Hero image

193Uploads

35k+Views

2k+Downloads

GCSE ICT
gwhiting7gwhiting7

GCSE ICT

19 Resources
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.
Edexcel GCSE ICT Course Booklet v2.0
gwhiting7gwhiting7

Edexcel GCSE ICT Course Booklet v2.0

(19)
This course booklet contains all of the: - worksheets - chunking/terminology activities for each lesson - homeworks - associated mind map and revision activities - revision activities - literacy activities - differentiated word searches and crosswords I issue each student that I teach with this booklet and we work through it with the associated PowerPoints. The booklet starts with a specification checklist and a PLC activity for each unit of work. Each lesson starts with the associated chunking/terminology and then features lesson content and an associated home task (past paper of exam-style questions). I work through these one lesson at a time and test the terminology/chunking knowledge in the next lesson (usually a practical or CAB lesson). At the completion of each teaching block, student create their own mind map. At the end of the course are some revision activities and high quality mind maps. This is the complete document for teaching the Edexcel GCSE ICT theory components. This document last my classes for two years.
Planning to use ICT in your lesson?
gwhiting7gwhiting7

Planning to use ICT in your lesson?

(1)
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.
GCSE ICT Chunking Revision Prompts
gwhiting7gwhiting7

GCSE ICT Chunking Revision Prompts

(0)
I have used 'chunking' as a revision method for a long period of time in order to get students to 'learn and remember' the key terminology that needs to be recalled during examinations. Chunking is the process of breaking up large pieces of information in to smaller chunks and I use it over a short period of time, to get students to concentrate on the recall of keywords right before their examination periods. The attachment is used over the last two weeks of examination preparation - students are given one page to learn and recall over a two day period. I then used diagnostic tools to test the students ability to recall the information given a variety of different stimuli questions. Used in conjunction with the mind maps (found on TES), these compact the information that students struggle to retain from the mind map framework.
Python Programming Lesson 3 (Year 7 or younger) - Strings and Variables.
gwhiting7gwhiting7

Python Programming Lesson 3 (Year 7 or younger) - Strings and Variables.

(1)
A development from lesson 2 based on Strings and Variables. Introduction to strings and variables with linked examples and exercises for each.. This is the second lesson that is 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).
Python Programming Lesson 6 (Year 7 or younger) - Assessment lesson
gwhiting7gwhiting7

Python Programming Lesson 6 (Year 7 or younger) - Assessment lesson

(0)
Python Programming Lesson 6 (Year 7 or younger) - Assessment lesson This is a two-part assessment of the work completed within this block of work. This is the final lesson of a progressive learning programme, 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).
Feedback comment banks for marking
gwhiting7gwhiting7

Feedback comment banks for marking

(2)
According to Professor John Hattie, feedback has the biggest impact on learning. However, the written feedback that we provide is often rushed (in a bid to finish marking that pile of books!) It is also a common trait that we don’t teach our students how to use the feedback that we provide. So with this method, I tend to concentrate on writing quality feedback and at the start of the year, following my first written feedback, we work on how to use this information to inform and progress our learning. As a result, this is a document type that I use on a daily basis in school. The concept involves writing a set of statements that can be used to feedback on a piece of work. I tend to write the statements/comments at the same time as I write each of the tasks as this allows me to think of all of the possible outcomes that a student will produce. The feedback for each task is provided in four ways: Instant: this is the feedback that the students look for straight away. It very quickly establishing ‘how well’ they have done/ Constructive: this part of the feedback outlines exactly what the student has done well and what they need to develop. I simply ‘copy and paste’ the whole statement into the feedback box and colour code it appropriately. Students are now used to looking into this section in order to ascertain the specifics of where they have achieved/no achieved. Progressive: this is essentially an extension task for the student to follow. I often differentiate these pase on the ‘Constructive’ section. It takes the form of a link to a website; a video lecture or an activity. Sometimes these are assessed online - i.e. a Moodle Quiz or Educanon Assessment. Specific: this section focuses on the school or subject priority. For example, Literacy is high profile in our school environment so I will often tailor comments in this section to be around Literacy and quality of written answers.
Teacher's Digital Planner (Excel)
gwhiting7gwhiting7

Teacher's Digital Planner (Excel)

(4)
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.
Giant Race Track - Spheroball
gwhiting7gwhiting7

Giant Race Track - Spheroball

(0)
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.
6 Team League
gwhiting7gwhiting7

6 Team League

(0)
This is a 6 team league which enables students to work independently during in-class activities (where teams are assigned points for a variety of activities or contributions to learning) or for sports activities. During PE lessons, I use this with large groups who self-manage their fixtures and results, allowing me as the teacher to target my interventions and teaching points with better quality differentiation and fault analysis.