Literacy and ICT

The functions of ICT

Speed and Automatic functions - using ICT allows teachers to demonstrate, explore or explain work effectively; it allows routine tasks to be completed and repeated quickly.

Capacity and Range - teachers and pupils can gain access to a wide range of information; they can use CD ROMs, the Internet, they can contact experts outside the classroom, the school and the community, this also covers the wide range of ways in which ICT can be used to present information.

Provisonality - this function allows work to be changed easily; saving work at different stages allows a record to be kept.

Interactivity - this allows children to explore areas which would otherwise not be available to them; they can communicate with others and present information effectively in different ways and for different audiences. They can get responses and feedback quickly.