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I am a teacher of Computer Science with a focus on programming languages, web development, spreadsheets & databases, Adobe Photoshop & Flash and encryption. The primary focus of my shop is to showcase computing resources and assessment tracking tools to support classroom teachers. Additionally, I hope to pursue my personal interests such as History with topics including Papal History, Kings Queens and PM's, Crusaders, The Black Death, American/British History and 20th Century History.

I am a teacher of Computer Science with a focus on programming languages, web development, spreadsheets & databases, Adobe Photoshop & Flash and encryption. The primary focus of my shop is to showcase computing resources and assessment tracking tools to support classroom teachers. Additionally, I hope to pursue my personal interests such as History with topics including Papal History, Kings Queens and PM's, Crusaders, The Black Death, American/British History and 20th Century History.
Performance Tracking Chart
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Performance Tracking Chart

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A useful resource within any department, the Performance Tracking Chart allows you to quickly and easily compare assessment results and it provides an instant visual representation of the data. This resource can be used to track progress and achievement, identifying progress made and areas for development. It can be beneficial for planning and developing lesson plans and schemes of work, highlighting differentiation requirements. This resource has been built using Excel 2010 and will be compatible with both Excel 2010 and 2013. There is an instruction pop-up programmed to appear when the application opens to support new users.
2016 Tutor Group Advent Calendar
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2016 Tutor Group Advent Calendar

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This is a fun and engaging resource designed to be used with your TUTOR GROUP - students take it in turns to enter their name into the PowerPoint application and then find and select the correct advent calendar date. The resource is programmed in VBA and the calendar will respond when clicked with one of FOUR REWARDS - (1) Chocolate (2) Watch a Movie Trailer (3) Play a Game (4) Mystery Prize. If an incorrect date is selected the Advent Calendar has a programmed response, and will allow the user to try again until they find the correct date. For more PowerPoint and Excel resources visit my TES Shop at http://tinyurl.com/hgc5r2c.
Denary to Binary Conversion
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Denary to Binary Conversion

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An excellent teaching resource for ICT / Computing: Number Systems, providing a step-by-step walk though for converting denary (base 10) to binary (base 2) numbers. The application provides two different methods of conversion and allows the user to enter an example number of their choice; the system will then convert their denary value into a binary number, showing the steps taken to do so. The resource has been built using Excel 2010 and will be compatible with both Excel 2010 and 2013. The programming for the application is powered by VBA, the application is self-contained and button controlled. The full version of the application includes an assessment system to test users understanding of the conversion methods and is available for purchase in the TES resources area.
Denary to Binary Conversion Assessment
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Denary to Binary Conversion Assessment

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An excellent teaching resource for ICT / Computing: Number Systems, providing a step-by-step walk though for converting denary (base 10) to binary (base 2) numbers. The application provides two different methods of conversion and allows the user to enter an example number of their choice; the system will then convert their denary value into a binary number, showing the steps taken to do so. This FULL VERSION includes the built in assessment system to test students knowledge of denary to binary conversion. Additionally there is an CERTIFICATE crated automatically at the end of the assessment that can be printed and saved as a record of achievement. Complete details of the application are provided in the attached User Guide document. The resource has been built using Excel 2010 and will be compatible with both Excel 2010 and 2013. The programming for the application is powered by VBA, the application is self-contained and button controlled.
Graphical Results Report
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Graphical Results Report

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Useful for any subject following an end-of-project assessment: enables the user to enter a maximum of 40 students names and their results into the table. When selected the student information is highlighted and the results are graphically displayed on the left of the screen. Additional information is also automatically provided including the average result, class size, the students class ranking as well as the highest and lowest scores. This is an excellent resource for tracking and monitoring students progress in each unit, as well as providing a clear record of progress and development, supporting differentiation when revisiting the topic, aiding the completion of reports and highlighting areas for improvement/revision. This resource has been built using Microsoft Excel 2010 and is compatible with both Excel 2010 and 2013. It uses VBA programming to run the additional features including dynamic selection highlighting and automatic formatting.
Family Fortunes Game
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Family Fortunes Game

