"ICT Connect" provides a manageable and flexible solution for teaching ICT skills across the primary age range. It is fully matched to the QCA Scheme of Work for ICT and offers opportunities for cross-curricular links. The activities can be used on and off the computer, and the scheme is referenced to generic software. Following the QCA Scheme of Work, there are six units for Years 1 and 5, five units for Years 2, 3 and 4 and 4 units for Year 6. Each unit has sufficient work for half a term. Each unit contains: unit overview; skills sessions; practice tasks; follow-up activities; review tasks; and unit assessment sheets. Skills sessions focus on particular ICT skills which the teacher will introduce and demonstrate to the class. Practice tasks and review tasks give children the opportunity to practice and reinforce skills previously learnt within different subject areas. The CD contains resources, some activities for the teacher to demonstrate to the whole class, assessment sheets, plus editable photocopy masters from the teacher's notes. All the activities can be accessed from a network.
Teachers, or the ICT Coordinator, will save these files from the CD-ROM to a network location, which a networked machine can accesss. This means that a class of pupils can run the activities at the same time. Instructions are provided in the CD inlay card and in the readme.txt files on the CD-ROM. rshow more