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These refreshingly different teaching resources enable you to teach great lessons that help your pupils engage with the subject matter. I’m an experienced teacher and HoD and professionally create resources through my company Nichola Wilkin Ltd. My book “Python by Example” published by Cambridge University Press has been a runaway success. Download my free resources now to see why I am one of the most popular authors on TES. Helping computer science teachers take control of their workload.

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These refreshingly different teaching resources enable you to teach great lessons that help your pupils engage with the subject matter. I’m an experienced teacher and HoD and professionally create resources through my company Nichola Wilkin Ltd. My book “Python by Example” published by Cambridge University Press has been a runaway success. Download my free resources now to see why I am one of the most popular authors on TES. Helping computer science teachers take control of their workload.
Network Protocols TCP/IP Lesson
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The TCP/IP 4-layer model is an important part of the computer science curriculum your pupils must understand. It often comes up in the exam in one form or another so your students need to fully grasp it. This lesson completely covers both the OCR GCSE Computer Science (J277) and AQA GCSE Computer Science (8520) specifications helping your students learn the TCP/IP 4 layer model. Why waste your precious time slaving over creating your own lesson when it has all been done for you for the price of a coffee in Starbucks? Grab this ready to use, no prep lesson now to save time and take control of your workload. What does it cover? This lesson teaches pupils about: IP addresses MAC addresses Packet Switching TCP/IP 4-layer model The HTTP protocol The HTTPS protocol The FTP protocol The POP protocol The IMAP protocol The SMTP protocol The Ethernet protocol . What is included? You’ll get… An attractive dyslexia friendly PowerPoint presentation that includes differentiated lesson objectives, a video and lots of tasks and questions. 3 differentiated exam style questions A comprehensive 3-page teacher’s lesson plan including all the answers. . Are you really going to spend a couple of hours of your time creating something similar when you can spend that time doing something far more fun and interesting? Grab your copy of this network protocols TCP/IP complete lesson now and take control of your workload. Check out these other useful lesson resources from Nichola Wilkin (nwilkin): What is the internet? Network Topologies Wireless Networks
Computational Thinking Escape Room
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This highly interactive lesson that requires the pupils to work in teams and use computational thinking skills to solve a range of puzzles. This activity perfect for pupils about to learn Python programming and you want to show the importance of computational thinking skills. This resource was shortlisted for the Teach Secondary Awards, a very rare honor for an independent resource creator. You can find out more here. Your class need to work together to escape a locked laboratory in a spaceship and start the engines to avoid being sucked into a black hole by completing different challenges which will use a variety of computational thinking skills. They are given most of the lesson to work together and at the end of the lesson, time is dedicated to discuss the computational thinking skills they used during the activity. This gives them a practical application for the computational thinking theory rather than using the tired old “making a jam sandwich” or “getting up in the morning” scenarios which are commonly used. This activity is not a handout driven escape room, it involves using an interactive PowerPoint presentation and physical tasks that moves away from pupils filling in yet another worksheet, to working together in a team to solve interesting and challenging puzzles. Pupils enjoy the lesson and are fully engaged whilst developing the key computational thinking skills of decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction and algorithms. Please note: This lesson does require teachers to prepare some props beforehand and it is highly recommended the teacher reads through the teacher’s instructions and creates the props well before they want to use the lesson. Also please note that this resource does not work with Google Slides. Written primarily for key stage 3, this activity can be used in a variety of situations: Introducing pupils to computational thinking skills before they are introduced to a text-based programming language Used as an end of term fun lesson which still has an education element A fun activity to use on a year 6 transition day Allow your new year 7s to get to know their new classmates and grow team sprit Helping a reluctant class see the benefits of learning programming skills . What are you waiting for? Download this interactive escape room NOW, to help students learn about computational thinking skills in a fun and memorable lesson they will love and remember. You may also be interested in my Computational Thinking Worksheets which you can buy from here.
Computational Thinking Worksheets
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12 computational thinking worksheets you can use with your class, no preparation necessary. You even have the answers, making these a brilliant easy to use addition to your teacher toolkit. They can be printed out or completed on-screen as they are PDF files with editable areas for students to enter their answers. HOW CAN I USE THEM? These worksheets are ideal for An easy grab-and-go classroom activity, homework tasks and cover worksheets. . Perfect for computer science teachers, non-specialists and new teachers. WHAT IS INCLUDED? The 12 PDF worksheets included: Decomposition: Delivery Robot – A 2-page worksheet where students break down larger tasks into smaller tasks. A great starter activity. Decomposition: Make a Snowman – This simple worksheet where students put the steps in order and then decompose one of those steps further. This is perfect for a starter or a plenary. Decomposition: Robot Arms – This asks students to break down the tasks a robot arm in a factory would need to do. Great as a homework task. Pattern Recognition: Finding Order – Students decide on the order or steps that are required to follow a recipe successfully. A nice starter. Pattern Recognition: Spot the Correct Pattern – a 3-page worksheet where students need to pick the correct set of instructions to draw the shape. Perfect for a homework task or plenary. Pattern Recognition: Create a Pattern – a 2-page worksheet. Students follow the example given and adapt it to match the scenarios. A great way to check progress. Abstraction: London Underground – Students look at the London underground map, then answer questions about why the map has been simplified. A nice way of introducing the topic of abstraction in computational thinking. Abstraction: Film – Students describe answer questions on abstraction about a film synopsis. A nice in-class activity to reinforce learning. Abstraction: Gathering Important Facts – Students read a statement and answer questions. A nice homework task or plenary. Algorithms: Writing Instructions – A fun in-class pairs activity to write instructions for a secret handshake. A great interactive starter activity which reinforces the need for clarity in instructions. Algorithms: Pseudocode – Students write pseudocode. A nice homework task, in-class tasks to reinforce learning or plenary to check understanding. Algorithms: Flow Diagrams – A 3-page worksheet where students need to answer questions about flowcharts. Great as a plenary activity or homework task. What are you waiting for? Buy them now and use them straight away to enhance your lessons whilst saving yourself hours of preparation. Click here to discover what is computational thinking? And how do I effectively teach it?
Online Safety and Cyber Security Escape Room
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Online Safety and Cyber Security Escape Room

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This online safety and cyber security escape room is a wonderful no-prep lesson your students will love. Created for secondary students this escape room combines quizzes, puzzles, videos, animation, sound and online activities to test their understanding of important digital citizenship concepts and bring online safety and cyber security to life. Absolutely no preparation, no printing and no specialist knowledge required by the teacher. This lesson makes an ideal: cover lesson, end of term activity or end of unit activity. A fun, educational escape room game this is sure to be a memorable lesson your students will adore. Buy this online safety and cyber security escape room now and save yourself hours of preparation. HOW DOES IT WORK? Ideally students would need headphones to make the most out of this activity but it can be run without if necessary. Simply give the students the link to the online site (no sign up required) and away they go. Students can work individually or, if you prefer, they can work through this online safety and cyber security escape room in pairs using computers located side by side (they can each listen to the videos and sound clips through their own set of headphones but can still talk to each other to discuss their ideas). The teacher doesn’t need to do anything other than give the students the link to this online activity at the start of the lesson. All the activities are self-contained with students getting feedback automatically on their progress. Pease note: Students will need internet access in order to play this escape room game. If your students complete all the challenges in the cyber security escape room, they progress onto the Nova Labs cyber security online game as a reward which will keep them occupied and continue learning for the remainder of the lesson. HOW LONG DOES THE ACTIVITY LAST? This escape room is suitable for a variety of lesson lengths. It takes approximately 40-45 minutes to work through the online safety and cyber security escape room challenges (25-30 minutes if they are very quick) and the remainder of the lesson is taken up with Nova Labs cyber security game which on average can take 30 minutes or more to complete. You can cut the lesson shorter if required by stopping pupils from playing the Nova Labs game without completing all the levels. What are you waiting for? Grab your copy of this exciting and educational online safety and cyber security escape room today.
Python Lists Lesson
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Python Lists Lesson

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This complete Python programming lesson teaches pupils how to create and amend simple one-dimensional lists in Python. This lesson deals with one-dimensional lists only. It does not teach pupils about two-dimensional lists as that is covered in another lesson available from here. Download this no-prep lesson now to help you take control of your workload. This complete lesson includes an attractive dyslexia friendly PowerPoint presentation including videos to teach the key skills and the easy to follow teachers lesson plan includes all the answers. This ready-to-use lesson is perfect for non-specialist teachers, newly qualified teachers and teachers who are teaching Python for the first time. Please note: This lesson does assume the pupils are confident with using basic programming constructs of sequence, selection (if statements) and iteration (while and for loops). Duration: 1 lesson. This lesson teaches pupils about: Creating simple 1D lists Displaying the list Displaying the list with each item on a separate line Displaying single items in a list Adding data to the end of a list Adding data to a specific position in the list Altering data in a list Removing data from a list Finding the length of a list . What are you waiting for? Take action straight away and grab your copy of this wonderful lesson today that will keep your pupils engaged and making progress and save you preparation time. [Click Here To See More Of My Great Python Lessons] (https://www.tes.com/resources/search/?authorId=835903&q=Python Lessons&shop=nwilkin)
Von Neumann Architecture Lesson
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How can you teach your students about Von Neumann architecture, in an engaging way? The key is to break up the theory into small manageable chunks and reinforce each section with a variety of activities. And that is exactly what this lesson does. Why spend hours making your own resources when it is all done for you? Download this lesson today and save yourself all that preparation. WHAT IS INCLUDED? Suitable for GCSE Computer Science pupils following either OCR GCSE Computer Science (J277) or AQA GCSE Computer Science (8520) syllabuses. This lesson includes: an attractive dyslexia friendly PowerPoint presentation, differentiated lesson objectives, a video to change focus and break up the lesson, loads of individual and group tasks and questions, a printable ready to use worksheet for classwork, 3 differentiated exam style questions which can be used either in the plenary or set for a homework task, a comprehensive 3-page teacher’s lesson plan including ALL THE ANSWERS. . WHAT DOES IT COVER? With virtually no preparation (apart from photocopying the single page worksheet) you will be ready to teach about your classes about: How cache memory is used by the CPU The three levels of cache memory The component parts of the CPU in the Von Neumann architecture model How the component parts of the CPU work in the fetch-decode-execute cycle . DURATION: 1 lesson Check out these other great resources by Nichola Wilkin (nwilkin): The purpose of the CPU CPU Performance Rom, Ram and Virtual Memory Embedded Systems Secondary Storage
Exam Technique for GCSE Computer Science
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Exam Technique for GCSE Computer Science

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Complete exam technique lesson to help GCSE computer science students boost their grades. Do you feel your students know their computer science theory but are worried they still need a little extra help on understanding how to answer the exam questions to get the highest marks possible? Fear not, help is at hand. This stand-alone lesson introduces your pupils to common exam terminology so they feel more prepared in understand exactly what type of answers the questions require to get the top marks available. It gives them plenty or practice in answering a variety of questions including a min exam paper you can set as a homework task or during a second lesson. Buy this resource now and give your students the opportunity of gaining a few more valuable points. This can mean the difference between getting the grades they need or possibly missing out just because they didn’t know how to answer one particular type of question. What is included? This complete lesson includes : a 29-slide PowerPoint presentation (editable) 1-page PDF teacher’s lesson plan (not-editable) 1-page PDF algorithms question handout (not-editable) 2-page PDF mini exam paper (not-editable) . Please note: This lesson was created specifically for the OCR GCSE Computer Science (J277) and AQA GCSE Computer Science (8525) exams and will help your pupils feel more prepared for their exams. How can it be used? The exam preparation PowerPoint presentation is best used during your computer science exam revision lessons. Use the PowerPoint presentation along with the class working through all the exam practice activities together. You can either set the mini exam paper as a homework task and mark it together the next lesson or even let them mark it themselves. Alternatively set the mini exam paper during a second dedicated lesson and mark it together in class. What are you waiting for? Grab your copy of this invaluable lesson now and give your pupils the boost they need to get a few extra marks in their computer science exams. Looking for computer science revision material? Check out these fabulous self-study workbooks that completely cover the exam specifications: Complete set of OCR Revision Workbooks Complete set of AQA Revision Workbooks
Python While Loop Programming Challenges
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Python While Loop Programming Challenges

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Do your students need a little extra help with understanding while loops in Python programming? Are you looking for some ready to use programming challenges that can be easily incorporated into your lessons? This worksheet can be used as a classroom activity, for a homework task or as a ready-to-use task for quick finishers, making this an invaluable resource to have in your teacher kit. Download this ready to use worksheet now and take control of your workload. Use it immediately or simply keep it in reserve for when you need it. WHAT IS INCLUDED? This 2-page PDF printable handout includes: example code, a task to read code, a task to correct code and 3 practical challenges. . You even have a separate PDF with possible answers. The diversity of these while loops challenges allow pupils to develop a variety of useful programming skills. This resource is perfect for established computer science teachers, non-specialist teachers or newly qualified teachers. What are you waiting for? Take action straight away and grab your copy of this wonderful worksheet today that will keep your pupils engaged and making real progress. Everything is done for you which will save you hours of preparation time. Please note: This resource is a non-editable PDF Click Here To See More Of My Great Python Challenges
Python For Loops Programming Challenges
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Python For Loops Programming Challenges

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Do your students need a little extra help with understanding for loops in Python programming? Are you looking for some ready to use programming challenges that can be easily incorporated into your lessons? This worksheet can be used as a classroom activity, for a homework task or as a ready-to-use task for quick finishers, making this an invaluable resource to have in your teacher kit. Download this ready to use worksheet now and take control of your workload. Use it immediately or simply keep it in reserve for when you need it. WHAT IS INCLUDED? This 2-page PDF printable handout includes: example code, a task to work out the output from the range function, a task to correct code and 4 practical challenges for them to practice writing for loops in Python code. . You even have a separate PDF with possible answers. The diversity of these for loops challenges allow pupils to develop a variety of useful programming skills. This resource is perfect for established computer science teachers, non-specialist teachers or newly qualified teachers. What are you waiting for? Take action straight away and grab your copy of this wonderful worksheet today that will keep your pupils engaged and making real progress. Everything is done for you which will save you hours of preparation time. Please note: This resource is a non-editable PDF **Click Here To See More Of My Great Python Challenges **
Identifying and Preventing Network Vulnerabilities Lesson
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Identifying and Preventing Network Vulnerabilities Lesson

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How can you teach your students about system security and cyber attacks, in an engaging way? The key is to break up the theory into small manageable chunks and reinforce each section with a variety of activities. And that is exactly what this computer science lesson does. Why spend hours making your own resources when it is all done for you? Download this computing lesson about identifying and preventing network vulnerabilities today and save yourself all that preparation. WHAT IS INCLUDED? This lesson includes: an attractive dyslexia friendly PowerPoint presentation, differentiated lesson objectives, videos to change focus and break up the lesson, loads of individual and group tasks and questions, printable ready to use worksheets for classwork, 3 differentiated exam style questions which can be used either in the plenary or set for a homework task, a comprehensive teacher’s lesson plan including ALL THE ANSWERS. . WHAT DOES IT COVER? Suitable for GCSE Computer Science pupils following either OCR GCSE Computer Science (J277) or AQA GCSE Computer Science (8520) syllabuses. With virtually no preparation (apart from photocopying the worksheets) you will be ready to teach your classes about: Denial of service (DoS) attacks Brute force attacks Data interception attacks SQL injection attacks Poor network security policy Penetration testing Network forensics Firewalls Passwords . DURATION: 1 lesson Download this ready to use lesson now and take back control of your workload. Click here to see some more computer science lessons
Build Your Own Paper Computer
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This highly engaging series of 3 lessons can be run with no student computers so is suitable for lessons in a standard non-ICT classroom, in a computer suite or when pupils are self-isolating at home. Each lesson comes with a dyslexia-friendly PowerPoint presentation that includes all the instructions and takes the teacher and class through each lesson making this resource suitable for specialist and non-specialist teachers. The students have a workbook they fill in each lesson as they progress, extending their knowledge and helping you monitor their progress. An answer book is provided which can be used by the teacher or issued to students as a self-marking aid. This is a hands-on enjoyable series of three lessons that help pupils understand the hardware in a computer along with common software. Written for KS3 this is suitable for years 7 to 9 and can even be used with GCSE groups if you wish. Equipment needed: pupils should have access to a pair of scissors, a glue stick and a sheet of colourful A4 (or letter sized) paper along with a print-out of the 7-page template and 13-page workbook each (oh, and they will also need a pen).
Programming Fundamentals OCR GCSE Computer Science Workbook (J277)
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Programming Fundamentals OCR GCSE Computer Science Workbook (J277)

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This programming fundamentals workbook is perfect for students studying for the OCR GCSE (9-1) in computer science and has been updated to completely cover the new specification J277. It can be used in the classroom as a teaching aid, for self-study or as a revision tool. In this resource you will receive an interactive PDF workbook so your students can either print it out and complete the activities by hand or fill it in electronically making this an ideal workbook for use in school or for students studying at home. The answer booklet is provided as a separate PDF file so you can assign your students the workbook without including the answers. This 70-page workbook completely covers the new specification J277 2.2 programming fundamentals theory. Table of Contents: The use of variables, constants, operators, inputs, outputs and assignments Sequence Selection Iteration (count-controlled and condition-controlled loops) Common arithmetic operators Common Boolean operators (AND, OR and NOT) Data types (integer, real, Boolean, character, string and casting) Basic string manipulation File handling operations (open, read, write and close) The use of records to store data The use of SQL to search for data The use of arrays (1D and 2D arrays) How to use sub programs (functions and procedures) Random number generation . You may also be interested in these workbooks which have also been written to cover the J277 specification: Systems Architecture Memory and Storage Computer networks, connections and protocols Network Security Systems Software Ethical, Legal, Cultural and Environmental Impacts Algorithms Producing Robust Programs Boolean Logic Programming Languages and IDEs
Python 2D Lists Lesson
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Python 2D Lists Lesson

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This lesson allows pupils to create and amend simple two-dimensional lists in Python. Download this ready to use lesson now and take control of your workload. It includes an attractive dyslexia friendly PowerPoint presentation that includes differentiated lesson objectives, videos to teach key skills, created in authentic English by an experienced computer science teacher and the lesson also includes lots of practical programming practise. It also includes a comprehensive lesson plan including all the answers. This ready-to-use lesson is perfect for non-specialist teachers, newly qualified teachers and teachers who are teaching Python for the first time. Please note: This lesson does assume the pupils are confident with using basic programming constructs of sequence, selection (if statements) and iteration (while and for loops) and creating simple lists. Duration: 1 lesson. This lesson helps pupils understand the following key skills: Creating simple 2D lists Displaying the contents of a 2D list Displaying the 2D list with each item on a separate line Displaying single items in a 2D list Adding data to the end of a 2D list Inserting data into a specific position in the 2D list Altering data in a 2D list Removing data from a 2D list . What are you waiting for? Take action straight away and grab your copy of this wonderful lesson today that will keep your pupils engaged and making real progress. Everything is done for you which will save you hours of preparation time. Click Here To See More Of My Great Python Lessons
Python Random Values Programming Challenges
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Python Random Values Programming Challenges

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Do your students need a little extra help with understanding using random values in Python programming? Are you looking for some ready to use programming challenges that can be easily incorporated into your lessons? This worksheet can be used as a classroom activity, for a homework task or as a ready-to-use task for quick finishers, making this an invaluable resource to have in your teacher kit. Download this ready to use worksheet now and take control of your workload. Use it immediately or simply keep it in reserve for when you need it. WHAT IS INCLUDED? This 2-page PDF printable handout includes: example code, a task to read code, a task to correct code and 4 practical challenges. . You even have a separate PDF with possible answers. The diversity of these random values challenges allow pupils to develop a variety of useful programming skills. This resource is perfect for established computer science teachers, non-specialist teachers or newly qualified teachers. What are you waiting for? Take action straight away and grab your copy of this wonderful worksheet today that will keep your pupils engaged and making real progress. Everything is done for you which will save you hours of preparation time. Please note: This resource is a non-editable PDF Click Here To See More Of My Great Python Challenges
The Purpose of the CPU Lesson
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How can you teach your students about the purpose of the CPU in an engaging way? The key is to break up the theory into small manageable chunks and reinforce each section with a variety of activities. And that is EXACTLY what this lesson does. Why spend hours making your own resources when it is all done for you? Download this lesson today and save yourself all that preparation. WHAT IS INCLUDED? Suitable for GCSE Computer Science pupils following either OCR GCSE Computer Science (J277) and AQA GCSE Computer Science (8520) syllabuses. This lesson includes: an attractive dyslexia friendly PowerPoint presentation, differentiated lesson objectives, a video to change focus and break up the lesson, loads of individual and group tasks and questions, a printable ready to use worksheet for classwork, 3 differentiated exam style questions which can be used either in the plenary or set for a homework task, a comprehensive 2-page teacher’s lesson plan including ALL THE ANSWERS. . WHAT DOES IT COVER? With virtually no preparation (apart from photocopying the single page worksheet) you will be ready to teach about your classes about: the relationship between hardware and software the fetch - decode - execute cycle address busses and data busses the purpose and main functions of the CPU . **DURATION: **1 lesson Please note: This lesson does not teach pupils about the Von Neumann architecture as that is covered in a separate lesson. Check out these other great resources by Nichola Wilkin (nwilkin): CPU Performance Von Neumann Architecture Rom, Ram and Virtual Memory Embedded Systems Secondary Storage
Python Programming Lesson Bundle
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Python Programming Lesson Bundle