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This application is a totally customisable version of my "Family Fortune - Top 20 Inventions" application. The default settings have been kept as the top 20 inventions of all time, however in this version you are able to design and implement your own top 20 list. The design process uses custom built userforms, VBA programming and has undergone user testing to ensure ease of use. Simply select the Designer Mode, enter a Title for your game and then add your top 20 list items. When you are done click on Play and you will be able to play and present "your version" of Family Fortunes.
Binary, Deary and ASCII
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Binary, Deary and ASCII

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This computing (number systems) lesson introduces students to conversion techniques between denary, binary and ASCII characters, supports calculation for binary to denary values and investigates binary addition and subtraction. Slides 9-11 are the ANSWER SHEETS and are hidden from view - recommended that this is saved as a STAFF version, and a separate STUDENT version is made available without the answer section included. The presentation has practice examples throughout, and an INVESTIGATION segment to stretch students abilities - looking into different number systems and how they are used in the real-world. This is an excellent accompaniment to the BINARY TO DENARY CONVERSION ASSESSMENT available for purchase at http://tinyurl.com/hxxc38j
Performance Tracking Chart
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Performance Tracking Chart

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A useful resource within any department, the Performance Tracking Chart allows you to quickly and easily compare assessment results and it provides an instant visual representation of the data. This resource can be used to track progress and achievement, identifying progress made and areas for development. It can be beneficial for planning and developing lesson plans and schemes of work, highlighting differentiation requirements. This resource has been built using Excel 2010 and will be compatible with both Excel 2010 and 2013. There is an instruction pop-up programmed to appear when the application opens to support new users.
Random Name Generator
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Random Name Generator

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This can be used for question & answers segments within starters, as well as throughout the lesson to reinforce learning and establish understanding of the lesson topic. Excel spreadsheet using VBA programming and User Forms providing a customisable interface format, allowing you to type or copy & paste a range of student names (maximum 50) onto the worksheet - then following the on-screen instructions to generate a random name selection.
JavaScript Random Name Generator
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JavaScript Random Name Generator

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JavaScript Random Name Generator This is a handy resource that loads onto your browser on a new tab. To add your names to the generator you will need to right-click and select Open With … either Notepad or Notepad++. Here you will be able to view the JavaScript code and edit. This is a useful resource for selecting a random student from your class as part of a starter or plenary exercise. Alternatively I have used it as a jumping-off task as part of a Computer Programming lesson, where students recreate the resource practicing their logical thinking skills and enhancing their programming knowledge.
Scratch Incremental Development
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Scratch Incremental Development

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Scratch Incremental Development Lesson This PowerPoint resource walks students through creating: Variables Costumes Operators Broadcast Each activity is fully explained and an exemplar code is displayed for each task
Desktop Publishing - Magaizine Task
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Desktop Publishing - Magaizine Task

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Computing - Desktop Publishing (DTP): Magazine Lesson Task AIM: Recreate the magazine cover as accurately as possible in publisher using your DTP skills Images can be taken from the internet All text and shapes must be made using publisher Students should make use of the master page, font styles/colour, shape tools, layering and alignment INCLUDE: 10-15 printed copies for students who struggle to see the board
Using MySQL in Microsoft Access
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Using MySQL in Microsoft Access

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Using MySQL in Microsoft Access This resource includes two worksheets containing nine tasks, a template evidence document for the students to print-screen and explain the work they have done and an excel export of the YouthOrg Access Database. You will need to create a new Access document and import the spreadsheet data in order to use the resource. This is an engaging task that works well as both an independent activity and in small groups. To complete the worksheet tasks and update the evidence document can take between 2-3 lessons.
JavaScript ID Maker
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JavaScript ID Maker

