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High-impact computer science resources that are based on sound educational psychological theories to help all pupils reach their full potential. I’m an experienced teacher/HoD and professionally create computing and computer science teaching resources through my company Nichola Wilkin Ltd. All these resources have been exclusively created by me. I’m an author who has written for both BBC Bitesize and Cambridge University Press. Quality teaching resources you can trust!

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High-impact computer science resources that are based on sound educational psychological theories to help all pupils reach their full potential. I’m an experienced teacher/HoD and professionally create computing and computer science teaching resources through my company Nichola Wilkin Ltd. All these resources have been exclusively created by me. I’m an author who has written for both BBC Bitesize and Cambridge University Press. Quality teaching resources you can trust!
Python Sequences of Data Escape Room and Worksheets Bundle
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Python Sequences of Data Escape Room and Worksheets Bundle

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Are you teaching Python sequences of data and want to spice things up a bit? Look no further. This great value bundle includes 5 stunning, no-prep worksheets which enhance learning and spark critical thinking as well as a great escape room activity. With these no-prep activities your students will enhance their learning of Python programming with sequences of data including using iteration, selection and lists. Created for year 9 students, the worksheets have been developed to complement your existing “Teach Computing” scheme of work, break up the lessons and can promote deeper thinking into the subject matter. The escape room activity combines quizzes, puzzles and sound to test their understanding of programming with Python using lists, sequences and iteration. Absolutely no preparation required by the teacher. Break monotony, energise your lessons and reinforce learning with these versatile worksheets and escape room activity. Ideal for time-strapped teachers seeking engaging, hassle-free activities. Save money now when you purchase these two great resources as a bundle. CLICK HERE TO SEE MY INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON PROGRAMMING WORKSHEETS AND ESCAPE ROOM #tcer&ws
Christmas Computing Quiz Bundle
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Christmas Computing Quiz Bundle

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Are you ready for an exhilarating and festive end of term Christmas activity? Look no further than our electrifying Christmas Computing Quizzes. This bundle includes 5 quizzes: one for year 7, 8, 9, 10 and even year 11 meaning you are reuse them year after year without fear that your students will have done them before. Prepare to be dazzled with these fun digital student-led quizzes specially crafted for each year group studying computing or computer science. Help Santa fix his sleigh, decorate a Christmas tree, solve a mystery, decode the secret Christmas message or break Santa out of prison by answering computing and Christmas related questions correctly that will leave both your SLT and your Computing and Computer Science pupils in high spirits as the term concludes. HOW DO THE CHRISTMAS COMPUTING QUIZZES WORK? Once you’ve purchased the resource you get a PDF file for each quiz which contains a link. Share the provided link with your students and watch as it whisks them away to an enchanting digital realm filled with engaging questions and a different, fun Christmas theme for each quiz. Your students can embark on this journey of knowledge and fun on their own, or, for an added dose of excitement, encourage pairs of students to team up and tackle the quiz together. The joy multiplies as collaboration ignites their enthusiasm. And the best part? The quiz is a self-guided adventure. As your students conquer each stage, the next one automatically beckons, providing you with invaluable time to support those in need or attend to the myriad of other holiday season tasks tugging at your attention. Fear not, for we’ve thought of everything. All the answers are readily available in the comprehensive teacher’s guides, ensuring you can rescue any students who find themselves in a puzzling predicament. These captivating experiences are designed to last most of the lesson but you may need to provide a second activity for early finishers. WHAT IS INCLUDED? You get five PDF files, one for each quiz, which contains the link to the activity and includes the answers. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity! Grab your copy of this great value KS3 Computing and GCSE Computer Science Christmas Quiz bundle – a timeless gem that you can deploy year after year with each new wave of students. Let the festivities begin! IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to run the quizzes there are a few activities which require links to external websites. Here are the external sites that you will need to have unblocked on your school network. view . genial . ly jigsawexplorer . com what3words . com PLEASE NOTE: This game is intended to be used on a desktop or laptop computer and some of the features will not be available on an iPad or mobile device.
Computational Thinking Escape Room
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This highly interactive lesson that requires the pupils to work in teams and use computational thinking skills to solve a range of puzzles. This activity perfect for pupils about to learn Python programming and you want to show the importance of computational thinking skills. **This resource was shortlisted for the Teach Secondary Awards, a very rare honor for an independent resource creator. ** Your class need to work together to escape a locked laboratory in a spaceship and start the engines to avoid being sucked into a black hole by completing different challenges which will use a variety of computational thinking skills. They are given most of the lesson to work together and at the end of the lesson, time is dedicated to discuss the computational thinking skills they used during the activity. This gives them a practical application for the computational thinking theory rather than using the tired old “making a jam sandwich” or “getting up in the morning” scenarios which are commonly used. This activity is not a handout driven escape room, it involves using an interactive PowerPoint presentation and physical tasks that moves away from pupils filling in yet another worksheet, to working together in a team to solve interesting and challenging puzzles. Pupils enjoy the lesson and are fully engaged whilst developing the key computational thinking skills of decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction and algorithms. Please note: This lesson does require teachers to prepare some props beforehand and it is highly recommended the teacher reads through the teacher’s instructions and creates the props well before they want to use the lesson. Also please note that this resource does not work with Google Slides. Written primarily for key stage 3, this activity can be used in a variety of situations: Introducing pupils to computational thinking skills before they are introduced to a text-based programming language Used as an end of term fun lesson which still has an education element A fun activity to use on a year 6 transition day Allow your new year 7s to get to know their new classmates and grow team sprit Helping a reluctant class see the benefits of learning programming skills . What are you waiting for? Download this interactive escape room NOW, to help students learn about computational thinking skills in a fun and memorable lesson they will love and remember. You may also be interested in my Computational Thinking Worksheets which you can buy from here.
Cyber Security Worksheets
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Cyber Security Worksheets

