ICT Components for Schools
All ICT Essentials courses are designed to provide teachers with the topics, tools, and strategies they need to teach appropriate technologies in the context of their subject area.
The ICT Essentials suite of courses feature a comprehensive set of materials that empower teachers to be as creative as possible, including:
- PowerPoint Slides (NEW)
PowerPoint presentations for each lesson. Located for the Instructor in the Resource tab of Instructor Tools.
- Lesson Overviews
Each lesson of every ICT course begins with an overview of the technology skills, key terms, resources, and objectives covered in the lesson.
- Points to Ponder
Designed to help you focus on key elements in each lesson. They are also suitable for use to spark discussions or individual research.
- Suggested Lesson Activities
Online, hands-on, team and teacher-led activities to supplement learning. Handout versions of suggested activities, case studies and lesson quizzes can be printed and assigned during class or as homework.
- Supplemental Files
When appropriate, ICT courses include supplemental files (e.g., spreadsheets, word-processing documents, database files, images) that are referenced and used during the course for instruction or activities.
- Lesson Quizzes
Each lesson ends with a lesson quiz containing multiple-choice questions to test students on their knowledge of lesson objectives. Online and hands-on versions for teachers to assign at the end of each lesson.
Full-color screen shots and easy to read tables which provide visual reinforcement of concepts.
- Case Studies
Each course contains Case Study projects geared to help students put in practice and test their knowledge of the course objectives.
- Practice Exams
Each course includes practice tests at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels to enable teachers to assess student progress, learning gains, and determine readiness for the qualifying certificate exam.
- Objectives Matrix
Each ICT Essentials course includes a quick reference, mapping lesson objectives to lesson topics and activities. This resource is useful for teachers assessing instructional needs after formative tests, and for students preparing to take summative exams.
- Qualifying (Certificate) Exam
At the end of each ICT Essentials course, students that masters the ICT Essentials topic, earn an ICT Digital Tool Certificate by passing a summative exam, proving mastery of the ICT Essentials topic.
- ICT Reporting Tools
The Report feature offers a variety of reporting options to monitor each stage of a student's progression through the uCertify platform.
- ICT Management Tools
The Manage feature on the uCertify platform allows teachers to review and work with their student profiles, reset passwords, review transcripts, check Access Codes, view earned certificates and more.