ICT Resources

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Punctuation - onscreen crossword

Submitted by Karen Bruin on Sun, 2009-12-13 00:00

Literacy: Use knowledge of punctuation and capitalisation

ICT: General ICT resources

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Crossword, Interactive whiteboard, On-screen activity or video

Lovely interactive crossword. 8 clues. Would make a good group activity on an interactive whiteboard.

To run, unzip the file (select “Extract all files”) into a new folder and click on punctuationhotpotcrossword to run.

Created with the excellent freeware program Hot Potatoes http://hotpot.uvic.ca/
Please see Karen’s separate “How to use Hot Potatoes to make a crossword” ICT guide for further information.

Internet Searching

Submitted by Jane Harbord on Wed, 2009-10-14 16:24

ICT: General ICT resources, Finding and selecting information

General: Study Skills and General Teaching

Context: Business & Money management

Resource type: ICT task sheet

Level: E2, E3, L1

Internet Searching is a gentle introduction for those new to the internet (suitable for all levels from E2 upwards) based on the BBC home page.

Using bookmarks

Submitted by Geraldine Sombke on Wed, 2009-09-30 16:25

ICT: Entry 3 ICT

Context: Business & Money management

Level: E3

Resource type: Handout or guide

Using bookmarks is a handy one page help sheet – instructions for Internet Explorer and Firefox, plus ideas for practice.

Designing a garden

Submitted by Jane Redgrave on Mon, 2009-09-28 16:25

Literacy: Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing

Numeracy: Functional Maths, MSS1/L1.11, MSS1/L2.10, MSS2/L2.2, MSS2/L2.3

ICT: Finding and selecting information

Context: Gardening & Horticulture

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Investigation or project, Writing prompts

Level: L1, L2

A challenging project where students must research, plan and cost a luxury garden. Includes scale diagrams, money, and shape and space problems (paving slabs). Extension options cover percentages and averages. Great for horticulture students or anyone with an interest in gardening.
Also ideal for L1-2 Functional Maths.
The project also involves web investigation (costs of garden materials) and writing a covering letter (selling the finished garden design) and therefore also covers Functional ICT and Functional English.

Fairtrade business project

Submitted by Helen Connell on Tue, 2009-08-18 16:25

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Data Handling

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

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Business & Money management

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Level: L1, L2

Investigate the possibility of a college stocking fairly traded products in its canteen. Covers many reading, writing, ICT, numeracy, speaking and listening skills inc. data handling, report writing, creating charts and questionnaires, giving a presentation, etc. Ideal for embedding all three functional skills (or literacy, numeracy and ICT) especially for business students.

Properties of 2D and 3D shapes

Submitted by John Thompson A on Fri, 2009-08-14 16:25

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS2/E1.1, MSS2/E2.1, MSS2/E2.2, MSS2/E3.1, MSS2/L1.2, MSS2/L2.1

ICT: Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, ICT task sheet, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

A great set of resources for all levels from E1-L2. Includes information and worksheets, card / matching games and an IT drawing exercise.
Functional skills mapping and minor corrections made – August 2011.

Apostrophe Protection Society

Submitted by Emma McKenna on Mon, 2009-08-10 16:25

Literacy: Apostrophes, Rs/L1.2, Ws/L2.4

ICT: General ICT resources

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Worksheet or assignment

A paired activity based on the well known web site provides an engaging way to introduce or revise this tricky topic.
Emma suggests that a useful extension activity is for learners to take pictures on their phones – where appropriate – of apostrophe ‘abuse’ they come across and bring them in to class for discussion.

Day at the zoo

Submitted by John Thompson A on Fri, 2009-06-19 16:25

Literacy: General literacy / English

Numeracy: MSS1/E3.1

ICT: Entry 3 ICT

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Health, Social care, Early years, Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Investigation or project

Level: E3, L1

A web research project that covers money and general reading / research / writing skills. You must plan a trip for 15 pre-school children.

Smarties pictogram creator

Submitted by John Thompson B on Wed, 2009-06-03 16:25

Numeracy: HD1/E3.2, HD1/L1.1, HD1/E3.4

ICT: Charts & graphs

Free tags: Smarties & Love Hearts

Resource type: Resource generator

Level: E3, L1

A very clever Excel sheet to accompany the ever-popular Smarties data handling resource and a great way of combining numeracy and IT skills.

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Submitted by John Thompson A on Wed, 2009-05-27 16:25

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension)

ICT: General ICT resources

Context: Art Film Media Music TV, Sport

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Reading comprehension

Level: E3, L1

A set of 3 web research task sheets. Choose between rugby team, football team or favourite singer / group. Provides practice in web research, skimming, scanning and reading comprehension.

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