Assessing technical knowledge in the IT and computing classroom

| December 6, 2018

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Testing your student’s theoretical and practical knowledge is an important part of making sure that the content you are teaching is being fully understood. Online or offline, here is a hand-picked selection of resources that will help you find out how your classes are progressing, as well as highlighting any crucial gaps in knowledge.Discover how much your students know already with this online baseline assessment, examining a range of key skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, while also testing knowledge of programming, e-safety and computer theory. This easy-to-use drag and drop quiz is also ideal when gauging your class’ awareness of hardware.For a more engaging challenge, check learners’ understanding of Excel spreadsheets using this birthday party task, designed to test students' ability to create functions and formulas. Alternatively, recap programming concepts in Scratch before putting pupils’ knowledge to the test with this visual lesson.

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