ICT

4th January 2008 at 00:00

PRIMARY RESOURCES

Website

KS1 Resources is a website created by Marilyn Daniel, a primary teacher, featuring free lesson plans and activities for the Roamer programmable toy, as used in control technology at key stage 1. www.ks1resources.co.uk

Website

The Welsh NGfL (National Grid for Learning) website has free teaching resources across all subjects and key stages. The primary section includes Uncle Arthur's barbecue, an extended novel that illustrates food safety issues, and an interactive alphabet. www.ngfl-cymru.org.uktxtindex- new.htm

Software

Early Years ICT Series is a set of two CD-Roms, with more than 100 interactive cross-curricular activities suitable for nursery and foundation years (pound;139 per CD). www.smart-learning.co.uk

Book

The Three Little Cowboy Builders is a humorous virtual pop-up book with narration and supporting resources to enable pupils to create their versions (site licence pound;75). www.shooflypublishing.co.uk

SECONDARY RESOURCES

Website

Revise Computing is a Scottish site that provides notes, revision activities, homework tasks, quizzes, worksheets and games at standard, intermediate, higher and advanced higher levels. www.revisecomputing.co.uk

Website

GCE Applied ICT. Subscription website with revision resources tailored specifically to the AQA, Edexcel and OCR applied ICT specifications. Free trial available. www.gceappliedict.co.uk

Software

Picture Power 3 is the latest version of the still image editing program allowing pupils to create their own slideshows and movies. Choose your images from a Grange Hill storyline, the Suffragette movement and more (pound;59.50). www.englishandmedia.co.uk

Book

The Smart ICT Skills Builder features lessons and activities for Years 7 to 9 matched to the ICT framework. Create a leaflet on endangered animals or depict extreme sports using spreadsheets (pound;12). www.smartlearning.co.uk

Jim Merrett is an educational consultant and ICT teacher based in South- west England.

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