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Here are 5 ready to use cyber security worksheets you can immediately use with your class with absolutely no preparation necessary. They can be printed out or completed on-screen as they comprise of PDF files with editable areas for students to enter their answers. You can even assign these worksheets as learning tasks using a VLE for students working at home. You even have a separate copy of each handout that contains the answers, making these a brilliant easy to use addition to your teacher toolkit. HOW CAN I USE THEM? These worksheets are ideal for An easy grab-and-go classroom activity, homework tasks and cover worksheets. . These engaging worksheets are perfect for computer science teachers, non-specialists and new teachers. WHAT IS INCLUDED? The 5 PDF worksheets included: Types of Attack – An easy worksheet where students are given a number of statements and need to decide on the type of attack it is. They then need to research a suitable news story about a cyber-attack and write it in their own words. A great starter worksheet when first introducing cyber security. Types of Attack – This 2-page worksheet includes another match the description activity and a writing activity about the motivation behind a cyber-attack. This is perfect for a starter or a plenary to recap what they have learnt. Malware – This activity gets your students thinking about how a cyber-attack will affect them personally. It also asks them to identify different malware from the descriptions given. Reducing Risks – Students need to explain how they can reduce the risks of the 5 different danger scenarios given to them. Great as a homework task. System Security Crossword – Students complete a crossword by using the clues given to them. A nice way of assessing their understanding of key phrases. Don’t forget the answers to each worksheet are included meaning you can use the answers yourself or give them to students for self-marking. These 5 worksheets will quickly become an essential tool in your teacher toolkit. They are a great way to break up the lesson, reinforce the learning and check your pupils’ understanding of cyber security. What are you waiting for? Buy them now and use them straight away to enhance your lessons whilst saving yourself hours of preparation. FREE BONUS PRODUCT INCLUDED As a special thank you for purchasing this product I am pleased to be able to also include a surprise FREE bonus gift. This gift is one of our complete resources which we will usually charge full price for but is yours absolutely free when you purchase this product. Just our little way of saying thank you to our valued customers. I hope you enjoy it and get use out of it, with my compliments. Have you seen our Cybersecurity Escape Room interactive challenge. Check it out here.
Christmas Computing Quiz Bundle – GCSE
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Christmas Computing Quiz Bundle – GCSE

