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					Leaving Certificate Applied

       ICT Mandatory
           Course Structure
• 2 Modules to be completed

• No task or final exam for the Introduction to
  ICT mandatory.
              Credit Value
• Each Module has a value of 2 credits

• 2 Modules to be completed

• Total Credit Value for ICT Mandatory = 4
                 Timing
• A Module is of 30 hours duration.

• Introduction to ICT (Mandatory) can be
  completed in Year 1 and can be split over
  Session 1 and Session 2 depending on how
  much time has been allocated.
            Timing - Note
• Where ICT is being taken as a Vocational
  Education Specialism then the Vocational
  Specialism may only commence once the
  Introduction to ICT (Mandatory) has been
  completed.
                 Key Skills
•   Integration across the curriculum
•   Basic skills (literacy)
•   Active teaching / learning methodologies
•   Reflection
•   Links with the community
          Key Skills Contd:
• Integration – use opportunities to integrate
  ICT with other subjects such as typing a CV
  for VPG or a Menu for HCT
          Key Skills Contd:
• Basic Skills – Word Grids
                 Key Words
           Key Skills Contd:
• Active Methodologies such as:
  Brainstorming – teacher pre selects topic
                 – facilitate session
                 – timing 5- 10 mins
                 – all ideas valued, no
                criticism, no interruptions, no
                evaluation of contributions
            Key Skills Contd:
• Learning Centres
  Can be created by teacher or students
  Should have visual stimulus
  Matching worksheet
  Student works on Learning Centre
  Completes worksheet
  Discusses progress with teacher
  Files worksheet.
          Key Skills Contd:
• Visitor to the Classroom
  Invite an expert in a given field
  Decide Purpose, Plan, During the Visit,
  Evaluate
            Key Skills Contd:
• Vox Pop
  Latin for Voice of the people
  Interview willing volunteers
  Record opinions
  Use Open ended questions – What do you think
  of….?
  Do a trial run
  Finished tape of 1-2 mins. Question posed once at
  the beginning and then the opinions flow.
           Key Skills Contd:
• Reflection
  Begin with as Skills Audit at the start of the
  course. Complete antoher skills audit at the
  end of the course.

  I can                      Now I can

This may be included in Personal Reflection.
                Modules
• Introduction to The Computer and Word
  Processing
• Introduction to Other Software Packages
Introduction to the Computer and
        Word Processing

• Unit 1 – Introduction to the Computer and
  its environment
• Unit 2 – Introduction to the Keyboard
• Unit 3 – Introduction to Word Processing
  Introduction to Other Software
             Packages

• Unit 1 – Introduction to Databases
• Unit 2 – Introduction to Spreadsheets
• Unit 3 – Introduction to Graphics

 Any two of the above units to be chosen.
           Teaching Strategies
   Introduction to the Computer and its
              Environment
• Use equipment to demonstrate parts of a computer
• Examples of how computers are used in every day
  life.
• Visit a computer store.
• Have a selection of Magazines.
• List of Keywords.
• Computer room rules.
• Learning Centres
• Guest Speaker from a local computer store
           Teaching Strategies
      Introduction to the Keyboard

• Use a typing tutor.
• Run intensive course in keyboarding skills.
• Practice skills while teaching Word
  Processing.
• Display Charts of Keyboard.
          Teaching Strategies
    Introduction to Word Processing

• Use book of assignments
• Source materials from other modules e.g.
  reports, menus, CV’s.
• Keep a set of dictionaries
           Teaching Strategies
        Introduction to Database
• Use book of assignments
• Apply to the students interests
• Explore where students have encountered
  databases in everyday life.
           Teaching Strategies
      Introduction to Spreadsheets
• Apply to students interest e.g. Weekly
  Budget
• Use spreadsheet for tasks e.g. Costing
• Link with Mathematical Applications e.g.
  Calculations, Graphs.
           Teaching Strategies
         Introduction to Graphics
• Use Graphics for task
• Invite a Graphic Designer from a local
  company to the classroom.
   Key Assignments – Practical
             Points
• Start Early
• Keep a Sign in Sheet
• Keep printouts of all work done by the
  students in a set of folders / files
• Store electronic copies in a safe place.
• Keep students key assignments until after
  the appeals date.
          Key Assignments
Key Assignments Checklist is included in the
           Module Descriptor.

 You should follow the checklist and have
  evidence for each item on the checklist as
                  specified.
           Key Assignments
A credit value of 2 is awarded if the student
 has 90% attendance for the Module

And has “Satisfactorily Completed to the best
 of their ability the assignments contained in
 the Module Descriptor.

OTHERWISE A CREDIT OF 0 IS GIVEN
                   Resources
•   www.pdst.ie
•   www.examinations.ie
•   www.iol.ie/~presentation
•   www.dell.ie
•   www.howstuffworks.com
•   http://www.tekmom.com/buzzwords/index.html
•   http://library.thinkquest.org/J0110054/
•   http://www.research.att.com/projects/tts/demo.htm
               Resources

• http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/welcome/

• www.arps.org/resources/word/word.pdf
                 Resources
• www.google.com
• http://www.school-
  resources.co.uk/information_technology_quizzes.
  htm
• www.webwinder.com
• www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/ict/
• http://www.computerhope.com/jargon.htm
• http://www.theteacher99.btinternet.co.uk/theteach
  er/gcse/newgcse/module6/task1.htm
               Resources
• http://www.kidsdomain.com/brain/comp
  uter/worksheet/ws_c2_whatami.pdf
• http://www.kidsdomain.com/brain/compute
  r/worksheet/ws_c2_label.pdf
• http://www.burford.oxon.sch.uk/ks3ict/ict_
  glossary.htm
                  Resources
• http://www.blakeston.stockton.sch.uk/subjects/ict/
  ict_glossary.htm
• http://www.tim-
  jansen.com/lessons_misc/how_computers_work_
  webquest/docs/computer-work-parts-of-the-pc-
  chart.pdf
• http://www.kidsdomain.com/brain/computer/work
  sheet/ws_c4_voc.pdf
• http://school.discovery.com/puzzles27/madelinehi
  ckey/html/P68144JIVRPM.html
• www.puzzlemaker.com
                 Books
• Computers for Beginners Published by
  Usborne Books

• Computers Simplified 3-D Visual Series
  IDG Books

• Basic I.T Assignments by B
  MCGettigan Published by Gill &
  McMillan
                   Books
• Computer Assignments Book by Mary Wade
  Published by Kayser’s
• Essential Computer Applications 3rd
  edition
  Databases, Spreadsheets, Word Processing & The
  Internet
• Step by Step Computer Applications
  Free CD with additional practical exercises
• Introducing ICT
  Basic to Intermediate

				
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