Welcome to KS3 ICT skills
Below are some useful information on how to use and apply your digital skills to help you become more efficient for school and at home.
Managing your documents
To ensure your work is easy to find, use relevant file and folder names and a sensible folder structure. It is important to use an approach that will allow you to find your work more efficiently.
Find out more about how to manage and secure files: https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/z9n9q6f/revision/4
Find out how to do this on your Google Drive: https://www.gcflearnfree.org/googlespreadsheets/managing-your-files/1/
Let’s learn about spreadsheets, know your basics.
Test your knowledge on spreadsheets.
All word processing applications allow you to:
enter and edit text
check your spelling
Look at these website to find out more and maybe challenge yourself to creating some documents more efficiently.
GCF Learnfree: https://www.gcflearnfree.org/word2016
Mastering your skills, try a test: http://www.teststeststests.com/mswordtest.htm
PowerPoint uses a graphical approach to presentations in the form of slide shows that accompany the oral delivery of the topic.
Let's learn about presentations, know your basics.
Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing application from Microsoft, differing from Microsoft Word in that the emphasis is placed on page layout and design rather than text composition and proofing. Find out more about publisher here:
Why not try to make a document using publisher?
Email is short for 'electronic mail'. Similar to a letter, it is sent via the internet to a recipient. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user.
At school we use Gmail.
Email etiquette is about respect and common sense. The same respect and professionalism you expect others to show to you is also crucial when writing your own communications. Watch the video to find out more :
How to use Google Drive