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I specialise in ICT, Web Design and Computer Science subjects. I have taught in a range of environments to a varying degree of learners including: secondary, FE, prison education, course management in adult education and project coordination for socially and financially disadvantaged young people. I am now a Trainer Assessor in IT Apprenticeships and head up a BTEC Level 2 Study Programme.

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I specialise in ICT, Web Design and Computer Science subjects. I have taught in a range of environments to a varying degree of learners including: secondary, FE, prison education, course management in adult education and project coordination for socially and financially disadvantaged young people. I am now a Trainer Assessor in IT Apprenticeships and head up a BTEC Level 2 Study Programme.
BTEC Command Words and Literacy Mat
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BTEC Command Words and Literacy Mat

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I created and developed this mat to be printed off in colour and laminated in the IT suite - I teach a great deal of BTEC and use this frequently in my classes. During a recent outstanding observation, the use of my literacy mat was picked up by the Principle where a student used it to define the word 'evaluate' during an assignment writing session. It is bright, colourful and best of all, free. I would love some feedback on this please.
OCR J276 / 02 Revision Booklet Ready to Print COMPUTER SCIENCE
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OCR J276 / 02 Revision Booklet Ready to Print COMPUTER SCIENCE

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I made this diary for my students for the second part of the revision process that is coming up in January. This booklet covers every single topic that needs to be revised and can be printed out, handed to each student and used as homework. It is ideal for tracking homework - all they need to do is research each topic at home, and write a sentence or two (or even draw a little diagram) about each topic. To complete a page takes anywhere from about 10 to 30 minutes so it is certainly bite size and easily digestible. The booklet is made in Powerpoint and is easily editable to your own needs/logo etc. YOU MUST ensure that your printer settings are correct prior to printing out. I can't take any responsibility for EBCAK. This is a FREE resource that took a great deal of time to prepare. If you don't like it, delete it and forget it. If you do like it, send a little positive feedback my way. Sharing is caring.
Introduction to Dreamweaver
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Introduction to Dreamweaver

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I wrote these worksheets for a Year 11 Level Three course in Web Design using Dreamweaver CS and took it down to year 9, which worked just as well. It is designed to last around five sessions however you may like to break it down or use it as you wish. it is for use with Dreamweaver CS.
ICT Wall Display
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ICT Wall Display

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Attractive wall display containing 20 large colour coded ICT related acronyms. Based in cloud images, I have cut out the clouds, glued onto blue card and stuck onto the Computer Suite window. There is a colour-coded key that can be used in the same way. The meaning of the acronyms are in small black words above the large bright letters, meaning the pupils will have to go and read them for them to make any sense. I would really appreciate your feedback/a comment when viewing or downloading these resources. Thanks, Simon.
Powerpoint Timer
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Powerpoint Timer

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This is a selection of three timers that you can add to Powerpoint slides. In 3, 5 and 10 second intervals. It also features a cross when the time is up. Simply click on each item to get it started. Feel free to change the colours, shapes or anything about each timer to suit your project. Please note that this resource is built and designed for Powerpoint on both PC & Mac platforms. You may experience compatibility, functional and formatting issues in other software. After several thousand downloads of the resources that I have shared, it is disappointing to see that I have less than ten comments or votes. I would genuinely appreciate the thirty seconds of your time that it would take you to review or comment my resources.
Series of Animated Question Marks - Different Colours - Made in Powerpoint
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Series of Animated Question Marks - Different Colours - Made in Powerpoint

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This is a six-slide Powerpoint containing one beautifully animated question mark that you can use in your own presentations. It is easily editable to be used in a range of different scenarios and looks particularly nice when used on a Smart Board. In black, purple, blue, red, yellow and green, find a colour that suits your presentation or mood and use it as you see fit. I would love some feedback about this resource that I have made for you - for free. It only takes a moment! Thankyou :)
Unit 6 - Creating Digital Graphics - BTEC Level 1 & 2 Diploma in Information & Creative Technology
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Unit 6 - Creating Digital Graphics - BTEC Level 1 & 2 Diploma in Information & Creative Technology

