Published on November 11th, 2010 | by What2Learn0
Free resources for teaching Functional Skills ICT
Do you teach ICT at Functional Skills Levels 1 or 2? If so, this is the place to access:
You should also check out our 10 Golden Rules for success in the Functional Skills exams – essential tips for levels 1 and 2.
Many of the resources and activities below will be of use to a range of other ICT courses you might be doing at KS3 or GCSE.
These Functional Skills ICT resources have been created to help students to succeed in the practical examination of the course. They build on skills that should have been covered within KS3 ICT. As such, the activities are focused on problem solving, independent selection of the most appropriate application to use, evaluating end-products, etc.
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Click any of the links to see full details of the task, including resources and teacher guidance:
Task One: Responding to ICT Problems
Task Two: Computer Viruses
Task Three: Working with tables
Task Four: Writing formal letters
Task Five: Writing memos and agendas
Task Six: The trouble with spellchecker
Task Seven: Ticket design (DTP task)
Task Eight: Creating a database of movies
Task Nine: Searching a database
Task Ten: Creating a mail merge document
Task Eleven: Graphics task
Task Twelve: Gradebook (spreadsheet activity)
Task Thirteen: Wages spreadsheet
Task Fourteen: Collaborative project