Complete details on mail merge
Presentation - notes for teacher and learners how to use master document and source data to create mail merge
Revision exercise which covers all the related skills for documentation - mail merge Paper 2 ICT 0417
Objective - Be end of the lesson learner able to identify and differentiate master document and source data. by end of unit learners able to create mail merge documents
Link to IGCSE ICT0417, useful for KS3 and KS4 ICT lessons
Once learners done with attached revision exercise, learners can attempt to answer past year question (for Year 11)
Chapter 1 Types and Component of Computer System ( ICT 0417 IGCSE)
Topic 1 : Hardware and Software
Main lesson content
• Organise students into pairs to list as many items of computer hardware as they can see and touch.
• Ask students for the items they have listed and identify any that are missing. Explain that these are external hardware devices.
• Organise students into groups to create a list of internal hardware devices, then ask the groups to feed back the items they have listed.
• Compare their lists of external and internal hardware .
• Introduce the idea of applications software, then have a short brainstorming session to identify the types of software applications that they know of, ensuring that they do not use brand names, e.g. they must state ‘word processor’ rather than ‘Microsoft Word’. Discuss other applications, e.g. spreadsheets, database management systems, control software, measuring software, applets and apps, photo editing software, video editing software, graphics manipulation software, etc.
• Introduce the idea of system software and that it is necessary to start the computer and to provide an interface between the computer hardware and the software applications as a minimum.
• Then discuss utilities, device drivers and operating systems before introducing compilers and linkers. This is discussed in Section 1.01 of the Coursebook.
Addressing misunderstandings and misconceptions
• Students often find it difficult to explain the difference between applications software and system software and need practice at putting this into their own words. Ask them to write down their two definitions.
• It is unlikely that any student will have serious difficulty with the first lesson of this topic, which should already be familiar to them. If there is misunderstanding, it is helpful to ask them to state the different applications that they use, then explain that there also needs to be software that enables the computer to start up and to open the various applications when they want to use them.
Challenging more confident students
• Ask students to research the names of different system software and where they are mainly used.
• Alternatively, students could research the current versions of applications software that they use to find out whether there is a newer version and what it is called.
Types and components of computer systems
Complete resources to prepare students for exam and to provide basic understanding on this chapter
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Complete Lesson plan and Lesson activity
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This lesson has an engaging Alice in Numberland theme. Children interpret different concrete representations in order to identity numbers. They go on to read and write number in numerals and words. Children learn to count forwards and write numbers to 20 in numerals and words.
This lesson has an engaging space theme. This lesson starts by counting back from 10. Using fingers and then a number line, children learn to count back from 20. They reason about counting and fill in some missing numbers. Children learn to count backwards and write numbers to 20 in numerals.
This resource useful for KS3 and KS4 students taking ICT 0417. Simple explanation with question related to direct input devices. Learners must be able to understand the purpose and identify direct input devices.
Teachers can use this resources to conduct basic lesson on direct input devices.