Improve your computer skills with these links to ICT resources. Suitable for ages 5-11 years, KS1, KS2 and elementary grades 1-6. Learn how to navigate, data handling, effective searching and internet safety with this selection of lesson plans, printable and interactive activities. Perfect for teachers to use in the classroom or parents wanting to help their child gain essential computer knowledge.
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Being Online Book
Whilst this activity book offers children from 4 to 8 years of age 30 pages of fun and games, it also leads them to sharpen their basic language and mathematical, social and cultural skills. It gives them a glimpse of the impact modern technology can have on their everyday life. Above all it offers an opportunity for parents and teachers to sit together with their children and discuss these important issues. Downloadable booklet.
Super Ski Jump Interactive
Find out about control systems with Penny as she loops the loop. This program has 5 levels. In Game 1, just press the space bar to make Penny go round. Games 2, 3 & 4 give you buttons to click. Game 5 gives an introduction to programming!
Research Tools Lesson Plan
Possibly the biggest obstacle facing researchers on the Internet is how to effectively and efficiently access the vast amount of information available with the simple click of the mouse. With the Internet's potential as a research tool, teachers must instruct and guide their students on manageable strategies for sorting through the abundance of information.
Shared Writing Lesson Plan
This activity involves the class writing a story together (with contributions from every child), and it also gives the children the opportunity to use a word processor.
Children's Online Activities Text
The latest infographic from the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) highlights different aspects of children's online activities, showing information from the amount of time spent at the computer, to the level of online social presence for each age group. Aimed at adults.
ICT - Help Sheets Printable
A set of twelve printable help sheets covering; email, Internet Explorer, Word, cut and paste, keyboard shortcuts, searching, research and copyright, favourites, Powerpoint, ICT vocabulary, Smartboards and Google maps.