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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.
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.
J276 Computer Science student diary
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J276 Computer Science student diary

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I am using this 'diary' that I created for my students to go with their coursework for the OCR Computer Science J276 GCSE. I created it in Powerpoint and each block represents one hour of the 20 hours that is allowed for the coursework. If the student completes each section after every guided NEA hour that is undertaken, this will support their coursework really well as it gives a really good breakdown of what each student has achieved and how they have progressed and developed during the coursework 20 hour allowance.
J276 Computer Science Mark Scheme Specifically Designed for Students
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J276 Computer Science Mark Scheme Specifically Designed for Students

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I took the j276 Computer Science mark scheme (verbatim) and created this student version specifically for them. It is designed to be easier to be digested and can be adapted for your own needs. The grading bands have had rad, amber and green colours added to them and include all the parts that the official OCR Mark Scheme represents.
Unifrog Competencies Progress Checker
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Unifrog Competencies Progress Checker

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I have designed this progress sheet with the Unifrog Competencies in mind; I am delivering a programme within Computer Science and Engineering that is based on the Unifrog Competencies and this is the resource that I will be using to check that everything is being done to all seven competencies. I have included the editable PPT file too should you need it. Please leave me feedback - I think this is a really good resource - best of all, it's free!
J276 Computing Full Programme Student Resource
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J276 Computing Full Programme Student Resource

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This 19 page document has been used with student learning in mind. It contains every aspect that the learners need to pass the two exams. It contains the title of each topic coupled with a breakdown of each. Once the student has completed the learning, they can tick each one then receive a date stamp from their teacher. I have been using this format of checking progress in many areas of my teaching within Computer Science and this document, once printed, provides an instant glance into the student's progress. Essentially, this is the only paper document that they will need for the academic year. As the rest of the research is IT based, you can instantly check their progress. OFSTED gave me outstanding feedback based on one of my Computing lessons and specifically praised me for the use of progress sheets like this. It can also be used as a scheme of work for your own delivery. You can instantly see what has been covered, when, and what needs to be taught next. Interestingly, if short-notice cover needs to be arranged, you can use the progress sheet to provide an overview of what needs to be delivered. There are two parts to this download - the PDF, ready to print, and the editable PPT file that you can use and disseminate as you wish. This 19 page document took several hours to complete and I feel that it is value for money. I would appreciate feedback on this.
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.
BTEC Assessment Grade Tracker Spreadsheet
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BTEC Assessment Grade Tracker Spreadsheet

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I devised this tracker a long time ago to track the grades and progress of our BTEC training programme and the several units that encompass the overall grade. It was so successful that it is now used across two different regions in two different colleges. I use this on a regular basis with my students as part of my own data analysis and give students specific tasks based on what is missing when resubmitting or chasing outstanding work. Due to the size and nature of the document, each unit is represented by both a specific colour and a hyperlink which goes to the first cell of the table where the grades will be present. The cells contain conditional formatting when specific text is entered in both the outcome cells and the result cells. Outcomes - Y (green) N & N/S (red) Result - P/M/D (green) F (red) It can also be uploaded to your One Drive folder where it automatically becomes an online spreadsheet. This presents massive advantages as it can be shared as both an editable document to staff and a view-only document via your VLE to students. You can add or take away tables, depending on the size of your BTEC delivery & assessment programme. You can also copy the same spreadsheet and add to another tab to represent a different year group or class. This spreadsheet has seen several different versions and is quite sophisticated in terms of what it can do. I think that this offers great value for money as at least, creating something like this from scratch would take several hours.
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.
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.
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.
Unit 2 - Technology Systems - BTEC Level 1 & 2 Diploma in Information & Creative Technology
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Unit 2 - Technology Systems - 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 2 - Technology Systems 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.
Full lesson in Networking & Topology (includes lesson plan) in Word & Powerpoint.
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Full lesson in Networking & Topology (includes lesson plan) in Word & Powerpoint.

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I created this resource for a job interview (observed class) at a school. I got the job. The theme is Computer Networking and includes a considerable amount of information that you can dissect and change round as you wish that covers networking, topology, hardware, servers, switches, routers and more. I managed to get my hands on a bunch of RJ45's and a switch so the learners were able to see and feel what an actual networking component looks like. The package includes; Full lesson plan Full lesson deliverables (at least one hour) Resources (acronyms and learner feedback) Interactive starter (PC hardware) Online exercises in bus, star and ring topology Progression exercise in networking acronyms (extension) The session content includes several opportunities to check the learners progress. I have also included a section at the very top of the session in Equality and Diversity. It will be irrelevant now, but it was about Ramadan. If you are to use this resource, I would advise looking up what is happening in the Equality and Diversity calender for that day and add it in. I recieved some excellent feedback about the lesson from SMT. A great deal of careful planning has gone into this resource. I hope you enjoy using it.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.