Timed Lighting

Originally uploaded by kerryturner

We’re almost on our way to Eurodisney. I will be loading a series of photos taken by some of last year’s group of ICT students. Study the task sheet for Disney and consider why these particular photos were taken. See if you can add to this collection when we’re in Disney, and Paris, by illustrating different uses of ICT.

The rest of the photos are on my Flickr link.


Eurodisney Paris

Today we’ll have a quick discussion about our trip to Eurodisney next week. Instructions for the trip are to be found if you search the blog for “Disneyland”. (Formal letters.) You will be given a task sheet as Eurodisney do not do ICT lectures at this time of the year. Have a look at the Cheyenne Hotel where we’ll be staying.


Week 18: Creating your own flyer

Besides knowing what you should cover in your flyer, (look at the company, school webpage, interview teachers who lead the Duke of Edinburgh expedition) students should look at some good flyer/brochure designs.

Designsitesup – search the internet for similar showcase graphic designs

Adventure Brochures

Sixth Form Brochures

Choose a style you like and then sketch out the designs. Ensure that you annotate the design pages well, and that you meet the WJEC criteria as regards word length and basic and advanced features. The completed flyer should be handed in on Friday for checking.

Mid Year Assessment results

Students will find the Mark Scheme for the test to the right of this blog entry. We will be reviewing the test in class. Students should also be meeting the weekly deadlines for the Unit 2 coursework Tasks. Task 1 should be complete up to the design of your own flyer. There is a new deadline for this Friday – keep to it!

Mid Year Assessment

Here is your mid year assessment. Good luck!

For the rest of the week students should follow the Unit2 Planning document. The document will form the basis of work to be covered for this Unit, until the end of term.

Unit 2 Part 1 Flyer

I’ve decided that some of the guidance documents are very graphic rich and are therefore taking too long to open. I will be splitting these up into Task 1, Task 2 and Task 3 in the next few days. This is especially so with,’ IT2 Teacher Portfolio Guide’. Students have access to 3 types of Unit 2 exemplars; a local produce business, Rotheram Scouts, and Mikeys Sports. You should use all 3 to ensure that your background and ethos and house style section is text rich and your own work. Do NOT lift sentences from the brochures or documents.
There is also a presentation on house style and ethos. Use it! Today students should be looking to complete the ‘Data processing activities within the organisation.’ Be careful here that you state the main function of the document and its data, and that you state intended audience as well. It is essential that you show evidence of this with data and screenshots. This will mean that you have to scan in the 3 documents you have chosen to use. The 4 techniques which you have to identify as having been used in the documents are contained in the lists of basic and advanced features in the marking Grid for Unit2 – Task 1.
By the end of today students should have completed their work to Page 4 of the IT2 Teacher Portfolio Guide. Also have a look at Pages 11 and 12 from the Unit2 Guidance ppt. for further examples of the work you have to do today.

Your homework is to learn for your Midyear Assessment Test on Wednesday the 14th January. You will learn the AQA work. Tomorrow we will discuss sections to leave out of this test.

WJEC Unit2 Part 1 Flyer

Today we’ll choose our ‘end user’, identify 3 different TYPES of documents to analyse for house style and ethos, and write up the company background. Students have chosen an adventure company, with a brochure, mailshot and flyer to analyse. Others have chosen a school 6th form evening event. Documents to look at have included a flyer, a school magazine and a letter. Tomorrow we’ll be identifying those documents we’re using to analyse and write up the company or ‘user’ house style and ethos.