Welcome to the summer 2011 newsletter

This newsletter contains details of changes that have been made to the icthomework site over the past term.


We have carried out further work on animation support for a number of exercises. These are described below:

Hardware section - Keyboard Shortcuts: new animation
Database Searching section - Database Sorting: new animation
Modelling section - Key Spreadsheet Features: quiz added to existing animation

Additionally, minor changes have been made to the following animations:

Modelling section - Building a Model - Holiday
Graphics section - Modifying Bitmap Images and Working with Bitmap Tools

New Exercise

A new exercise on Bullying has been added to the section on Impact of ICT on Society. This uses the same kind of scenario that was used in the E-Safety exercise from the same section. That is, that students are helping to develop material for a target audience of primary school children.

Modifications to exercises

The exercise, Tools of our Time, from the section on Impact of ICT on Society, has been modified to use drop-down list items instead of free text entry boxes. Additionally, we have highlighted key words in the, What is it used for? column on page three of this exercise.

The exercise, Level Crossing 1, from the Control section, has been modified to include text captions on the short film of the level crossing.

Programming exercises

We are continuing to develop a new set of exercises to support programming activities. These are due to be published in September.

We would welcome your suggestions on further developments. To do this, you can either use the suggestions page on the site or you can email directly to: