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ICT Projects for High Ability Students

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS3

Demanding tasks stimulate higher ability students to achieve NC Level 5 and beyond in ICT. Six sections focus on advanced skills and advise on integration with other subjects. The sections are: Business and information processing; Computer animation; Computer control technology; Datalogging; Electronic communications; Presentation and graphics.

Topics include: Complex lines of enquiry; Using ICT to monitor and measure external events; Identifying advantages and disadvantages of data handling applications; Designing and implementing systems for others to use.

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Size: 65 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 295 2
Author(s): Paul Salt
Code: IPHA
Popularity rank: 199
Average Customer Review:  * * * * *  based on 1 review

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Contents List

LESSONS

Section 1: Communicating Information

  • 9 CHILDREN'S BOOKS (1) Level 5/6 Using a DTP package to produce the cover of a book aimed at pre-school children.
  • 11 CHILDREN'S BOOKS (2) Level 6/7 Using a DTP package and electronic sources to produce pages of a pre-school children's book.
  • 13 CHILDREN'S BOOKS (3) Level Exceptional Using a DTP package to produce a template for a book aimed at pre-school children.
  • 15 SCHOOL HOMEPAGE Level 5/6 Using a HTML editor to produce a school homepage.
  • 17 SCHOOL WEBPAGES (1) Level 7 Using a HTML editor to produce webpages for a school department.
  • 19 SCHOOL WEBPAGES (2) Level 8/Exceptional Using a HTML editor to produce a template for a school department's webpages.
  • 21 SCHOOL WEB SITE * Level 8/Exceptional Using a professional HTML editor to produce a school web site.

Section 2: Modelling

  • 23 HAPPY LANDINGS (1) Level 5/6 Using a spreadsheet to change variables in a model.
  • 25 HAPPY LANDINGS (2) Level 7 Extending a spreadsheet to change variables in a model.
  • 27 THE DRINKS CAN Level 5/6 Using a spreadsheet to explore the effects of changing variables in a model.
  • 29 THE MILK CARTON Level 7 Designing a spreadsheet to explore the effects of changing variables in a model.
  • 31 PAPER TOWELS (1) Level 5/6 Using a spreadsheet to explore the effects of changing variables in a model.
  • 33 PAPER TOWELS (2) Level 7/8 Designing a spreadsheet to explore the effects of changing variables in a model.
  • 35 EASY MODELLING * Level 8 Designing an interface for a spreadsheet model suitable for use by the lay user.

Section 3: Handling Information

  • 37 THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN Level 5/6 Using information sources to test a hypothesis.
  • 39 WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT OZONE? (1) Level 5/6 Selecting information through complex queries then using a database to organise the information.
  • 41 WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT OZONE? (2) Level 7 Designing a user-friendly data entry form for a database.
  • 43 WHICH SOFTWARE? Level 7/8 Justifying the choice of a software application to solve a particular problem.
  • 45 STOCKS AND SHARES (1) Level 5/6 Using multimedia sources to find specific information.
  • 47 STOCKS AND SHARES (2) Level 6/7 Creating a user-friendly query form.
  • 49 REPORTS * Level Exceptional Designing, creating and testing an labour-saving reporting system.

Section 4: Controlling and Measuring

  • 51 THE WASHING MACHINE (1) Level 5 Developing a set of simple instructions to perform a task.
  • 53 WASHING MACHINE (2) Level 6 Designing a system to measure and record physical variables.
  • 55 THE WAREHOUSE (1) Level 5 Developing and refining a set of instructions to perform a task.
  • 57 THE WAREHOUSE (2) Level 6/7 Designing a system that utilises feedback devices.
  • 59 ANIMAL HOUSE (1) * Level 7 Using ICT software and equipment to measure physical variables.
  • 61 ANIMAL HOUSE (2) Level 7/8 Designing an environmental control system that utilises feedback devices.
  • 63 THE GREENHOUSE * Level 7/8/Exceptional Designing and implementing a control system that utilises feedback devices.

Appendices

  • 64 APPENDIX 1 Spreadsheet Models
  • 65 APPENDIX 2 Spreadsheet Solutions
* denotes extended project work

Reviews

01/08/08

Norman Johnsen at Tyne Metropolitan College

These just go the one step further for the more able students and can easily be adapted to suit the curriculum programme.
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25/06/02

Donnamarie Benvin at Curriculum Manager George Stephensen High School

I take a gifted and talented class and I was starting to run out of ideas. this book will give my club a longer life. Thank you chalkface another good publication.
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20/06/00

Neil Stanley at Computer Education

The strength of these materials lies in their origins in the classroom - hopefully allowing "many wheels to be not re-invented".
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31/05/00

Neil Stanley at Computer Education

The availability of the High and Low Ability packs to a classroom ICT teacher should offer an easy way to deliver a differentiated programme of learning in a curriculum area where learner skill may exceed their abilities in other curriculum areas, and where this skill needs channelling into appropriate applications.
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