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Are you ready for an exhilarating and festive end of term Christmas activity? Look no further than our electrifying Christmas Computing Quizzes. This bundle includes 2 quizzes: one for year 10 and one for year 11 meaning you are reuse them year after year without fear that your students will have done them before. Prepare to be dazzled with these fun digital student-led quizzes specially crafted for each year group studying GCSE Computer Science. Decode the secret Christmas message or break Santa out of prison by answering computing questions correctly with a Christmas theme that will leave both your SLT and your GCSE Computer Science pupils in high spirits as the term concludes. HOW DO THE CHRISTMAS COMPUTING QUIZZES WORK? Once you’ve purchased the resource you get a PDF file for each quiz which contains a link. Share the provided link with your students and watch as it whisks them away to an enchanting digital realm filled with engaging questions and a different, fun Christmas theme for each quiz. Your students can embark on this journey of knowledge and fun on their own, or, for an added dose of excitement, encourage pairs of students to team up and tackle the quiz together. The joy multiplies as collaboration ignites their enthusiasm. And the best part? The quiz is a self-guided adventure. As your students conquer each stage, the next one automatically beckons, providing you with invaluable time to support those in need or attend to the myriad of other holiday season tasks tugging at your attention. Fear not, for we’ve thought of everything. All the answers are readily available in the comprehensive teacher’s guides, ensuring you can rescue any students who find themselves in a puzzling predicament. These captivating experiences are designed to last around 60 minutes but you may need to provide a second activity for particularly speedy early finishers. WHAT IS INCLUDED? You get two PDF files, one for each quiz, which contains the link to the activity and includes the answers. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity! Grab your copy of this great value GCSE Computer Science Christmas Quiz bundle – a timeless gem that you can deploy year after year with each new wave of GCSE Computer Science students. Let the festivities begin! Click here to check out this amazing bundle to get all 5 Key Stage 3 Computing and GCSE Computer Science quizzes at a knock down price. IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to run the quizzes there are a few activities which require links to external websites. Here are the external sites that you will need to have unblocked on your school network. view . genial . ly jigsawexplorer . com what3words . com PLEASE NOTE: This game is intended to be used on a desktop or laptop computer and some of the features will not be available on an iPad or mobile device.
Christmas Computing Quiz Bundle – Key Stage 3
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Christmas Computing Quiz Bundle – Key Stage 3

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Are you ready for an exhilarating and festive end of term Christmas activity? Look no further than our electrifying Christmas Computing Quizzes. This bundle includes 3 quizzes: one for year 7, one for year 8 and another for year 9 meaning you are reuse them year after year without fear that your students will have done them before. Prepare to be dazzled with these fun digital student-led quizzes specially crafted for each year group in key stage 3. Help Santa fix his sleigh, decorate a Christmas tree or solve the mystery by answering computing questions correctly with a Christmas theme that will leave both your SLT and your key stage 3 computing pupils in high spirits as the term concludes. HOW DO THE CHRISTMAS COMPUTING QUIZZES WORK? Once you’ve purchased the resource you get a PDF file for each quiz which contains a link. Share the provided link with your students and watch as it whisks them away to an enchanting digital realm filled with engaging questions and a different, fun Christmas theme for each quiz. Your students can embark on this journey of knowledge and fun on their own, or, for an added dose of excitement, encourage pairs of students to team up and tackle the quiz together. The joy multiplies as collaboration ignites their enthusiasm. And the best part? The quiz is a self-guided adventure. As your students conquer each stage, the next one automatically beckons, providing you with invaluable time to support those in need or attend to the myriad of other holiday season tasks tugging at your attention. Fear not, for we’ve thought of everything. All the answers are readily available in the comprehensive teacher’s guides, ensuring you can rescue any students who find themselves in a puzzling predicament. These captivating experiences are designed to last between 30 to 40 minutes so you may need to provide a second activity for particularly speedy early finishers. WHAT IS INCLUDED? You get three PDF files, one for each quiz, which contains the link to the activity and includes the answers. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity! Grab your copy of this great value Key Stage 3 Christmas Quiz bundle – a timeless gem that you can deploy year after year with each new wave of Key Stage 3 computing students. Let the festivities begin! Click here to check out this amazing bundle to get all 5 Key Stage 3 Computing and GCSE Computer Science quizzes at a knock down price. IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to run the quizzes there are a few activities which require links to external websites. Here are the external sites that you will need to have unblocked on your school network. view . genial . ly jigsawexplorer . com PLEASE NOTE: This game is intended to be used on a desktop or laptop computer and some of the features will not be available on an iPad or other mobile device.
History of Computing Card Game
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A top card game to teach the history of computing. This fun, familiar and easy to play card game reinforces the rich history of computing since the early electronic computers to the modern day. Students play to see who can trump their partner by finding the top value in different categories. Buy these 36 colourful and enlightening playing cards today. Your class will enjoy playing this highly interactive card game, so much they won’t even realise they are learning at the same time! Makes an excellent end of topic plenary or use them as a starter classroom activity which can lead into interesting whole group discussions about the history of computing. SET-UP INSTRUCTIONS Print out the cards in colour and laminate them before cutting them out. You will need enough copies for one set between 2 people, so for a class of 30 students you will need 15 complete sets of cards. It is a good idea to keep each set of cards in a separate plastic bag so the sets don’t get muddled together. There are 36 ready-to-use cards in each set. PLAY INSTRUCTIONS Split the class into pairs but if there is an odd number, one group can play as a three. Shuffle and deal out all the cards in a set, face down equally between each person in the pair/three. Players look at their top card only. Player 1 chooses and calls out their best category and value (e.g. “Weight – 544 Kilograms”). The other player(s) look at their own top card to check if they can beat the value for the same category (highest value wins). The player with the highest score for that category wins all of the cards that are being played and adds them to the base of their pile. The winner of the round chooses the category for the next round. The first player to collect all of the cards wins! Help your students learn how computing technology has changed over the years. Download this history of computing card game now to add this easy-to-use activity to your teacher’s toolkit and use it for years to come. FREE BONUS PRODUCT INCLUDED As a special thank you for purchasing this product I am pleased to be able to also include a surprise FREE bonus gift. This gift is one of my complete resources for which I usually charge full price but is yours absolutely free when you purchase this product. Just my little way of saying thank you to my valued customers. I hope you enjoy it and get use out of it, with my compliments.
Online Safety and Cyber Security Escape Room
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Online Safety and Cyber Security Escape Room

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This online safety and cyber security escape room is a wonderful no-prep lesson your students will love. Created for secondary students this escape room combines quizzes, puzzles, videos, animation, sound and online activities to test their understanding of important digital citizenship concepts and bring online safety and cyber security to life. Absolutely no preparation, no printing and no specialist knowledge required by the teacher. This lesson makes an ideal: cover lesson, end of term activity or end of unit activity. . A fun, educational escape room game this is sure to be a memorable lesson your students will adore. Buy this online safety and cyber security escape room now and save yourself hours of preparation. HOW DOES IT WORK? Ideally students would need headphones to make the most out of this activity but it can be run without if necessary. Simply give the students the link to the online site (no sign up required) and away they go. Students can work individually or, if you prefer, they can work through this online safety and cyber security escape room in pairs using computers located side by side (they can each listen to the videos and sound clips through their own set of headphones but can still talk to each other to discuss their ideas). The teacher doesn’t need to do anything other than give the students the link to this online activity at the start of the lesson. All the activities are self-contained with students getting feedback automatically on their progress. Pease note: Students will need internet access in order to play this escape room game. If your students complete all the challenges in the cyber security escape room, they progress onto the Nova Labs cyber security online game as a reward which will keep them occupied and continue learning for the remainder of the lesson. HOW LONG DOES THE ACTIVITY LAST? This escape room is suitable for a variety of lesson lengths. It takes approximately 40-45 minutes to work through the online safety and cyber security escape room challenges (25-30 minutes if they are very quick) and the remainder of the lesson is taken up with Nova Labs cyber security game which on average can take 30 minutes or more to complete. You can cut the lesson shorter if required by stopping pupils from playing the Nova Labs game without completing all the levels. What are you waiting for? Grab your copy of this exciting and educational online safety and cyber security escape room today. FREE BONUS PRODUCT INCLUDED As a special thank you for purchasing this product I am pleased to be able to also include a surprise FREE bonus gift. This gift is one of our complete resources which we will usually charge full price for but is yours absolutely free when you purchase this product. Just our little way of saying thank you to our valued customers. I hope you enjoy it and get use out of it, with my compliments.
Exam Technique for GCSE Computer Science
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Exam Technique for GCSE Computer Science

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Complete exam technique lesson to help GCSE computer science students boost their grades. Do you feel your students know their computer science theory but are worried they still need a little extra help on understanding how to answer the exam questions to get the highest marks possible? Fear not, help is at hand. This stand-alone lesson introduces your pupils to common exam terminology so they feel more prepared in understand exactly what type of answers the questions require to get the top marks available. It gives them plenty or practice in answering a variety of questions including a min exam paper you can set as a homework task or during a second lesson. Buy this resource now and give your students the opportunity of gaining a few more valuable points. This can mean the difference between getting the grades they need or possibly missing out just because they didn’t know how to answer one particular type of question. What is included? This complete lesson includes : a 29-slide PowerPoint presentation (editable) 1-page PDF teacher’s lesson plan (not-editable) 1-page PDF algorithms question handout (not-editable) 2-page PDF mini exam paper (not-editable) . Please note: This lesson was created specifically for the OCR GCSE Computer Science (J277) and AQA GCSE Computer Science (8525) exams and will help your pupils feel more prepared for their exams. How can it be used? The exam preparation PowerPoint presentation is best used during your computer science exam revision lessons. Use the PowerPoint presentation along with the class working through all the exam practice activities together. You can either set the mini exam paper as a homework task and mark it together the next lesson or even let them mark it themselves. Alternatively set the mini exam paper during a second dedicated lesson and mark it together in class. What are you waiting for? Grab your copy of this invaluable lesson now and give your pupils the boost they need to get a few extra marks in their computer science exams. FREE BONUS PRODUCT INCLUDED As a special thank you for purchasing this product I am pleased to be able to also include a surprise FREE bonus gift. This gift is one of our complete resources which we will usually charge full price for but is yours absolutely free when you purchase this product. Just our little way of saying thank you to our valued customers. I hope you enjoy it and get use out of it, with my compliments. Looking for computer science revision material? Check out these fabulous self-study workbooks that completely cover the exam specifications: Complete set of OCR Revision Workbooks Complete set of AQA Revision Workbooks
Network Protocols TCP/IP Lesson
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Network Protocols TCP/IP Lesson

