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Hi, welcome to my shop. I have over 15 years teaching experience and have enjoyed every moment of inspiration and achievement. Have a look at the different resources available, try the free stuff and get some ideas for yourself. I have tested all the resources with classes that I teach and refined them before publishing so that common misconceptions are addressed in the material or explained in the teacher notes. Every step is explained as simply as possible without wasting time on repetition.

Hi, welcome to my shop. I have over 15 years teaching experience and have enjoyed every moment of inspiration and achievement. Have a look at the different resources available, try the free stuff and get some ideas for yourself. I have tested all the resources with classes that I teach and refined them before publishing so that common misconceptions are addressed in the material or explained in the teacher notes. Every step is explained as simply as possible without wasting time on repetition.
Game Programming Bundle (Adobe Flash)

Game Programming Bundle (Adobe Flash)

Welcome Back… Purchase the full set of 10 resources to enable anybody to go from novice to programming a working space invaders game using Adobe Flash. The whole set includes 10 full colour booklets, over 30 videos illustrating tasks being completed in real time, teacher notes for each session with tracking sheets, homework and starter activities and all the raw FLA files to show the progression through the work including solutions to each extension challenge at the end of each booklet. For an average group of 15 year old’s this will take approximately 12 weeks to complete. If you find the resource useful, please leave a review as it helps other teachers find it. HackDragn
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Basic Computing

Basic Computing

Welcome Back… Purchase the full set of 5 resources and the supporting files to enable anybody to learn the basics of computing. Start with how ‘Files and Folders’ should be used then learn some practical tips when ‘Using the Internet’. Following this there are 3 practical lessons on ‘Intro to Word’, ‘Intro to PowerPoint’ and ‘Intro to Excel’. There is a starter activity for each lesson and teacher notes are included in the notes section of the PowerPoint lesson presentations. This includes challenge activities and discussion points to raise with the students. For an average group of 13 year old’s, this will take about 6 hour long sessions to complete. If you find the resource useful, please leave a review as it helps other teachers find it. HackDragn
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Beginning Photoshop

Beginning Photoshop

Welcome Back.... Purchase the full set of 5 resources and the supporting files to enable anybody to go from novice to designing a professional magazine cover using Adobe Photoshop. The whole set includes 5 full colour booklets, images, teacher notes for each session, homework and starter activities including solutions to each ‘mini project’ challenge at the end of each booklet. For an average group of 13 year old's, this will take about 6 weeks to complete. If you find the resource useful, please leave a review as it helps other teachers find it. All the best, HackDragn
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Beginning Photoshop

Beginning Photoshop

Welcome Back.... Purchase the full set of 5 resources and the supporting files to enable anybody to go from novice to designing a professional magazine cover using Adobe Photoshop. The whole set includes 5 full colour booklets, images, teacher notes for each session, homework and starter activities including solutions to each ‘mini project’ challenge at the end of each booklet. For an average group of 13 year old's, this will take about 6 weeks to complete. If you find the resource useful, please leave a review as it helps other teachers find it. All the best, HackDragn
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Basic Computing – Files and Folders

Basic Computing – Files and Folders

Teach the basics of file and folder management which is often overlooked in computing classes. Show how to create and name files, recognise different file types and how software interacts with them along with finding files. There is a starter activity and the lesson contains 4 short tasks that can be completed within an hour. The illustrations are based on Windows 10, but you could substitute your own file system images if you like. Teacher notes are included in the comments for each slide along with extension ideas to challenge students. If you enjoy the resource please leave a review so that others can find it. HackDragn
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Tutor Time - Worldwide Events - September 2018

Tutor Time - Worldwide Events - September 2018

Aimed at primary and secondary teachers. You will find this a quick solution to create talking points and fun interaction through the month with very little effort. I use it as a once a week tutor time activity to stimulate discussion and raise awareness. This set of resources highlight some of the international days celebrated around the world during September 2018. This includes links to the official websites, ideas for whole school and individual activities for each of the days highlighted in the PowerPoint notes. Events covered: 8th International Literacy Day (Activity: Learn Sign Language) 13th Roald Dahl Day (Activity: Name The Book) 19th International Talk Like A Pirate Day (Activity: Fun Phrases Competition) 21st International Peace Day (Activity: Human Rights Quiz) 26th European Day Of Languages (Activity: Name The Flag) You can print out the ‘Events’ PowerPoint to create a display for your classroom. Feel free to modify the resources as required for your school. If you find the resource useful, please leave a review so that others can find it. All the best, HackDragn
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Beginning Python Programming – Guessing Game

