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Cambridge ICT Starters

Initial Steps

Jill Jesson and Graham Peacock

Third

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Introduction

Cambridge ICT Starters: Initial Steps has been written to support learners who are following the Cambridge ICT Starters syllabus. It follows the syllabus closely and provides full coverage of all the modules. The sections of the book correspond to the modules and follow the order in which the modules appear in the syllabus. The book builds on keyboard skills and basic routines, such as emailing, handling data, basic spreadsheet management, creating and editing written work and handling images.

The book provides learners and their helpers with:

• examplesofactivitiestodo

• exercisesforpractice

• instructioninusingtheircomputers

• optionalextensionandchallengeactivities

It is designed for use in the classroom with coaching from trained teachers. Where possible the work has been set in real situations where the computer will be of direct use. The activities are fairly sophisticated yet simple enough to be followed by adults as well as children!

Someexercisesrequirethelearnerstoopenpreparedfilesforediting.Thesefilesareavailabletoteachersonwww.cambridgeindia.org website. The website provides useful graphics and templates for creating pictograms. Some picturesandtextfilesarealsoincludedtohelpyounglearnerssothattheycanlearneditingwithoutfirstcreatingthefilesrequired.

Theactivities in thisbookuseMicrosoftOffice2007software,Paint,Wikipedia,MicrosoftOutlookExpress2007and MSWLogo. However, the syllabus does not specify any particular type of software in order to meet the learning objectives.

Please note that when learners view the screen shots contained in this book on their computer screens, all the type will be clearly legible.

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INITIAL STEPS Module 1 Starting with Text1.1 Letters ............................................................................................ 21.2 Words ............................................................................................. 31.3 Capital letters ................................................................................. 41.4 Sentences ...................................................................................... 61.5 Save ............................................................................................... 71.6 Writing poems ............................................................................... 91.7 Changing a story .......................................................................... 101.8 Selecting and changing ................................................................ 121.9 Editing ........................................................................................... 15 Optional extension and challenge activities ................................. 18

Module 2 Starting Images2.1 Paint ............................................................................................. 212.2 More tools .................................................................................... 232.3 Duplicating images ...................................................................... 252.4 Pictures from shapes ................................................................... 262.5 More skills .................................................................................... 272.6 Editing pictures ............................................................................ 29 Optional extension and challenge activities ................................. 31

Module 3 Starting Graphs3.1 Pictograms ................................................................................... 343.2 Survey .......................................................................................... 363.3 Column chart ............................................................................... 373.4 3-D column chart ......................................................................... 403.5 Comparing charts ........................................................................ 42 Optional extension and challenge activities ................................. 44

Module 4 Starting Control4.1 MSWLogo .................................................................................... 464.2 More commands .......................................................................... 494.3 Drawing pictures .......................................................................... 504.4 Recording commands .................................................................. 52 Optional extension and challenge activities ................................. 54

Module 5 Starting Searches5.1 Using buttons and hotspots ......................................................... 575.2 Indexandhyperlink...................................................................... 585.3 More searches ............................................................................. 595.4 Keyword ....................................................................................... 605.5 Finding information ...................................................................... 61 Optional extension and challenge activities ................................. 63

Module 6 Starting Email6.1 Email account .............................................................................. 656.2 Replying ....................................................................................... 666.3 New message .............................................................................. 676.4 Email folders ................................................................................ 686.5 Forward and Cc ........................................................................... 70 Optional extension and challenge activities ................................ 72

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