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This high - quality delivery presentation contains all three of the learning outcomes that is presented in the BTEC specification ready for your classroom teaching. Before committing to this purchase, please download and view the free presentation I have here for Unit 1 - The Online World. It is identical in design, scheme and style and will give you an excellent idea of what this looks like. The Online World presentation (at time of writing) has had almost 100 downloads and is proving to be very popular. It has been made specifically for the Unit 6 - Creating Digital Graphics unit for the BTEC ICT programme. The content contains smooth animations, easy to read text, fun tasks and can be used as an excellent revision tool for your learners. You are welcome to add or takeaway content as you see fit to embellish your own delivery on the BTEC Level 1 & 2 Diploma in Information & Creative Technology. If however you just like the template idea, then delete the content and use that. It also prints really well and can be made into nice revision cards for your learners. I would be very grateful for any comments or feedback on this product.
Wheel of Fortune Word Game in Powerpoint (IMPROVED) includes editable animated colour wheel!
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Wheel of Fortune Word Game in Powerpoint (IMPROVED) includes editable animated colour wheel!

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This wonderfully animated word game that resembles the Wheel of Fortune word game works beautifully on a Smart Board. Each letter, when tapped or clicked rotates around showing what is hiding underneath and can be easily adapted to your own teaching subject and edited to your own needs. An excellent starter or plenary in a literacy class, hang-man related game or something to keep your learners happy developing their own game. It can also be used in language or ESOL classes to check understanding. *NEW* it now includes a beautifully animated and fully interactive wheel that, when tapped or clicked, spins indefinitely! You can use this wheel to help choose a team when answering questions or you can export it to any presentation you like! I would love some feedback about this, or any of my resources. Please note: this is a template for you to edit to your own needs. It is a fully functioning tool ready for you to add your own content and game ideas. Inappropriate feedback was added, reported and removed recently as a user presumed that "adapted to your own teaching subject and edited to your own needs" meant it was a ready-to-play game. If leaving feedback, please keep it relevant and appropriate.
Unit 13 - Website Development - BTEC Level 1 & 2 Diploma in Information & Creative Technology
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Unit 13 - Website Development - BTEC Level 1 & 2 Diploma in Information & Creative Technology

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This high - quality delivery presentation contains all four of the learning outcomes that is presented in the BTEC specification ready for your classroom teaching. Before committing to this purchase, please download and view the free presentation I have here for Unit 1 - The Online World. It is identical in design, scheme and style and will give you an excellent idea of what this looks like. The Online World presentation (at time of writing) has had almost 100 downloads and is proving to be very popular. This presentation has been made specifically for the Unit 13 - Website Development unit for the BTEC ICT programme. The content contains smooth animations, easy to read text, fun tasks and can be used as an excellent revision tool for your learners. You are welcome to add or takeaway content as you see fit to embellish your own delivery on the BTEC Level 1 & 2 Diploma in Information & Creative Technology. If however you just like the template idea, then delete the content and use that. It also prints really well and can be made into nice revision cards for your learners. I would be very grateful for any comments or feedback on this product.
Bodmas Interactive Flash Cards in Powerpoint
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Bodmas Interactive Flash Cards in Powerpoint

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These fully interactive Bodmas Flash Cards are based on one Powerpoint slide and contain a total of 18 cards that are animated when touched or clicked and spin around to reveal the answer (I hope that all the answers are correct - IT is my strong point, not maths!) They can be used as a starter or plenary, group activity, time out or one to one teaching . They look visually stunning on an Interactive Smart Board. The slide is fully and easily editable to suit your own needs and can be used within any arena of your teaching. It has been fully tested on both Mac & PC but not on Keynote.
Unit 1 - The Online World - BTEC Level 1 & 2 Diploma in Information & Creative Technology
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Unit 1 - The Online World - BTEC Level 1 & 2 Diploma in Information & Creative Technology

