A PowerPoint slide that can be dropped into any presentation, or used as a standalone resource. It looks and works a little like the Wheel of Fortune game show, with student names on a wheel that can be sent to spin, and then stop randomly at any point to choose a random student. Sound effects and music included, it is extremely easy to edit the student names. I suggest creating one slide per class.
If you have any questions or comments please do let me know.
Unlimited worksheet generator for work on binary code. This generator can very quickly create the following randomised worksheets for students:
• Decimal to Binary (2-8 bit length)
• Binary to Decimal (2-8 bit length)
• Binary Addition (2-8 bit length)
• Binary Shift (2-8 bit length)
Simply by selecting the bit length you can generate a full worksheet in PDF format ready for printing or sharing with a single button click.
All worksheets can easily be customised if you wish.
This worksheet generator can produce over a undecillion different worksheets - that’s a ‘1’ with 36 zeros after it! Easily enough to keep students busy.
The difficulty of the worksheets can easily be changed by altering the bit length, allowing for differentiation/levelling.
ANSWER SHEETS ARE INCLUDED WITH EVERY WORKSHEET FOR QUICK, SIMPLE MARKING!
PowerPoint presentation to introduce the idea of algorithms and computational thinking. Slides include practical exercises on computational thinking, and take students through the basic ideas through to representing algorithms using flow charts, and up to bubble sort algorithms.
Highly visual and very clear presentation introducing the concept of computer networks. Includes analogies that get children to think of road networks with traffic on them. Explains the differences between network topologies, as well as the concepts of LANs and WANs.
Whole class activity based on the TV show Wheel of Fortune, with 10 words or phrases relating to KS3 Computer Hardware for students to work out by guessing one letter at a time. Complete with clear graphics, easy controls, animation and audio.
These three differentiated workbooks are for students to work through over a series of lessons. They introduce the basics of algorithms, assembly language, programming, how a CPU works and Little Man Computer. Each booklet includes step by step guides, exercises, challenges, opportunities to show progress and easy teacher marking.
This is an excellent little resource for getting students to make connections between topics and ideas which might not naturally occur to them, improving fluency and mastery within any subject.
The idea of the game is simple: the teacher simply clicks the orange 'Go' button and the computer randomly selects two different words from a word list set by the teacher. The students are then challenged to devise a sentence which uses both of the two words in it, creating a connection between them. In some cases this may be easy ('input', 'mouse', but at other times they will have to extend their thinking to reach across apparently distinct topic areas to identify a connection or relationship ('binary', 'wireless'.)
The game is very easy to customise. It consists of two files - a PowerPoint file, and a plain text file called 'words'. The plain text file called 'words' can easily be edited to contain any word list you choose, and is therefore both subject and topic independent. You could have several word lists prepared for different topics or classes, and just swap the 'words' file over when you need it. As long as the 'words' text file and the PowerPoint file are kept in the same folder, the game will work.
The example provided contains a GCSE Computing keyword list, but this can easily be changed or adapted to suit your needs.
27 slide presentation that introduces the idea of searching algorithms using real world examples and attention-capturing facts and statistics. Clearly explains and demonstrates how both linear searching and binary searching works, and compares the two for efficiency and speed.
Originally developed to support the ECDL course, this is a 50 question on-screen interactive exam on using PowerPoint.
Once launched the app will ask for the student's name, and then present them with fifty questions. Students respond by clicking on the correct part of the application. Once the exam has finished students are given an accurate percentage result, and a printable certificate that includes the name of the exam, their name, the date, and their final score.
This lesson teaches students to create what looks like an Amazon product page in Microsoft Excel, helping them to learn how to use data validation rules and conditional formatting rules. A teacher demonstration file is included, as well as two worksheets, and two student activity files.
A Nando's menu styled poster which provides top tips and advice on searching the web efficiently and effectively. I give copies of this to my students so it's ready to hand, but it's also a handy poster to refer to when helpful.
Whole class activity based on the TV show Wheel of Fortune, with 10 words or phrases relating to KS3 Computer Networks for students to work out by guessing one letter at a time. Complete with clear graphics, easy controls, animation and audio.
PowerPoint Show (editable) with rehearsed timings and a video file format which show step by step how an email will travel around the world passing through various pieces of network equipment, networks, companies and even under the sea to reach its destination in seconds. Designed for a Year 8 class originally as a demonstration of a task the students then proceeded to try themselves.
Humorous PowerPoint presentation (25 slides) that teaches all about bitmap encoding using cat memes, colour and clear examples. Also included is a full worksheet that follows on from the lesson, and a very thorough answer sheet/guide. These resources should last between 1-2 lessons at least.
Developed in PowerPoint using VBA this extremely versatile and very popular Minecraft inspired activity can be used as a starter, plenary or other whole class or group activity that aims to get children collaborating, discussing topics and working together as a team to consolidate their knowledge and understanding of any topic you choose.
Easily create your own lists of questions using nothing more than Notepad (or similar text editor) and then simply drop whichever question list you want to use into the same folder as the Mindcraft file, and it will immediately shuffle up your questions and use them to stretch your students' knowledge.
The rules are simple and explained clearly within the activity, but essentially students will be divided into two teams, and each team will be able to 'mine' their way through a virtual Minecraft style world. They'll come across dirt, stones, iron, coal, gold, emerald, water and even creepers! Each item type will result in different actions being taken. Finding dirt or stone will require a question to be answered, whereas gold and other valuable ores will earn the team points. Getting questions right also earns points, but getting them wrong will lose points. Find a creeper and the loud explosion will signal that team's turn over!
Watch a video demonstration of this resource, as well as a clear tutorial on how to use it, and adapt it: