki Gilbey on Wed, 2011-03-09 00:01

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Functional Maths - data handling, Collect organise represent, MSS1/L1.5

ICT: Charts & graphs

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism, Sport

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

I created this resource as practice in data handling for a Level 1 Functional Maths group and it covers skills from Entry 3 to Level 2. It includes creating tallies and charts, using a distance chart, calculating average and range, and working with money.

Making pancakes Functional Maths

Submitted by Nicola Smith on Sun, 2011-03-06 12:27

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Money, Time, Length weight capacity temperature scales

ICT: Entry 3 ICT

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

An adapted version of Judith White’s pancake resource aimed at Level 1 (see below). I have created this resource to use with Entry 3 (and slightly higher E3/L1) learners.

Four tasks based on a traditional pancake recipe. Space is provided for showing working out and one task involves independent web research.

Covers number, simple proportion, money, time and measures. All three process skills are covered.

Functional Skills Business Project

Submitted by Matt Barnes on Mon, 2010-06-14 22:13

Literacy: Functional Skills English

Numeracy: Functional Maths

ICT: Functional ICT

Context: Business & Money management

Resource type: Investigation or project

Level: E3, L1, L2

A fabulous multi-level, multiple-skills project which clearly demonstrates how Functional English, Maths and ICT can be embedded into vocational teaching. Includes budgeting, forecasting, writing business plans, group discussion and much more. Ideal for (and fully mapped to) E3-L2 Functional English and Maths.

Police web quest

Submitted by Sara Bishop on Fri, 2010-02-05 22:29

Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - reading

ICT: General ICT resources, Finding and selecting information

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3

Police web quest is a wonderful way of embedding literacy in Public Service (PS) lessons – allowing students to find out more about careers (inc support staff) in the Police Force. Written for Entry level PS students but could also be used in Work Skills and law & order/ justice sessions. Includes reading, writing, vocabulary, gap fill, word search and much more. Also ideal for embedded E3 Functional English and Functional ICT.

Step up to Word

Submitted by Jan Hayto on Sun, 2009-12-13 17:24

Literacy: SLlr/E3.4, Ws/E2.1, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.4

ICT: Functional ICT, Entry 3 ICT

Context: Business & Money management

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Lesson plan, Scheme of work, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

A wonderfully detailed plan for 3 × 2 hours sessions for computer beginners. It is also mapped to the literacy curriculum – making it ideal for embedded learning and Entry Functional ICT. Includes scheme of work, session plans, feedback/evaluation forms and 7 resource sheets.
ICT covers creating, opening, printing a document; formatting, printing, copying, proof reading. Mapped to Entry 2 and 3 speaking & listening, and writing (including several exercises on conjunctions and compound sentences).

How to use Hot Potatoes to make a crossword

Submitted by Karen Bruin on Sun, 2009-12-13 17:24

ICT: General ICT resources

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: E3, L1, L2

How to use Hot Potatoes to make a crossword – is an ideal embedded literacy exercise for ICT classes (or embedded ICT for literacy!) with step by step illustrated help for using this popular freeware program to create web based word puzzles.
Karen has also provided two sample crosswords to show learners the type of puzzle they can quickly produce. Puzzle A is on parts of speech, puzzle B is on punctuation marks. (See below)

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