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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
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.
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 - 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/
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.
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
Scratch 2.0 Keywords Bulletin Board (A-Z)
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Scratch 2.0 Keywords Bulletin Board (A-Z)

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A lovely display to put up in the computer lab for students to see Scratch 2.0 programming keywords associated with the alphabet. Reference can be made to the keywords when teaching Scratch 2.0 This will liven up any computer room.
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 Lesson Booklet 1 (including answers)
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Scratch 3.0 Lesson Booklet 1 (including answers)

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A lovely booklet which teaches students the basics of programming in Scratch 3.0 (a free downloadable software which can also be accessed online). Very easy to use. As students work through the booklet they build up their skills in programming quickly and efficiently. This is not just a guide of how to use the software, but also key questions of how concepts work and why they work the way they do. Very effective to develop computational thinking. Each worksheet in this booklet also includes I Can Statements Resources included: Scratch Work booklet - PDF file. Answer Booklet (Answer Key). This bundle covers the basics (and much more) of Scratch 2.0 by teaching the following topics: • introduction to Scratch 3.0 • Animations & Costumes • Loops & Motions • Coordinates & Sensing • Drawing with Sprites • Using Variables • Changing Backdrops • Making Music • Scratch Games • Animated Stories • Scratch Assessment Scratch 3.0 can be accessed from https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tip_bar=home Scratch 3.0 is suitable for Chromebooks as you do not need to install anything.
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets - End of Year Awards
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Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets - End of Year Awards

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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
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
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
Computer Hardware Worksheets (Distance Learning)
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Computer Hardware Worksheets (Distance Learning)

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These computer worksheets introduce students to different computer hardware. Topics include: Name the Hardware Classify Hardware into Input/Output devices Research Hardware The following file formats are provided: Google Slides™ - suitable for distance learning PDF – suitable for CS unplugged activities Answer keys are included in this resource. Worksheets open in Google Slides™ so that resources can be shared with students in Google Drive or Google Classroom. This resource is suitable for Distance Learning.
Scratch Programming Working with Lists | Skill Level Advanced
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Scratch Programming Working with Lists | Skill Level Advanced

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This lesson moves students on from the basics of coding and using variables in Scratch and begins to introduce them to LIST data structures. 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. inserting data, adding data, finding and deleting data etc… Students are expected to have some prior knowledge of Scratch and should be comfortable with the following concepts: Creating and using variables If statements Loops Sensing and Motion Blocks This is a fun and engaging manner to teach students the concept of the list data structure in Scratch. 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).
Python Programming Coding Assessments | Self Marking (Ages 11-16)
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Python Programming Coding Assessments | Self Marking (Ages 11-16)

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This digital test consists of 30 multiple choice questions which cover questions on programming in Python as well as programming keywords Resources included: • Self Marking Assessment – opens in Google Forms™ • PDF version of assessment • Answer Key The benefit of assessments in Google Forms™: • Students and teachers are able to receive instant feedback. • Teachers can collate students answers to questions (and their marks) in a Google Sheets spreadsheet to help with data analysis. When this resource is purchased, along with 2 PDF files, you will also be provided with a link to the assessment in Google Forms™. Once the link is clicked, you will be asked to request permission to access the assessment, once this is received it will prompt you to make a copy of the file to share with your students.
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
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.
Excel Spreadsheets Seasonal Mystery Pictures Fill Color Bundle - Computer Lab
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Excel Spreadsheets Seasonal Mystery Pictures Fill Color Bundle - Computer Lab

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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