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Safety

Understand and discuss the importance of the Brownie Web Safe Code and show you follow it when using the internet.

Skills

Show how to do the following:

  • Turn on the computer
  • Start a program and create a document of your choice
  • Save your work
  • Print your work
  • Safely remove hardware
  • Log off securely and shut down the computer.
Choose and do four of the following:
  • Show that you can use at least five keyboard shortcuts
  • Show the tester a game you enjoy playing and explain what you have to do
  • Discuss ways that people with disabilities can still have full access to a computer
  • Upload photos and video clips and create a presentation using sound
  • Explain and demonstrate how to send a message safely
  • Show the tester a blog that you have written or examples of blogs that you have looked at. Write something using a range of fonts, font sizes, images and check the spelling of your work for example a letter or story
  • Create a piece of art using a graphics package
  • Use two different websites to research the same information/topics and discuss the similarities and differences you find
  • Make stationery for an event, for example: invitations, menus, posters, name labels
  • With the tester, use a search engine to find out about one of the following and discuss what you have found:
    • Brownies in another country
    • A famous person
    • A hobby or sport you are interested in
    • A country you would like to visit.
  • Carry out a survey on a topic of your choice and present your results in a spread sheet/graph.

Uses

Do one of the following:

  • Discuss and show your favourite apps to the tester and describe an app that you would like to be able to use
  • Be aware of the different social media sites and know the age restrictions.Explore the history of ICT and present it using a method of your choice
  • List things that you use every day that use computers
  • Write a set of instructions for a moveable device for example a Beebot and make it work
  • Explain how an ICT system is used in businesses or shops
  • List some jobs in ICT or find out about some jobs in ICT.

Top Tips

Take regular breaks when you are on the computer: at least 5 mins every ¾ hour.

Make sure that you are aware of your surroundings when using a computer in a public place and who can see what you are doing.

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