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My School Network task sheets plus Networks terms wordsearch - Computer Science / ICT

My School Network task sheets plus Networks terms wordsearch - Computer Science / ICT

This resource is suitable for students learning about networks and their setup (Year 9+). This pack includes the following: My School Network tasks - 6 pages (15 tasks plus example questions for the IT engineer at the school) (PDF) Above editable version My School Network completed sample - 7 pages (PDF) Above editable version Networks terminology wordsearch (54 words) The 15 tasks were created to support Year 10 Computer Science and ICT students in their learning about Networks. The tasks were completed as the students went on a tour, led by the school’s head IT technician / engineer, of the school’s network setup. The tasks can be used / adapted for younger / older students, or depending on their abilities. In our case, the sheets were printed and students completed them by hand using clipboards, but it would also work fine if the students edit the Word document on their devices. The tasks cover the basics including ‘Find out why we have a school network’, ‘Draw what you think the school’s server looks like’, several questions about the school’s backup procedure, questions regarding internet speed, and some sample questions to ask the IT technician / engineer in a Q&A session. The students thoroughly enjoyed the tour, including being wowed by numbers and figures and being allowed to be near the server room, and felt a lot more savvy after understanding what all these devices were in the corridors, walls and ceilings. This definitely made their learning come to life and gave them a clearer understanding of networks and their setup. They also got to know the IT support staff a lot better and expressed great thanks at the end of the tour. It’d be a good idea to meet up with the technicians / engineers in advance to plan out the tour and even prepare them with some of the questions that will be asked.
kidsprintouts
Inspiring interest in radio communications

Inspiring interest in radio communications

SDRplay provide a “software defined radio” (SDR) which turns a Raspberry Pi or PC into a full communications receiver capable of picking up radio signals across the spectrum from long waves to microwaves. All you need is the SDR and a simple antenna which is often just a length of wire. This simple tutorial can help a class pick up signals for themselves: https://youtu.be/JvP8t8aPmRw and this inspiring video shows how a class can pick up actual pictures from the International Space Station (first the class can practice on other signals and when they are ready, they can time their listening for when the ISS is transmitting pictures and passing overhead. See: https://youtu.be/vRwH0FlH9MA Potentially SDRplay can lend a school an RSP1A, or they can be bought with educational discount by emailing jon.hudson@sdrplay.com (SDRplay co-founder)
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Network topologies, protocols and layers for OCR GCSE (9-1) in Computer Science (J276)

Network topologies, protocols and layers for OCR GCSE (9-1) in Computer Science (J276)

This student networks workbook is ideal for students, non-specialist teachers, NQTs any anyone who wants to learn more about computer network topologies to gain confidence in the OCR GCSE (9-1) in Computer Science (J276) “1.5 Network topologies, protocols & layers” specification. Can be used in the classroom as a teaching aid, for self-study or as a revision tool. This 27-page PDF which covers the theory and includes ready-to-use tasks and even includes the answers. Table of Contents: Network topologies Star network topology Mesh network topology WiFi Frequency Channels Encryption Packet Switching Bandwidth Ethernet IP address MAC address Network Protocols TCP/IP HTTP HTTPS FTP POP IMAP SMTP TCP/IP model The 4 layers of network protocols Application layer Transport layer Internet layer Link layer
nwilkin
Wired and Wireless Networks for OCR GCSE (9-1) in Computer Science (J276)

Wired and Wireless Networks for OCR GCSE (9-1) in Computer Science (J276)

This student networks workbook is ideal for students, non-specialist teachers, NQTs any anyone who wants to learn more about wired and wireless networks to gain confidence in the OCR GCSE (9-1) in Computer Science (J276) “1.4 Wired and wireless networks” specification. Can be used in the classroom as a teaching aid, for self-study or as a revision tool. This 29-page PDF which covers the theory and includes ready-to-use tasks and even includes the answers. Table of Contents: What is a network? Types of network Local Area Network (LAN) Wide Area Network (WAN) Factors that affect the performance of networks Bandwidth Number of devices Cable or wireless media Error rate Latency The different roles of computers in a client-server and a peer-to-peer network Client Server Peer-to-Peer The hardware needed to connect stand-alone computers to a LAN Stand-alone computer Network Interface Controller/Card Transmission Media Switch Router Wireless Access Points The internet Domain Name Server Hosting Cloud storage Local storage compared to cloud storage Cloud computing Security and ownership of data and software on the cloud Virtual Networks
nwilkin
OCR GCSE Computer Science Student eBook

