Cryptography Challenge

Cryptography Challenge

A fun and engaging resource for 11-18 year olds. This resource can be used over a series of lessons or used as a whole-school competition. Simply share the PowerPoint with the students and they can start cracking the codes. Included in the resource is: > Stand-alone PowerPoint with introduction, explanation and tasks > Graphics used to make each task > Solutions to each task This task has been used and completed by a range of age groups in secondary school with little or no support. Students generally worked in small groups to independently complete each challenge. TOP TIP Upload each task one by one onto the school VLE and give students a time limit to complete each task. Rewards for successfully deciphering as they go.
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Python Scheme of Work

Python Scheme of Work

This is a Python scheme of work designed for either half a term or a full term depending on the level of ability of students. Within this resource is 9 PowerPoints each with a printable worksheet designed to allow students to progress independently. Some Homework tasks have also been included to help stretch students. Each worksheet is designed to be printed in color allowing students to easily identify which segments of the worksheet they can use within their code. (they can also be used electronically to avoid printing) Although there is 9 lessons contained within this resource, the time it takes you will vary. Year 10 and 11 students may complete this in a half term quite comfortably, whereas, Key Stage 3 might work at the problems more slowly with more help and support from the teacher.
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Edexcel GCSE ICT Theory SOW + resources

Edexcel GCSE ICT Theory SOW + resources

This is a one-year scheme of work designed to be taught in Year 11 to students after they complete their coursework. Each lesson includes an exam question starter activity with the mark scheme for each question included. Topics are broken down into: TB1 - Personal Digital Devices TB2 - Connectivity TB3 - Operating Online TB4 - Online Goods and Services TB5 - Online Communities TB6 - Issues TB7 - Revision material TB1-TB4 include a summative examination which is a like-for-like written examination but tailored to include questions about the topic which they have just completed. TB1 assessment - only covers TB1 TB2 assessment - covers TB1 and TB2 TB3 assessment - covers TB1, TB2, TB3 TB4 assessment - covers TB1, TB2, TB3, TB4 After TB4 is it recommended that you get students completing past papers in order to get a realistic view of their progress and and accurate view of predications. In two years teaching this my results have been over 80% A*-C. TB7 Revision includes a range of help and resources to help students prepare for the final exam. Good luck.
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Computing/ICT KS3 Scheme of Work + Full Resources!

Computing/ICT KS3 Scheme of Work + Full Resources!

Looking to revitalise your KS3 schemes but haven't got the time? I have created a full set of resources for Year 7, 8 and 9 Computing. Included is 18 projects (one per half term) designed to keep ICT / Computing engaging and Interesting as well as improve uptake for options. Each project includes a full set of lesson PowerPoints, homework tasks, starters, plenaries, differentiation and assessment. The PowerPoints are created with a corporate theme and can be picked up and delivered by almost anybody! Assessment sheets can be printed and used to track progress, monitor student performance and provide written feedback. Homework booklets can be printed. Homework is designed to be project-based and should be set once per half term. Students should spend 2 hours completing each task in the booklet (no need for ICT equipment). Summative assessment is included in the form of Socrative tests which the students complete at the end of each project. SOC numbers are provided - just create a FREE account and import the quizzes. Socrative enables students to complete questions online with the results being sent directly to the teacher - NO MARKING REQUIRED! The resource is designed for 1 lesson per week but could be easily adapted or expanded to suit different needs. The work is protected under the Creative Commons license. Adapt as you see fit but do not sell it on for profit! Thanks for looking.
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AppShed Unit of Work

AppShed Unit of Work

This resource was designed for App Shed. Please do not purchase if you are unable to use www.appshed.com. (appshed does require a school license but can also be used for free under "starter" accounts) Inside the zip is 13 lessons where students design their own mobile app. The SOW also covers the graphics stage of the development allowing students to create graphics such as app icons and splash screen. The lessons can be stretched or shortened to suit individual teacher needs.
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Boom Classroom Computing Display

