1. Word search to help introduce technical vocabulary. A great introduction to complex features and functions.
2. A crossword to consolidate understanding of Computer Components.
All materials allow for differentiated learning and include the following:
handouts in pdf & png format
Set of answers
*interactive crossword timed & non-timed (run index file in browser)
*(please note that Safari and Microsoft Edge could not display interactive quizzes when tested)
3. Spreadsheet Dominoes & Word Scramble
Good plenary. Can be used as a group or pair activity.
Allows learners the opportunity to identify complex terminology. Activities could be extended to include stretch and challenge by asking learners to explain or demonstrate some of the more complex features and functions. Alternatively, a time limit could be added.
PPT; pdf versions with answers (ppt shows flow of answers for Dominoes).
4. Interactive SS Demos & Quiz /Assessment
This resource contains an interactive quiz (10 questions) with integrated demonstrations of how to apply the following in Excel.
• IF Statement
• Simple Pivot table
Interactive quizzes are available in htm, swf and pdf formats. There are two quiz/demo options; one showing learner progression as they navigate through the quiz and the other option does not.
The user interface consists of: submit button, play, back, forward, fast forward (enables the user to speed up demonstration sections), rewind (answers cannot be changed). To exit close the browser or software.
Both quizzes have a pass rate of 80%; learners have the option of reviewing their answers at the end of the quiz whether they achieve the 80% pass mark or not.