General Chat Thread, Pupil ICT Skill Levels in General; I do some ICT teaching as well as fixing/breaking stuff and am just wondering what people here think average pupils ...
7th December 2011, 10:45 AM #1
Pupil ICT Skill Levels
I do some ICT teaching as well as fixing/breaking stuff and am just wondering what people here think average pupils should (that's should not could with a lot of help from teachers!) be able to do at end of year/key stage.
Here's my first bash (I sure a lot of stuff missing but don't want to clog up with details as I want to produce a simple grid that can be used to assess ict skills as a child progresses through primary schools)
Foundation (age 4/5)
Use mouse to click on objects to cause actions/answer questions (Tizzy's toybox etc) by themselves
Draw pictures (2Simple 2Paint) and type name. Print them out by themselves
KS1 (Y2) (Age 6/7)
Switch computers on and off.
Use MSpaint type progs.
Save files (under whole class instruction)
Be able to use more complex software such as 2Paint a Picture by themselves
Be able to use more complex software (Textease/Powerpoint/Impress/Audacity/Webcams) under whole class instruction
Y4 (Age 8/9)
Open previously saved files under whole class instruction.
Be able to use PhotoStory/Textease by themselves
Y5 (Age 9/10)
Open and save files with minimal assistance.
Use Word Processor/Powerpoint/Impress with minimal assistance on cross-curricular work.
Use spreadsheets under whole class instruction.
KS2 (Age 10/11)
Use Wordprocessor/Powerpoint/Impress to produce good quality work.
Be able to produce a short stop animation movie.
Control/Programming (e.g FlowGo/FlowOl/)
(PS I personally do a lot of Scratch work with Y5/6 in my schools but I wouldn't expect that in most primaries)
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7th December 2011, 12:44 PM #2
I've put the question out to the teaching community on twitter ... It will vary.
7th December 2011, 01:40 PM #3
We rescued the QCA ICT Scheme of Work from the Standards Site before it died. I know it's old hat, but our IT Co-ordinator still thinks is has some good stuff in it. May help. I've attached the pdf files in a zip file. I am hoping that, as have stated the source, this isn't going to break any copyright. (Mods - please remove if I'm wrong!)
7th December 2011, 01:49 PM #4
I've put the question out to the teaching community on twitter
Whats prompted this is that Lancs ICT consultants have produced a very comprehensive document but to my mind it could only be followed if every single teacher was an ICT guru.
So I was looking for a more basic skillset that could just be judged on a simple 1-5 type scale (or even use the Key Stage levels) so you could say Level 4c was "create a 3 slide powerpoint,save it and print it" and Level 5 is "create a >5 page powerpoint complete with hyperlinks" type stuff
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