At the Dukes, children are taught to understand how computer networks, including the internet, work. They are taught how computer networks can provide services, such as the world wide web and they are shown how these networks can offer opportunities for communication and collaboration. Children are taught how to use search technologies and how these work, selecting, ranking and evaluating the digital content.
Examples of work linked to Information Technology
- General ICT skills, including how to use computers and digital devices within the school network (logging on and off, saving work, creating folders, printing, use a range of input and output devices, etc)
- How search engines work, including how websites are ranked
- How to use search engines, including typing in search content and evaluating information found
- Use of internet browsers
- Use of search engines to research information
- Use of search engines to download information and images