in the primary curriculum
ICT Curriculum Development Officer
Falkirk Council Education Services
How ICT can support Technology
ICT in the Technology programme can be used in collecting and
analysing, searching and researching, controlling and modelling
and creating and presenting.
Skill in the use of ICT can be developed through pupils:
• Investigating sources of information from databases,
encyclopaedias and the internet
• Collecting, recording and presenting information using
spreadsheets and associated charts and graphs
• Drafting reports
• Creating images of design solutions
• Controlling devices and sensing or monitoring conditions.
Examples which ICT can
• Measuring nonstandard units metres cm mm.
• Scaling maps and mapping CAG ﴾presentation graphics﴿ / CAD
﴾drawing to scale﴿
• Drawing 2D drawing 2D plans 3D nets perspective
• Graphs reading plans and maps drawing basic circuits interpreting
• Gears and levers
• Electronics basic circuits
• Control flowcharts CAD/CAM programming for control
• Pneumatics applications of syringe valves pistons cylinders
Measuring nonstandard units
metres cm mm.
Smart Notebook example
resources on primary network
• Using Notebook Gallery tools ruler
Scaling maps and mapping CAG ﴾presentation
graphics﴿ / CAD ﴾drawing to scale﴿
Powerpoint presentation graphics
animations in Smart
Drawing 2D drawing 2D plans
3D nets perspective
Use the online classroom
website to plan furniture
layout of a classroom and
make a printout:
animations in Smart
Graphs reading plans and maps
drawing basic circuits interpreting
RM Starting Graph
RM Number Magic
Crocodile ICT flow diagram models
templates for pupil
reporting in mind
mapping format or flow
diagrams includes clip
art for technology
Gears and levers
Interactive Flash animations in
Smart Notebook Gallery
Control flowcharts CAD/CAM
programming for control
Powerpoint or Word Flowcharts ﴾open from View Toolbars Drawing﴿
Robolab robotics program website resources
on introducing Robolab to primary pupils in
Crocodile ICT programmable simulations
Pneumatics applications of syringe
valves pistons cylinders
Using Digital Video to record and
present technology projects
Search skills for Investigating sources of
information from databases, encyclopaedias and
One method of teaching information skills
is that known as “the Big Six.” The
following is an outline of the process
described in this method.
1. Define the task what needs to be done?
2. Information Seeking Strategies what resources can I use?
3. Location and Access where can I find these resources?
4. Use of information what can I use from these resources?
5. Synthesis what can i make to finish the job?
6. Evaluation how will I know I did my job well?
Use Information Magic Database to use Search
skills for Investigating sources of information
Tips for Investigating sources of information
from the internet
Use a search engine such as www.google.co.uk
Put several key words in the search box to narrow a search
Put an exact phrase in quotes e.g. "Falkirk Council"
Use the asterisk * in place of letters to find words with part of
words or if there may be alternate spellings e.g. colo*r
Sensing or monitoring conditions
Measures temperature, light and
Web tutorial for using the LogIT device at
Use Microsoft Word to Draft Reports
Download reporting templates from http://office.microsoft.com
Create Planning diagram using Word drawing tools:
• Click on View – Toolbars – Drawing.
• Drawing toolbar will appear along the bottom of
• Click on Autoshapes – Block Arrows.
• Drag chosen shape to desired size.
• Shape can be adjusted by pulling white or yellow
• Rightclick on the shape and choose add text.
• Right click on edge of a shape and choose Format
AutoShape to adjust colours and thickness of lines.
• 514 Technology Guidelines ﴾Learning & Teaching Scotland﴿
• Highland Region 514 Technology Exemplification resources
• Engineering Interact online learning activities for children aged
911 on the topics of light, sound, earth and space, electricity and
forces and motion
•BBC Things We Wear interactive activities for levels A and B.
Includes teacher's notes and forward plans.
• Technology Student.