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Basic Computing

Basic Computing

Purchase the full set of 5 resources and the supporting files to enable anybody to learn the basics of computing. Start with how ‘Files and Folders’ should be used then learn some practical tips when ‘Using the Internet’. Following this there are 3 practical lessons on ‘Intro to Word’, ‘Intro to PowerPoint’ and ‘Intro to Excel’. There is a starter activity for each lesson and teacher notes are included in the notes section of the PowerPoint lesson presentations. This includes challenge activities and discussion points to raise with the students. For an average group of 13 year old’s, this will take about 6 hour long sessions to complete. If you find the resource useful, please leave a review as it helps other teachers find it. HackDragn
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Basic Computing – Using the Internet

Basic Computing – Using the Internet

This lesson focuses on practical use of the Internet rather than e-safety which is covered by many excellent websites. Students will learn about how personal information can be used against them and the need for strong passwords. There is a look at social media and the online dangers associated with using the Internet. The course then introduces how to search for reliable information and two methods for saving images for use in work. The main task involves searching for information on the Internet and allows students to practice saving and using images. As always, if you enjoyed the resource please leave a review so that others can find it. HackDragn
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Data Structures (DS for Kids aONP)

Data Structures (DS for Kids aONP)

10 single-page resources about the abstraction of values from different representations of data. Informal introduction to variable names. For age range 11+
A_Cowie
Data Structures for Kids and Other Normal People

Data Structures for Kids and Other Normal People

(PDF - editable Word documents available) These resources can be used by colleagues teaching high school Computing Science in any education system. In particular, they reflect my interpretation of parts of the (Scottish curriculum) Level 3 and 4 Computing Science Es and Os in the Broad General Education. I have thought for a long time that coding is taught too much from a “just get on and write it” approach and there has been little emphasis on the data structures that underpin what is being written. I have found that when I ask a student to draw and name the data structures they plan to use - even if the structures contain simple, single values - their understanding (their computational thinking skills) and their ability to code independently improve immeasurably. My view of the current Scottish curriculum is that it now allows for this, and that was my motivation when I started building these resources. I have tried to create resources that are superficially appealing whilst containing academic content, in order to engage all levels of ability. These resources may go some way to fill the gap between more practical, coding activities and the theory found in certificate courses in the senior phase at secondary level. There are more to follow… I have deliberately kept each resource to one page so that they can be used out of sequence. I have not included much in the way of teacher exposition within each task, to allow for different levels of depth depending on circumstances, but the Teacher Notes include my rationale for each task, some tips/hints/notes for each resource and a reference to the (Scottish Curriculum) Benchmarks for the Es and Os.
A_Cowie
Word Cup 2018 Facts

Word Cup 2018 Facts

This resource includes a range of subjects. Pupils are required to complete the fact sheet based on one chosen world cup country. Pupils also have to complete sentences and a maths question. 4 different ability levels.
Klewis21
World Cup 2018 Introduction

World Cup 2018 Introduction

This resource allows pupils to investigate the world cup and complete some basic sentences. The resource also include basic trivia questions which challenge research and maths skills.
Klewis21
Coding Concepts: Concurrency Vs Dependency - Delve in, for twelve min!

Coding Concepts: Concurrency Vs Dependency - Delve in, for twelve min!

These resources accompany Part 6 of my online CPD sessions, “Delve in, for twelve min!” In this session, I highlight the issue of pupils using time as the trigger for sprite and background changes (concurrency), rather than making the sprites and backgrounds interact with each other (dependency). Please watch the YouTube tutorial first, and use these Scratch projects as examples to secure your knowledge before you teach. Please see www.rundontwalk.co.uk for more resources, or to book me for your school’s computing CPD needs.
PhilWickins
ScratchUp! A cunning combination of Sketchup (3D CAD) and Scratch (Coding)

ScratchUp! A cunning combination of Sketchup (3D CAD) and Scratch (Coding)