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The TCP/IP 4-layer model is an important part of the computer science curriculum your pupils must understand. It often comes up in the exam in one form or another so your students need to fully grasp it. This lesson completely covers both the OCR GCSE Computer Science (J277) and AQA GCSE Computer Science (8520) specifications helping your students learn the TCP/IP 4 layer model. Why waste your precious time slaving over creating your own lesson when it has all been done for you for the price of a coffee in Starbucks? Grab this ready to use, no prep lesson now to save time and take control of your workload. What does it cover? This lesson teaches pupils about: IP addresses MAC addresses Packet Switching TCP/IP 4-layer model The HTTP protocol The HTTPS protocol The FTP protocol The POP protocol The IMAP protocol The SMTP protocol The Ethernet protocol . What is included? You’ll get… An attractive dyslexia friendly PowerPoint presentation that includes differentiated lesson objectives, a video and lots of tasks and questions. 3 differentiated exam style questions A comprehensive 3-page teacher’s lesson plan including all the answers. . Are you really going to spend a couple of hours of your time creating something similar when you can spend that time doing something far more fun and interesting? Grab your copy of this network protocols TCP/IP complete lesson now and take control of your workload. FREE BONUS PRODUCT INCLUDED As a special thank you for purchasing this product I am pleased to be able to also include a surprise FREE bonus gift. This gift is one of our complete resources which we will usually charge full price for but is yours absolutely free when you purchase this product. Just our little way of saying thank you to our valued customers. I hope you enjoy it and get use out of it, with my compliments. Check out these other useful lesson resources from Nichola Wilkin (nwilkin): What is the internet? Network Topologies Wireless Networks
Python Programming Lesson Bundle
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Python Programming Lesson Bundle

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Take a giant step towards regaining control over your workload and teach Python programming with confidence. These ready to use Python lessons will save you hours of planning by providing you with comprehensive, engaging content you can use in your classes with next to no preparation. This bundle provides attractive dyslexia-friendly PowerPoint presentations, videos to teach key skills and plenty of opportunities for students to practise their Python programming skills. You will also get easy to follow teacher’s guides including ALL THE ANSWERS! These 20 lessons are suitable for teaching pupils about the joys of Python programming, from the very basics to confidently writing and using subprograms and writing to and reading from external files. It even includes a fun interactive computational thinking escape room game to introduce them to the problem-solving skills involved in Python programming. It uses a proven scaffolding technique that empowers pupils to make progress and gain confidence in their programming skills. Lessons: Getting Started with Input and Output statements If Statements More Advanced If Statements For and While Loops Strings and Numbers Random Values Drawing with the Turtle Creating Robust Programs Good Programming Habits Writing and Using Lists Writing and Using 2D Lists Using Subprograms Recapping Programming Constructs Recapping Subprograms Recapping Lists and 2D lists Recapping Good Programming Practice Using External Text Files Creating SQL Databases using DB Browser Interrogating SQL database using Python Using Structure Diagrams to Plan Larger Programs The lessons are suitable for newly qualified teachers, non-specialist teachers and experienced computer science teachers who are looking to add a sprinkle of zesty brilliance to their lessons.
Christmas Computing Quiz – Year 11
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Christmas Computing Quiz – Year 11

