Graphics Task 1 (Functional Skills ICT)
This activity is part of a series of resources to help teachers delivering Edexcel Level 2 Functional Skills in ICT. All resources provided here are the strict copyright of What2Learn Ltd and must not be published elsewhere without our written consent.
In this lesson students will develop skills in presenting information in graphical forms.
Standards addressed in this activity
- 2.1 select and use software applications to meet needs and solve complex problems.
- 3.1 manage files, folders and other media storage to enable efficient information retrieval.
- 6.1 apply a range of editing, formatting and layout techniques to meet needs.
- 9.2 work accurately and check accuracy.
- 10.1 evaluate the selection, use and effectiveness of ICT tools and facilities used to present information.
Click here to download the worksheet ‘Graphics Task – The Mallards’
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Suggested method of delivery:
There are a wide range of applications students could use to undertake this task. As such an important component of this lesson involves allowing the class to discuss the applications they could use, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Try to lead this discussion on to topics such as file size, file type, vector graphics, bitmap graphics, pixelation, ability to edit later, layering, etc. The class will need to have read the worksheet and the requirements of the task before this discussion can take place.
It is important that students are allowed to try to create the final graphic using the application of their own choice.
In the latter part of the lesson the class should come together to come up with a shared list of success criteria and a method for assessing / grading the work completed. This criteria should be displayed for all students to see once it has been decided on. There should then be a peer-assessment activity in which students apply the grading system to the work of their peers and provide feedback.
As plenaries (and home learning) for all lessons, students should be encouraged to complete the interactive assessment tasks detailed above.