Boom Classroom Computing Display

This is my BOOM display. It is designed to be an interactive display where students can complete tasks around (such as starters). It also creates a bit of a 'wow' factor when visitors check out your classroom. It is ideally printed on A3 directly from Adobe Fireworks. It will print across 6 sheets of A3 and will then need cutting out and sticking together very carefully. Inside the PowerPoint are all the computer components that I recently used but you can change these or add more (up to you!). Then simply slice some black border roll and create a visually appealing display which students love.
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Flash Animation - Christmas Graphics

Flash Animation - Christmas Graphics

Make it snow with this amazing christmas activity designed for all key stages. Use Flash vector to create some christmas graphics (snowman, santa, etc) and then use the actionscript provided to make it snow. Comes with a basic guide for students but the actionscript was provided to save time. (this can become a programming activity if time allows). No PowerPoint provided, just get students in Flash or Animate and get creating graphics. Kids love it!!!
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Networking (topologies)

Networking (topologies)

This lesson aims to teach students about a range of networking topics within a single hour! The lesson includes a range of resources, lesson plan, extension activity, work sheets, videos, helpful links for students and a starter activity. Within the resource is a full explanation of how to use this. The aim is to divide students into groups who each learn about a specific networking topic (security, classifications, LAN&WAN, hardware and servers. Within each group students will also learn about the topologies. Once they complete the task sheet, students can be re-arranged into a new groups and snowball their knowledge across. Finally students complete an independent task following by a plenary which fully reinforces the learning. This was used for an interview lesson deemed 'outstanding' by all observers. Was used and made for a mixed ability Year 9 group but could be used across KS4 easily! Have fun!
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Computing Keywords Display

Computing Keywords Display

A simple and attractive keywords wall for ICT and Computing. Simply print out, cut out and arrange onto a wall. Perfect for meeting that literacy objective! Everything was made in Adobe Fireworks and the PNG files can be edited or copied if you want to add more keywords! *NOTE - please ensure you have the software capabilities to use this resource before purchasing. You do not need Adobe Fireworks to print them, they can be printed through Windows Picture Preview.
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Super Mario Animation

Super Mario Animation

This resource requires Adobe Fireworks (please do not purchase unless you have this software application) The help sheet will enable to students to create a basic stop-motion animation using STATES in Adobe Fireworks. Level 1.png and Level 2.png can be used as examples to show students what is expected.
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Photoshop Tea Coasters

Photoshop Tea Coasters

A simple PowerPoint accompanies these resources. A great way to introduce Photoshop at KS3 without over complicating things! Import an image into a layer and trace around it to create your own Tea Coaster. Then just liaise with the Design Tech department about creating tangible items.
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Year 9 Computing Homework Booklet

Year 9 Computing Homework Booklet

A Homework project booklet designed to allow students to complete "Project Based" tasks over the course of the year. Booklets include Objectives, Tasks, Outcomes, Success Criteria, Assessment Opportunity and an introduction of how to use them effectively. Booklet includes 6 tasks (one per half term). Tasks include differentiation to allow students to reinforce further learning as well as cross curricular links. Tasks include Social Networking, Virtual Reality and Python Programming
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Year 7 Computing Homework Booklet

Year 7 Computing Homework Booklet

A Homework project booklet designed to allow students to complete "Project Based" tasks over the course of the year. Booklets include Objectives, Tasks, Outcomes, Success Criteria, Assessment Opportunity and an introduction of how to use them effectively. Booklet includes 6 tasks (one per half term). Tasks include differentiation to allow students to reinforce further learning as well as cross curricular links. Tasks include E-Safety, Video games, Kodu Game Lab and Nasa Technology.
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Year 8 Computing Homework Booklet

Year 8 Computing Homework Booklet

A Homework project booklet designed to allow students to complete "Project Based" tasks over the course of the year. Booklets include Objectives, Tasks, Outcomes, Success Criteria, Assessment Opportunity and an introduction of how to use them effectively. Booklet includes 6 tasks (one per half term). Tasks include differentiation to allow students to reinforce further learning as well as cross curricular links. Tasks include Video games, Cryptography, The CPU and the impact of Smartphones.
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GCSE ICT REVISION

GCSE ICT REVISION

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appshed.gcseictrevision A content driven mobile app designed to help prepare students for their GCSE exam. The app covers all the topics from the Edexcel Specification. Please take a look and share. Its FREE on the Google Play Store!!!
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