ICT student textbook/Making a text document
Making a text document of the data analysis
In this activity, you will express and summarize your analysis in the form of a text document, in a simple formatted way.
- Understanding that text is also data and can be combined with other formats
- Using a text editor as a method of recording, editing and presenting data
- Understanding that concept map and text document can be combined
What prior skills are assumed
- Text entry with keyboard
- Working with folders and files
- Familiarity with multiple applications
What resources do you need
- Working computer lab with projector
- Computers installed with Ubuntu Operating System
- Handout for LibreOffice Writer
- Handout for Freeplane
What digital skills will you learn
- Working with text document and typing local language
- Inserting images and combining with text
Description of activity with detailed steps
Teacher led activity
- To introduce you to the idea of text input, your teacher will take a sample piece of text and input it in a "gedit Notepad" (a plain text editor) in Telugu and English. See here for sample stories in English and Telugu. This will help you practice text input.
- Your teacher will demonstrate how to create a text document using a text editor application. There are many tools available for creating text documents; we will use a tool called LibreOffice Writer in this textbook.
- You will also learn how to set up your computer for local language typing.
- Your teacher will demonstrate how to organize a text document to communicate an idea, in this case an analysis. We will continue with the same example of languages in India. In this activity, you will also learn how to organize a folder with files, images and concept maps. Watch how your teacher is naming the files.
- Your teacher will demonstrate how to insert an image concept map into a text document and how to add your analysis
- See attached text document that your teacher will show you as a sample.
From this activity on-wards, you will get an idea of how a cumulative portfolio works.
In the previous sections, you worked on:
- Collecting data and organizing it (you may have used a text editor to type this in also)
- Digitizing your hand written analysis
- Concept map describing the data you have studied
In this activity you will enter your analysis in a text processor. Your text document will include:
- A brief introduction to what the document is
- An image of the data used for the analysis, if available
- An image of the concept map used for the analysis (which you created by exporting your concept map as an image)
- Summary of the process of the analysis
- Your concept maps representing your analysis of the data
- A text document with your written analysis of the data with the concept map inserted