In this module, students build on their searching skills, so that they are able to make use of the internet for information gathering. They also learn how to use standard features of browser software in order to help collect, store and retrieve information. Students should be able to recognise links and navigation options on a webpage, and be able to use them to find the information they need. The aim is to give learners sufficient skills to be able to use the internet safely and efficiently for simple information gathering. Students should start to identify by themselves which search results are useful and which should be rejected.
Students are able to use a web browser and one or more search engines to retrieve information. They should be able to filter information, e.g. by country, and refine their searches to find relevant material.
Students are able to check information to ensure it is relevant and useful, discarding any other information – but they may keep more useful information than they need.
Students are able to use a variety of means to store information they have found for future use. They are able to save a web page and view it later, use the browser software to print a web page and bookmark a site and view it later.
Students are able to use the browser software to select, copy and paste useful text into another software package or document.
In addition to the pass criteria, students are able to use copy and paste to copy URLs into another document or email.
Students are able to save single objects, such as images from a webpage, for their own use.
Students are able to work independently, using the practical skills they have acquired to gather simple, useful information about a topic. They are able to present their findings in another document. The findings at this level should be relevant, but not necessarily organised or reworded.
At the end of this course, student will take the ICT Starters Assessment of Next Steps Stage 2 Module 2 : Exploring the Internet.
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|When signal(s)* is/are removed||Arrangement of Classes|
|Before 6:30 am||All classes will be held as scheduled|
|Before 8:30 am||Classes starting from 10:30am will be held as scheduled|
|Before 10:30 am||Classes starting from 12:30pm will be held as scheduled|
|Before 12:30 pm||Classes starting from 2:30pm will be held as scheduled|
|Before 2:30 pm||Classes starting from 4:30pm will be held as scheduled|
|After 2:30 pm||All classes will be cancelled|
*Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above OR "Black" Rainstorm Warning Signal
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