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This high - quality presentation contains all three of the learning outcomes that is presented in the BTEC specification ready for your classroom teaching. It has been made specifically for the Unit 1 Online Exam (The Online World) unit for the BTEC ICT programme. The content contains smooth animations, easy to read text, fun tasks and can be used as an excellent revision tool for your learners. You are welcome to add or takeaway content as you see fit to embellish your own delivery on the BTEC Level 1 & 2 Diploma in Information & Creative Technology. If however you just like the template idea, then delete the content and use that. There is also a nice smooth question mark animation at the end which you might like to use for other presentations. it prints really well and can be made into nice revision cards for your learners. I would be very grateful for any comments or feedback on this product.
Playing Cards Fully Interactive Memory Game in Powerpoint
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Playing Cards Fully Interactive Memory Game in Powerpoint

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This is a fully interactive Powerpoint slide containing 24 playing cards that, when clicked spin around to reveal the other side of the card. There are two sets of 12 cards that can be used as a group task or individually to assist with memory or simply to pass the time. The background has been designed to resemble a card table and looks quite stunning and very attention grabbing. It can be used in Learning Support, as a starter or Plenary, Time Out or for wherever you choose within your teaching. The Powerpoint contains a singular slide containing a total of 48 images that have been joined together to resemble a table full of cards. They are fully animated and spin round when clicked. This works excellently on an interactive smartboard. This has been built in Powerpoint 2010 (PC) and has been tested on Powerpoint for Mac. It has not been tested on Keynote.
Information Technology Timeline
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Information Technology Timeline

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I created this to use as an informational display in the classroom. It is a varied yet significant view at specific points throughout the last eighty or so years using clear and easy-to-read slides that can all be printed off and made into a display for your room. It is colourful, eye catching and looks fantastic when printed off and added to your wall display. Using the bigger names in technology such as Dell, Hewlett Packard, Atari and Apple, to name but a few. Each image is represented by a brief commentary and the year in history when each significant offering occured. Really opens the eyes of the young people as they are able to see just how technology has advanced. Thanks for looking.
Catch Phrase Interactive Whiteboard Game in Powerpoint
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Catch Phrase Interactive Whiteboard Game in Powerpoint

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This beautifully presented and fully & easily editable game is made in a singular Powerpoint slide. It features graphics and colours from the original TV Gameshow and can be used effectively in any arena of your teaching. It looks and works very effectively on a large Interactive White Board screen where you can use your own picture or catchphrase. Try it as a starter, plenary or with one to one or timeout support. It has been made and fully tested on a PC but not Mac or Keynote.
Block Busters Game Starter/Plenary Whole School in Powerpoint (with Xmas quiz)
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Block Busters Game Starter/Plenary Whole School in Powerpoint (with Xmas quiz)

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Blockbusters was/is a British TV Quiz game that was very popular with students in the eighties. It has changed somewhat now however this interactive interface works really well with starters, plenaries and looks like the original screen from the game show. This is as close to the original Blockbusters interface as I could get and is completely interactive. You can use it as a starter or plenary for any department and change the topic to whatever you like. It works really well with a group of any size and age. I use a Lego man for a day as a prize which is blue-tacked to the top of the winners computer screen with a large group of 18+ trainee computer technicians who really enjoy this as a resource. Please note that this is a template for you to edit - even though it comes with instructions, it is ultimately up to you to make the changes that you need to fit in with your teaching. Please don't leave negative feedback if you do not have the time to be able to make changes to it. The instructions have also been added below. I would really appreciate a comment or a rating on this resource. INSTRUCTIONS Hit F5 or click VIEW. You can see that each hexagon is made up of three layers. 1 - Bottom (white) layer 2 - Middle (blue) layer 3 - Top (yellow/letters) layer When the yellow layer (#3) is tapped (on smartboard) or clicked with a mouse, it will fade out to reveal layer # 2. When layer # 2 is clicked or tapped, it will also fade out to reveal layer # 1. Layer #3 is fully editable with regards to the letters or numbers that you wish to add. This particular version that you have has been used with IT hardware acronyms. The learner chooses and guesses an acronym and of they get it right, they gain a point for either the blue or white team. This resource comes with no questions – it is up to you to change the text that is presented on layer #3. This resource is designed for use on a PC with Powerpoint and can be adapted for use in any department. I have also added and included a Chrsitmas Quiz with full questions and answers.
Digital Scavenger Hunt - Team Building Activity
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Digital Scavenger Hunt - Team Building Activity

