Advantages and Disadvantages of using ICT for this task Demonstrate knowledge of how IT can help you in your work and be able to compare your use of IT with other methods You need to write about how IT helped you to produce your presentation. This might include spell-check making sure that the words were spelt correctly, or the use of cut and paste to move objects around the page to try out different layouts. The second part of this Key Skill needs you to write about how else you might have done this presentation. You need to compare creating computer generated presentation with another method maybe using a pen and pencil.
The advantages and disadvantages of using IT You need to list at least two advantages and two disadvantage of using IT to write the story. Example You might have used a pen and paper. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a pen and paper to write the story against using a computer? You must make sure that you have covered both the advantages and the disadvantages.
Example Disadvantages might include cost of hardware software and peripherals or time spent learning how to use the programs needed to search, find and use information The Importance of Copyright and Confidentiality When it is necessary to observe copyright or confidentiality You need to write a few lines about copyright what it is and how it affects you and the pictures you have found on the internet and CD/Clipart. You can present screen shots from the site showing copyright information or copies of emails sent and receiving permission to use graphics, text and photographs
You can write about confidentiality what it is and how it does/does not affect you. You could refer to the lack of personal information and the fact that the Data Protection Act (1998) does not affect you. Example You have not used pictures of yourself or other young people which could identify them Error Handling and Virus Protection How to identify errors and their causes You will need to show, using screenshots, of errors and how to solve them. This can show the use of the office assistant, or searching for a web page that returns a not known error. It could be a picture of the spell check identifying a spelling error.
How to minimise risks from viruses You will need to provide a description of how to avoid getting viruses from floppy disks or from Internet downloads, including the purpose and use of virus checkers and how they prevent and remove a virus. A couple of paragraphs are all that is required.
Health and Safety Matters
Work safely and take care of equipment, avoid losing information and know how to get help when dealing with errors You will need to write a paragraph about: Taking care of equipment e.g. storage of disks: You must not put your disks near a magnet as this will delete the content, not throwing them around Avoiding loss of information e.g. use of AutoSave or backup.
Saving information onto disks as well as the account at school Obtaining help e.g. on-line help, telephone support or teacher assistance. I could not work out how to adjust the margins so I used the online help (screenshots here¦¦) You need to show (through screenshots) that you have backed up your files.
How to work safely and minimise health risks You need to write a short paragraph about two health and two safety risks involved in using computers. You may write about the use of anti-glare screens and taking a break from using the computer to rest your eyes or wrists. You may write about repetitive strain injuries from not having the correct keyboard and backache from not having the correct chair. Think about the rules in your computer room not drinking in a computer room, trailing cables or bags in the aisle.