Beginning Python Programming – Guessing Game

A simple example of some python commands that creates the start of a random number guessing game. The explanation lines have been commented out so you can simply copy and paste the whole document into IDLE (or similar) and see it working, or print to use as a help guide. Extension work could include adding a way to use the currently unused ‘playerScore’ variable, checking if the player gets it in 1 guess and gives a special message and lots more. (If you find the resource useful, please leave a review as it helps other teachers find it) HackDragn
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Beginning Photoshop - Overview

Beginning Photoshop - Overview

Download the overview of the Photoshop course for FREE. This will give you ideas about how to create a fun beginners course, or you can save time by purchasing the resources already created. The whole course consists of 48 full colour pages of tutorials over 5 booklets, 18 Sample images, 4 Homework Tasks, 4 Starter Tasks, A Planning Document, 5 Teacher Notes for each Tutorial and 5 Assessment Spreadsheets. An average group of 13 year old’s will take about 6 weeks to complete the course.
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Beginning Python Programming – Code Breaker

Beginning Python Programming – Code Breaker

A simple example of some basic python commands that creates a code breaking game. The explanation lines have been commented out so you can simply copy and paste the whole document into IDLE (or similar) and see it working, or print to use as a help guide. The task can be extended to include a longer code, different scoring systems, characters instead of numbers, password guesses or allow one player to enter a code that the other has to guess then swap turns… and loads more! (If you find the resource useful, please leave a review as it helps other teachers find it) HackDragn
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Basic Computing – Intro to Word

Basic Computing – Intro to Word

Teach the basics of Microsoft Word to beginners. The lesson engages students in following along with the basics of formatting, image insertion, creating tables, lists and useful tips. The lesson easily explains concepts which enable the learner to get to grips with the interface and create effective documents. There is a starter activity along with support materials required for the lesson. The teacher notes are in the comments for each slide, along with key points for demonstration and challenges for students if they complete the work. As always, if you enjoyed the resource please leave a review so that others can find it. HackDragn
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Game Programming Bundle (Adobe Flash)

Game Programming Bundle (Adobe Flash)

Welcome Back… Purchase the full set of 10 resources to enable anybody to go from novice to programming a working space invaders game using Adobe Flash. The whole set includes 10 full colour booklets, over 30 videos illustrating tasks being completed in real time, teacher notes for each session with tracking sheets, homework and starter activities and all the raw FLA files to show the progression through the work including solutions to each extension challenge at the end of each booklet. For an average group of 15 year old’s this will take approximately 12 weeks to complete. If you find the resource useful, please leave a review as it helps other teachers find it. HackDragn
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Beginning Python Programming - Chatbot

Beginning Python Programming - Chatbot

A simple example of some basic python commands that creates the start of a chat bot. The explanation lines have been commented out so you can simply copy and paste the whole document into IDLE (or similar) and see it working, or print to use as a help guide. (If you find the resource useful, please leave a review as it helps other teachers find it) HackDragn
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Basic Computing – Intro to PowerPoint

Basic Computing – Intro to PowerPoint

Teach the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint to beginners. Students will learn how to manage the production of a slide-show and the common errors that people make. There is advice about the use of images and presentation style. The 21 Slide PowerPoint is designed to deliver the whole lesson along with a starter activity. The lesson contains one mini activity and a main challenge. There are teacher notes in the comments for each slide, along with key points for demonstration and challenges for students if they complete the work. As always, if you enjoyed the resource please leave a review so that others can find it. HackDragn
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Basic Computing

Basic Computing

Welcome Back… Purchase the full set of 5 resources and the supporting files to enable anybody to learn the basics of computing. Start with how ‘Files and Folders’ should be used then learn some practical tips when ‘Using the Internet’. Following this there are 3 practical lessons on ‘Intro to Word’, ‘Intro to PowerPoint’ and ‘Intro to Excel’. There is a starter activity for each lesson and teacher notes are included in the notes section of the PowerPoint lesson presentations. This includes challenge activities and discussion points to raise with the students. For an average group of 13 year old’s, this will take about 6 hour long sessions to complete. If you find the resource useful, please leave a review as it helps other teachers find it. HackDragn
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Beginning Flash / Actionscript - Collisions

Beginning Flash / Actionscript - Collisions

Learn how to deal with object collision using Actionscript. You will program event listeners and handlers using a standard methodology which is applicable to many other languages. The main asset is the 10 page PDF which is a full colour instruction booklet complete with a mini project to complete using the skills taught. Additionally there is a starter, homework, help files, video demonstration of the mini project solution and a set of teacher notes to enable a custom lesson plan.
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Computing Assessment Framework

