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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

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
Crack the Binary Code – Seasonal Monthly Messages (Save £10)

Crack the Binary Code – Seasonal Monthly Messages (Save £10)

Teach your students how to encrypt and decrypt binary messages as well as understand binary code. This resource includes a hidden seasonal themed message for each month of the year 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. This is an ideal activity for the ISTE Standard of Computational Thinking/ Thanks to the following for all images: • A Sketchy Guy • www.edu-clips.com • https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Krista-Wallden-Creative-Clips • http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Monster-Wrangler-Mike • http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Artifex • http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Teachers-Clipart • “Template/Clipart courtesy of Activities by Jill @ http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Activities-By-Jill • Watson Works: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Watson-Works • www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Classroom-Doodle-Diva • Teachers Scrap Book: • http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Teacherscrapbook • http://www.teachersnotebook.com/shop/TeacherScrapbook/products • REVIDEVI - http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Revidevi) • Chirp Graphics: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/store/chirp-graphics • Whimsy Clips: www.whimsyclips.com
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Excel Spreadsheets Valentines Day Mystery Pictures Fill Color - Computer Lab

Excel Spreadsheets Valentines Day Mystery Pictures Fill Color - Computer Lab

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.
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Python Programming–Jumbled Code Task Cards (Beginner) Coding Unplugged Activity

Python Programming–Jumbled Code Task Cards (Beginner) Coding Unplugged Activity

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
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Python Programming – Working with Lists (Skill Level: Advanced)

Python Programming – Working with Lists (Skill Level: Advanced)

This lesson moves students on from the basics of coding and using variables in Python and begins to introduce them to LIST data structure. With this lesson, students will learn a better way to store data, what lists are, why they are used as well as their benefits i.e. slicing lists, inserting data, sorting etc… Students are expected to have some prior knowledge of Python and should be comfortable with the following concepts: • Creating and using variables • If statements • Loops • Print and input functions This is a fun and engaging manner to teach students the concept of the list data structure in Python. This resource comes complete with: Colorful lesson powerpoint which includes explanations and student tasks (editable and PDF format) Detailed lesson directions Student worksheet Answer Key I Can Statements. Depending on the ability level of your students and their pace to pick up new coding concepts, this resource is a weeks worth of teaching material (1 hour per day).
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Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets - End of Year Awards

Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets - End of Year Awards

This resource encourages students to interpret data in tally chart to then enter into a Excel Spreadsheet. Students are then expected to read the instructions on their worksheet to either add to or modify their spreadsheet. This resource covers the following skills: Entering data Writing and entering formulae. Formatting spreadsheets Creating graphs and charts
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Excel Spreadsheet Activity Sheet - Pocket Money

Excel Spreadsheet Activity Sheet - Pocket Money

A Microsoft Excel worksheet activity which tests students’ knowledge on the following skills: Cell referencing Use of simple formulae/calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Use of Sum() function Making predictions by changing data
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Microsoft Excel Activity - Ice Cream Shop Sales

Microsoft Excel Activity - Ice Cream Shop Sales

A Microsoft Excel worksheet activity which tests students’ knowledge on the following skills: Cell referencing Use of formulae/calculations such as subtraction and multiplication. Making predictions by changing data Use of Sum() function What if questions Use this superb resource as a simple warm up exercise or to teach new skills. Answer Key included.
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Python Programming - Drawing with Python Turtle

Python Programming - Drawing with Python Turtle

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.
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Inside The Computer - A Build & Learn Activity (Interactive & Paper Version)

Inside The Computer - A Build & Learn Activity (Interactive & Paper Version)

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
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Databases Worksheets (Microsoft Access)

Databases Worksheets (Microsoft Access)

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.
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Python Programming–Jumbled Code Task Cards (Beginner) Coding Unplugged Activity

Python Programming–Jumbled Code Task Cards (Beginner) Coding Unplugged Activity

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
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Python Programming - I CAN Statements

