ICT Resources

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Checklist designed to support delivery of Gateway's EDSQ (Essential Digital Skills Qualification) E3 and L1. This list allows learners, and staff, to rate their confidence with each element of the qualification at each unit (1-5). 

Editor's notes

An essential piece of kit for those embarking on EDS teaching. Love the 4 tier "traffic light" system. Written for Gateway but useful for all awarding bodies.

 

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
Functional Skills English
ICT
EDS: Using devices & handling information
EDS: Creating & editing
EDS: Communicating
EDS: Transacting
EDS: Being safe & responsible online

A very useful handout for Entry Level ESOL and/or Functional Skills ICT students. Step by step, illustrated instructions on how to create a basic PPT.

The basic PPT used in the handout images is also provided. This can be adapted by the teacher or (optionally) given to learners to adapt. 

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
ESOL
General ESOL
ESOL Writing: sentence focus (punctuation and grammar)
ICT
Functional Skills ICT: Developing, presenting and communicating information
Functional Skills ICT: Finding and selecting information
Entry 1 and 2 ICT
Context
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

Used in OCR Level 1 Business Skills and Level 1 word processing courses. Improve students understanding of basic computer file structure and practise creating files and saving into specific folders.

Editor’s note
Also ideal for Functional Skills ICT*

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
ICT
Functional Skills ICT: Finding and selecting information

Students design a board game to demonstrate their learning. This can incorporate IT skills (Word template provided below) or can be done with paper, card and pens.

I originally did this with an E2E group and it proved popular. It’s an alternative to the “design a poster” task to review learning. The instructions are set out as a board game. it can be used for literacy, numeracy, ICT or ESOL.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
ESOL
General ESOL
ICT
Functional ICT
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

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
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
ICT
Functional Skills ICT: Developing, presenting and communicating information
General ICT resources
General
Study Skills and General Teaching

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

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
ICT
Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL
General ICT resources
Functional ICT

Very handy help sheet – ideal for Functional Skills ICT Entry 3- L1 or any basic ICT class. Also provides useful practice in reading and following directions.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
ICT
Functional Skills ICT: Finding and selecting information
Context
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

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

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
ICT
Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL
Functional ICT

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
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
ICT
General ICT resources