This is ScratchUp! A cunning combination of Sketchup (3D CAD) and Scratch (Coding) to bring your pupils’ programming projects to life! The idea for this emerged after teaching my classes Sketchup as a specific CAD tool within the DT curriculum to design lunar buggies, before then proceeding to the build stage. I was so impressed at their grasp of the software and 3D design as a concept, that I wanted to set a new challenge. Similarly, they had progressed extremely well in my computing lessons until they were quite proficient using coding constructs and concepts within Scratch, so what was the next step? I noticed that their sprite and background design within Scratch always fell short of their best, probably as they were so keen to code and get their project working. It was all coloured blobs and stick men; purely functional, but little in the way of inspiring graphical user interfaces! Enter: Sketchup. I decided that they could use their design skills to create high quality sprites, then export them as a 2D graphic to be loaded into Scratch as a costume. And then it hit me.  Why not export a series of rotations of a 3D sprite, load multiple images into a sprite’s costume, then animate it, so it appears as a rotating 3D sprite? The possibilities are endless! Take a look around this resource which includes my presentation from the CAS (Computing at School) National Conference 2018, the list of angles I used for my car direction, my ScratchUp examples, pupil Sketchup and ScratchUp examples and a Sketchup help sheet. Let me know how you get on!!! www.rundontwalk.co.uk
PhilWickins
STEM Accelerators - KS3 Computing Online Safety

STEM Accelerators - KS3 Computing Online Safety

Due to the prevalence of technology, cyber security is one of the greatest opportunities and threats humankind knows. Your pupils will already use computers on a daily basis, but probably don’t pay much attention to personal data, or even know what it is! It’s time to change that, and this lesson is a great place to start bringing together elements of both the IT and computing curriculum. It will also teach your class the Army-inspired skills of critical thinking, team work, leadership and perseverance.
BritishArmySupportingEducation
Microsoft Word Shortcut Keys A-Z

Microsoft Word Shortcut Keys A-Z

This resource is a worksheet that contains a list of Word shortcut keys from Ctrl A to Ctrl Z. Learners fill out the worksheet to the best of their ability either individually or as a group exercise. An answer sheet is provided. They can then go and try out all the shortcuts for themselves.
Resource_Creator
Win A Robot World Cup Football Drawing Competition

Win A Robot World Cup Football Drawing Competition

Last week I found a small UK tech company which was giving out great computer prizes and no-one was entering them. I decided to use them to create a drawing competition in my class - after all what is more motivational to a class than a great chance of winning! I used it to share ideas about what makes a great invention. We discussed ideas of what would or would not win - then created our work of art. INVENT THE 2098 WORLD CUP Future Inventors, we have a new challenge for this week. The World Cup is about to start and it got us thinking: what will the 2098 World Cup look like? Flying referees? Virtual stadiums? Techno-vuvuzelas? Submit your ideas and the winner gets a FREE kit and see it become a project on Club Make! We accept ALL ideas: practical, fun to absolutely bonkers. Entering the challenge is super easy: just draw your idea and share it below! They accept submissions until the 24th of June at http://bit.ly/WinARobot.
peterfogarty
Under the Sea #GoogleExpedition

Under the Sea #GoogleExpedition

Under the Sea - using Google Expedition to explore Coral Reefs around the world and create a short animation using Scratch to show the different animals and highlight the impact humans are having on Coral Reefs. Grade 3 Geography and Computer Science Google Expedition - Underwater Excursion Scratch - creating a short animation
r_coathup
Cipher Wheel for Primary Cryptography

Cipher Wheel for Primary Cryptography

Encryption & Decryption Cipher wheel for primary pupils from iCompute’s primary computing scheme of work 6-8 week cryptography unit. Teach your pupils about encryption methods and learn the importance of privacy in the modern digital world with iCompute. Credit : www.icompute-uk.com
iCompute
Coding Apps with BitsBox - Lesson Plan

Coding Apps with BitsBox - Lesson Plan

Design & Develop Mobile Apps A computing lesson plan and associated resources for KS2 children designing and developing a game for mobile devices. Includes step-by-step lesson plan, support materials and pre-written program files. More free primary computing lessons and resources available at iCompute
iCompute
World Cup Ticket Design

