Friday, 20 November 2009

Controlled Assessment Update

For those of you with an interest in the changes taking place in 2010 and specifically in Controlled Assessment please take some time to view this discussion on TES.

Any feedback or additional discussion would be appreciated.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Controlled Assessment Support

As most ICT teachers are already aware, Controlled Assessment (CA) comes hand in hand with the new GCSEs in September 2010.

If you are currently delivering GCSE ICT or planning to start in September it is in your interest to get up to speed on the requirements of CA. I would like to invite you to join our discussion on CA. Lets start talking and sharing ideas as a community of ICT teachers with a view to making sure we are informed and prepared for CA in 2010.

You can access the controlled assessment discussion thread here.

Click here for information on registering for the Edexcel forums.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Open Source Resources

Trying to keep up with changing technology can often leave schools and teachers with some big bills to pay. To support schools I have been putting together some pointers to free software tools which can be used to deliver current ICT qualifications without the high costs.
The majority of these resources (with the exception of Audacity which, in my opinion, is invaluable) are web based and will only require a chat with your system administrators to unblock the sites.
I've found some of these very useful and enjoyable, especially when delivering courses such as DiDA, OCR Nationals, GCSE and GCE Applied ICT.

I am very keen to keep these resources up to date and would appreciate links to any software you find useful. Especially if you have experienced success when using them to deliver a particular course.

Audacity Sound Editor
Prezi Presentation Editor
Animoto Slideshows
Brainstorming with Bubbl
Scratch Animation
Wordle Word Clouds
Open Office
Animation with Gickr