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

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/

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Let your students become familiar with very basic Python Programming before they even use the programming language. Students are given a maze with symbols on them. They have to choose the correct python code to guide the python to the end of the maze. Each maze gets progressively harder.

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

A lovely booklet which teaches students the basics of programming in Scratch 2.0 (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 2.0
• Animations & Costumes
• Loops & Motions
• Coordinates & Sensing
• Drawing with Sprites
• Using Variables
• Changing Backdrops
• Making Music
• Scratch Games
• Animated Stories
• Scratch Assessment
Scratch 2.0 can be accessed from https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tip_bar=home
Scratch 2.0 is suitable for Chromebooks as you do not need to install anything.

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.

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.

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

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.

12 different internet safety & digital citizenship task cards which can be used in lesson for either starter activities or review activities.
Print, cut and distribute to students.
Following topics are covered:
-Passwords
-Phishing
-Virus
-Antivirus software
-Spyware
-Scam
-Identity theft

A set of 8 computer worksheets which introduce computer key terms and cover the following topics:
• I can label the computer screen
• I can label the computer window
• I can label the computer parts
• I can explain the computer parts
• I can match the computer icons
• I can use the computer keyboard
• I can identify Google software
• I can identify computer software
These sheets are suitable to use to introduce or review a topic or even when there are no computers available.
This resources comes with answers

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

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.

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 2.0.
This bundle covers the basics (and much more) of Scratch 2.0 by teaching the following topics:
• Lesson 1 – introduction to Scratch 2.0
• 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
Scratch 2.0 can be accessed from: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tip_bar=home

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

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.