ICT is short for Information and Communications Technology (it’s a bit of a mouthful, you can see why we shorten it). Put simply, it covers the basics of databases, presentations, spreadsheets and more. Don’t worry if it sounds like a lot of jargon, we break it all down for you in easy to understand bites. The great thing about learning ICT is it’s useful in almost all your school subjects.
Most of you will have to produce work on computers, especially when you get to secondary school, so learning the fundamentals of ICT might help you with any technological hiccups you may encounter along the way.
How we communicate now is pretty impressive. We have said farewell to sending handwritten letters by carrier pigeon and have welcomed easier and faster ways of talking to one another. Email, text messages, Snapchat etc. It’s not as fun as attaching your letter to your pigeon pal Percy and giving him a quick treat, but we suppose it is far more convenient. Of course, there’s also the added bonus of not having pigeon poop in your home.
Enough about pigeon poop, we know some of you might be a bit confused by all the terms used in ICT. Worry not, young technological apprentice. Our quizzes will teach you all the different words you need to know. By playing our quizzes, you’ll become more familiar with them, their definitions and how to use them.
We can’t wait to teach you all about the latest technologies we use to communicate with one another and share information. Whether you’re keen to learn about graphics and communication or perhaps you want to know more about how spreadsheets work, we have quizzes to feed your technological knowledge and light up your curiosity. It’s a great chance for you to show us your computing skills!
Now let’s see what you’ve got!
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