General ICT resources

Lovely interactive crossword. 13 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 *partsofspeechhotpotcrossword *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
E3
L1
L2
English
Use knowledge of grammar
ICT
General ICT resources

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.

Level
E2
E3
L1
ICT
Finding and selecting information
General ICT resources
General
Study Skills and General Teaching
Context
Business & Money management

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.

Level
L1
L2
English
Apostrophes
Rs/L1.2
Ws/L2.4
ICT
General ICT resources

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.

Level
E3
L1
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
ICT
General ICT resources
Context
Art Film Media Music TV
Sport

Estimating and measuring weight & capacity is a useful ICT based online supermarket exercise.

Level
E3
Maths
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.7
ICT
General ICT resources
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

Swine flu web research questions. 1 page of general swine flu questions to research and then summarise in Word.

Level
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
Rt/L2.8
ICT
General ICT resources
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

First designed as a tool for increasing students’ vocabulary and use of descriptive language, this resource uses Wordle – which students love!
Wordle is a brilliant on-line, completely free word cloud creator.
See our blog articles for more Wordle teaching and learning ideas:
http://skillsworkshop.blogspot.com/2008/07/using-wordle-in-classroom.ht…

Level
L1
L2
English
Rw/L1.2
Rw/L2.3
Writing: text focus (composition)
ICT
General ICT resources

Selecting, highlighting and formatting practice – 4 different documents (of varying complexity). A poem about cats; a restaurant menu; information about dogs, cats and trees! (some are also suitable for reading & comprehension work). Two include formatting instructions, others are to be reproduced as closely as possible to practice advanced formatting skills.

Level
E3
L1
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
ICT
General ICT resources
Context
Animal care, farming & equine
Catering Food Nutrition

20 very useful images depicting the main MS Office tool buttons (copy, paste, font, align left, etc.). Originally created and used in a class of ALDD students on preCLAIT (but useful for any introductory ICT class). Print in colour on A4 paper and laminate for re-use.

Level
E1
E2
ICT
General ICT resources