Michael and Ryan are members of a team. The team uses an online workspace to work collaboratively to review a previous sports event they took part in.
Give three ways the team could use an online workspace to work collaboratively.
View the same video and leave comments about it
Make notes on the same document
Use VOIP to discuss the event
Mitch buys a new HD games console.
State one other piece of equipment he will need to play games in HD.
External hard drive
Mitch thinks that games consoles are better than PCs for gaming.
State two advantages of using consoles, rather than PCs, for gaming.
Ready made controllers
Easier to set up than a PC
Cheaper than a PC
Can talk with friends while playing
Modern games consoles are multi-functional devices.
Apart from gaming, give two other uses for games consoles.
Playing online games
State what a cookie does.
Stores information about a persons browsing history
It's a text file stored on your computer
Stores information about a persons shopping / viewing habbits
Give two reasons why Gia should consider deleting the cookie from her computer.
Michael has a blog. He uses a search engine to find an image for his blog.
Explain Michael's legal responsibilities when using images.
He can only use an image if he has the owner's signature
He can only use an image if he has the owner's permission
He can only use if it is clip art
He can use it if it has a Creative Commons licence
Mitch enjoys playing computer games.
Mitch asks Lee to copy a game for him.
State why Lee must not do this.
It is illegal to play a game on another device
It is illegal to copy software
It might damage Lee's device if he does
Many gaming companies allow users to download games straight to their console.
Give one advantage to the company of allowing this.
Saves the planet
Saves money because they don't have to produce so many CDs/DVDs and on distributing the game
Explain two environmental benefits of downloading games rather than buying them on disk.
Carbon footprint will be reduced as less power / fewer resources used.
Less packaging means fewer resources are used & less waste produced
The consoles are smaller so less plastic used to make them
Stevie has found a site that is offering free downloads of all the latest chart songs.
Stevie should not download songs from this site because:
The songs take too long to download
It is likely to be illegal
There is a high risk of downloading a virus
The site requires a log in
State two possible drawbacks of downloading from this site.
He may not be downloading the track he wants
He may also download malware
He may get charged after all
Stevie needs to protect his computer from unsafe downloads.
State one way he can do this.
Don't go on to sites he doesn't know
Turn off his computer when he is not using it
Install anti-virus software & update it regularly
Stevie logs into a site to buy some music. He sees a symbol of a padlock in his browser address bar.
What does this symbol mean?
The website is locked and cannot be used
It is not safe to use the website
Data on the site is encrypted
There might be a virus on the website
State two other ways that browsers display security information.
The address bar has a green section in it
The web address starts with https://
A message is displayed at the top of the web site
A security certificate automatically downloads on to your computer
Give two reasons for using images as buttons in a child's e-book.
Children might not be able to read text on the buttons
Provides a visual clue
Provide a visual clue as to the function
Katherine wants to make the pages of her children's e-book consistent.
State three ways in which she can do this.
Use consistent navigational features (buttons and other links in the same place)
Use same font throughout
Use a computer to make it
Use a template
Katherine uses text and images in the e-book.
Give three other multimedia elements she could use.
Any High is a secondary school with over 1000 students age 11–19. It makes extensive use of ICT for teaching and learning, as well as administration.
The school has bought some wireless e-book readers.
Jenny streams videos to her e-book reader. Sometimes the videos do not play smoothly.
Give two possible reasons for this.