Python Programming - I CAN Statements

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
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Google Drive 48 Question Cards Bundle: Critical Thinking Skills - Save £4

Google Drive 48 Question Cards Bundle: Critical Thinking Skills - Save £4

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
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St Patricks Day - Color By Fractions (Reveal 6 Mystery Pictures)

St Patricks Day - Color By Fractions (Reveal 6 Mystery Pictures)

Your students will have fun revealing six mystery St Patricks Day pictures by coloring by Fractions. Students will learn to recognize simple fractions at the same time such as: 1/2 1/4 1/3 1/5 4/5 and many more. This resource includes 6 Mystery Pictures (PDF) - Black & White and Color versions included Answer key has been included. These are brilliant to use as Homework, Sub lessons or simple for a fun activity.
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Scratch Programming Coding Mazes: Coding Unplugged Activities

Scratch Programming Coding Mazes: Coding Unplugged Activities

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.
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Crack the Binary Code – February Message (CS Unplugged)

Crack the Binary Code – February Message (CS Unplugged)

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.
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Excel Spreadsheets Seasonal Mystery Pictures Fill Color Bundle - Computer Lab

Excel Spreadsheets Seasonal Mystery Pictures Fill Color Bundle - Computer Lab

Save £21 by purchasing this bundle Students will need to use the “FILL TOOL” to color certain cells in the spreadsheet to reveal a hidden seasonal picture. This resource is for both students beginning to learn Microsoft Excel and for experienced users. This resource includes 34 hidden mystery pictures (excel files) – with instructions on how the image can be revealed. This bundle contains the following hidden pictures: • 4 Presidents Day Mystery Pictures • 6 St. Patricks Day Mystery Pictures • 6 Valentine’s Day Mystery Pictures • 6 Halloween Mystery Pictures • 12 Christmas Mystery Pictures • 6 Easter Mystery Pictures Answer Key included
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Excel Spreadsheets Valentines Day Mystery Pictures Fill Color - Computer Lab

Excel Spreadsheets Valentines Day Mystery Pictures Fill Color - Computer Lab

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.
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Crack the Binary Code – Seasonal Monthly Messages (Save £10)

Crack the Binary Code – Seasonal Monthly Messages (Save £10)

Teach your students how to encrypt and decrypt binary messages as well as understand binary code. This resource includes a hidden seasonal themed message for each month of the year 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. This is an ideal activity for the ISTE Standard of Computational Thinking/ Thanks to the following for all images: • A Sketchy Guy • www.edu-clips.com • https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Krista-Wallden-Creative-Clips • http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Monster-Wrangler-Mike • http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Artifex • http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Teachers-Clipart • “Template/Clipart courtesy of Activities by Jill @ http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Activities-By-Jill • Watson Works: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Watson-Works • www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Classroom-Doodle-Diva • Teachers Scrap Book: • http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Teacherscrapbook • http://www.teachersnotebook.com/shop/TeacherScrapbook/products • REVIDEVI - http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Revidevi) • Chirp Graphics: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/store/chirp-graphics • Whimsy Clips: www.whimsyclips.com
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Python Programming - Spot The Error Task Cards (Answers included)

Python Programming - Spot The Error Task Cards (Answers included)

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/
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Google Drive Task Cards Bundle

Google Drive Task Cards Bundle

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
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Turtle Academy Coding Programming Bundle

Turtle Academy Coding Programming Bundle

This is the complete bundle for Turtle Academy including Lesson Booklets, Homework Booklets, Worksheets and PowerPoint Materials. Use this material with your students to teach programming and cover the following topics: Using instructions to draw simple shapes Using instructions to draw complex shapes Change the line and fill colour Interior and exterior angles Turtle Academy is a free online software and very easy to use. As students work through this material they build up their skills in programming. Get ahead with developing your own and your students skills to learn programming. This is an ideal resource for the introduction of Computer Science into the curriculum. Suitable for Maths as it also teaches about shapes and regular polygons. Turtle Academy software can be accessed and used for free from http://turtleacademy.com/playground/en
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