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I have been teaching for over 15 years and have seen the changes which have been made to the Technology curriculum. I have successfully embedded computer science into many schools' curriculums to help deliver the new computer science standards

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I have been teaching for over 15 years and have seen the changes which have been made to the Technology curriculum. I have successfully embedded computer science into many schools' curriculums to help deliver the new computer science standards
Databases Worksheets (Microsoft Access)
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Databases Worksheets (Microsoft Access)

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llow students to gain a greater understanding databases. Sheets include topics about the following: • Database Keywords • Sorting databases • Filtering databases • Creating Data Capture Forms • Databases in organisations • Sorting Data Types • Finding Data Length This is the perfect way to introduce students to Databases without the need for a computer.
Inside The Computer - A Build & Learn Activity (Interactive & Paper Version)
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Inside The Computer - A Build & Learn Activity (Interactive & Paper Version)

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This activity is ideal to teach students about the insides of the computer. Students are expected to build the inside of the computer as well as learn about each component. The following key terms are covered: Motherboard Power Supply Heat Sink CPU RAM Chip Network Interface Card Hard Disk Drive Motherboard This resource comes in 2 formats: Paper based (PDF) Digital Interactive format which opens in Google Slides. Students can type and drag and drop answers onto the worksheets. Thanks to Open Clip Art for illustrations and KindergartenWorks (LesliesHand) for the Font Style
Python Programming - Drawing with Python Turtle
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Python Programming - Drawing with Python Turtle

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An excellent lesson which covers slightly over 2 hours of classwork time. Students learn to use the very basics of Python to create simple shapes and as well as use different programming concepts. In this lesson, students will understand and use the following concepts based on the progress they make:: Variables print() Input() loops If Statements Python turtle commands I Can Statements, Starter, Main Activities, End of lesson Review, Homework and Answer Key included.
OCR GCSE Computer Science (9-1) - Research & Revise Work Book
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OCR GCSE Computer Science (9-1) - Research & Revise Work Book

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Fully differentiated Unit 1 “Research and Revise” Work Book to enable all your students to prepare for the OCR GCSE Unit 1 Computer Science Exam. These worksheets focus on the keywords used and tested in each of the sub topics of Unit 1 (an important element for the exam). Being able to know and accurately define keywords enables students to achieve some of the vital key marks. No teacher input is required with this resource unless students struggle to research. These worksheets come in a 36-page booklet and can even be used as part of starters, main lesson tasks or homework. They are the perfect way to introduce each topic in Unit 1. **The following topics are covered: ** 1.1 – System Architecture 1.2 – Computer Memory 1.3 – Computer Storage 1.4 – Wired & Wireless Networks 1.5 – Network Topologies, Protocols and Layers 1.6 – System Security 1.7 – Systems Software 1.8 – Legal, Ethical & Environmental Considerations
Python Programming–Jumbled Code Task Cards (Beginner) Coding Unplugged Activity
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Python Programming–Jumbled Code Task Cards (Beginner) Coding Unplugged Activity

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This resource is a brilliant way to get students to begin coding in Python! A set of 12 different Jumbled Code Python Task Cards which can be cut out, laminated and distributed to students. Instructions: Students need to look at the code and read the English statements (pseudo code) in order to put the jumbled python code in the correct order. These have been brilliant in my classroom and I have used them for starter and review activities. I have even used these as an introduction to coding in Python. These task cards also test students understanding of the following programming concepts: 1) syntax errors 2) logical errors 3) variables 4) print() function 5) input() function 6) int() function 6) if statements 7) while loops 8) lists 9) sorting & reverse sorting data in lists. Each task card also allows you to question students further on their knowledge of Python i.e: • “why was the data type string and not integer?” • “what is the difference between the input() and print() functions?” • “why did we need to use the int() function?E • Etc… Python software can be downloaded for free from: https://www.python.org/downloads/ There are also many online platforms in which Python can be used such as codeacademy.com
Python Programming - Spot The Error Task Cards (Answers included)
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Python Programming - Spot The Error Task Cards (Answers included)

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A set of 20 different Spot The Error Python Task Cards which can be cut out, laminated and distributed to students. Students need to look at the code and try to spot the error. They can type the code into Python and identify the error too. These have been brilliant in my classroom and I have used them for starter and review activities. These task cards also test students understanding of the following programming concepts: syntax errors logical errors variables print function input function if statements while loops This is a brilliant way to get students to debug (correct) code. Python software can be downloaded for free from: https://www.python.org/downloads/
Scratch v2.0 Task Cards - Jumbled Blocks
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Scratch v2.0 Task Cards - Jumbled Blocks

