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An experienced writer of Computing/ICT resources (and two text books) my free products have been downloaded over a million times all over the world.<br> Following years of regular 5 star ratings and very positive feedback I made the decision to start writing commercially. My commercial resources continue to be praised for their professional look and imaginative content. Please download and enjoy! Greg (Computing Science teacher for 21 years and counting)

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An experienced writer of Computing/ICT resources (and two text books) my free products have been downloaded over a million times all over the world.<br> Following years of regular 5 star ratings and very positive feedback I made the decision to start writing commercially. My commercial resources continue to be praised for their professional look and imaginative content. Please download and enjoy! Greg (Computing Science teacher for 21 years and counting)
Website Analysis and Design
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Website Analysis and Design

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This 16 page booklet is the first of three written to cover the process of creating a website from analysis to coding to final evaluation. Booklet 1 (analysis and design) covers: client - developer discussions requirements (user and functional) wireframe designs form designs website structure diagrams (navigation) prototypes 5 tasks have been written to accompany the booklet. These come with marking instructions and may be used in class, as homework exercises or even as assessments. Booklet 2 (implementation examples and task) covering HTML5, CSS and JavaScript coding is also available.
Web Development Homework/Assessment Question 1
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Web Development Homework/Assessment Question 1

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Written to provide appropriate written homework for classes involved in the practical activity of website design and implementation this 14 mark homework covers: Design: Consistency, Readability and Navigation Purpose of Javascript Use of Body and Image tags External Hyperlinks Domain Names Properties of png and gif Standard File Types Testing (links and layout) Worked very well in class as both a homework and revision task.
Data Representation & Computer Architecture
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Data Representation & Computer Architecture

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This unit covers Data Representation & Computer Architecture for N4 é N5. It covers: Binary Units Bin to Den and Den to Bin conversion ASCII Bit-Map Storage and Calculations of File Size Vector Graphic Storage Machine Code Computer Architecture (memory, processor components, buses, addressibility) é Interfaces Three calculation sheets accompany the unit. For access to all the files send me a message with your e-mail address and I’ll register you for the Dropbox they’re stored in. Please leave feedback. G Reid
Networks, Security, Legality and the Environment
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Networks, Security, Legality and the Environment

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This theory unit was written by my colleague Arthur Kerr and edited by myselfIt was written for the Scottish National 4/5 Computing course but could easily be used with other exam systems. It covers: - Networking - Security - Legality - Environment Please leave feedback
Computer Hardware - Building a Computer
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Computer Hardware - Building a Computer

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This unit was written to improve pupils understanding of the hardware and software components which are required to build a computer system. By learning how to understand specifications pupils should be able to make informed choices when they choose components. Geeky but great fun and engaging. The unit covers the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, Es & Os 3-08c and 4-08d. Have fun Greg P.S. Please leave feedback.
An Introduction to Database Design & Creation
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An Introduction to Database Design & Creation

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This detailed database resource is an excellent introduction for students learning database theory and practical work. The resource focuses of improving problem solving skills, encouraging students to consider field design, validation, searching and sorting. The final few pages introduce relational databases. This self-contained resource contains: - Workbook (34 pages) - Task Sheets (6 task sheets to complete) - Marking Schemes (9 answer sheets) Teaching time (~20 hours) This is a fun unit which has received very positive feedback. “Wonderful resource” “Fantastic” “A great introduction to databases” All graphics have been purchased and are licensed for use and distribution is this resource. (Note that TES does not allow database files to be uploaded. For a copy of the two database files please email me at gregreid935@btinternet.com)
Creating Fun Apps with MIT App Inventor 2
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Creating Fun Apps with MIT App Inventor 2

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App Inventor was developed by MIT to teach students programming in a fun context that every modern student understands, mobile phones! My students love this unit. It allows them to move at their own pace, be creative and solve problems. For many of them it is their first introduction to the world of programming. I first created this resource in 2012 years ago but have recently updated it for App Inventor 2. The original free version was downloaded over 30,000 times with consistently exceptional feedback so I have written this new version as a commercial product. The unit contains: 8 pdf copies of the workbooks Teaching notes Pupil files required for each workbook An app design sheet The unit will last for between 20 and 30 hours. Have fun!! snegreid (The Android Robot, screenshots and images from App Inventor for Android are created and shared by Google and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License located at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/.)
Database Revision/Homework Question 1
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Database Revision/Homework Question 1

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A 25 mark database homework/revision question covering: Field Types Input Validation Primary and Foreign keys Reasons for Using Relational Database Searching Sorting Written for the Scottish National 5 course but valid for all introductory Database units. My students found this very useful. Question 1 of 6.
Database Revision/Homework Question 3
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Database Revision/Homework Question 3

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An 11 mark database homework/revision question covering: Field Types Input Validation (including Restricted Choice) Primary and Foreign keys Modification Errors Sorting on Two Fields Written for the Scottish National 5 course but valid for all introductory Database units. My students found this very useful. Question 3 of 6.
Python and PyGame Teacher Tutorial
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Python and PyGame Teacher Tutorial

