Imitate, Innovate, Invent

I am currently doing a lot of work on how I assess ICT / Computing in our school. This term I have introduced three stages of achievement…

  1. Apprentice
  2. Qualified
  3. Master

And I have used the following to help describe to the children the difference between the levels…

  • An Apprentice simply imitates – they will take something that already exists and copy it or in the case of something like PowerPoint they will simply “click to add a title”.
  • When Qualified a pupil will innovate – they will make changes to what they have been given – such as alter a template, change fonts and colours, add animations to a PowerPoint – but always build from something that is already there.
  • A Master invents – they create something from scratch, starting from a blank slide rather than using a template – they consider their audience and ensure there is a consistency in their design.

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