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I made this resource for a day-long team building session for a group of 12 lower ability FE learners. It was designed to last around six hours and did exactly that. The idea is that each team uses digital technology and the internet to help their team to win. It's a whole day of fun that can be used for any age-groups including colleagues and SLT alike. There really is no age limit or restriction to this. The premise is this: the class is broken up into four groups - 1 - red, 2 - green, 3 - orange and 4 - purple. Each team is given a special object - game consoles, pop music, Star Wars and anime which forms part of their own scavenger hunt. Each learner will have their name added to the wheel which chooses what team they are on and they then progress to choose each team, colour and special object. The selection process is completely random and is used on extremely interactive features that I have built into the presentation. This is perfect for learners who need to be broken out of social circles and helps with confidence building and communication. Once in their groups, each colour gets a ticket containing an easy, medium or hard challenge that they must complete using the internet. Some contain simple riddles, others contain serious challenges that they must use team work alone to solve. Each team will win a 'silver eagle' for every challenge that they complete. For every two challenges that they complete in sequence, they get an extra 'silver eagle' and the objective is simple; the team with the most 'silver eagles' wins the Hunt. I tempted my lot with biscuits. They were happy enough with that. Some work is required by the user to print, present and distribute the Hunt. For example - the coloured slides print off nicely to a credit-card size where they can be cut out, and given to each team as they complete them. I have also included a sheet of actual 'silver eagles' that you can print and cut out. You will also need some editing skills to be able to add your learners' names into the selection wheel. I spent several days devising and producing this content and I really believe that it is value for money. If you are stuck for ideas for a day of team building for any age group from year ten to adults, then this will work perfectly for you. This is an extremely high-quality, carefully produced a well devised resource that is guaranteed to last at least four hours. Please be assured that you won't be able to cram this lot in to a one hour session. You are however welcome to break it down to suit as you wish. It contains many interactive features - hit F5 and let your cursor do the walking. Good luck and if you have any questions, please ask. I would also appreciate some feedback.
30 Second Channel 4 Countdown Clock with Music in Powerpoint
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30 Second Channel 4 Countdown Clock with Music in Powerpoint

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This is an almost identical copy of Channel 4's Countdown clock that is used in the television programme. Made entirely from shapes in Powerpoint, it uses the traditional thirty second timer that can be used in school assemblies, classes or any sort or even as a starter or plenary. It also uses the 30 second music from the TV show. It has been fully tested on both Mac & Pc (but not on Keynote).
Unit 3 - A Digital Portfolio - BTEC Level 1 & 2 Diploma in Information & Creative Technology
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Unit 3 - A Digital Portfolio - BTEC Level 1 & 2 Diploma in Information & Creative Technology

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This high - quality delivery presentation contains all three of the learning outcomes that is presented in the BTEC specification ready for your classroom teaching. Before committing to this purchase, please download and view the free presentation I have here for Unit 1 - The Online World. It is identical in design, scheme and style and will give you an excellent idea of what this looks like. The Online World presentation (at time of writing) has had almost 100 downloads and is proving to be very popular. It has been made specifically for the Unit 3 - A Digital Portfolio unit for the BTEC ICT programme. The content contains smooth animations, easy to read text, fun tasks and can be used as an excellent revision tool for your learners. You are welcome to add or takeaway content as you see fit to embellish your own delivery on the BTEC Level 1 & 2 Diploma in Information & Creative Technology. If however you just like the template idea, then delete the content and use that. It also prints really well and can be made into nice revision cards for your learners. I would be very grateful for any comments or feedback on this product.