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Applying ICT to English

Price: £35.00
Age Range: KS3 KS4

Produced by English teachers and ICT specialists working together, this pack explores opportunities for ICT which may not always be apparent to non-specialists. The latest NC PoS are met through 10 worksheets at KS3 and 10 at KS4, and the pack now also provides extra worksheets on using the Internet for research, a 20-page section providing general ICT support for students and a section of teachers' support notes on delivering and applying ICT.

Topics include: Shakespeare; Acrostic poems; Using a thesaurus; Word search; Poetry; Report writing and layout; Questionnaires. ICT applications include: Database; Word processing; DTP; Internet and CDROM; Spreadsheets.

The pack includes 5 web-based homeworks which can be set, completed and marked online using our Yacapaca assessment platform. List of homeworks (requires free Yacapaca membership).

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Size: 88 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 121 4
Author(s): John Mockler
Code: AIEN
Popularity rank: 299

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Contents List

LESSONS

SECTION 1: TEACHER SUPPORT NOTES

  • 8 GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR TEACHERS
  • 9 APPLYING ICT TO OTHER CURRICULUM AREAS
  • 10 USING THE INTERNET IN CLASS
  • 11 POTENTIAL PROBLEMS OF APPLYING ICT
  • 12 GUIDELINES FOR WEB-BASED HOMEWORK
  • 13 USEFUL WEBSITES
  • 14-16 ENGLISH PROGRAMMES OF STUDY
  • 17 ICT PROGRAMMES OF STUDY

SECTION 2: WORKSHEETS TO AID COMPUTER-BASED RESEARCH

  • 23 RESEARCH 1: WHAT'S ON THE NET? Students become acquainted with the main Internet applications.
  • 25 RESEARCH 2: SEARCH ME! This page aims to provide students with an introduction to using search engines, focusing on the different techniques available and on how search engines compare with CD-ROM.
  • 27 RESEARCH 3: INTERNET AND CD-ROM Students make a systematic comparison between information gathering on CD-ROM and Internet, and thereby make their own assessments of each.

SECTION 3: WORKSHEETS APPLYING ICT TO ENGLISH

Key Stage 3

  • 33 SHAKESPEARE'S DATABASE Students create a database to help them study the roles and backgrounds of Shakespearean characters.
  • 35 ACROSTIC POEMS Students learn WP skills to create acrostic poems about the social and moral issues surrounding the use of ICT.
  • 37 IN OTHER WORDS Students learn the skills of using a thesaurus in a word-processing or DTP package, in order to make a hotel menu more attractive to its clientele.
  • 39 HIDE AND SEEK Students use a word-processor table facility to create a wordsearch. This will help them identify the key characters and issues in a novel or play they are studying.
  • 41 AUTHOR OF THE WEEK Students use appropriate software to create book reviews for display in a book shop.
  • 43 HOUSE-HUNTING Students use a DTP or word-processing application to create an estate agent's profile of a house for sale.
  • 45 MAKING SENSE Students learn to use cut and paste tools on a word processor, while developing sentence construction, grammar, and punctuation skills.
  • 47 WHO'S WHO Students use CD-ROMs and the Internet to research the backgrounds of ten famous people.
  • 49 KEEP IT SHORT Using a word-processing application, students employ the cut and paste tools, along with italic and bold, in order to explore summary writing, story construction and plot.
  • 51 POETRY PUZZLE Students use the cut and paste tools of a word-processing package to explore and analyse form and structure in poetry.

Key Stage 4

  • 53 ONCE UPON A TIME Students use a DTP application to create a survey of the reading interests of younger children.
  • 55 BEDTIME TALES Students are asked to produce ideas for a successful children's book and then design its cover, using appropriate DTP packages.
  • 57 SLIPPERY CHARACTERS Students learn to analyse the methodology of writing soap operas, by creating a table which compares the 'stock' roles used in current TV programmes.
  • 59 REJECTED SCRIPTS Students learn to consider a writer's reasons for drafting and redrafting work, and to redraft a piece of work using a word-processing application.
  • 61 PRIVATE DETECTIVES Students learn to analyse and explore characters in books and plays, by creating personal profile reports about them.
  • 63 FRONT PAGE NEWS Students explore plot and characterisation by preparing a newspaper report on incidents in current texts being studied.
  • 65 FAME AND FORTUNE Students study the lives of classical authors, and learn how to use CD-ROMs and the Internet as research tools.
  • 67 READ ALL ABOUT IT Students learn about the layouts of newspaper front pages, using a spreadsheet to analyse pictures, stories and advertisements.
  • 69 RIGHT OR WRONG? Students collate and analyse opinions they have collected on the subject of underage drinking. The information is collected using a questionnaire created on a word-processing or DTP application.
  • 71 QUICK QUOTES GUIDE Students learn the background to well-known quotations from texts they have been studying, by creating a database of the quotations.

73- SECTION 4: WORKSHEETS PROVIDING GENERAL ICT SUPPORT

Reviews

05/01/05

Teacher Testing Report

The cartoon style illustrations had them "hooked" pretty quickly. The language and style used were appropriate?..instructions were easy to understand and for weaker students minimal support was needed.
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05/01/05

Teacher Testing Report

A real confidence building exercise for the English teacher who had not felt able to take on such a task previously.
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05/01/05

Teacher Testing Report

Illustrations are clear and attractive as well as being humorous. The students were instantly engaged in the subject.
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05/01/05

Teacher Testing Report

This pack would certainly help busy English teachers to meet National Curriculum requirements. The concept is an excellent one.
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11/10/02

Mrs J M Pekris at English Teacher at The Holy Cross School

An amazing publication which allows even the most reluctant ICT user to become confident quickly and begin to use it in the classroom. The user friendly guided lesson sheets aid the teaching and learning of the given lesson for both teacher and pupil quite adequately. Another successful publication from Chalkface that will enhance the learning of pupils and impress even the most hardened Ofsted inspector.
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