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|Note: This unit is offered in wholly online mode|
The topics to be addressed in this unit include: the development of skills with the use of word processing and graphics applications for the presentation of educational documents. Capabilities with a desktop publishing application will be developed, sufficient to create short reports, newsletters and student newspapers. The use of database and spreadsheet applications will be investigated for storing, organising, manipulating and maintaining information such as survey investigation data, student records, class lists and assessment records. The use of electronic mail, blogs and the internet for educational activities will be developed.
Task 1: Skill development portfolio, including the use of Inspiration and the Internet, websites, blogs, Word, Excel, and/or PowerPoint applications (60%).
Task 2: Digital portfolio of a student's work or a portfolio of set tasks (40%).
Assessment will total 4000 words or equivalent.
Teachers will be encouraged to include content in their assigned tasks that will have a personal professional use for them. For example: in the development of curriculum materials that they can use currently; and for on line electronic searches of library catalogues and internet sites to find resources that will have current professional applicability for them; and to be able to apply computers to create a classroom environment where children are confident in using information technology across the curriculum.
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