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An avid fan of gamification in the classroom. I spend my time trying to create resources which are both fun and engaging using JavaScript, PowerPoint, Excel and Word to create Interactive Activities. Contact Me: lsinderson@outlook.com

An avid fan of gamification in the classroom. I spend my time trying to create resources which are both fun and engaging using JavaScript, PowerPoint, Excel and Word to create Interactive Activities. Contact Me: lsinderson@outlook.com
Binary Conversion Self Marking Worksheet
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Binary Conversion Self Marking Worksheet

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A self-marking MS Excel spreadsheet which marks students answers as they enter them. Includes 5 Tasks each with 15 values to convert. Task 1: Converting Denary into Binary Task 2: Converting Binary into Denary Task 3: Binary into Hexadecimal Task 4: Denary into Binary into Hexadecimal Task 5: Hexadecimal into Binary into Denary. Sheets are password protected to prevent students altering the formula which marks their input.
Keyhive: Keyword Memory Game
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Keyhive: Keyword Memory Game

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This macro enabled PowerPoint has uses a standard CSV file which include key words, initials and clues. Here at flipp.ED Resources we look to make things as engaging as possible, so why not start at the core of all subjects? The resource works by reading a CSV file, some examples for computer science can be found at http://bit.ly/FlippED-Keyhives Current Keyhives available Computer Science: Combined Computer Science: Networks Computer Science: System Architecture Computer Science: Data Representation This resource will work with ANY csv file which follows the same format as the examples (see link above) so you can easily make your own in excel or google sheets. Each keyhive requires a minimum of 23 keywords in order to fill the grid. First time: Read the instructions for a quick break down of the features within the PowerPoint. Support: If you have any issues/questions with this product please email me (lsinderson@outlook.com)
Binary to Hexadeximal Conversion Game
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Binary to Hexadeximal Conversion Game

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What it does A Javascript application which generates a number between 0 and 255 and converts asks the player to convert it into hexadecimal. Answering each one will earn them points. 30 second timer, 5 lives. How i use it I use it as a plenary and staple for conversion lessons as part of the data representation unit. Very well recieved usually put a cash incentive for people to get the highest score.
Starter Tasks - Matchstick Puzzles (x20)
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Starter Tasks - Matchstick Puzzles (x20)

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What is this resource? Twenty unique matchstick puzzle starter/settler tasks fully animated to display their solution with a single click. These puzzles require the students to use lateral problem solving skills with is a vital and essential skill. FAQ What does this resource include? 1x PowerPoint document (includes 20 unique animated matchstick puzzles) Instructions on how to implement them within your own presentations. 1x PDF Printable matchstick’s (A4, 44 matchsticks per sheet). What is Lateral Thinking? Lateral thinking is a problem solving method which requires the people engaged to use indirect and creating approaches which may not be immediately obvious. As problem solving is vital skill for any future career i believe it is a skill set we should engage all students with. How do you implement them? Matchstick puzzles are incredibly versatile and easy to implement. You can implement this sort of task in the classroom in many different ways. A personal favorite of mine is to have a few sets of laminated paper matchsticks on each table and let them interact with the puzzles. What subject are these tasks good for? Well, these can be implemented into any subject as starters or settler tasks, the problem solving skills are universally transferable in my oppinion; myself i teach ICT and Computer Science. What about the other 19 teaching weeks? A good point, This is only Part 1, I am working on a second part which, when complete, will be linked above. I have around a hundred of these puzzles in books but i am going through them with a fine tooth comb. I am looking to implement puzzles puzzles which fit into two categories: Solvable in 5 to 10 minutes. Animatable using PowerPoint’s tools.
4-Bit Bitmap Generator
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4-Bit Bitmap Generator

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What it does? This JS application takes in 4 bit binary values and changes the style of the box to reflect their corresponding colour in the pallete. Once completed the student can either save their design as a text file (see example) or a bitmap file. How i use it While covering the representing images this is a really nice way for students to demonstrate how a bitmap file stores an image. This can be extended into compression getting students to group up the binary strings etc. 0000 0000 0000 0000 --> [4, 0000] etc.
1.2 Memory & Storage: Main Memory
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1.2 Memory & Storage: Main Memory

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1.2.1 Primary Storage A lesson themed on Primary storage/Main Memory, designed to comply with the new OCR Computer Science Spec (J277). Lesson Objectives Explain what memory is and how computer systems use it. Explain the difference between volatile and non-volatile memory. Investigate advantages and disadvantages of memory. Investigate what Virtual memory is and how it works. Lesson Activity Overview Short Memory Exercise (Slide 4/5) Literacy Task (Key Words: Main Memory, Volatile Memory, Non-Volatile, Memory, RAM, ROM, Virtual Memory) Question for Primary Memory (Slide 11) Physical demonstration of Disk Thrashing using Clapping (Slide 17) Questions for Virtual Memory (Slide 18) Included Resources Lesson PowerPoint Unit 1.2 Keyword Dictionary (Literacy Task)
1.2 Memory & Storage: Secondary Storage
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1.2 Memory & Storage: Secondary Storage

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1.2.2 Secondary Storage A lesson themed on secondary storage devices and their associated technologies, designed to comply with the new OCR Computer Science Spec (J277). Lesson Objectives Explain why we have secondary storage devices in our devices. Recognise a range of secondary storage devices/media. Explain the differences between each of the different secondary storage technologies. Compare advantages/disadvantages for each storage device. Lesson Activity Overview Starter Task (Literacy Recall using interactive (macro enabled) scrabble board) Keyword Literacy Task (Slide 5 - Utilises the Unit 1.2 Dictionary PP in this package). Secondary Storage Advantages/Disadvantages (Slide 7) Secondary Storage Factors (Slide 9). Note: You can use the layouts to change software packages from the ones on slides to an appropriate alternative. Included Resources Lesson PowerPoint Unit 1.2 Keyword Dictionary (Literacy Task) Macro Enabled Dynamic Scrabble Board (Protected Sheet Password: tchrpass)
Binary to Decimal Conversion Game
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Binary to Decimal Conversion Game

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What it does This JS application is an infinite game generating a number between 0 and 255 and displaying it in binary. Users convert it in their heads in 30 seconds and enter the decimal value in the box. How i use it Conversion Champion! This becomes a consistent favourite with my groups as a plenary, i use it throughout the entire 2.6 unit with students keeping screenshots of their highest score. At the end of the unit person with the highest score in that group gets the conversion champion crown and a £5 voucher!