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Digital Skills
Computer Basics ..................................................................................................................................... 3
1 be able to identify and use key components of a computer. .......................................................... 3
1.1 Identify different types of computers. ...................................................................................... 3
1.2 Set and use a password where necessary. ............................................................................... 5
1.3 Work safely and responsibly online. ......................................................................................... 5
2 Understand key components of an operating system. .................................................................... 5
2.1 Identify key components of an operation system. ................................................................... 5
2.2 Identify different types of storage media. ................................................................................ 5
2.3 Identify key features and icons of the interface. ...................................................................... 6
2.4 Identify different file types and software application icons. .................................................... 6
2.5 Perform basic file operations. ................................................................................................... 6
3 Be able to identify and use a software application. ........................................................................ 6
3.2 Use a software application. ...................................................................................................... 6
3.3 Store and retrieve documents. ................................................................................................. 6
Online Basics ........................................................................................................................................... 6
1 use an online IT system to meet needs ........................................................................................... 6
1.2 Set and use a password where necessary. ............................................................................... 7
1.3 Work safely and responsibly online. ......................................................................................... 7
2 Search for and use internet-based information. ............................................................................. 7
2.2 Use browser software to navigate web pages and find required information. ....................... 7
2.3 Select and use information which is fit for purpose. ................................................................ 7
Social Networking ................................................................................................................................... 7
1 Understand what social networking is and the associated risks and benefits. ............................... 7
1.2 Identify different social networking sites. ................................................................................ 7
1.3 Outline the risks and benefits of social networking. ................................................................ 7
1.4 Identify how to report misconduct within a social networking site. ........................................ 7
2 Create a maintain a social networking profile. ................................................................................ 7
2.2 Create a maintain a social networking profile. ......................................................................... 7
2.3 Search for and add contacts to a social networking profile. .................................................... 7
2.4 Take appropriate precautions to ensure own safety and privacy within a social network. ..... 7
3 Use social networks to communicate with others ........................................................................... 7
3.2 Post comments to a social network. ......................................................................................... 7
3.3 Identify how to join online groups and events. ........................................................................ 7
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3.4 Upload digital media content to a social networking site. ....................................................... 7
3.5 Follow guidelines and procedures for the safe use of social networking sites. ....................... 7
Digital Media ........................................................................................................................................... 7
1 Store and manage digital media files. .............................................................................................. 7
1.2 Identify appropriate formats for storing photos, audio and video files. .................................. 9
1.3 Backup digital media files to a suitable storage device. ........................................................... 9
2 Share digital media files with others................................................................................................ 9
2.2 Outline how to share digital media with others. ...................................................................... 9
2.3 Outline how digital media devices can communicate with each other. ................................... 9
2.4 Understand the laws and guidelines that apply to sharing digital media. ............................... 9
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Computer Basics
1 be able to identify and use key components of a computer.
1.1 Identify different types of computers.
in our busy, hectic, modern lives we are surrounded by technology. Many public services are
accessed via a website with online forms to complete.
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1.2 Set and use a password where necessary.
Moodle and pc
1.3 Work safely and responsibly online.
2 Understand key components of an operating system.
2.1 Identify key components of an operation system.
IOS, Android and Windows
2.2 Identify different types of storage media.
Harddrive (internal and external, NAS Network Attached Storage), CD, USB and Solid State Drive
(SSD)
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2.3 Identify key features and icons of the interface.
linked to 2.1 (moodle quiz)
2.4 Identify different file types and software application icons.
file management, Office and Images
2.5 Perform basic file operations.
make folder, make sub-folder, cut, copy and paste.
3 Be able to identify and use a software application.
3.1 Identify different types of software applications and indicate their use.
linked to 2.4 - moodle drag and drop
3.2 Use a software application.
office and email
3.3 Store and retrieve documents.
link to 2.5 (local, removable and cloud) cloud could be moodle private files.
Online Basics
1 use an online IT system to meet needs
1.1 Start an Online IT system or application and close it down appropriately when finished.
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Moodle and (sumopaint link to digital media)
1.2 Set and use a password where necessary.
Moodle
1.3 Work safely and responsibly online.
make sure passwords aren't saved by browser etc
2 Search for and use internet-based information.
2.1 Choose appropriate sources of IT-based information to meet needs.
online treasure hunt/quiz
2.2 Use browser software to navigate web pages and find required information.
linked to 2.1
2.3 Select and use information which is fit for purpose.
search council website for specific info. Transport searches - train timetables etc
Social Networking
1 Understand what social networking is and the associated risks and benefits.
1.1 Understand what social networking is.
1.2 Identify different social networking sites.
1.3 Outline the risks and benefits of social networking.
1.4 Identify how to report misconduct within a social networking site.
2 Create a maintain a social networking profile.
2.1 Outline what is meant by online identity.
2.2 Create a maintain a social networking profile.
2.3 Search for and add contacts to a social networking profile.
2.4 Take appropriate precautions to ensure own safety and privacy within a social network.
3 Use social networks to communicate with others
3.1 Send messages to other users using a social network.
3.2 Post comments to a social network.
3.3 Identify how to join online groups and events.
3.4 Upload digital media content to a social networking site.
3.5 Follow guidelines and procedures for the safe use of social networking sites.
Digital Media
1 Store and manage digital media files.
1.1 Identify different digital media storage devices.
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1.2 Identify appropriate formats for storing photos, audio and video files.
1.3 Backup digital media files to a suitable storage device.
link to computer basics 2.2
2 Share digital media files with others.
2.1 Identify different digital media playback devices.
2.2 Outline how to share digital media with others.
cloud sharing, bluetooth and transfer from usb OTG drive
2.3 Outline how digital media devices can communicate with each other.
bluetooth
2.4 Understand the laws and guidelines that apply to sharing digital media.
link to Online basics - copyright law search etc