4.1.6(b) Uses of ICT in Education/2 Use of computers for school/college administration. Starter: DST Check. Week 3 DST you will receive back with your Mark Where can you improve highlight answers and write any improvements in a different colour pen. 10 Mins. Task:.
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Week 3 DST you will receive back with your Mark
Where can you improve highlight answers and write any improvements in a different colour pen.
How many different ways could a student be registered by a school/college?
Take it in turns in pairs to list out possible ways
Schools use ICT systems to help with:
There are 2 main systems used in schools/colleges:
The old paper-based registration system
Any ICT system used for student registration in schools or colleges should:
There are many methods used in school - Can you think of any?
Optical mark recognition (OMR)
The teacher marks a student’s attendance by shading in boxes.
The forms are passed to the administration office where they are collected and processed automatically using an optical mark reader.
This removes the problems of making mistakes when the marks are typed in using a keyboard.
Once input, this is processed and reports can be generated outlining students for whom attendance is a problem.
Optical mark recognition (OMR)
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) obtains data stored on a tag (a small chip) using radio signals, which means that the reading device and tag do not have to come into contact with each other.
The data on the tag, which is usually attached to a credit card sized plastic card, can be read from a distance
Card stays in your pocket or bag as the tag can still be read.
Automatic Registration – As soon as student comes into contact with college
Size of a credit card that contains a microprocessor and memory chip.
They can hold more information that cards with a magnetic strip.
They are encrypted incase they are lost/stolen so it can’t be misused.
They can be topped up with money during the week.
They can be used in the following ways:
Used for registration by swiping the card using a card reader.
They consist of a magnetic strip containing a limited amount of data on it.
It may also be used to identify a student in the library system, school meals or access buildings.
Quick Quiz computer based methods of registration.
What 2 types of biometric methods are there?
What do we mean by biometric?
What is an advantage of using a swipe card?
What is a disadvantage of using a swipe card?
How does fingerprint scanning work?
Describe a wireless system of registering?
What is meant by OMR and how is this used in registration?
Advantages and Disadvantages
What sort of information does a school need to keep on it’s students? Pass it on e.g. Surname
The following information for each student will be held in a large school database:
The school has a responsibility under the DPA act 1998 to ensure the privacy and the security of the information it holds about its students.
There are many different pieces of information stored by a school. By integrating all the systems it is possible to extract data needed from the system in the form of reports.
Advantages of using information management systems:
What Software can be used?
Some examples of other ways schools use computers:
(Mark the 2 student answers form the book you will then be given the examiners answer).
The school database contains the following fields. For each write a sentence to explain why the data is needed by the school:
Language of home
Emergency contact details
Unique pupil Number
The name of the pupil’s doctor
Work with the person next to you to complete one of the case studies (Go through answers in tomorrows lesson)
2. When a pupil joins a school, they are given an 8 digit unique pupil number.
3. ICT-based student registration systems in schools offer the advantages of speed and accuracy to the form teacher. Discuss two other advantages to the school in using ICT to register students. (2