OCR GCSE Computer Science Student eBook

Frustrated with the lack of a straightforward, to-the-point text book for this course (OCR GCSE Computer Science J276), I decided to compile the lesson resources that I have written over the past two years into this free eBook. Besides written content and diagrams to explain concepts, I have included links to many YouTube videos that will allow pupils to go deeper into topics and learn in ways other than just reading. You should be able to simply click on the image on all “Video” pages to link to the appropriate YouTube page straight from the PDF. This eBook is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license, so please feel free to share it with others - teachers, pupils or whomever you think might be interested in it! However, if you do so, please do point them back to this page as means of attribution. This is the first resource that I have published on TES.com so I would love to receive your feedback, particularly if find it useful or if you have suggestions for improvement. I have worksheets that I have written for each topic with this spec that I hope to upload in due course. Other resources that might be useful to you If you do find this eBook useful, you may be interested in my YouTube channel where I have produced a number of original videos to explain Computer Science topics as well as put together playlists of great videos from other YouTubers: https://www.youtube.com/mrawdimmick Finally, if you are teaching GCSE Computer Science then you might be interested in my online Python course hosted on repl.it. As a “community” classroom you can point your students directly to it for some self-learning or you can “Import and Teach” the class into your own Repl.it Classroom for you to invite your pupils to join so that you can track their progress and provide feedback on their work: https://repl.it/community/classrooms/29589
adimmick
CS Knowledge Organiser - Networks

CS Knowledge Organiser - Networks

This is part of my Computer Systems knowledge organiser set. This set focuses on networking knowledge. The amount of content that students are required to learn within Computing is vast the following document is all of the knowledge organisers I have developed for my students linked to the Computer Systems paper for computing. This document can be used for any specification to support students/teachers through the computing topics. The topics covered within this document are: Networks Systems Security This document can be used in many different ways some examples are below: Student led revision Topic summary Lesson activities/resources Teacher resource Homework Thanks for your time.
NextStepComputing
Lesson:   computer networks

Lesson: computer networks

The lesson on computer networks is appropriate for KS3 and GCSE standard. Lesson plan outlining the structure of the lesson. Starter asking pupils to build a computer network using network components (answers included). Presentation on the advantages / disadvantages of computer networks. Reference to an external video on computer networks. Reference to an external computer network simulation Worksheet requiring pupils to give a definition, example and a diagram of PAN, LAN, WAN computer networks. Presentation on PAN, LAN, Wan describing each kind of network. Stretch & challenge activity, research into WIFI networks sheet Plenary true or false presentation Homework to make a video explaining the different types of computer network
Teacher_aesg
PSHE : One Year's KS4 / KS5 PSHE

PSHE : One Year's KS4 / KS5 PSHE

One year, (36 hours) of PSHE lessons for KS4 / KS5 : 1 whole year of highly-rated and popular PSHE resources. From financial and study skills to bullying, relationships education, applying to uni, recognising fake news and finding a career - this really is a comprehensive pack for KS4 or KS5. It is written to fit the DfE’s latest PSHE/ RSE guidance for 2018-19. If you were looking for the Complete KS3 Three Year’s of PSHE Pack, then you can find that here. Complete KS3 PSHE Pack for 7, 8, 9. This pack contains 36 x fully resourced, highly-rated PSHE lesson packs and units (KS4/5). All 36 lesson packs (bundled into 20 downloads) are complete with at least one hour-long powerpoint, accompanying differentiated worksheets, clip links with questions, plenaries, clear LOs, starters and engaging activities and all are well differentiated to three levels throughout. These resources have been highly-rated individually by TES users, follow the same consistent format and are easy to pick up and use. They are all planned according to 2018/19 PSHE Association guidance and created in preparation for the new statutory RSE guidance from the DfE. **EC Resources has created lessons for The Children’s Commissioner, MACS Charity, The CCRC and has completed PSHE commissions for schools across the UK. ** These resources could also be used in Tutor Time, in which case there is enough material for 72x half an hour sessions. There is zero extra work required (although everything is editable if you do want to adapt it), and the whole bundle also follows specific KS3/4 PSHE Association topic recommendations and Ofsted latest RSE/Safe Students guidance. I use all of these myself as a Head of PSHE and I really hope you find them excellent value. I’ve put literally months of time into this to make these lessons top quality for my own school team. I also have a **ONE YEAR OF CITIZENSHIP **bundle (37 lessons) available here. and I have a ONE YEAR OF RE bundle (36 lessons) available here: and finally a **ONE YEAR OF KS3 HISTORY **(36 lessons) available here. Many more inexpensive and free resources for each secondary year group at my shop:
EC_Resources
OCR 1.6 System Security - Threats and Methods of Attack QR Code Race

