GCSE Computer Science: Taboo words game (185 terms, 6 topics)

Banned Words is similar to the games Taboo ™ or Forbidden Words ™. Students must get their teammates to guess key words by giving a definition without using certainly banned words. Great for improving language and explanation skills, and for ESL pupils. This game works well for starters and plenaries.

This pack contains fully editable Banned Words PowerPoints for 6 Computer Science topics with almost 200 key terms, plus a separate game file with all topics combined. Two samples are also available on TES for free.

This electronic version of the game saves printing and laminating cards. The presentation can be shown to a student on the teacher’s computer. When the presentation is run, key terms will be selected in a random order until each one has been used exactly once. Topics included:

Hardware (42 terms)
Software (19 terms)
Data Representation (29 terms)
Algorithms & Programming (38 terms)
Networks & The Internet (44 terms)
The Bigger Picture (13 terms)

Each PowerPoint is fully editable so you can easily add your own terms. A blank template is included to create your own games based on your chosen topics.

The random-slide function will ensure each slide is selected exactly once. For the random-slide functionality to work you must:

  1. Enable Macros when opening the presentation

  2. Click the blue arrows to change slide (not the cursor keys on the keyboard)


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Created: Aug 21, 2018

Updated: Aug 31, 2018

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