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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.
Basic Computing

Basic Computing

END OF YEAR SALE… 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

Beginning Flash / Actionscript

END OF YEAR SALE… 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 13 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 Photoshop

Beginning Photoshop

END OF YEAR SALE... 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. HackDragn
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Basic Computing

Basic Computing

END OF YEAR SALE… 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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Basic Computing – Using the Internet

Basic Computing – Using the Internet

This lesson focuses on practical use of the Internet rather than e-safety which is covered by many excellent websites. Students will learn about how personal information can be used against them and the need for strong passwords. There is a look at social media and the online dangers associated with using the Internet. The course then introduces how to search for reliable information and two methods for saving images for use in work. The main task involves searching for information on the Internet and allows students to practice saving and using images. As always, if you enjoyed the resource please leave a review so that others can 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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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 – Intro to Excel

Basic Computing – Intro to Excel

Teach the basics of Microsoft Excel to beginners. Students will learn the difference between workbooks and worksheets, cell referencing, simple calculations, auto complete, formatting and functions (SUM, AVERAGE, MAX and MIN). There is a starter activity and 3 tasks to complete in a student spreadsheet which can be distributed. 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 – 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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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 Photoshop

Beginning Photoshop

END OF YEAR SALE... 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. HackDragn
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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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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 – 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 – Text and Layer Effects

Beginning Photoshop – Text and Layer Effects

Learn how to use the Text Tool and Layer Effects. The tutorial shows how to create an Internet meme and is a very memorable lesson. While they are having fun coming up with their own meme they will also be reinforcing some essential skills and going back on previous tutorial content. 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 - 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 Flash / Actionscript - Setting Up and Drawing Images

Beginning Flash / Actionscript - Setting Up and Drawing Images

Learn how to set up Adobe Flash and learn some simple techniques for drawing objects. 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, 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 - Syntax and Variables

Beginning Flash / Actionscript - Syntax and Variables

Learn how to start coding using Actionscript to position your objects on the stage The main asset is the 10 page 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, 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 - Movement and Events

Beginning Flash / Actionscript - Movement and Events

Learn how to control object position on the stage using Actionscript. Additionally we will look at the Event system that Flash uses to notify functions when to activate. The main asset is the 10 page 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, 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 - Arrays and Loops

Beginning Flash / Actionscript - Arrays and Loops

Learn how to create Arrays to keep track of game objects using Actionscript and start using Loop constructs to control the flow of the program. 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 - Dynamic Text and Buttons

Beginning Flash / Actionscript - Dynamic Text and Buttons

Learn about the use of Dynamic Text within user interface design and also how to control button use via Actionscript while taking advantage of the built-in button class. 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 - Planning, Hints and Errors

Beginning Flash / Actionscript - Planning, Hints and Errors

This lesson is a general guide to enable students to plan projects effectively and how to cope with the inevitable errors that will occur during development. 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 - 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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