Guess the Phrase Quiz - NetworksQuick View

Guess the Phrase Quiz - Networks

Whole class activity based on the TV show Wheel of Fortune, with 10 words or phrases relating to KS3 Computer Networks for students to work out by guessing one letter at a time. Complete with clear graphics, easy controls, animation and audio.
Journey of an EmailQuick View

Journey of an Email

PowerPoint Show (editable) with rehearsed timings and a video file format which show step by step how an email will travel around the world passing through various pieces of network equipment, networks, companies and even under the sea to reach its destination in seconds. Designed for a Year 8 class originally as a demonstration of a task the students then proceeded to try themselves.
Guess the Phrase Quiz - Computer HardwareQuick View

Guess the Phrase Quiz - Computer Hardware

Whole class activity based on the TV show Wheel of Fortune, with 10 words or phrases relating to KS3 Computer Hardware for students to work out by guessing one letter at a time. Complete with clear graphics, easy controls, animation and audio.
3 x Differentiated Workbooks on Little Man ComputerQuick View

3 x Differentiated Workbooks on Little Man Computer

These three differentiated workbooks are for students to work through over a series of lessons. They introduce the basics of algorithms, assembly language, programming, how a CPU works and Little Man Computer. Each booklet includes step by step guides, exercises, challenges, opportunities to show progress and easy teacher marking.
Computer NetworksQuick View

Computer Networks

Highly visual and very clear presentation introducing the concept of computer networks. Includes analogies that get children to think of road networks with traffic on them. Explains the differences between network topologies, as well as the concepts of LANs and WANs.
Searching AlgorithmsQuick View

Searching Algorithms

27 slide presentation that introduces the idea of searching algorithms using real world examples and attention-capturing facts and statistics. Clearly explains and demonstrates how both linear searching and binary searching works, and compares the two for efficiency and speed.
Algorithmic ThinkingQuick View

Algorithmic Thinking

PowerPoint presentation to introduce the idea of algorithms and computational thinking. Slides include practical exercises on computational thinking, and take students through the basic ideas through to representing algorithms using flow charts, and up to bubble sort algorithms.
Interactive PowerPoint Exam (Produces Graded Certificate)Quick View

Interactive PowerPoint Exam (Produces Graded Certificate)

Originally developed to support the ECDL course, this is a 50 question on-screen interactive exam on using PowerPoint. Once launched the app will ask for the student's name, and then present them with fifty questions. Students respond by clicking on the correct part of the application. Once the exam has finished students are given an accurate percentage result, and a printable certificate that includes the name of the exam, their name, the date, and their final score.
Bitmap Encoding LessonQuick View

Bitmap Encoding Lesson

Humorous PowerPoint presentation (25 slides) that teaches all about bitmap encoding using cat memes, colour and clear examples. Also included is a full worksheet that follows on from the lesson, and a very thorough answer sheet/guide. These resources should last between 1-2 lessons at least.
JavaScript fantasy name generatorQuick View

JavaScript fantasy name generator

Series of linked html files that allow students to either experience simple JavaScript functionality, or disassemble it or edit it for practice. Alternatively it could be used by the teacher as a demonstration, or broken down for students to rebuild.
Data validation & conditional formatting lessonQuick View

Data validation & conditional formatting lesson

This lesson teaches students to create what looks like an Amazon product page in Microsoft Excel, helping them to learn how to use data validation rules and conditional formatting rules. A teacher demonstration file is included, as well as two worksheets, and two student activity files.
JavaScript Town Name GeneratorQuick View

JavaScript Town Name Generator

Simple website demonstrating how JavaScript can be used to generate random town names. This resource can either be given to students to disassemble and edit, or for the teacher to learn how JavaScript can be used in class to create a simple resource that students will enjoy.
Random Spinning Name Selector (Wheel of Fortune)Quick View

Random Spinning Name Selector (Wheel of Fortune)

A PowerPoint slide that can be dropped into any presentation, or used as a standalone resource. It looks and works a little like the Wheel of Fortune game show, with student names on a wheel that can be sent to spin, and then stop randomly at any point to choose a random student. Sound effects and music included, it is extremely easy to edit the student names. I suggest creating one slide per class. If you have any questions or comments please do let me know.
"Mindcraft" - Easily Customised PowerPoint Class Quiz With Minecraft ThemeQuick View

"Mindcraft" - Easily Customised PowerPoint Class Quiz With Minecraft Theme

Developed in PowerPoint using VBA this extremely versatile and very popular Minecraft inspired activity can be used as a starter, plenary or other whole class or group activity that aims to get children collaborating, discussing topics and working together as a team to consolidate their knowledge and understanding of any topic you choose. Easily create your own lists of questions using nothing more than Notepad (or similar text editor) and then simply drop whichever question list you want to use into the same folder as the Mindcraft file, and it will immediately shuffle up your questions and use them to stretch your students' knowledge. The rules are simple and explained clearly within the activity, but essentially students will be divided into two teams, and each team will be able to 'mine' their way through a virtual Minecraft style world. They'll come across dirt, stones, iron, coal, gold, emerald, water and even creepers! Each item type will result in different actions being taken. Finding dirt or stone will require a question to be answered, whereas gold and other valuable ores will earn the team points. Getting questions right also earns points, but getting them wrong will lose points. Find a creeper and the loud explosion will signal that team's turn over! Watch a video demonstration of this resource, as well as a clear tutorial on how to use it, and adapt it:
Number Grid (Conditional Formatting in Excel)Quick View

Number Grid (Conditional Formatting in Excel)

Can be used either as a demonstration of an interactive number grid that show how number patterns can be represented by colours, or as a demonstration of how conditional formatting rules can be applied to a grid of cells. Change the two numbers on the left to see the grid update immediately, creating waves of colour.
Internet Search Tips PosterQuick View

Internet Search Tips Poster

A Nando's menu styled poster which provides top tips and advice on searching the web efficiently and effectively. I give copies of this to my students so it's ready to hand, but it's also a handy poster to refer to when helpful.
Books Database (50 books)Quick View

Books Database (50 books)

A sample database (Microsoft Access) for students to use, explore, test and extend. The database contains 50 of the most popular teen fiction books, with many different types of field included such as title, author, date published, number of pages, front cover image, blurb, link to Amazon etc. Two tables are included, one containing the books and the other containing reviews, so that cross table queries can be designed.
Real Logos Created in PowerPointQuick View

Real Logos Created in PowerPoint

A selection of real logos, compared with re-created logos made entirely in PowerPoint using the Shapes tool. This was to demonstrate to classes how dynamic and versatile the shapes tool can be for creating logos and images.