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Are you ready for an exhilarating and festive end of term Christmas activity? Look no further than our electrifying Christmas Computing Quiz, tailor-made for your Year 11 computer science students! Prepare to be dazzled with a captivating fusion of computing challenges specially crafted for Year 11, seamlessly intertwined with a medley of delightful and interactive Christmas activities that will leave both your SLT and your year 11 computer science pupils in high spirits as the term concludes. Students complete a number of computing and fun festive questions and activities using a multitude of formats. Along the way they collect numbers which will be used unlock a door and release Santa from the Krampus’ Prison and save Christmas! HOW DOES THE CHRISTMAS COMPUTING QUIZ WORK? Once you’ve purchased the resource you get a PDF which contains a link. Share the provided link with your students and watch as it whisks them away to an enchanting digital realm filled with engaging questions and intriguing tasks. Your year 11 computer science students can embark on this journey of knowledge and fun on their own, or, for an added dose of excitement, encourage pairs of students to team up and tackle the quiz together. The joy multiplies as collaboration ignites their enthusiasm. And the best part? The quiz is a self-guided adventure. As your students conquer each challenge, the next one automatically beckons, providing you with invaluable time to support those in need or attend to the myriad of other holiday season tasks tugging at your attention. Fear not, for we’ve thought of everything. All the answers are readily available in the comprehensive teacher’s guide, ensuring you can rescue any students who find themselves in a puzzling predicament. This captivating experience is designed to last around 60 minutes but you may wish to provide an additional activity in case you have any particularly speedy early finishers. WHAT IS INCLUDED? You get a single PDF file which contains the link to the activity and the answers to the quiz. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity! Grab your copy of the Year 11 Christmas Computing Quiz – a timeless gem that you can deploy year after year with a new wave of Year 11 computer science students. Let the festivities begin! COMPUTING TOPICS INCLUDE: Python programming Hardware and software Data representation Searching and sorting algorithms . Click here to check out this amazing bundle to get all 5 Key Stage 3 Computing and GCSE Computer Science quizzes at a knock down price. IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to run the quizzes there are a few activities which require links to external websites. Here are the external sites that you will need to have unblocked on your school network. view . genial . ly jigsawexplorer . com
Vector Graphics Escape Room
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Vector Graphics Escape Room

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This escape room is a wonderful no-prep lesson your students will love, to enhance their learning about creating and understanding vector graphics. Created for year 8 students this escape room combines quizzes, puzzles and sound to test their understanding of important concepts in the vector graphics unit. Absolutely no preparation, no printing and no specialist knowledge required by the teacher. This lesson makes an ideal activity to use as: part of a cover lesson, an end of term activity or a fun homework task. A fun, educational escape room game, this is sure to be a memorable activity your students will adore. HOW DOES IT WORK? This is an activity for part of a lesson and will take approximately 35 to 45 minutes to complete. Ideally, students would need headphones to make the most out of this activity, but it can be run without if necessary. Simply give the students the link to the online site (no sign up required) and away they go. Students can work individually or, if you prefer, they can work through this activity in pairs using computers located side by side. The teacher doesn’t need to do anything other than give the students the link to this online activity. All the puzzles and quizzes are self-contained with students getting feedback automatically on their progress. PLEASE NOTE: Students will need internet access in order to play this escape room game. HOW LONG DOES THE ACTIVITY LAST? It takes approximately 35 to 45 minutes to work through all the escape room challenges and makes an ideal end of unit activity to recap the skills they have learned in the unit. Alternatively, set the pupils the escape room as a fun homework task that requires no marking. Simply ask the students to send you a screenshot of the final screen to show they have completed the activity. WHAT IS INCLUDED? When you purchase this activity, you get a PDF document that contains a link to the online escape room. It also includes the answers so you can help pupils who may get into difficulty. What are you waiting for? Grab your copy of this exciting and educational escape room today to help them recap the skills they have learned with vector images. FREE BONUS PRODUCT INCLUDED As a special thank you for purchasing this product I am pleased to be able to also include a surprise FREE bonus gift. This gift is one of my complete resources for which I usually charge full price but is yours absolutely free when you purchase this product. Just my little way of saying thank you to my valued customers. I hope you enjoy it and get use out of it, with my compliments. CLICK HERE TO SEE MY VECTOR IMAGES WORKSHEETS
End of summer term computer science quiz for 2019
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End of summer term computer science quiz for 2019

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A great, new quiz from Nichola Wilkin Ltd. As has become a bit of a tradition, my quizzes are used by thousands of schools every year to give pupils a fun final lesson before they break up for summer. This whole class quiz is ideally suited to keep your students engaged and settled for the final lesson of the summer term. Suitable for key stage 3 and GCSE classes. The quiz includes computer science elements as well as other fun, summer related questions getting them into the summer holiday spirit. Each round includes 5 questions and after each round the teams swap their answer sheets to mark them (all answers are provided within the presentation) allowing the quiz to easily be cut shorter if you need to. The 9 rounds this year include: Computer anagrams Summer objects Programming Films Computer hardware Logic questions Identify the character Multiple choice computer science questions, and of course Song lyrics Have a fantastic summer! You may also like these other great end of term activities I have produced: End of Term Computer Science Murder Mystery Revision End of year Computing Summer Quiz 2018 End of year Computing Summer Quiz 2017 End of year Computing Summer Quiz 2016
ESafety Quiz
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An interactive quiz for the whole class through an IWB, which can be used as a starter or plenary. Covers cyber bullying, using social media responsibly, copying information from the internet and avoiding infecting your PC with viruses.
Python If Statements Lesson
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Python If Statements Lesson