World Cup Ticket Design

Graphics lesson in ICT that can be taught over 2 lessons to teach skills in a graphics software. Had to remove all images relating to Fifa due to copyright issues with the last resource I put up.
nicci86uk
Child Sexual Exploitation - CSE

Child Sexual Exploitation - CSE

A unit of 7 x 1 hour long, fully resourced PSHE lessons (in 6 downloads) with a focus on CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation). This pack has been prepared to fit the PSHE Associations recommendations for 2018/19. Everything is well differentiated, contains well-structured and easy to follow Powerpoints, clips and worksheets but also is all editable, so you can always change it to suit your classes if you like. All the lessons have been highly rated and reviewed by Tes users and I have always used these as Head of PSHE / Life Skills too. Variety of different level tasks for MA,LA or Core - Differentiated to 3 levels - Designed to fit Ofsted criteria for’ Good’ or above - Meets all Ofsted ‘Safe Students’ requirements. Many more inexpensive or free resources can be found at my store: EC RESOURCES
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Excel Pivot Table Exercise / Task

Excel Pivot Table Exercise / Task

This resource has been developed as a practice Exercise for learners who have been introduced to Pivot Tables in Excel. It is a practical task that can be undertaken in teams, pairs or individually. It includes a set of data that needs to be analysed. Learners are required to brainstorm questions that a Sales Manager would need to know about the transactional data. They then create pivot tables based on the questions. There is a second spreadsheet that contains 8 sample questions and pivot tables that relate to the questions. This activity has been well received in my classroom of adult learners. They become very engaged in the process and develop a better understanding of the use of pivot tables.
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Spreadsheet A&E - OCR Cambridge Nationals Information Technologies

Spreadsheet A&E - OCR Cambridge Nationals Information Technologies

This is a resource that goes through each of the formulae that students need to know for the course. It has an activity for them to practice each formula and apply it to a working situation. My students come back to this when they build any spreadsheet and can’t remember how to do a certain formula.
gwhiting7
Microsoft Office Crossword Puzzles

Microsoft Office Crossword Puzzles

This resource contains crossword puzzles for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. It’s a great way to get students engaged in learning the vocabulary around the software package they are working on. The crosswords can be printed out and worked on individually, in pairs or as a group activity. My adult learners really enjoy this aspect of the lesson. It can be carried out at the beginning or the end of the lesson.
Resource_Creator
Microsoft Outlook Crossword Puzzle Activity

Microsoft Outlook Crossword Puzzle Activity

This crossword puzzle with answers covers the key vocabulary that learners need to be exposed to when learning Microsoft Outlook. I use this with my adult learning classes and they really enjoy completing this. It can be done in pairs or groups or individually. It generates useful discussion and is a lot of fun. This is a print and go activity. The files are provided as a pdf and word documents.
Resource_Creator
MS Word Crossword Puzzle and Screen Elements Task

MS Word Crossword Puzzle and Screen Elements Task

This crossword puzzle with answers covers the key vocabulary that learners need to be exposed to when learning Microsoft Word. The resource also contains a printable worksheet that covers the Screen Elements of the software applications I use this with my adult learning classes and they really enjoy completing this. It can be done in pairs or groups or individually. It generates useful discussion and is a lot of fun. This is a print and go activity. It comes as both a pdf and word format file.
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Microsoft Excel Crossword Puzzle

Microsoft Excel Crossword Puzzle

This crossword puzzle with answers covers the key vocabulary that learners need to be exposed to when learning Microsoft Excel. I use this with my adult learning classes and they really enjoy completing this. It can be done in pairs or groups or individually. It generates useful discussion and is a lot of fun. This is a print and go activity. The files are provided in both pdf and word format.
Resource_Creator
Microsoft Powerpoint Crossword Puzzle

Microsoft Powerpoint Crossword Puzzle

This crossword puzzle with answers covers the key vocabulary that learners need to be exposed to when learning Microsoft Powerpoint. I use this with my adult learning classes and they really enjoy completing this. It can be done in pairs or groups or individually. It generates useful discussion and is a lot of fun. This is a print and go activity.
Resource_Creator
KS3 Unit - Innovators in Technology

