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© Boardworks Ltd 2004 1 of 19 Choosing the Appropriate Software Software This icon indicates that detailed teacher’s notes are available in the Notes Page.

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1 © Boardworks Ltd 2004 1 of 19 Choosing the Appropriate Software Software This icon indicates that detailed teacher’s notes are available in the Notes Page. For more detailed instructions, see the Getting Started presentation. This icon indicates the slide contains activities created in Flash. These activities are not editable.

2 © Boardworks Ltd 2004 2 of 19 Choosing the appropriate software

3 © Boardworks Ltd 2004 3 of 19 Handling data

4 © Boardworks Ltd 2004 4 of 19.

5 © Boardworks Ltd 2004 5 of 19 Creating documents

6 © Boardworks Ltd 2004 6 of 19

7 © Boardworks Ltd 2004 7 of 19 Screen or paper? Word processors and desktop publishing packages present information on paper. Presentation software and web pages present it on screen.

8 © Boardworks Ltd 2004 8 of 19 Choose the best software for the job In the next activity you will be given a task, and you have to decide which software you will use to complete the task. First of all you will decide which software features you will need to use, and then you must decide which piece of software – word processor, desktop publishing package or presentation package – is best for the job.

9 © Boardworks Ltd 2004 9 of 19 The first task is: Write a personalized letter to all local businesses asking if they will donate a prize for the school fair. What software will you use? Move onto the next slide to make your choice.

10 © Boardworks Ltd 2004 10 of 19 Task 1

11 © Boardworks Ltd 2004 11 of 19 The second task is: Create a booklet about software with a chapter for each type of application and add an index to help the users. What software will you use? Move onto the next slide to make your choice.

12 © Boardworks Ltd 2004 12 of 19 Task 2

13 © Boardworks Ltd 2004 13 of 19 The third task is: Design a poster to advertise a Christmas play, using photos from rehearsals. What software will you use? Move onto the next slide to make your choice.

14 © Boardworks Ltd 2004 14 of 19 Task 3

15 © Boardworks Ltd 2004 15 of 19 The fourth task is: Produce some visual aids containing multimedia for a talk you are giving about animal experimentation. You will also need to give handouts. What software will you use? Move onto the next slide to make your choice.

16 © Boardworks Ltd 2004 16 of 19 Task 4

17 © Boardworks Ltd 2004 17 of 19 The fifth task is: Design a letterhead for Skater World. Create a toolbar shortcut to enable easy access to the document when writing a letter. What software will you use? Move onto the next slide to make your choice.

18 © Boardworks Ltd 2004 18 of 19 Task 5

19 © Boardworks Ltd 2004 19 of 19 Summary Before purchasing any software, think carefully about what you will be using it for. There are a number of software packages that have similar features. Choose the software package that is most suitable for the task in hand.


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