Hardware and Software: spot the mistakes starter / plenary activity (KS3 / GCSE Computer Science)
KS3 / GCSE Computer Science "Spot the mistakes" task for the Hardware and Software topics. Students must read a short piece of text and identify the mistakes. Handy to check understanding as a starter or plenary. Covers the basics of input, output, storage, and types of software.

One PowerPoint contains the two questions, each with the plain text, a slide highlighting the mistakes, and a slide showing the correct answers. This is useful for displaying on a projector. The second PowerPoint includes just the questions and is useful for students working independently with the resource on a VLE.

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  • Hardware-and-software---Spot-the-mistakes---questions-only.pptx

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Created: Jan 10, 2018

Updated: May 22, 2018

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