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Cracking Code Breakers: Engineering Colossus the world's first programmable computer

Cracking Code Breakers: Engineering Colossus the world's first programmable computer

Free downloadable learning resource for KS2/3 Cracking Code Breakers reveals the lesser known story of Colossus, the world's first programmable computer, the General Post Office (GPO) and Tommy Flowers, Chief Post Office engineer and inventor of Colossus. Use this resource to inspire your pupils' with a unique story of engineering ingenuity and to make connections between computer technology in the past and the present day. Cracking Code Breakers can support a digital literacy topic and teaching across the curriculum. The resource includes: • Teachers’ Notes • Student Activities including two CREST SuperStar Challenges • Interactive PowerPoints • Film clips • Cracking Code Breakers CREST SuperStar stickers Curriculum Links: Computing (Digital Literacy, data protection), Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, History (Local History, Continuity and Change), Literacy, Geography, Citizenship Mission Colossus game Put your engineering skills to the test in this interactive game. Can you beat the clock and build Colossus? Available to play for free postalmuseum.org/learning Cracking Code Breakers at The Postal Museum Schools visiting The Postal Museum can book a 1-hour interactive workshop: Cracking Code Breakers: Engineering Colossus the world's first programmable computer £120 plus VAT per class (up to 30 pupils) Book your visit to The Postal Museum for the Autumn Term postalmuseum.org/for-schools Cracking Code Breakers is funded by Royal Mail and John Cass Foundation.

By ThePostalMuseum

KS3 Design & Technology Homework Takeaway Sheets

KS3 Design & Technology Homework Takeaway Sheets

These two worksheets are for year 7 & 8 students who are studying Design & Technology. I have designed these to give students three levels/differentiated tasks to choose from which is designed to give them an overview of key areas of the AQA GCSE D&T specification. Tasks start of as beginner, then professional and build up to master tasks. These tasks are built around Blooms Taxonomy and build up in complexity. These worksheets were trialled last year, tweaked and this is the finished product.

By alexwjtom

Cold Food Wordsearch Food Technology Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Cold Food Wordsearch Food Technology Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Cold Food'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean

Sausages Wordsearch Food Technology Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Sausages Wordsearch Food Technology Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Sausages'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean

Indian Cooking Wordsearch Food Technology Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Indian Cooking Wordsearch Food Technology Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Indian Cooking'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean

NeXTCube - Computing History Poster #4

NeXTCube - Computing History Poster #4

Computing history is an important part of IT education. It helps to know one's roots and to have a greater appreciation of today's technology, and it also promotes interest in how things used to be before the days of the smartphone. This poster gives a (very) brief overview on the history of the NeXTCube, the computer that Tim Berners-Lee famously used to kickstart the World Wide Web, alongside some photos and a high-resolution illustration of the device itself. Oh, and the date's on there...wouldn't want to forget that. This package includes one poster in three different sizes: A2, A3 and A4. The images are in .jpg format and are set in print-ready CMYK colour. Colours in preview images may differ due to differences between RGB and CMYK colour spaces.

By Spacefarer

IBM 5150 - Computing History Poster #3

IBM 5150 - Computing History Poster #3

Computing history is an important part of IT education. It helps to know one's roots and to have a greater appreciation of today's technology, and it also promotes interest in how things used to be before the days of the smartphone. This poster gives a (very) brief overview on the history of the IBM 5150, a computer that brought about the modern computing industry, alongside some magazine ads and a high-resolution illustration of the device itself. Oh, and the date's on there...wouldn't want to forget that. This package includes one poster in three different sizes: A2, A3 and A4. The images are in .jpg format and are set in print-ready CMYK colour.

By Spacefarer

Rocket Pop-Up Card

Rocket Pop-Up Card

Rocket Pop-Up Card: A template and instructions to make a fun Bonfire Night themed card with pop-up rockets. Includes outline and coloured templates. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Seafood 1&2 Wordsearch Food Technology Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Seafood 1&2 Wordsearch Food Technology Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

3 x Wordsearch on the theme of 'Seafood'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean

Seafood 2 Wordsearch Food Technology Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Seafood 2 Wordsearch Food Technology Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Seafood 2'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean

Gunpowder Plot Pop-Up Card

Gunpowder Plot Pop-Up Card

Gunpowder Plot Pop-Up Card: A template and instructions to make a fun Gunpowder Plot themed card with pop-up Guy Fawkes and Houses of Parliament. Includes outline and coloured templates. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley