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Computers For Learning

This quiz addresses part of the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2 in Computing. Specifically it looks at using computers and digital devices for learning and finding things out. It is one of 20 quizzes to help you find out about how computers work, and how they affect all our lives.

Computers are very useful to help you learn. There are lots of different ways to learn. Using computers and other digital devices can be a big help. You can find things out on a computer. You can look things up. You can find out how to do things on a computer. This quiz is about some of the ways using computers and digital devices can help you learn at school or at home.

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1. Sunil is finding out about magnets. He goes on a site about _______.
What do you know about magnets?
2. Jack is learning about shapes. He is using a computer programme. The computer asks him to point to a triangle. Which one of these should he point at?
Easy one! How many sides has a triangle?
3. Harry is at school. His teacher asks him to see how good he is at sums. Harry does lots of questions about adding up and taking away on a computer. This helps Harry with his _____.
How good are you at sums? Have you tried our maths quizzes yet?
4. Harriet is keeping a weather diary. She types what she writes on a keyboard. She checks what she writes on the ______.
Are you good at spelling? Why is it a good idea to check your work?
5. Katie makes a list of all the minibeasts she has found. It has the name of the minibeast, where she found it, and how many legs it had. Katie puts this list on a computer. Katie has made a ________ of minibeasts.
What is the most interesting minibeast you have ever found? Where was it?
6. Alice has been finding out about flowers in springtime. How can she tell her teacher what she has found out?
You can do all three of these on a computer
7. Luke’s school is twinned with a school in Zimbabwe. Luke can use ________ to talk to children in Zimbabwe. Luke can see and speak to the children in the school in Zimbabwe.
Have you ever spoken to children in another country?
8. Ella wants to find out about The Great Fire Of London. She looks it up on the ________.
9. Aysha is using a paint program on a computer. She paints a picture of a rainbow. Then she prints the picture on a piece of _____.
What would you like to paint using a computer?
10. Luke wants to find out where Zimbabwe is. What can he use to find this out?
On which continent is the country of Zimbabwe?

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