Use this resource to inspire you to incorporate ICT in your lessons. Each suggestion increases in complexity form left to right, using software from the modern school environment.
Plenty of support material on my website to help you once you have identified the method that you want to incorporate into your planning.
This is also an excellent tool to use with NQT, RQT or to inspire long-standing departments and colleagues to improve the quality and modernity of their planning.
This is a resource that goes through each of the formulae that students need to know for the course. It has an activity for them to practice each formula and apply it to a working situation. My students come back to this when they build any spreadsheet and can’t remember how to do a certain formula.
Please find available a presentation and associated worksheet to evidence student progress in Module 1, Activity 1 - The Project Life Cycle. I will be adding more lessons as and when produced and a course booklet when I have finished preparing every lesson (this could take some time though). Each presentation also contains 6-7 'Chunking' words to familiarise students with subject specific terminology. These can be assessed in subsequent lessons - I use a Moodle quiz function on my subject page to do this.
i also have a Moodle course that will fully support the delivery of this qualification - please email me for more details.
This digital planner is primarily aimed at those teachers who type faster than they write! However, I have continually used this with teaching staff that are struggling with the quality of their planning, monitoring, recording or reporting. It serves as the traditional 'teacher planner' in an easy to use format that can be amended to include your students and class names - this information can be directly imported form your School Management System (SIMS).
I find this particularly useful at the end of the academic year when we are thinking about amendments that need to be made to programmes or study, schemes of learning or individual lessons. Information can easily be copy and pasted across classes in your planner if you teach parallel groups in a year group or into new programmes or study, schemes of learning or individual lessons as you evaluate the success of your teaching as an individual or department. As someone who monitors carries out Quality Assurance of several departments, this resource is fantastic at giving me instant access to staff's planning and assessment data. I have centralised this as a collaborative tool using Google Drive, allowing staff to access their planner on multiple devices, whilst providing me with a great overview.
These resources are summary mind maps that can be used in isolation at the end of a topic or as a revision tool at the end of a course. They can be used appropriately as formative or summative activities.
Each mind map has associated past paper questions and questions taken from, or inspired by the course workbooks and revision guide. I have confirmed with Pearson that i have permission to share these resources with other teachers and students.
The topics include: Personal Digital Devices, Connectivity, Operating Online, Online Communities, Online Goods and Services & Issues.
I tend to use these resources for group work tasks where students get a series of points for the methods that they have used to work out the answers.
Please note that these resource do not have the questions attached that feature in the other, similarly named document that I have uploaded here. They are stored in the form of a jpg.
The very best from gwhiting7 and his award winning GCSE ICT Resources, including:
Workbook (usually £13.50)
Individual worksheets on a range of topics (usually £2 each)
Mind-maps (usually £4 each)
Wordsearches/crosswords (usually £4 each)
Fillable assessment forms (usually £3 each)
Read my reviews - all top quality resources that can be used for KS3, 4 and 5.
An introduction to programming. Very basic introduction using pyscripter as the IDE. The lessons will be progressive, following a scheme of learning that will be published as an overview with the final lesson of the unit.
Lessons can purchased individually or as a package. Lesson duration approximately 50-60 minutes.
This lesson also includes links to a personalised Kahoot diagnostic assessment (free sign-up).
Pastoral Management Spreadsheet
I have been using this spreadsheet across our school and college for six years now. It allows me to share information and communicate in a formal way with my colleagues and senior staff within school.
Spheroball is a great programmable tool to introduce programming to students. It can be operated using a plethora of free and paid apps and there is a huge amount of support online for teachers and students. I use the attached race track when delivering this unit in either Computing or Creative Design lessons. Students design obstacles to feature around the track which is printed on our poster printer - the pixel size of this image are huge in order to maintain the high print quality.