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The puzzles were created on tables with 16 columns and 11 rows, using a wordprocessor. Below is part of one they made for the topic "Energy". They developed these ICT skills: insert, move, cut and paste text; apply font formats; create and format tables; modify table borders and shading; and modify table structure. I asked them to provide reasonable hints for their puzzles, which involved using internet research engines and refining their results. One group used online encyclopedias. I told them it was essential to give clear definitions for each word, and I checked these myself. I also explained that spelling had to be accurate!
Romeu Barros, teacher, Quintin Kynaston School, Westminster