Edexcel GCSE ICT Course Booklet v2.0

Edexcel GCSE ICT Course Booklet v2.0

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.
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Edexcel GCSE ICT Theory Mind Maps and Question Bank

Edexcel GCSE ICT Theory Mind Maps and Question Bank

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. And questions are in three colour columns (1 mark - blue; 2 marks - orange; 3/6 marks - purple). 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. The resources are printed/designed for A3 and students get 3x the marks for knowing the answers without the use of mind-map or research. 2x the marks for using the mind maps and 1x the marks for utilising online research methods to work out the answer. Going through the solutions is done via the medium or a walking-talking exam. At the end of the session, I photograph and e-mail a copy of the completed questions to the class and individuals take home their own blank copy of the activity sheet to work on and target their own misconception or gaps in knowledge. I have also added a black and white version in order to save on printing costs for colleagues. UPDATE: Amended questions for Online Goods and Services 2. UPDATE 2: Now included is a simple spreadsheet to document team progress.
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Edexcel GCSE ICT Theory Mind Maps

Edexcel GCSE ICT Theory Mind Maps

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.
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Edexcel GCSE ICT Course Booklet v2.0

Edexcel GCSE ICT Course Booklet v2.0

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.
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PLC document for Multiple Choice Questions

PLC document for Multiple Choice Questions

I use this document with iDoceo grade scanner to get scores for each student on each revision topic. the questions relate directly to each page in the revision booklet, i.e. page 1 is question 1.
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basic counting (numeracy) and coin recognition

basic counting (numeracy) and coin recognition

Numeracy worksheet for students struggling to grasp counting multiple units. This resource is useful with a range of ages and educational contexts - - Nursery/Primary/Secondary to focus on numeracy skills and/or coin recognition - Special Educational Needs - preparation for adulthood and acknowledging the value of different coins.
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BTEC Sport Level 3 - Notional Analysis Chart and Graph

BTEC Sport Level 3 - Notional Analysis Chart and Graph

BTEC Sport Level 3 - Notional Analysis Chart and Graph Students complete an analysis of themselves and others in their group based on the skills that they have demonstrated in conditioned drills and match environments. Scores are inputted into this spreadsheet which will generate a notional analysis graph of their strengths and weaknesses.
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OCR Nationals Information Technologies (new for Sept 2017)

OCR Nationals Information Technologies (new for Sept 2017)

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.
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Teacher's Digital Planner (Excel)

Teacher's Digital Planner (Excel)

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.
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GCSE ICT Augmented Reality Revision - scan the images for video tutorials

GCSE ICT Augmented Reality Revision - scan the images for video tutorials

GCSE ICT Revision Videos – TOPIC: Personal Digital Devices Use the Aurasma app to scan each of the app logos below. Each image will allow you to access tutorial videos or working examples of each ICT medium. You will need to sign in to the FREE Aurasma app using the log-in details supplied. The username is ‘ifadvice’.
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Extended Questions 6 mark revision strategy - Digital Devices

Extended Questions 6 mark revision strategy - Digital Devices

This resource is two pages, the first is a blank copy that my students complete in class and the second is an 'answer' sheet that I provide the students, either on the board as a reflective exercise or in hard copy for intervention purposes. Students have reacted really positively to this and we are in the process of producing one for each topic area on the curriculum so that student are prepared for 6 mark questions on any topic in the specification.
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Extended Questions 6 mark revision strategy - The Impact of The Internet on News and Information

Extended Questions 6 mark revision strategy - The Impact of The Internet on News and Information

TOPIC: The Impact of The Internet on News and Information This resource is two pages, the first is a blank copy that my students complete in class and the second is an 'answer' sheet that I provide the students, either on the board as a reflective exercise or in hard copy for intervention purposes. Students have reacted really positively to this and we are in the process of producing one for each topic area on the curriculum so that student are prepared for 6 mark questions on any topic in the specification.
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Feedback comment banks for marking

Feedback comment banks for marking

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.
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Extended Questions 6 mark revision strategy - Improving Technology

Extended Questions 6 mark revision strategy - Improving Technology

TOPIC: Improving Technology This resource is two pages, the first is a blank copy that my students complete in class and the second is an 'answer' sheet that I provide the students, either on the board as a reflective exercise or in hard copy for intervention purposes. Students have reacted really positively to this and we are in the process of producing one for each topic area on the curriculum so that student are prepared for 6 mark questions on any topic in the specification.
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Extended Questions 6 mark revision strategy - Health and Well-being

Extended Questions 6 mark revision strategy - Health and Well-being

TOPIC: Health and Well-being This resource is two pages, the first is a blank copy that my students complete in class and the second is an 'answer' sheet that I provide the students, either on the board as a reflective exercise or in hard copy for intervention purposes. Students have reacted really positively to this and we are in the process of producing one for each topic area on the curriculum so that student are prepared for 6 mark questions on any topic in the specification.
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Extended Questions 6 mark revision strategy - The Impact of Social Media on Society

Extended Questions 6 mark revision strategy - The Impact of Social Media on Society

TOPIC: The Impact of Social Media on Society This resource is two pages, the first is a blank copy that my students complete in class and the second is an 'answer' sheet that I provide the students, either on the board as a reflective exercise or in hard copy for intervention purposes. Students have reacted really positively to this and we are in the process of producing one for each topic area on the curriculum so that student are prepared for 6 mark questions on any topic in the specification.
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