OCR 1.6 System Security - Threats and Methods of Attack QR Code Race

This is a fun lesson that uses QR codes in the form of a race for students to gather information about the topic. The QR codes when scanned by students give a clue to the location of pit stop posters which have information on which students need to write on their mind map. The QR codes would need to be adapted to suit your school on the powerpoint and pit stops, I use www.qrstuff.com. Students will need to be able to use their phones during this lesson. I have added speaker notes to aid delivery of the lesson. Ideal for a 90 min lesson. I’ve adapted this for KS3 and used less pitstops for an hour lesson. The follow up lesson would be for students to process this information before being assessed on it. Students love the lesson.
matt10000
Year 9 Computer Science Assessment

Year 9 Computer Science Assessment

This year 9 computer science assessment could either be used at the start of the year to assess suitability or at the end to assess learning. Another option is to do both and measure student progress and impact of teaching. Students aspiring to student computer science at GCSE must aim to score between 30 and 75. Answers/ Mark scheme provided.
chris_vidal
Flowol Programming Missing Words Cloze ICT Computing Starter Activity Keywords KS3 GCSE Cover

Flowol Programming Missing Words Cloze ICT Computing Starter Activity Keywords KS3 GCSE Cover

Missing words cloze sheet on the theme of ‘Flowol’. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Revision Posters GCSE Computer Science OCR Paper 1

Revision Posters GCSE Computer Science OCR Paper 1

A set of 4 posters with space for students to fill in key words and information on - Systems Architecture; Systems Software; Networks; Issues. Answer slides also provided so students can confirm what they have filled in. Posters summarise the key information for each topic. Can be given as each topic is completed to aid with topic assessment or in revision phase before final exam. The Powerpoint slides are designed to be printed off and enlarged to A3. Colour printing is best. Students use their resources - textbooks, revision guides, lesson notes- to fill in the keywords and content for each . Designed to be used in conjunction with OCR Revision Guide. Posters can then be displayed at home to help with revision before exam. Particularly useful for students with poor note-taking or memory skills.
KSouthgate
GCSE Computer Science - Number systems resource pack

GCSE Computer Science - Number systems resource pack

Pack of all my resources for Computer Science number systems topics. Includes: Posters and wall displays for converting denary to binary and vice versa Posters and wall displays for converting hexadecimal to binary and vice versa Number line wall display including denary, binary, and hexadecimal numbers Number line wall display including denary and negative binary numbers (in sign and magnitude and two’s complement) Binary shifts worksheets (with answers) Binary revision worksheets (with answers) End of unit binary test (with answers) Binary crossword
csteacher2048
STEM Accelerators - KS3 Computing Online Safety

STEM Accelerators - KS3 Computing Online Safety

Due to the prevalence of technology, cyber security is one of the greatest opportunities and threats humankind knows. Your pupils will already use computers on a daily basis, but probably don’t pay much attention to personal data, or even know what it is! It’s time to change that, and this lesson is a great place to start bringing together elements of both the IT and computing curriculum. It will also teach your class the Army-inspired skills of critical thinking, team work, leadership and perseverance.
BritishArmySupportingEducation
Reconfigurable iOS Apps for Students, Teachers, and Parents

Reconfigurable iOS Apps for Students, Teachers, and Parents

NthLib is a set of Mac and iOS tools that are designed to enable non-professionals to build, configure, and deploy iOS apps for iPad and iPhone. Once the apps are built, they are easily configured, reconfigured and multiconfigured for various user groups. The key feature that sets NthLib apart from the sea of app builders available is multiconfigurability. A single app can be configured and reconfigured for any group or sub-group of users. A single user can install any number of app configurations and can switch between them with a single tap. This is finished turnkey software that I have used for several years to build and distribute my own iOS apps. I’ve recently made the tools available for 3rd-party use. The library is described in detail in the docs linked below. Briefly, K-12 use cases are endless. NthLib configurations provides a virtual venue for displaying work done by students that is suitable for public distribution and viewing. Student created content could range from artwork, photography, and videos, to short stories, poetry, and history papers - there are virtually no limits. See the link below that lists system requirements. The target audience can be other students, faculty, and parents. For schools that are already working with iOS devices, entry into NthLib provides easy access to app development and deployment. NthLib was originally modeled as a subscription service for small and mid-size enterprise. For now, I am offering the service to educators for use free of charge. And for subscribers who take me up on this offer, I will extend the free part indefinitely. In other words, if you start out free, you can continue free as long as you find NthLib of use. In exchange, feedback would help me. Beyond feedback, if your students cook up app configurations they are proud of and that are appropriate for demo distribution, I am always looking for high quality content to distribute as examples of NthLib’s capabilities.
raykraus
[GCSE + IGCSE] TCP/IP Revision Tasks

