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Office Applications:

OpenOffice.org is a free cross-platform office application suite available for a number of different computer operating systems.

Mind Mapping:


Create great looking mind maps, concept maps, flow charts and more in minutes with Smart Draw.

Survey Software:

Intelligent survey software for primates of all species. SurveyMonkey has a single purpose: to enable anyone to create professional online surveys.

Pivot Figure:

Pivot Stickfigure Animator is unique software, which allows you to create stick figure animations easily and without any artistic skills.

Scratch:

Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music and art

Sandbox

Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker is fun, free, open source and makes it easy for kids and adults to make their own game

Suggested links for software training:

SkillsGym:

Tutorial on many software packages including Website Authoring and Project Planning Software

Video Tutorials:
Not everyone learns by reading books!Often the best way is to watch someone else first.Rather than having to put up your hand and wait for the teacher to show you how to do something, you can now find out for yourself.Watch the recording, stop it, start it, rewind, fast forward. You can work at your own pace and see it as many times as you need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suggested websites for ICT:

 

1. Webit

http://www.channel4.com/learning/microsites/I/ideasfactory/webit/teachers/

Resources for website design from the IEE and Channel 4. This Website hosts website design competition for 13-19 year olds in UK.

2. Web Monkey

http://www.webmonkey.com/

Tutorials and help for Web developers, designers and programmers, from HTML to Flash.

3. Learn ICT

http://www.dida-delivered.org/skillsgym/teachers/index.htm

Skill gm is an educational web site aimed at providing video tutorials on many interesting software packages

4. Chatdanger – e-safety

http://www.chatdanger.com/

ChatDanger provides advice and guidance for children and parents on how to keep safe in immoderate Internet chat rooms.

5. Teach with ICT

http://www.teach-ict.com

Free online resources aimed at improving standards in ICT work through the use of stimulating, appealing teaching/learning ideas. The site is different to many being inspirational and students are likely to thoroughly enjoy the tasks.

6. Webopedia

http://www.webopedia.com/

Webopedia is a free online dictionary for words, phrases and abbreviations that are related to computer and Internet technology. Webopedia provides easy-to-understand definitions in plain language, avoiding the use of heavy jargon when possible so that the site is accessible to users with a wide range of computer knowledge.

7. BBC – GCSE Bitesize Revision

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/dida/

Revision bites and tests, from managing projects to multimedia/graphics

8. SAM Learning

http://www.samlearning.com/

For students, SAM Learning appears as a web based service accessible from any internet enabled device at anytime. Students can tackle a choice of revision, using drag and drop and test practice which essentially means that students do and mark their own work.

9. Edexcel - SPB

http://www.edexcel.com/quals/dida/Pages/default.aspx

Edexcel website provides comprehensive information about all DiDA units

10. Fronter - MLE

http://fronter.com/newham

VLE or MLE (Managed Learning environment) Two of the metaphors in Fronter are Rooms and Corridors. The rooms are created in a corridor and are furnished by the owner of the room with tools according to the needs in the room for our learners.