KS3 Unit - Innovators in Technology

Yr 7, 8 or 9 unit of work looking at several innovators in technology including Turing, Ive, Musk, and Zuckerberg. Students complete an activity for each innovator Ciphers, Design, AI, and Data Protection respectively. During the final lesson they choose an innovator of their own to research. Each lesson they complete the above activity, research the innovator, and add to a brochure (or other document) which is their final assessed piece of work. Unit includes: Teachers PowerPoints - has answers, videos and timers on each* Student PowerPoints - basic tasks One Homework assignment - assessed using teacher feedback and student response format (separate so they don’t need to take workbooks home with them) - ready to print in A5 two to a page One final assessed brochure (or easily modified for other DTP; website, PPT, etc) with Marks Scheme based on iMedia course Student workbook which could either be held online (Google Classroom, O365) or printed for each student to work through. This unit is particularly good for non-specialists or cover staff to deliver and can be easily scaled up or down depending on your students ability. *Our school uses “silent tasks”, therefore each lesson will have a period of time where students will complete a task in silence. This is denoted by a character motioning for silence. Lessons are not reliant on this occurring.
dave_w_kling
PSHE: Year 11 PSHE

PSHE: Year 11 PSHE

13x fully resourced, highly-rated PSHE lesson packs and units suitable for Year 11. From Revision and Study Skills, Living Independently, Finance and Careers to Body Image, The Dark Web and University Applications - this really is a comprehensive KS4 PSHE lesson bundle. All 13 lessons are complete with at least one hour-long powerpoint, accompanying differentiated worksheets, clip links with questions, plenaries, clear LOs and starters. All are well differentiated to three levels throughout to enable clear evidence of progress for all students. These resources have been highly-rated individually by TES users, follow the same consistent format and are easy to follow. There is zero extra work required, and the whole bundle follows PSHE Association topic recommendations and Ofsted latest SRE/ PSHE Association guidance for Year 11. I use all of these myself as a Head of PSHE and I really hope you find them excellent value. I’ve put literally months of time into this to make these lessons top quality for my own school team. Please leave me a review and I’ll send you any other resource of your choice for free. Many more inexpensive and free resources at my shop - where you can find my bundles for other year groups: EC_Resources Leave me a review and pick any other resource for free :) You can also find us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ecteachresources/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ec_publishing and our website psheresources.com 20s5
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The Circle - Internet Safety, Social Media, Digital Literacy - Unit of Work

The Circle - Internet Safety, Social Media, Digital Literacy - Unit of Work

A worksheet and Teacher guide that can be used with the film The Circle. The course is designed in a way that the film can be periodically stopped and discussed and pupils are able to engage in discussions and debates about the content. The pupil sheets are there to help guide discussion but it is up to the teacher’s professional judgement where the discussion may go. This guide is to help facilitate this discussion. There is also some extension tasks the class can work on should you feel appropriate. Main themes covered - Social Media, Human Rights, Privacy, Internet Safety This Unit will take 4-5 weeks to complete depending on discussion and extension tasks.
steph_calderwood11
Primary ICT / Computing report templates and statements of progression

Primary ICT / Computing report templates and statements of progression

New UK Curriculum for Computing in Prmary assessment and reports statements for year 1-6 at three levels of progression across Digital LIteracy, Digital CItizenship and Computer Science. Use the sentences as a guide for what to include in your reports for the computing segment. While these do not cover the entire spectrum of assessment for computing, they are a good representation of the most notable standards per strand for the age expected ability and represent what should be taught. Could also be used in a backwards planning model to also develop learning objectives, success criteria and lesson plans or an entire vertical curriculum.
habeebafett
Ethical, Legal, Environmental and Cultural Issues in Computing and Technology

Ethical, Legal, Environmental and Cultural Issues in Computing and Technology

Ethical, Legal, Environmental and Cultural Issues in Computing -A whole lesson resource relating to the Ethical, Legal, Environmental and Cultural Issues relating to technology and computing. There is a sheet with information about the issues and a page of lesson activities. The resources contain active links to on-line material. The resource can be used by itself or to lead on to further discussion about the associated issues. Can be used as a classroom activity or homework Also provided is a sheet with examplar answers.
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