In KS2 one subject looked at in ICT is computer graphics. Children will see how they can be can go about creating images, how to use them and how they are displayed on a computer monitor.
Graphics are computer images displayed on a monitor. 'Graphic' means 'an image created by drawing or painting'. Computer graphics are images displayed on a computer screen. Although a screen is two-dimensional (2D), special software can help in creating 3D graphics such as you would see in a video game. Graphics programs can help us to edit photographs, illustrate text documents, make graphs and charts, or create works of art, as well as play games.
Do you recognise graphics when you see them? Can you use them effectively? How are you at creating them? Test yourself in this quiz.