This year students have been provided with their very own logins for the computers and have been learning how to log in to their own accounts. This requires them to learn the layout of the keyboard, use lowercase and uppercase letters and distinguish between similar characters such as the number 0 and the letter O. They have also been creating folders within their own accounts for the work that they create.
Students have also been introduced to Microsoft Word, where they are developing their ability to type, change the size, font and colour of their words, decorate their pages with borders and centre their writing. One tricky task was adding a photo to a Word Document.
Students have also been using the iPads for Maths and Literacy activities. We are currently using Mathletics to further develop the students’ maths skills and Literacy Planet for various spelling and literacy exercises. The students have been really engaged during their time using ICT this term and there will be plenty more opportunities for them to explore ICT and advance their skills in the terms to come.