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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Scratch 2.0 Online Bundle (11 lessons SOW with Workbook, Homework Book and PowerPoint Presentations)

Scratch 2.0 Online Bundle (11 lessons SOW with Workbook, Homework Book and PowerPoint Presentations)

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
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Scratch 2.0 Lesson Booklet (including answers)

Scratch 2.0 Lesson Booklet (including answers)

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.
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Excel Spreadsheets Halloween Mystery Pictures Fill Color - Computer Lab

Excel Spreadsheets Halloween 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 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.
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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: 1) syntax errors 2) logical errors 3) variables 4) print function 5) input function 6) if statements 7) 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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Scratch v2.0 Task Cards - Jumbled Blocks

Scratch v2.0 Task Cards - Jumbled Blocks

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
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Computer Paper Worksheets

Computer Paper Worksheets

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
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Keyboarding Paper Worksheets Booklet

Keyboarding Paper Worksheets Booklet

Use this Paper Keyboard Puzzle/Work Book with your students for them to practise using the keyboard. The workbook progresses in challenge. No need for a computer. The following sheets are included in this booklet: 1. Keyboard Cut & Glue Letters 2. Keyboard Fingers & Numbers 3. Keyboard Fingers & Letters 4. Keyboard & vowels 5. Keyboard & sight words (2 letters) 6. Keyboard & sight words (3 letters) 7. Keyboard & Home Row Words 8. Keyboard & Emojis 9. Keyboard & Shortcuts 10. Know Your Keyboard.
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