Appendices Appendix A ICT Literacy A6 Composing Documents and Presentations
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UNIT A6 – COMPOSING GRAPHICAL (RE)PRESENTATIONS

Objective

Students should be able to use graphical (re)presentations in an appropriate way.

Sub-objectives

Students should be able to:

  1. identify the use of different forms of graphic representations in every day life;
  2. understand the link between data and graphics;
  3. convert data into appropriate graphic presentations;
  4. use text and appropriate graphics to make a presentable document or ICT-presentation;
  5. produce simple Web pages with text and graphics;
  6. see the consequences of different forms of graphic representations of the same data;
  7. identify cases where it is appropriate to use graphics, and select which graphics to use.

Context

«A picture can tell more than thousand words». A large variety of reports are illustrated by different graphic representations, for example, line graphs, bar charts or pie charts. Data can be shown in appropriate or inappropriate ways; the latter leading to misinterpretation of the original data. Familiarity with the ways in which graphs are used will help students to present their work clearly in many subject areas and in their working lives. Also the ability to present your findings in a proper and clear way is needed in today’s information age.

Content

Students analyse different applications in every day life where graphic representations are used. Whenever possible examples should be used which make an inappropriate use obvious. Examples might be found in the school environment, in data about the community, in the business world, and in the daily or weekly newspaper. Current data and data from earlier years should be illustrated in different forms.

Text, data and graphics can be used in a variety of presentations: written documents, presentations and Web pages.

Resources

Minimum necessary resources:
One computer for each group of students with a graphics software package and software for presentations, writing and Web design;
Examples from industry and commerce.

Optional extra resources:
Advanced graphics software;
Liquid crystal display panel for overhead projector.

Links

All other A-Units, especially Unit A3 Word processing