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ICT Homework for use with a Computer

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS3

Improve the quality of your students homework by allowing them to use their own computers. This pack of homework activities can be used with Macs or PCs at home or in homework clubs.

Topics include: Sending e-mail and computer faxes; Experimenting with methods of control; Using a presentation package; Modelling what if solutions.

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Size: 62 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 274 7
Author(s): Peter Spencer
Code: IHFU
Popularity rank: 385
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Contents List


Part 1: Handling Information

  • 7 BULLET PROOF - Students are asked to extract relevant information from a suitable word processing program.
  • 9 TABLE MANNERS - To introduce, and allow students to practise producing, tables in a word processing package.
  • 11 ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM - To enable students to use a spreadsheet to sort and more easily access information.
  • 13 GRAPHITI - Students practise presenting information in graphical formats.
  • 15 FINDING THE FILES - To enable students to practise the finding of files on a computer.

Part 2: Communicating Information

  • 17 TURNING ON THE STYLE (1) - To enable students to practise and further develop the use of text styles and other appropriate facilities available using a word processor.
  • 19 TURNING ON THE STYLE (2) - To enable students to practise and further develop the use of text styles and other appropriate facilities available using a word processor.
  • 21 NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST - Invites students to practise using columns and other facilities to produce a newspaper style sheet.
  • 23 E-MAIL - To practise sending an e-mail message.
  • 25 THE BARE FAX - To give practise in how to send a fax using a computer.

Part 3: Controlling and Measuring

  • 27 GAME OVER - To experiment with different ways of controlling a computer game in order to lead students into a consideration of the practical uses that modelling situations have in the real world.
  • 29 THE KEY TO CONTROL - To learn that there are other ways of navigating around a keyboard than using the mouse, and shortcuts that might be quicker than always using the mouse. For some people these are essential.
  • 31 SLICK SLIDES - To use a presentation package to make the point about good presentation being effective and to introduce students to an element of control.
  • 33 THE TIME IS RIGHT - Students learn to use timing controls to time transitions in a presentation.

Part 4: Modelling

  • 35 PACKING IT IN - Students practise using a spreadsheet to model a real life problem.
  • 37 A MODEL SOLUTION - Enables students to practise 'what if' predictions using a spreadsheet.
  • 39 ALMOST HOME - Students choose the correct software to carry out a task (in this case a spread-sheet) and demonstrate that they are able to use and alter it.
  • 41 A NEW BEDROOM - Students explore the usage of a paint or drawing package to design a new bedroom.

Part 5: Subject-specific pages


  • 43 APPLY BY LETTER - To enable students to practise the skills required in writing a job application letter using a word processor.
  • 45 WRITING YOUR CV - Students practise using cut and paste activities to help organise information into the correct chronological order, as in a CV.


  • 47 PARTY TIME (1) - Students practise using a spreadsheet to calculate the area and volume of geometric shapes.
  • 49 PARTY TIME (2) - Students use a spreadsheet to investigate shape. The use of ! in a spreadsheet is introduced.


  • 51 GRAPHING RESULTS - Students practise using a spreadsheet to produce a graph of the results of a scientific experiment.
  • 53 WATCH THE BIRDIE - Students practise using a database to catalogue the results of a survey into the types of birds found in a typical garden.


  • 55 A NEW CONCEPT - Students choose an appropriate program and produce a concept keyboard with the emphasis on good diet.
  • 57 RECIPE FOR SUCCESS - To allow students to set up and practise using database information.


  • 59 FOREIGN ACCENTS - Students practise using the 'Insert Symbol' menu on their word processor.
  • 61 TOURIST MAP - Students practise using a drawing package to produce a tourist map.


  • 62 CHECKLIST - Tracking sheet for recording which machines students have access to, and which homework sheets they have completed.



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