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Free ICT KS3 Teaching Resources for Secondary Teachers
ICT at KS3
The increased use of technology in all aspects of society means that confident, creative and productive use of ICT is an essential skill. Pupils must not only acquire technical skills, but understand how to apply these responsibly when learning, in everyday life and employment. This is an area where social, legal, ethical and economic implications of the use of ICT can be considered.
KS3 ICT students are taught how to use Microsoft Excel extensively. They are shown how to create equations, use functions and learn how to analyse selections of data. Another tool they are taught to use us Microsoft Publisher, where they can create cards, leaflets and more (that they are sometimes asked to create for projects).
Pupils are prepared for GCSE level ICT so they have a brief introduction into the skills, programmes and projects they will come in contact with at that time.
The Curriculum – What is Learnt
At Key Stage 3, pupils refine their search methods in the Finding Information aspect of the curriculum and select appropriate sources. They collect qualitative and quantitative information and enter this into software packages. The checking of accuracy is encouraged. In the Developing Ideas strand of the curriculum, pupils solve problems, develop models and create sequences of instructions that can be automated. In the Communicating Information strand, a range of ICT tools are used to present in forms that are fit for purpose, including the use of digital communications.
The resources in this section can be used to support teaching and learning across the strands of the National Curriculum for KS3 level.
Google SketchUp is an online tool that pupils can use to design and create pretty much what they want. By learning how to use this tool they can then go on and possibly enter a Digital Media or Design & Technology career because they have the right ICT skills.
10 Key Free Teaching Resources
Computer Software for KS3 & 4 - Making it easy for teachers to keep track of their days, lessons, marks and more.
Professional development for Primary and Secondary School ICT teachers and has CPD sources.
Adobe provides lesson plans that incorporate the use of ICT within a range of core subjects.
Resources, lesson plans, teaching tips and many more for all Primary and Secondary School Maths learning.
An ICT site provides a selection of general and topic-specific posters for Secondary School Classroom displays about ICT.
An ICT site that has a tool to create word clouds that can be used in a variety of subjects from Tagxedo.
A range of free tools to use in classes as well as tutorials on how to use different pieces of software.