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    Re: The Reg launches into the Beebs GCSE Bitesize site

    6. You said a - utility.

    Hard luck. She has a need for specific software that's written for a tight purpose.
    No, I want a hard drive fixing utility

    FFS!!!

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    Re: The Reg launches into the Beebs GCSE Bitesize site

    Isn't it just a teeny bit worrying that our so-called ICT teachers are recommending these sites to the students to browse over at home?!

    They're doomed... all of them...

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    Re: The Reg launches into the Beebs GCSE Bitesize site

    I did the UI question they wrote about and got the last wrong becuase I wrote the answers they said I should have?!! Does end up with the great lines of, "Hard Luck! Input was wrong. You should have wrote Input". Ohh the other kind of input. Of course!

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    Re: The Reg launches into the Beebs GCSE Bitesize site

    Quote Originally Posted by indiegirl
    Isn't it just a teeny bit worrying that our so-called ICT teachers are recommending these sites to the students to browse over at home?!
    Is it so different from the misinformation they receive in school? I know the current ICT curriculum is appalling, and the kids know it as well. Kids are taught how to check boxes, _not_ how to use computers / IT.

    For example:

    1) "make an spelling error, print it out - 1 mark"
    2) "Write that you've identified the error & print that out" - 1 mark
    3) Print out corrected page -1 mark

    Not forgetting the stage-by-stage google searches of increasing complexity that gain you a mark per stage (providing you print each stage out).

    Woe betide the kid who thinks "I know, I'll just do a complex search and that's that, 'cos from that they can _obviously _ infer I can do the easier stuff" - ah young Padawan, you haven't reckoned with the $bloody_pedantic_examining_board have you?

    I could go on.....

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    Re: The Reg launches into the Beebs GCSE Bitesize site

    Not directly related to Bitesize, but what I find worrying is that pupils are being taught "webpage design" using powerpoint! 8O

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    Re: The Reg launches into the Beebs GCSE Bitesize site

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Not directly related to Bitesize, but what I find worrying is that pupils are being taught "webpage design" using powerpoint! 8O

    Whhhaat? 8O

    I stuggled to allow myself to use publisher, I hated doing it, only with pressure from the others in my department did I crumble and accept defeat, but that was in my previous schoo and now I can use frontpage or Dreamweaver yay.

    BTW, this same previous school for whom I set up a fully customisable content management system (using Typo3) have reverted back to static HTML with a very amateur look loosely based on my design, but broken. Why did I bother.

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    Re: The Reg launches into the Beebs GCSE Bitesize site

    They use publisher here for websites they are slowly starting to use Dream Weaver now so hopefully we will have it phased out in another year.

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    Re: The Reg launches into the Beebs GCSE Bitesize site

    We have just (well, just as in last year, just before the upgrade ) paid 1700 quid for Macromedia Studio - so of course we are using Word for websites Oh, and Corel 9 for graphics.

    In fairness, the head of ICT is trying to teach himself Dreamweaver, so maybe this year...

    Andy

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