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Primary ICT - digital research help required please!

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by sugar_love_83, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. In our year 6 scheme of work one of the key ideas for digital research is:
    · Create a presentation for a specific audience by gathering information from a selection of websites. Use a moderated website, video conference, forum, or learning platform to ask a question, submit information or offer an opinion.
    Any help would be much appreciated!
  2. [​IMG]Sorry using chrome! It did look all nice when I posted honestly!
  3. becktonboy

    becktonboy New commenter

    Sounds like it's a bit of mish-mash - let me guess, you have an integrated/ICT embedded curriculum?
    You can generate your own digital information by creating a database, or using pre-prepared files as with Junior Viewpoint (Logotron provide a rich bank of such files for free) but you will need the software and skills to teach it and your pupils will need some sort of background with databases.
    If you can find an online source of data to download (I'm sure someone will be along to offer some links) then you will need a program capable of accommodating that data e.g Excel and then analysing it although you will again be limited by your own and the pupils' skills.
    Not sure how you would go about 'analysing' forum responses or indeed what software you might use.
    Making a presentation (PowerPoint) shouldn't present too many problems, nor should finding a variety of information from different sources.
    If you have a VLE the last objective shouldn't be too hard, video conferencing is just a rather glitzy way of doing the same thing (most of the work done is by the teacher for VC, just arranging it and getting it to function). You could also sign up to a wiki or blog website to organise an exchange of information, views and ideas, even with another school.
    Hope this helps.
  4. becktonboy

    becktonboy New commenter

    That probably means use Excel to analyse (probably just sort and chart) data in the form of a CSV file from an online database. The statement makes no real sense otherwise.

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