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This complete lesson introduces pupils about basic if statements and if…else statements in Python. Download this ready to use lesson now and become more confident in teaching programming to your pupils. This ready to use lesson is suitable for Key Stage 3 and GCSE computer science pupils. Download this no-prep lesson now to help you take control of your workload. This wonderful, time-saving teaching resource includes an attractive dyslexia friendly PowerPoint presentation that includes differentiated lesson objectives, videos to teach key skills, created in authentic English by an experienced computer science teacher and lots of practical programming practice. It also includes a comprehensive teacher’s lesson plan including all the answers. This ready-to-use lesson is perfect for non-specialist teachers, newly qualified teachers and teachers who are teaching Python for the first time. Please note: This lesson does not teach pupils about nested if statements or elif statements as that is covered in another lesson, which can be found here. Duration: 1 lesson This lesson teaches pupils about: Logical operators Basic if statements If…else statements Flow diagrams . What are you waiting for? Take action straight away and grab your copy of this wonderful lesson today that will keep your pupils engaged and making progress and save you preparation time. FREE BONUS PRODUCT INCLUDED As a special thank you for purchasing this product I am pleased to be able to also include a surprise FREE bonus gift. This gift is one of our complete resources which we will usually charge full price for but is yours absolutely free when you purchase this product. Just our little way of saying thank you to our valued customers. I hope you enjoy it and get use out of it, with my compliments. Click Here To See More Of My Great Python Lessons
Logic Gates and Truth Tables Worksheet Pack
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Logic Gates and Truth Tables Worksheet Pack

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Do you want some ready to use worksheets that will help reinforce your logic gates and truth table lessons? Here you go… 12 ready to use PDF worksheets that you can use straight away. You don’t need to spend hours drawing your own logic circuits for worksheets, it’s all done for you – and you also get all the answers. These logic circuits use the correct exam board specified logic gate symbols and will help your pupils become familiar with the logic gates and notation they will need to learn for their exams. There is a variety of different styles of activities to keep your pupils engaged while embedding key skills. Grab your copy today and you can use them immediately with no additional preparation. WHAT IS INCLUDED? 12 PDF worksheets and a comprehensive teacher’s guide that includes all the answers to make your life easier. They can be used in sequence or you can mix and match them as you need them. These worksheets use AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR and XOR logic gates and notation (see preview images for examples of the exact notation that it used). Pupils will learn how to fill in truth tables, identify logic gates, draw logic circuits and solve logic circuits (entering 1 or 0 depending on the logic gate). The teacher’s guide describes how each worksheet can be used, the skills it helps pupils develop as well as giving you all the answers. HOW CAN I USE THEM? These attractive logic gate and truth table worksheets can be used in the classroom, for summative assessment, for homework tasks or as a revision aid when revisiting the topic. They are ideal for GCSE computer science pupils. You can print the worksheets out and ask the pupils to fill them in by hand, however 7 of the worksheets are also interactive and can be filled in on-screen saving on printing costs. The only ones that are not interactive are ones that require pupils to draw their own logic circuits and so printing them and filling in by hand is the easier option. The worksheets that are included are listed below: 01 Basic Logic Gates – Print or interactive 02 Simple Logic Circuits – Print or interactive 03 Logic Circuits – Print or interactive 04 Drawing Simple Logic Circuits – Print only 05 More Logic Gates – Print or interactive 06 More Logic Circuits – Print or interactive 07 Complex Logic Circuits – Print or interactive 08 Drawing More Logic Circuits – Print only 09 Basic Logic Gates With Notation – Print only 10 More Logic Gates With Notation – Print only 11 Solving Logic Circuits – Print or interactive 12 Creating A Logic Circuit From Notation – Print only . What are you waiting for? Grab these worksheets now and save yourself hours of preparation.
Python Sequences of Data Escape Room
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Python Sequences of Data Escape Room