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Take a giant step towards regaining control over your workload and teach Python programming with confidence. These ready to use Python lessons will save you hours of planning by providing you with comprehensive, engaging content you can use in your classes with next to no preparation. This bundle provides attractive dyslexia-friendly PowerPoint presentations, videos to teach key skills and plenty of opportunities for students to practice their Python programming skills. You will also get easy to follow teacher’s guides including ALL THE ANSWERS! These 20 lessons are suitable for teaching pupils about the joys of Python programming, from the very basics to confidently writing and using subprograms and writing to and reading from external files. It even includes a fun interactive computational thinking escape room game to introduce them to the problem-solving skills involved in Python programming. It uses a proven scaffolding technique that empowers pupils to make progress and gain confidence in their programming skills. Lessons: Getting Started with Input and Output statements If Statements More Advanced If Statements For and While Loops Strings and Numbers Random Values Drawing with the Turtle Creating Robust Programs Good Programming Habits Writing and Using Lists Writing and Using 2D Lists Using Subprograms Recapping Programming Constructs Recapping Subprograms Recapping Lists and 2D lists Recapping Good Programming Practice Using External Text Files Creating SQL Databases using DB Browser Interrogating SQL database using Python Using Structure Diagrams to Plan Larger Programs The lessons are suitable for newly qualified teachers, non-specialist teachers and experienced computer science teachers who are looking to add a sprinkle of zesty brilliance to their lessons.
Python Iteration Lesson
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This complete Python programming lesson teaches pupils about iteration, namely for loops and while loops. It also includes lots of practice with reading and drawing flow diagrams. Download this no-prep lesson now to help you take control of your workload. This teaching resource includes an attractive dyslexia friendly PowerPoint presentation including videos to teach the key skills and the easy to follow teachers lesson plan includes all the answers. This ready-to-use lesson is perfect for non-specialist teachers, newly qualified teachers and teachers who are teaching Python for the first time. Please note: This lesson does assume the pupils are familiar with using basic if and else statements in Python. (My ready to use lessons to teach those skills are available here: “If Statement Lesson” and “More If Statements Lesson” ) Duration: 1 lesson This lesson teaches pupils about: For loops using the range statement While loops The difference between count controlled and condition-controlled loops . What are you waiting for? Take action straight away and grab your copy of this wonderful lesson today that will keep your pupils engaged and making progress and save you preparation time. [Click Here To See More Of My Great Python Lessons] (https://www.tes.com/resources/search/?authorId=835903&q=Python Lessons&shop=nwilkin)
ESafety Quiz
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ESafety Quiz

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An interactive quiz for the whole class through an IWB, which can be used as a starter or plenary. Covers cyber bullying, using social media responsibly, copying information from the internet and avoiding infecting your PC with viruses.
Computer Science Murder Mystery Activity
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Computer Science Murder Mystery Activity

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Looking for a different style of GCSE computer science revision lesson? Want a fun, interactive, team-based challenge for the end of term for your KS3 computing classes? This activity is just what you are looking for. Easily adapted to be used for KS3 and GCSE classes, this computer science murder mystery will have your pupils answering computer science related questions in order to interview suspects and solve the case. This activity includes everything you need to run this exciting and immersive game which is sure to have your classes working together as they race to beat the other teams in identifying the murderer and the murder weapon used. With minimal setting up, this game makes that last lesson of term, or the last lesson with your GCSE classes before they start their exams, an enjoyable and memorable experience. ALL THIS IS FOR FREE! Includes: Clear teacher notes telling you how to prepare and run the activity An introduction PowerPoint presentation, to set the mood and tell the students what they need to do An interactive PowerPoint presentation, the teams use to solve the case A variety of handouts that are used through the game This resource was featured in the blog 12 Days of Christmas Computing Activities check it out for more great Christmas computing lesson ideas!
Binary Activity
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Binary Activity

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A self-marking spreadsheet, you can install onto your computer network that the pupils copy into their own work area and work through. The stages get progressively harder and asks them to convert from binary to denary and from denary to binary. For some of the harder levels you may need to provide a piece of paper and a pen to help them work out the answers. Can even be used as a form of assessment as their work can be saved. Great to use either in the classroom or set it as a homework task. Suitable for GCSE Computer Science classes and KS3 Computing classes.