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How can you use ICT to support your child?

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  1. How can you use ICT to support your child?

  2. SAM Learning • BBC Bitesize • My Maths

  3. Online exam practice and revision material • KS4 • KS5 How to find it www.samlearning.com Centre ID: NE61KE Username: (DOB followed by initials in uppercase) Password: (Same as your username if student has not changed it)

  4. Using SAM Learning improves achievement Lower and middle attaining students (E – C grades)– 10 hours resulted in an increase of one third of a grade. 30% of these students achieved one grade higher than expected. Source: independent evidence from the Fischer Family Trust

  5. Using SAM Learning improves achievement Higher attaining students (A*/A) – 10 hours resulted in an average increase of 1.8% of a grade. 5% more students than expected achieved 5+ A*/A Grades Source: independent evidence from the Fischer Family Trust

  6. SAM Learning: GCSE Improvement increases with use Source: Impact of e-learning on GCSE results of 165,909 students – Fischer Family Trust, April 2006

  7. Online material for most subjects • Revision • Subject content • Interactive exam practice • Games How to find it http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize

  8. Online Maths exam practice and revision material • KS4 • KS5 How to find it www.mymaths.co.uk (Students have their own logon for My Maths – if they cannot remember it, their Maths teacher can remind them or reset it)

  9. Lesson content and “Online Homework” (revision) are both available. Homework is automatically marked and students receive generic feedback This is more engaging than some content on SAM Learning, but more foccussed than BBC Bitesize. Maths teachers use My Maths to set homework, but students can choose to revise at any time using this resource.

  10. Open Office • Free alternative to Microsoft Office • Compatible with PCs or MACs • Will work with Microsoft Office

  11. word processing • Spreadsheets • presentations • graphics • database How to get it http://download.openoffice.org

  12. We currently use Office 2003, but will probably move to Office 2007 later this school year. There are no compatibility problems between the two. • How to save files in Office 2007 for use in school: • Click: • (top left) • Save As • 97-2003