Data Handling KS2 ICT. Improve children's data handling skills with this mix of links to lesson plans and interactive resources. Understanding how to access and display information on the computer are vital skills. Great for 7-11 year olds and for parents or teachers wanting to improve their computer knowledge.
Computer Room Lesson Plan
Mike Fleetham has done a brilliant job in writing a scheme of work for introducing children to computers, also has pdf with the main vocabulary which the scheme aims to introduce.
Data Handling Interactive
A resource which presents how to sort, search, graph and create a database.
Databases Lesson Plan
The first page has four record cards which should be photocopied onto card and cut up. There need to be sufficient sets for the children to work in pairs. The second sheet is the worksheet which goes alongside the cards. Pdf format.
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.
Understanding Charts Interactive
Charts are a great way to show a large amount of data. They can represent numbers, words, measurements or observations in a way that makes them easier to understand and analyse. It is important to make sure that the data on your chart is presented clearly and can be understood by anyone who looks at it. They shouldn't have to ask you to explain it.
What Is A Database? Interactive
A database is a computerised system that makes it easy to search, select and store information. Databases are used in many different places. Your school might use a database to store information about attendance or to store pupils' and teachers' contact information. A database like this will probably be protected with a password to make sure that people’s personal information is kept safe.