General ICT resources

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.

Level
L1
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information
General ICT resources
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Art Film Media Music TV

I have created a paper based initial assessment for ICT to identify if students should be working towards Level 1 or Level 2.

Level
L2
L1
E3
ICT
Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL
General ICT resources
Functional ICT

Rugby themed task on reading (use of quotations and dialogue, facts versus opinions), researching and writing a short article. Topic links to ICT, suitable for use during e.g. Rugby World Cup, Six Nations Tournament or with any group keen on sport![img_assist|nid=5708|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=100|height=71]

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Engage in Discussion
Functional English - writing
Writing: text focus (composition)
Use reference sources
Use knowledge of punctuation and capitalisation
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Functional English - reading
Apply punctuation and capitalisation
General literacy / English
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information
Entry 3 ICT
Finding and selecting information
General ICT resources
Using ICT
Context
Sport
Electrical, Electronics & Technology

Practice some of the skills needed for ICT Functional skills and also a bit of fun. Can be used individually, in pairs or groups. Two lots of 15 questions with fill-in answersheet attached.

Level
L1
E3
E2
ICT
Finding and selecting information
General ICT resources

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.

Level
L2
L1
E3
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information
General ICT resources
General
Study Skills and General Teaching

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).

Level
L2
L1
ICT
Using ICT
General ICT resources

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

Level
L2
L1
E3
ICT
Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL
General ICT resources
Functional ICT

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.

Level
E3
English
Functional English - reading
General literacy / English
ICT
Finding and selecting information
General ICT resources
Context
Employment skills & Public services

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)

Level
E3
L1
L2
ICT
General ICT resources

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.

Level
L1
L2
English
Use knowledge of punctuation and capitalisation
ICT
General ICT resources