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This escape room is a wonderful no-prep lesson your students will love, enhancing their learning Python programming with sequences of data. Created for year 9 students, this escape room beautifully complements the “Teach Computing” Python programming with sequences of data unit. It combines quizzes, puzzles and sound to test their understanding of important concepts in the Python programming with sequences of data unit. This escape room follows a fun zombie apocalypse theme which students really enjoy. Absolutely no preparation, no printing and no specialist knowledge required by the teacher. This lesson makes an ideal activity to use as: part of a cover lesson, an end of term activity or a fun homework task. . A fun, educational escape room game this is sure to be a memorable activity your students will adore. Download the preview now to see what is included and how it can work for you. Buy this Python sequences of data escape room now and save yourself hours of preparation. HOW DOES IT WORK? This is an activity for part of a lesson and will take approximately 35 to 45 minutes to complete. Ideally students would need headphones to make the most out of this activity, but it can be run without if necessary. Simply give the students the link to the online site (no sign up required) and away they go. Students can work individually or, if you prefer, they can work through this activity in pairs using computers located side by side. The teacher doesn’t need to do anything other than give students the link to this online activity. All the puzzles and quizzes are self-contained with students getting feedback automatically on their progress. PLEASE NOTE: Students will need internet access in order to play this escape room game. HOW LONG DOES THE ACTIVITY LAST? It takes approximately 35 to 45 minutes to work through all the escape room challenges and makes an ideal end of unit activity to recap the skills they have learnt in the unit. Alternatively set the pupils the escape room as a fun homework task that requires no marking. Simply ask the students to send you a screenshot of the final screen to show they have completed the activity. WHAT IS INCLUDED? When you purchase this activity, you get a PDF document that contains a link to the online escape room. It also includes the answers so you can help pupils who may get into difficulty. What are you waiting for? Grab your copy of this exciting and educational escape room today to help them recap the skills they have learnt about Python iteration and lists. CLICK HERE TO SEE MY PYTHON SEQUENCES OF DATA WORKSHEETS
Binary Worksheets
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Binary Worksheets

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Here are 11 worksheets available for immediate use, requiring no preparation. They cover binary, denary, hexadecimal and binary addition, making them a valuable addition to your teaching resources. Each worksheet includes a separate answer sheet. These worksheets can be printed or completed on-screen as PDF files with editable sections for students to enter their answers. The worksheets serve multiple purposes, including grab-and-go activities, homework tasks and cover worksheets. They are suitable for computer science teachers, non-specialists and new teachers. The 11 included PDF worksheets are as follows: Binary practise: This worksheet features 16 binary numbers to convert into decimal values. It includes placement value headings to aid students in learning binary to decimal conversion. Binary to decimal: This worksheet presents 5 challenges similar to the previous one, along with an additional 5 problems without bit placement headings. It also includes an extension activity that encourages students to contemplate the use of robots in different scenarios, making it an ideal homework task. More binary practice: This worksheet provides 16 additional binary numbers to convert into decimal, omitting the bit value headings. Binary square: This activity serves as a recap or starter exercise, where students input 0 or 1 in squares to form decimal values in rows or columns. Decimal to Binary PRINT ONLY: This worksheet requires students to convert 3 decimal numbers into their binary equivalents. It can only be completed offline, as students use blank spaces to record their workings. Binary to decimal to hexadecimal: This engaging worksheet prompts students to convert from binary to decimal and vice versa. It concludes with an exercise where students use a website to convert binary and decimal numbers to hexadecimal. It is suitable as homework before introducing hexadecimal in the next lesson. Binary to hex: An introductory activity where students complete a conversion table to convert 4-bit binary numbers to hex. They then apply this table to convert longer binary numbers into hex. Hex words: A fun activity where students convert binary numbers into hex to spell out short words. Binary to hex and addition: This versatile worksheet serves as an ideal homework task, allowing students to recap converting binary and decimal to hex, as well as binary addition. Adding with binary: This worksheet provides 6 problems for students to add 2 binary numbers, along with 2 extension challenges involving the addition of 3 binary numbers. It is well-suited for in-class activities. Answer sheets are included for each worksheet, enabling self-marking or teacher reference. These 11 worksheets will quickly become essential resources in your teaching toolkit. If you’re looking for more worksheets, you can find them by clicking here. Purchase now to enhance your lessons instantly and save valuable preparation time.
Computer Science Murder Mystery Activity
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Computer Science Murder Mystery Activity

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Looking for a different style of GCSE computer science revision lesson? Want a fun, interactive, team-based challenge for the end of term for your KS3 computing classes? This activity is just what you are looking for. Easily adapted to be used for KS3 and GCSE classes, this computer science murder mystery will have your pupils answering computer science related questions in order to interview suspects and solve the case. This activity includes everything you need to run this exciting and immersive game which is sure to have your classes working together as they race to beat the other teams in identifying the murderer and the murder weapon used. With minimal setting up, this game makes that last lesson of term, or the last lesson with your GCSE classes before they start their exams, an enjoyable and memorable experience. ALL THIS IS FOR FREE! Includes: Clear teacher notes telling you how to prepare and run the activity An introduction PowerPoint presentation, to set the mood and tell the students what they need to do An interactive PowerPoint presentation, the teams use to solve the case A variety of handouts that are used through the game