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About the Unit
This is a unit of two programmes which concentrate I.T. KS2 pupils use I.T. in innovative and creative ways and we investigate how the digital revolution is changing lives in Northern Ireland. Primary Focus is closely linked to the Northern Ireland Curriculum and many of the programmes are cross-curricular, touching on the areas of English, PSE, Citizenship, Geography, History, Art, Science, Media and The Way We Live.
About the Programme
Programme 4 - I.T. Changing Lives
Broadcast: 24th May 2005 BBC 2 NI 10.30 -10.50am

ARCHIVE - SELB programme code :TN 0707

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Computer keyboardThis programme focuses on the growth in Information Technology (I.T.) and the effect it has on everyday life today compared to 50 years ago. The programme goes behind the scenes and looks at the impact I.T. is having in the modern classroom, the local supermarket and the newsroom today. The programme looks at the role computers have in information gathering in the various industries.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the programme and activities students should be able to:
  • understand the changes that have taken place in I.T. since the 1960s
  • understand the impact that computers are having on our learning environment
  • identify the uses of I.T. within our schools and homes
  • understand the impact computers are having in industry
  • understand the importance of computers in the gathering of information
  • come up with ways in which we use computers to gather information

Teaching Resources
Download Teacher's Notes and worksheets by clicking on the arrows below:
Programme Title
Teacher's Notes
4: I.T. Changing Lives
3-4: Creative I.T., Changing Lives
Unit Programmes
Programme 3:
Creative I.T.
Programme 4:
Changing Lives
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