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Using ICT

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ICT can be used to research information, manipulate or create images and to present information.

Using ICT for research

ICT can be used to research information and collect secondary source imagery, to record, manipulate or create images, and to present information and images.

Text

The internet is a useful resource to find out about artists, artworks and techniques, but don't just copy and paste the text that you find online. Make notes on key points and use these as a basis to explore an artist or artwork in your own words.

Images

It's easy to save images from the internet. You can then print these off and make notes about them

  • If you're using Windows, right click on the image and choose "Save image as..."
  • If you're using a Mac, hold down the mouse until the menu appears or drag images from the browser to your desktop

Copyright

Artists and writers own the copyright for anything they have created. The images of artwork that you research on the internet can be used in your sketchbook as part of your secondary research, but they can't be included in your final piece unless you get permission.

If you make notes from text or copy images from a website as part of your research, note the website address.

Presenting information and images

Word processing or desktop publishing software can be used to present your written work neatly alongside images.

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