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These tasks cards will really test your students understanding of scratch. Students are given jumbled blocks, they will need to read the scenario to determine what the blocks do and therefore put them in order. Students should then test their script (blocks of code) in Scratch 2.0. Cut out and laminate these cards and then give them to your students to practise Scratch 2.0. They can be used as a starter or review activity. My students love these in my Computing class. Scratch 2.0 can is ideal for chromebooks and can be accessed from the following link: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tip_bar=home
Scratch Programming Coding Mazes: Coding Unplugged Activities
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Scratch Programming Coding Mazes: Coding Unplugged Activities

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Let your students become familiar with Scratch Programming before they even use the software. Students are given a maze with symbols on them. They have to choose the correct Scratch blocks to guide the cat sprite to the end of the maze. Each maze gets progressively harder.
Excel Spreadsheets Halloween Mystery Pictures Fill Color - Computer Lab
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Excel Spreadsheets Halloween Mystery Pictures Fill Color - Computer Lab

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Students will need to use the “FILL TOOL” to color certain cells in the spreadsheet to reveal a hidden Halloween picture. This resource is for both students beginning to learn Microsoft Excel and for experienced users. This resource includes 6 excel files – hidden mystery pictures with instructions on how the image can be revealed.
OCR GCSE Computer Science (9-1) Unit 2- Research & Revise Work Book
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OCR GCSE Computer Science (9-1) Unit 2- Research & Revise Work Book

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Fully differentiated Unit 2 “Research and Revise” Work Book to enable all your students to prepare for the OCR GCSE Unit 2 Computer Science Exam. These worksheets focus on the keywords used and tested in each of the sub topics of Unit 2 (an important element for the exam). Being able to know and accurately define keywords enables students to achieve some of the vital marks in the exam. No teacher input is required with this resource unless students struggle to research. These worksheets come in a 26-page booklet and can even be used as part of starters, main lesson tasks or homework. They are the perfect way to introduce each topic in Unit 2. **The following topics are covered: ** 2.1 – Algorithms 2.2 – Programming Techniques 2.3 – Producing Robust Programs 2.4 – Computational Logic 2.5 – Translators & Facilities of Languages 2.6 – Data Representation
Crack the Binary Code – February Message (CS Unplugged)
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Crack the Binary Code – February Message (CS Unplugged)

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Teach your students how to encrypt and decrypt binary messages as well as understand binary code. This resource includes a hidden February themed message which students need to decrypt using the key (ASCII Table). Students are also given the option to write their own encrypted binary message. This is a perfect CS unplugged activity and can be used as an introduction to a lesson, for homework, for early finishers or even when you have no access to computers in the computer lab.
Google Drive 48 Question Cards Bundle: Critical Thinking Skills - Save £4
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Google Drive 48 Question Cards Bundle: Critical Thinking Skills - Save £4

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A set of 48 question cards which allow students to think about how to achieve a number of different skills in Slides, Docs, Sheets and Drawings. Perfect to use as bell work or even review activities as these cards do generate a discussion amongst your students. This file contains 4 question cards per page (12 pages in total). Question cards can be printed in color, cut out, laminated and then given to students to use. Question cards for Docs, Drawings, Sheets & Slides can also be purchased separately from my store if you do not want to buy the bundle. This bundle includes the following Question Cards: 12 Google Slides Question Cards: • Google slides features • Tools in Google Slides • Insert Images • Insert shapes • Insert word art • Difference between animations and transitions • Animations in slides • Creating tables • Shading table • Google Slides interface • Downloading Slides to PowerPoint • Google Slides definitions 12 Google Sheets Question Cards: • Formatting Google Sheets • Deleting Columns • Spreadsheet Features • Cell References in Google Sheets • Pie Charts • Formulae • Google Sheet Keywords • Difference between Formulae and Formula • Creating Charts • Chart Items • Adding fill color to Google Sheets • Customizing pie charts 12 Google Drawings Question Cards: • Inserting images • Inserting Word Art • Duplicating Shapes • Drawings Tools • Formatting Shapes • Features of Google Drawings • Google Docs Interface • Changing Shapes • Rotating Shapes • Downloading Drawings • Google Drawings definitions 12 Google Docs Question Cards: • Creating Tables • Page Numbers • Insert Images • Formatting Text • Formatting Tables • Features of Google Docs • Google Docs Interface • Paragraph alignment • Line spacing • Bullet Points • Downloading Docs to Word • Google Docs definitions
Google Drive Task Cards Bundle
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Google Drive Task Cards Bundle

