Section 1: ICT systems including portable communication devices


.Video, Podcast & Website EvidenceIn certain ICT lessons (or for homework assignments) you will be asked to watch short videos, listen to podcasts, or visit websites relevant to the topic that you are studying.
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Evidence sheets are here:
  1. Video Evidence Sheet
  2. Podcast Evidence Sheet
  3. Website Evidence Sheet
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YOU NEED TO COMPLETE AN EVIDENCE SHEET FOR EACH OF THESE ACTIVITIES.
Evidence sheets must be printed and put into your folder.
Test 1 answers/Mark scheme
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Lesson 1

Input Devices===.===
The syllabus says you should be able to:(a) identify the input devices including: keyboards, pointing devices (including mouse, touchpad and tracker ball), video digitisers, remote controls, joysticks, magnetic stripes, scanners, digital cameras, microphones, sensors, MIDI instruments, graphics tablets, MICR, OMR, OCR, barcode readers, video cameras, web cams, light pens;(b) identify suitable uses of the input devices stating the advantages and disadvantages of each.
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Resources you may need for this lesson:

  1. Starter activity (crossword)
  2. Information Booklet
  3. Worksheet
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Lesson 1 Introduction


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Other resources to help you:

  1. Starter activity 1
  2. Starter activity 2
  3. Podcast below
  4. PowerPoint Presentation
  5. The interactive chart/poster below - it's loaded with information, interactive bits, quizzes and a host of extras. Well worth a look!
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PowerPoint Presentation






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Lesson 2

Output Devices.The syllabus says you should be able to:(c) identify the following output devices: monitors (CRT, TFT), printers (laser, ink jet and dot matrix), plotters, speakers, control devices (including motors, buzzers, lights and heaters);(d) identify suitable uses of the output devices stating the advantages and disadvantages of each:
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Resources you may need for this lesson:

  1. Worksheet
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Lesson 2 Introduction


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Other resources to help you:

  1. Starter activity 1
  2. Starter activity 2
  3. PowerPoint presentation
  4. The world's first printed car!
  5. Video below (don't forget to fill in your Video Evidence Sheet)
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PowerPoint Presentation





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Lesson 3

Storage Devices

The syllabus says you must be able to
(e) describe common backing storage media (including magnetic tapes, CD ROMs, CD Rs, CD RWs,DVD ROMs, DVD Rs, DVD RWs, DVD-RAM, Blu-ray, minidisk and hard discs, memory sticks, flash memory) and their associated devices;
(f) identify suitable uses of the storage media and understand the types of access and access speeds required for each use (e.g. serial/sequential, direct/random). Describe the comparative advantages and disadvantages of using different backing storage media;
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Resources you will need for this lesson:
  1. Information Booklet
  2. Worksheet
  3. Web link:What is data storage?
  4. Backing storage vs main memory
  5. Storage media and devices
  6. Accessing stored data
  7. Data storage capacities
  8. Data access speeds
  9. Magnetic storage devices & media
  10. Optical storage devices & media
  11. Solid state storage devices
  12. Backing up data
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Lesson Intro


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Other resources to help you:

  1. Starter activity 1 - choose a quiz and play it
  2. Starter activity 2 - Crossword
  3. PowerPoint presentation
  4. The interactive chart/poster below - it's loaded with information, interactive bits, quizzes and a host of extras. Well worth a look!
  5. How removable storage works(don't forget to fill in your Website Evidence Sheet)
  6. HowStuffWorks.com - Hard Disks (don't forget to fill in your Website Evidence Sheet)
  7. How Stuff Works: Blu Ray(don't forget to fill in your Website Evidence Sheet)
  8. Flash Memory(don't forget to fill in your Website Evidence Sheet)
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PowerPoint Presentation



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Lesson 4

Portable Communications Devices

The syllabus says you must be able to

(g) Identify the following portable communication devices: mobile phones, portable DVD players, portable hard disk players, portable media players (MP3 players), global positioning systems, satellite navigation systems, personal digital assistants, Bluetooth devices and handheld computers;(h) Identify suitable uses of the communication devices in (g) above, stating the advantages and disadvantages of each.

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Lesson Intro





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Other resources to help you:

  1. Powerpoint presentation (right)
  2. Videos below (don't forget to fill in your Video Evidence Sheets)
  3. How Stuff Works: GPS(don't forget to fill in your Website Evidence Sheets)
  4. How Stuff Works: WAP
  5. News Story: Student tracks stolen iPhone
  6. Maps in Action: Google Maps for Mobile in 3D
  7. How Stuff Works: MP3 players
  8. Bluetooth: how it works
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Powerpoint presentation (for students)

Click here to open or download the presentation.

Video 1: PDA Project in schools



Video 2: GPS



Video 3: How Bluetooth works



Video 4: Cell phones and Bluetooth technology



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