Secondary computing resources

Keeping your class engaged with new and interesting classroom resources is vital in helping them reach their potential. With Tes Resources you’ll never be short of teaching ideas. We have a range of tried and tested materials created by teachers for teachers, from early years through to A level.

Breathe new life into your lesson plans with our primary and secondary classroom resources. Whether you’re looking for fun maths worksheets or brand new guided reading activities, we have thousands of free and premium resources for you to download. From early years to primary, you’ll find phonics worksheets and numeracy games and all you need to revise for Sats. From secondary to post-16, we have everything from French lessons to algebra activities, as well as GCSE revision guides and more.

Popular subjects

More
Worksheet – Revision on Input Devices and Their Uses

Worksheet – Revision on Input Devices and Their Uses

This worksheet is a special one in that it requires the entire class participation. There are FOUR activities in all. Students respond to the projected task either orally or written down. It is a revision for 2.1 of the IGCSE syllabus. This worksheet is designed according to the Topic 2: Input devices and their uses presentation designed by me. You may access that as well. It is accompanied by a mark scheme.

By ohiolei_sunlaw

Computer Networks

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.

By jsarnold

JavaScript fantasy name generator

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.

By jsarnold

Data validation & conditional formatting lesson

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.

By jsarnold

Bitmap Encoding Lesson

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.

By jsarnold

Interactive PowerPoint Exam (Produces Graded Certificate)

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.

By jsarnold

3 x Differentiated Workbooks on Little Man Computer

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.

By jsarnold

JavaScript Town Name Generator

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.

By jsarnold

Number Grid (Conditional Formatting in Excel)

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.

By jsarnold

Searching Algorithms

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.

By jsarnold

Algorithmic Thinking

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.

By jsarnold

Algorithm Demonstration

Algorithm Demonstration

A simple but effective introduction to the concept of algorithms. Students are shown a series of random numbers one at a time, and have to tell the teacher which is the largest number. They don't know the range, and they don't know the quantity of numbers. However, all students can do it, by quickly creating a set of simple rules to follow in their head - an algorithm. Without realising it they create a set of instructions to follow, they create a variable, and they carry out comparison tests. They use input, and output, and effectively demonstrate all of the attributes of a simple algorithm. This demonstration can then be used to introduce these ideas, and the whole concept of computational thinking.

By jsarnold