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A set of 56 task cards which allow students to practise the following skills in Google slides, Google Sheets. Google Docs & Google Drawings independently. These task cards have promoted independent learning in my classroom. This file contains 4 tasks cards per page. Tasks cards can be printed in color, cut out, laminated and then given to students to use. Task cards for Docs, Drawings, Sheets & Slides can also be purchased separately from my store if you do not want to buy the bundle. This bundle includes the following Task Cards: 12 Google Slides Task Cards: • Inserting slides • Changing slide background color • Adding a slide theme/design • Inserting images • Inserting Shapes • Inserting Word Art • Adding slide transition • Adding object animation • Creating Tables • Shading Tables • Downloading files to Microsoft PowerPoint from Google Slides • Uploading Microsoft PowerPoint documents into Google Slides 20 Google Sheets Task Cards: • Inserting columns • Deleting columns • Deleting rows • Inserting rows • Adding currency • Removing currency • Adding decimal places • Removing decimal places • Adding borders • Changing border color • Adding fill color • Sorting data • Merging cells • Unmerging cells • Creating charts • Customizing Pie Charts – A closer look • Moving charts to new sheets • Changing Chart types • Adding New Sheets • Deleting sheets 12 Google Drawings Task Cards: • Creating Tables • Shading tables • Insert Image • Insert Shape • Shape Fill • Line Thickness • Line Style • Line Color • Sending shapes to back • Bringing Shapes to Front • Rotating Shapes • Changing Shapes 12 Google Docs Task Cards: • Creating Tables • Inserting Page Numbers • Inserting images • Formatting Text (Bold, Italic, Underline) • Shading tables • Word count • Line Spacing • Text Alignment • Inserting Bullet Points • Inserting Numbered Lists • Downloading files to Microsoft Word • Uploading Microsoft Word documents into Google Docs
3D Game Design in Kodu (Basic Guide)
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3D Game Design in Kodu (Basic Guide)

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Use this basic step by step guide to teach your primary school students how to create basic 3D games in Kodu software. Kodu is free school software which can be downloaded from: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10056 This is a fantastic guide and brilliant software which will engage your students for ages as well as allow them to develop their programming skills with the introduction of the new Computing Curriculum.
Scratch 3.0 Online Bundle (11 lessons SOW with Workbook, Homework Book and PowerPoint Presentations)
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Scratch 3.0 Online Bundle (11 lessons SOW with Workbook, Homework Book and PowerPoint Presentations)

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These lessons are not just step by step tutorials, but cover programming concepts in details such as IF statements, loops etc…. Questions in the worksheet also expect students to look at their created scratch blocks and explain how and why they work as well as how and why they can be modified. (answer key included for questions). My students have truly enjoyed the lessons in this bundle and have become independent learners of Scratch 3.0. This bundle covers the basics (and much more) of Scratch 3.0 by teaching the following topics: • Lesson 1 – introduction to Scratch 3.0 • Lesson 2 – Animations & Costumes • Lesson 3 – Loops & Motions • Lesson 4 – Coordinates & Sensing • Lesson 5 – Drawing with Sprites • Lesson 6 – Using Variables • Lesson 7 – Changing Backdrops • Lesson 8 – Making Music • Lesson 9 – Scratch Games • Lesson 10 – Animated Stories • Lesson 11 – Scratch Assessment Each lesson contains the following: • Detailed lesson directions • Starter activities • Review activities • Main lessons activities with accompanying worksheets • Homework sheets • Answer keys for Class sheets and Homework Sheets • Animated & editable PowerPoint presentations to aid teacher delivery • Pdf versions of lesson PowerPoint presentations • Scratch Keywords • I Can Statements for Scratch
Kodu Programming Homework Planning Sheet
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Kodu Programming Homework Planning Sheet

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I used this in my class before students began to use Kodu. They are able to select their own Kodu characters from those shown on the sheet and begin to plan their game on paper. A label the Kodu Toolbar sheet is also included in this.
Python Programming - I CAN Statements
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Python Programming - I CAN Statements

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These I Can statements are perfect to guide your students to develop the necessary skills when learning to code/program using Python. The teacher or the student can tick off each I Can statement once they have demonstrated evidence for them. I Can statements fall under the following 4 categories: • Criteria 1: Planning • Criteria 2: Skills Development • Criteria 3: Explanation of Code • Criteria 4: Efficiency of Code
Excel Spreadsheets Valentines Day Mystery Pictures Fill Color - Computer Lab
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Excel Spreadsheets Valentines Day Mystery Pictures Fill Color - Computer Lab

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Students will need to use the “FILL TOOL” to color certain cells in the spreadsheet to reveal a hidden Valentines Day picture. This resource is for both students beginning to learn Microsoft Excel and for experienced users. This resource includes 6 excel files – hidden mystery pictures with instructions on how the image can be revealed.