Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Word Processing is the art of representing data in a visual way using a variety of software programs and apps.
Links to program of study[edit | edit source]
The national curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils;
- Can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
- Are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
- Undertake creative projects that involve selecting, using and combining multiple applications, preferably across a range of devices, to achieve challenging goals including collecting and analysing data and meeting the needs of known users.
- Create, re-use, revise and re-purpose digital artefacts for a given audience with attention to trustworthiness, design and useability.
Familiar and Unfamiliar software[edit | edit source]
Most students will be familiar with word processing through using Microsoft Word or similar word processing suite. Word processing has grown and developed with the introduction of new ideas and technology and now there are hundereds, if not thousands of ways to present data digitally in formats that are more exciting, and more inclusive than ever before.
Let me explore[edit | edit source]
Examples of word processing software
- Microsoft Office
- Open Office
- Libre Office
Challenges and tasks[edit | edit source]
App Smash challenge (link to AppSmash)