Students are encouraged to develop their academic skills, including Numeracy, Literacy and Reasoning, using both traditional and modern technology.
Students are just as likely to use the very modern 'touchscreen' SMART board with equally modern software, as they are an abacus or paper-based resources. Many students use ability-relevant computer-based educational games to help improve their core skills.
We believe that these are necessary aspects of the Fifth Trust Centre’s provision, as they help the individual with their day-to-day challenges, such as managing money and many facets of communication.
We teach the basic workings of a modern personal computer, from switching on and off to the components and how they work together. Some students have recently been using a basic programming software package to show how a computer only works with user input. Our main productive software is MS office and students are instructed in the use of Word, Publisher and Powerpoint. Using these they can contribute to much of what we publish.
We have introduced video into the environment and our long-term hope is to produce a video 'newsletter', so contributing to this area will be open to all. The videos linked from this site to Facebook or U Tube are all produced in the media and core skills room.
Students also have the opportunity to work on the web site you are looking at now, uploading photos, writing and recording testimonials and updating our news pages.
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