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ICT in Year 7: Getting up to Speed

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS3

Boost your students' confidence across levels 3 and 4 using a wide range of desktop applications. Consolidate their knowledge and give them the best chance of attaining NC targets.

Topics include: What is a network?; What is Windows?; Graphics; Word-processing; Spreadsheets; Desktop publishing; Using the Internet; E-mail; Databases; Combining applications; Using tables, graphs and wizards; Search engines; Basic skills in HTML.

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Size: 70 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 402 4
Author(s): Jane Fensome
Code: IIY7
Popularity rank: 244
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Contents List



  • 10 WHAT IS A NETWORK? Through roleplay, pupils learn about the different parts of a network and different network topologies.
  • 12 WHAT IS WINDOWS? Pupils learn about the Windows operating environment and create new folders for organising their work.
  • 14 PAINT: City Skyline Pupils learn how to use a paint application, using many of the tools in the toolbox.
  • 16 WORD PROCESSING: My Favourite Book 1 Pupils open a blank document and prepare a simple paragraph ready for formatting.
  • 18 WORD PROCESSING: My Favourite Book 2 Pupils recall previously saved work and apply different types of formatting.
  • 20 SPREADSHEETS: The Picnic 1 Pupils find their way around a spreadsheet.
  • 22 SPREADSHEETS: The Picnic 2 Pupils enter formulae such as '+' and '*'.
  • 24 DESKTOP PUBLISHING 1 Pupils learn how to use text and picture frames.
  • 26 DESKTOP PUBLISHING 2: Blockbuster! Pupils take information and rework it into a poster advertising a new film.
  • 28 USING THE INTERNET Pupils use a search engine to find information about specific keywords and select, copy and paste text and pictures into another application.
  • 30 ELECTRONIC MAIL Pupils learn how to send and receive e-mail.
  • 32 DATABASE: Stansted Airport 1 Pupils start designing a database.


  • 38 PROJECT 1: WORD PROCESSING My Favourite Book 3 Pupils learn how to insert a table into a word-processing program and produce a picture to import.
  • 40 PROJECT 2: WORD PROCESSING Dear Prime Minister Pupils learn how to produce a formal letter template and use it to compose a letter.
  • 42 PROJECT 3: SPREADSHEETS Pocket Money Pupils collect their own data and then enter it into a spreadsheet and produce a pie chart.
  • 44 PROJECT 4: SPREADSHEETS Birthday Present s Pupils learn how to import a spreadsheet into a word-processing program and add their own text.
  • 46 PROJECT 5: DESKTOP PUBLISHING Front Cover Pupils lay out a magazine front cover of their choice.
  • 48 PROJECT 6: DESKTOP PUBLISHING Friendship Box Pupils manipulate text and picture frames to create a 3D box that can be assembled.
  • 50 PROJECT 7: DATABASES Stansted Airport 2 Pupils enter data.
  • 52 PROJECT 8: DATABASES Stansted Airport 3 Pupils make simple queries.
  • 54 PROJECT 9: USING ATTACHMENTS Pupils send e-mail with attachments.
  • 56 PROJECT 10: YOU AND ICT Pupils learn how ICT is used in daily life.
  • 58 PROJECT 11: INTERNET TREASURE HUNT Pupils search the Internet and refine their use of search engines and keywords.
  • 60 PROJECT 12: THIS IS THE NEWS Pupils work in groups at a newsdesk task and combine the use of a word processor, a DTP program and the Internet.
  • 62 PROJECT 13: AROUND THE WORLD IN 60 MINUTES! Pupils discover how web cams can be used to provide photographic evidence of time zones around the world.
  • 64 PROJECT 14: BASIC HTML Pupils learn about basic html code, write their own code and preview the results in a browser.
  • 66 MY HOBBY End of unit test.
  • 68 MY SCHOOL End of unit test.


  • 70 APPENDIX 1 GLOSSARY OF KEY TERMS For use with the entire pack.
  • 74 APPENDIX 2 EFFECTS OF ICT ON SOCIETY (for use with page 56) Information about the use of ICT in society.
  • 75 APPENDIX 3 THE NEWS TEAM (for use with page 60) Activity cards.



Excellent resource. Thank you very much!
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Neil Stanley at Computer Education

With the KS3 strategy and resources for ICT coming on stream, publishing for this key stage is difficult. It is also important to remember that the strategy materials are advisory and a school can amend, modify or replace items so that they best fit their learners. This pack is aimed firmly at those who need to replace where "pupils" experiences of ICT at KS1 and KS2 are often broad and uneven. As would be expected from Chalkface this is a comprehensive well-illustrated (by Fred Sumner) publication. All the lessons included are clearly placed in a context and given National Curriculum references (although it might be useful also to have a map onto the QCA scheme - and hence the strategy materials). The 28 lesson plans with worksheets cover: ? What is Windows?; ? Spreadsheets; ? DTP; ? Using the Internet; ? Using tables, graphs and wizards; ? Basic skills in HTML. These are structured as a mix of sequenced activities covering the basics and more open projects. Such a project is "Dear Prime Minister" where templates for formal letters are introduced. Keywords are included for each activity and a web link is provided to a homework activity. The level of language in these activities is inclusive but as they stand they may not provide sufficient challenge for brighter pupils. A very useful resource for the department bookshelf which would provide some useful ideas to supplement the strategy materials.
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