Cambridge ICT Starters introduces learners, typically aged 5 to 14 years, to the key ICT applications they need to achieve computer literacy and to understand the impact of technology on our daily lives.
ICT (Information and Communications Technology) is now part of the educational experience of children in most parts of the world. Taught as a subject in its own right, as well as being embedded within the curriculum, ICT is increasingly regarded as a new ‘literacy’, alongside reading, writing and numeracy. Cambridge ICT Starters is designed to introduce learners to the key ICT applications they need to use in order to acquire that literacy, and to understand the impact of technology on our daily lives. The syllabus provides a framework in which ICT competence and practical skills can be developed within an environment that is appropriate for the age of the learners. It also provides a structured scheme of assessment. Where appropriate, guidance on the e-Safety and ethical implications of the technologies used within each module are outlined. Modules can be delivered according to the needs of each learning situation – across the curriculum or as a separate course of study.
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