Computing Assessment Framework

A Computing assessment framework for KS3 based on UK descriptors. Useful as a suggestion of topic ideas linked to strands across all 3 years. Modify to your own specification as required. Useful for heads of departments or those coordinating an 11-14 Computing curriculum. Strands Linked: Computational Thinking, Programming, Data Representation, Computers, Networking, Information Technology Blooms Taxonomy Links: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation
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Beginning Python Programming – Dungeon Escape

Beginning Python Programming – Dungeon Escape

This is designed to be used after the Beginning Python Programming examples. The price helps support the FREE resources also published. A more complex demonstration of how you can build a dungeon/map game. The game utilises a 2D Array to store a map so that directions can be correctly calculated depending on the player position. The progam also uses a global variable for the map, functions, integer floor division and modulus for time calculations. Development of the game could include: Changing the map, altering the size of the map (look out for limiting variables), adding a wandering monster, adding a new message for the starting square, increasing difficulty, adding a new scoring system and lots more that I’m sure you’ll think of. The explanation lines have been commented out so you can simply copy and paste the whole document into IDLE (or similar) and see it working, or print to use as a help guide. (If you find the resource useful, please leave a review as it helps other teachers find it) HackDragn
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Beginning Flash / Actionscript - Background and Sound

Beginning Flash / Actionscript - Background and Sound

Learn how to go about setting up background scenes for your games and how to add sound effects and music to your creations. The main asset is the 10 page PDF which is a full colour instruction booklet complete with a mini project to complete using the skills taught. Additionally there is a starter, homework, help files, video demonstration of the mini project solution and a set of teacher notes to enable a custom lesson plan.
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Beginning Flash / Actionscript - Starting and Stopping

Beginning Flash / Actionscript - Starting and Stopping

Learn how to add more control to your computer games by having separate sections to win and lose. This involves ensuring you can add buttons in the correct places and keeping control of the game loop. The main asset is the 10 page PDF which is a full colour instruction booklet complete with a mini project to complete using the skills taught. Additionally there is a starter, homework, help files, video demonstration of the mini project solution and a set of teacher notes to enable a custom lesson plan.
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Beginning Flash / Actionscript - Project Booklet

Beginning Flash / Actionscript - Project Booklet

Follow through the development of a full space invader computer game. The same process can be used to develop further games and there is a suggested route to further learning. The main asset is the 10 page PDF which is a full colour instruction booklet complete with 10 associated videos to illustrate the whole process. Additionally there is a certificate, help files and a set of teacher notes to enable a custom lesson plan.
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Beginning Photoshop – Project Booklet

Beginning Photoshop – Project Booklet

Combine all the skills taught in the previous tutorials to create a magazine cover. The main asset is the PDF booklet which is a full colour instruction booklet which shows the development process. Additionally there is a planning document, support images, assessment spreadsheet and a set of teacher notes to enable a custom lesson plan.
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Beginning Photoshop - Setting Up And Tools

Beginning Photoshop - Setting Up And Tools

Learn how to set up Adobe Photoshop and learn the basics of the workspace along with how to download images and open them with Photoshop. The main asset is the PDF booklet which is a full colour instruction booklet complete with a mini project to complete using the skills taught. Additionally there is a starter, homework, assessment spreadsheet, example images and a set of teacher notes to enable a custom lesson plan.
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Beginning Photoshop – Editing Images

Beginning Photoshop – Editing Images

Learn how to edit the colours of an image, clear them up and apply filters. This will be demonstrated by editing the image of a woman to look like a typical magazine cover. The main asset is the PDF booklet which is a full colour instruction booklet complete with a mini project to complete using the skills taught. Additionally there is a starter, homework, assessment spreadsheet and a set of teacher notes to enable a custom lesson plan.
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Beginning Photoshop - Select, Copy and Paste

Beginning Photoshop - Select, Copy and Paste

Learn how to delete backgrounds behind objects and copy them onto a different image. Students are shown 3 different ways to delete background pixels with different levels of difficulty. All the instructions are clearly explained and there is a section about the common mistakes that people often make when getting used to Photoshop and how to solve them. The main asset is the PDF booklet which is a full colour instruction booklet complete with a mini project to complete using the skills taught. Additionally there is a starter, homework, assessment spreadsheet, resource files and a set of teacher notes to enable a custom lesson plan.
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