[GCSE + IGCSE] TCP/IP Revision Tasks

A few of my revision activities bundled together which were previously listed separately which were highly downloaded. Fill in the blanks activity for students to complete (I have included my answers for this) Second activity as part of the revision to cut out and place the correct answers to correspond to how data is processed through the protocol stack
PaperAirplane
[GCSE + IGCSE] The Bigger Picture (Emerging trends, issues and impact)

[GCSE + IGCSE] The Bigger Picture (Emerging trends, issues and impact)

This is my unit of work to introduce the majority of the Bigger Picture unit. It also is a good research and discussion activity that links to other areas of the course - networking for example and the Internet of Things which has been in several exemplar question papers. It also gives rise to discuss Embedded Systems, discussions covering the whole of Topic 5 and making it relevant to real world examples. I have included in the file my overview of the three lessons that I spend on this. Of the four subsection of Unit 6. It has activities that can be used to introduce, or recover 6.1.1 - 6.1.3 The carousel activity features 5 real world scenarios linked to smart devices, embedded systems which students then record and share their thoughts on the impacts that it has. Class teacher/Students can gather thoughts and lead discussion based on students thoughts - good revision activity, or to assess understanding before progressing in this unit of work.
PaperAirplane
Cipher Wheel for Primary Cryptography

Cipher Wheel for Primary Cryptography

Encryption & Decryption Cipher wheel for primary pupils from iCompute’s primary computing scheme of work 6-8 week cryptography unit. Teach your pupils about encryption methods and learn the importance of privacy in the modern digital world with iCompute. Credit : www.icompute-uk.com
iCompute
Morse Code - Coder Wheel

Morse Code - Coder Wheel

Morse Code wheel for primary pupils from iCompute’s primary computing scheme of work 6-8 week cryptography unit. Teach your pupils about encryption methods and learn the importance of privacy in the modern digital world with iCompute. Credit : www.icompute-uk.com
iCompute
Child Sexual Exploitation - CSE

Child Sexual Exploitation - CSE

A unit of 7 x 1 hour long, fully resourced PSHE lessons (in 6 downloads) with a focus on CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation). This pack has been prepared to fit the PSHE Associations recommendations for 2018/19. Everything is well differentiated, contains well-structured and easy to follow Powerpoints, clips and worksheets but also is all editable, so you can always change it to suit your classes if you like. All the lessons have been highly rated and reviewed by Tes users and I have always used these as Head of PSHE / Life Skills too. Variety of different level tasks for MA,LA or Core - Differentiated to 3 levels - Designed to fit Ofsted criteria for’ Good’ or above - Meets all Ofsted ‘Safe Students’ requirements. Many more inexpensive or free resources can be found at my store: EC RESOURCES
EC_Resources
GCSE Mock Exam and Mini Test 2 - save 50%

GCSE Mock Exam and Mini Test 2 - save 50%

Great bundle - Computer Science Mock Exam and mini test. Both with marking schemes. Covering a range of computer science questions for paper 1 and 2 for AQA. Also included are some great lesson starters.
khedges123
AQA GCSE Computer Science Workbook (9-1)

AQA GCSE Computer Science Workbook (9-1)

A workbook covering the whole of the AQA GCSE Computer Science course. Each section has a combination of theory and questions. In class we use it to help students struture their notes and all students are provided with the workbook at the start of the year. Depending on your version of Word, occasionally the formatting may be slightly off-kilter with some information jumping between pages. So it is worth double checking before it goes to print - I learnt that the hard way!
gdown3
REVISION FLASHCARDS - COMPONENT 1 - OCR A Level Computer Science - H446

REVISION FLASHCARDS - COMPONENT 1 - OCR A Level Computer Science - H446

A pack of just under two hundred flash cards across 24 A4 pages, consisting of past paper questions and key terminology for the OCR A Level Computer Science H446 Specification, Component 1 paper. Question is on the one side and the answer on the other, with a mark breakdown. Ideal for use by students as a revision tool! Can be folded in half by students to test themselves with the question on one side and the answer on the other. This resource is a single file PDF of 24 A4 pages. The questions have been taken from all of the sample, specimen and past papers available as of June 2018. Key definitions have been provided for every part of Component 1 in addition to cover those aspects that have yet to be examined in this component.
joshualh