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JavaScript ID Maker This simple program will generate an alphanumeric string that can be used as a password generator, unit code or as a starter task for a Computing lesson. When you load the script you will be prompted to enter the number of characters you would like displayed. When you press enter the random ID is displayed on screen.
PowerPoint Quiz Using VBA
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PowerPoint Quiz Using VBA

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Create an Interactive Quiz using PowerPoint and VBA Included in this download is … Full Lesson Plan Starter Activity Worksheet VBA_Quiz_START which should be made available to students at the beginning of the lesson VBA_Quiz_SlideShow_MACRO is the lesson presentation detailing each step of the Quiz VBA_Quiz_Code_WS is a support worksheet for students who are struggling with the task (full code) VBA_Quiz_FINAL is a completed VBA Quiz with a name request, 3 questions and a results page … Fun and Informative Lesson … I have delivered this lesson multiple times and it is always a popular activity, with students able to choose their own quiz topic and design their own questions. Most of the time this activity has stretched over 2 lessons, allowing students who struggle with coding to catch-up, whilst the more gifted students are able to develop and enhance their quiz.
Creating a VBA User Form
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Creating a VBA User Form

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Learning Objectives: Understand how to control Excel using VBA Be able to update and change the VBA code Test how effective your completed user form is Resource Image Links: TES Resources - VBA Lesson: Excel Spreadsheet TES Resources - VBA Lesson: User Form Interface TES Resources - VBA Lesson: VBA Code How to Use this Resource: Resource Description Differentiation Opportunities: The level of difficulty (1-9) for completing the various tasks are provided in the link below: TES Resources - VBA Lesson: Differentiation
Online Image Editing - Lesson 4
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Online Image Editing - Lesson 4

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OIE - Lesson 4: Using the DRAWING tool to create an Olympic Rings Poster Lesson 4 of 6 - Students will use the drawing tool as well as skills practiced in previous lessons to create an Olympic Rings poster. Emphasis should be placed on managing files & folders as well as using consistent naming procedures - in all examples provided, snake-case is used. Peer discussion and support via email from both peer & teacher is encouraged to allow students to continue with their work outside of the classroom, further developing the images.
Online Image Editing - Lesson 3
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Online Image Editing - Lesson 3

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OIE - Lesson 3: Using LAYERS, CUTOUT and ADJUSTMENTS to create a contrasting image Lesson 3 of 6 - Students will use images sourced from the web (or their own if available); manipulating the image using layers, cutouts and adjustments to create a contrasting image. In this instance a contrasting image involves joining a black & white version of an image with a color element of the image shown - similar to the masking feature in Photoshop. Emphasis should be placed on managing files & folders as well as using consistent naming procedures - in all examples provided, snake-case is used. Peer discussion and support via email from both peer & teacher is encouraged to allow students to continue with their work outside of the classroom, further developing the images.
Online Image Editing - Lesson 1
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Online Image Editing - Lesson 1

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OIE - Lesson 1: Using CUTOUTS and ADJUSTMENTS to create a COMPOSITE IMAGE Lesson 1 of 6 - Students will aim to create a simple composite image and then use cutouts and adjustments to manipulate the image. Emphasis should be placed on managing files & folders as well as using consistent naming procedures - in all examples provided, snake-case is used. Peer discussion and support via email from both peer & teacher is encouraged to allow students to continue with their work outside of the classroom, further developing the images.
Online Image Editing - Lesson 2
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Online Image Editing - Lesson 2

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OIE - Lesson 2: Applying TEXT EDITING to create a BANNER Lesson 2 of 6 - Students will make use of different software to create a digital banner for a social media profile. Emphasis should be placed on managing files & folders as well as using consistent naming procedures - in all examples provided, snake-case is used. Peer discussion and support via email from both peer & teacher is encouraged to allow students to continue with their work outside of the classroom, further developing the images.