As you progress through school, you will need to save your work in many files. As you get nearer to your exams, you might well need to save other things, such as GCSE coursework. You might also have lots of personal files, such as games, photos, songs and links to your favourite web-sites.
You won't want to lose any of your files, and you'll want to make sure that they're easy to find - especially if your share your password with other family members (if you each have your own password, then your files will be stored separately, which makes things a bit easier).
On the right, you can see a screen-shot of Windows Explorer on my laptop. You can open Explorer quickly by holding down the Windows key (usually at the bottom-left of the keyboard) and pressing E.
Explorer shows your folders in the left-hand pane, and files on the right. Here I am looking at the folder that contains some Functional Skills tasks, including this one.
It's important that you give files a sensible name so that you can find them quickly and easily. Most computers, tablets, smartphones, etc. have a search facility that lets you search for files with a particular name, and computers also let you search inside the files.
This page, for example, is called files_and_folders.html. I gave it that name because next time I look for it, I will be planning a lesson on files and folders, and the name will make it easy to find. The part after the full-stop tells the computer that the file is a web-page, and that it needs to be opened in a web-browser. By default, Windows now hides that part of the name, but I have chosen to show it.
Students often want to call all their files things like Andrew's work, but this is my computer, so all of the files are mine. I also once had a student (not from the Ill Health Team) who insisted on calling all his files things related to Aston Villa, which made his work extremely difficult to find!
I've also arranged my files into folders to make them even easier to find. Across the top of the window is the full path to the folder that's being show in the right-hand pane. It tells me that those files are in the FS folder, which is inside the tasks folder, which is inside the ict folder, which is inside the subject folder, which is in the wwwroot folder that contains our web-site. That all makes sense to me, because I have thousands of files and I need to be able to find them all. You might have fewer files, and you can choose a method that works for you. You might want an the Ill Health Team folder, for example, to keep your tasks in, and another for work that needs to go back to school.
You can create a new folder in Explorer by clicking the right-mouse button in any folder and choosing New. MacOS, Linux, Android, etc., all have files and folders but they might be accessed in different ways. iPhones and iPads must have files and folders, but you aren't allowed to access them.
In the Functional Skills exam, and also with some portfolio-based qualifications such as OCR/Cambridge Nationals and DiDA, you are required to provide evidence that you have used a sensible folder structure and file names. The exam has instructions like this:
Screen dump(s) showing the files you have created and where they are stored.
The easiest way to do this is to create a screen-shot of Windows Explorer. You can copy what's on the screen by pressing the Print Screen (sometimes called Prt Scr or something similar) key at the top-right of the keyboard. You can copy the contents of just the current window by holding down the Alt key while you press Print Screen. This copies an image into the clipboard, and you can then paste it into any program that can handle images, such as a word-processor or graphics program.
Create some folders that you could use to store your the Ill Health Team and school work. You might want to include separate folders for each subject or unit that you are following. Make sure that you know how to find these folders.
Use the Print Screen key and paste an image of your folders into a Word document (which you will need to name and save into a folder!) and return it as the answer to the task.
Once you have completed this task, don't forget to return your files from My tasks.