This year pupils face a public examination in I.T
after completion of learning in Std. 8 and 9. The relevance of IT is
that it is a major tool to transact curriculum objectives as well as
a subject of public Exam. Therefore, the HSAs who teach different subjects
should be the ones who handle I.T in classes.
Gathering information through IT
One of the major problems facing pupils in preparing
continuous evaluation tools in the non- availability of sources of information.
We can solve this problem through I.T to a certain extent. Internet
is not the only basic source of information through IT. But, a lot of
CDs on education are easily available today. The Government itself has
supplied Encarta Encyclopedia and CD on learning materials to all schools.
Pupils can very well collect basic information to achieve the educational
Written Examination and Practicals in IT
In IT. there will be TE for 30 marks (Theory for 25
marks and practicals for 5 marks) and CE for 10 marks. The first six
chapters from the I.T.- 3 course book meant for standard X are prescribed
for the exam this year. Practical examination on IT will be conducted
using the software ' Soft Exam', Forty questions for this purpose will
be available in schools by December. Questions will be based on the
application softwares viz., word processor presentation and spread sheet.
Each pupil will get six questions from the already published question
bank chosen at random, from which she will answer two questions (2.5
marks for each.)
Project and other CE items
By doing project in IT, it is aimed at formulation
of CE tools. The difference of IT projects from other projects is its
paper, questionnaire, graphs etc. The time-bound planning of the project
and project report are to be evaluated. Notes based on the findings
of the projects are to be presented in the seminar. For this one can
make use of multimedia presentation also. The slides and notes may be
treated as seminar records.
Worksheets, workbook, digital work book etc. prepared
the pupils as a part of preparation for practical work may be considered
Though different activities are suggested for assignments
such as notes, quiz questions, questionnaire, activity charts, story
board etc. in connection with those assignments only one of them may
be taken into consideration