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Many students these days wish to games programmers. Pygame is a fabulous addition to the programming language Python used to write professional looking computer games. This tutorial was originally written as part of a training day I led for staff interested in using Pygame as part of their teaching or as part of a games programming club. The training day was very well received so I have adapted the materials to allow self tuition by staff. If you have an interest in Python programming you'll love this extension to your own skills and knowledge. Although written for staff, pupils could easily follow the tutorial themselves. The knowledge acquired in this tutorial would allow you to deliver my PyGame student course: https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/games-programming-using-pygame-project-1-balloon-burst-11310169 https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/games-programming-using-pygame-project-2-tile-match-11310173 I love teaching with PyGame. Have fun!
Database Revision/Homework Question 4
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Database Revision/Homework Question 4

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A 14 mark database homework/revision question covering: Entity Relationship Diagrams Data Dictionaries Compound and Surrogate keys Use of Forms and Reports Note that two versions of the question have been uploaded. One contains a simple ERD (entities and relationship) and the other contains a more complex ERD (also including attributes) Written for the Scottish Higher course but valid for all intermediate level Database units. My students found this very useful. Question 4 of 6.
Programming Homework/Assessment Practise Questions (Set 7)
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Programming Homework/Assessment Practise Questions (Set 7)

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These exercises were written to solve that familiar problem of; “what homework do I give during practical lessons like programming?”. In this series of questions students are asked to consider small programming problems and design solutions using pseudocode or a programming language of their choice. Homework 7 of 10 includes questions on: - Functions - Procedures - Parameter Passing - Reading Data From a Text File - Algorithm – Linear Search - Array of Records Three marking schemes give answers in: 1. Pseudocode 2. Python 3. Visual Basic Python and Visual Basic Solutions are also supplied to use when demonstrating/discussing solutions. My students found this a very helpful aid to their understanding of program structures and problem solving. Questions 1-5 are available to purchase as a bundle.
Sound Editing Using Audacity
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Sound Editing Using Audacity

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Previously downloaded over 13,000 times, these four worksheets are an excellent introduction to Audacity. Audacity is a free program used to edit sounds for use as: ring tones, sound effects, backing tracks or spoken text. Each worksheet is very visual, providing a clear set of instruction on how to import, cut, mix and add effects to sound files. Some copyright free sounds are supplied for use with the unit of work. This resource was previously rated 4.9 from 20 ratings. Comments are shown below: &quot;Brilliant set of materials, great design, so useful. Excellent, thank you.&quot; &quot;How good does it feel when you find the PERFECT resource for what you want to do?! I'm doing Entry Pathway ICT with SEN pupils, we're going to make podcasts, but first I need to teach them how to use Audacity. This is wonderful, thanks&quot; (Greg Reid has written two Computing text books for the Scottish education system. His resources are used in thousands of schools all over the world.)
How to Create a Great Looking PowerPoint
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How to Create a Great Looking PowerPoint

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(Greg Reid has written two Computing text books for the Scottish education system. His resources are used in thousands of schools.) Previously selected by TES to appear on their Twitter feed, this resource was created to help younger students understand the basics of good PowerPoint design. It covers the correct use of colour themes, text content and animation, often indicating that less is more. The resource may also be used as a poster when printed in A3. This resource was previously rated 5 out of 5 and included comments such as: Brilliant well done. Often the children are tempted to add every possible text, colour, image and animation possible. This guide helps to show them how to keep their presentation looking snazzy without looking a mess! Thank you! This is an excellent resource has been selected to feature on the @TESPrimary twitter feed over the next week. Thank you so much for sharing, you are helping to inspire teachers and students all over the world!
An Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets
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An Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets

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(Hi there. I am an experienced writer of resources whose resources are always designed to be engaging and exciting. As a result they are used all over the world.) This detailed database resource is an excellent introduction for students learning database theory and practical work. The resource focuses of improving problem solving skills, encouraging students to consider field design, validation, searching, sorting and relational databases. This self-contained resource contains: - Workbook (34 pages)&lt; - Task Sheets (6 task sheets to complete) - Marking Schemes (9 answer sheets) TES does not allow uploads of .css files. Please email me (gregreid935@btinternet.com) for a copy of the required files. This is a fun unit which has received very positive feedback. “Wonderful resource” “Fantastic” “A great introduction to databases” The graphics used throughout the unit have been purchased and are licensed for use and distribution.
Scratch Programming - Computational Thinking Homework 2
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Scratch Programming - Computational Thinking Homework 2

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Computational Thinking (learning to think in a logical/problem solving way) is the buzz word in the teaching of programming. By teaching students to predict the outcome of small pieces of code they naturally become better at building their own programs. Although this homework uses Scratch program code, the code is simply a vehicle to ask the questions and the homework may be used with students who have never seen Scratch. Permission has been granted by the Scratch team to uses images of Scratch code. Have fun. My students loved these! Previously downloaded 30,000 times on a few websites comments have included: &quot;Thanks, these look like really good examples and introduce code in a fun and engaging way.&quot; &quot;Very useful. I'll use for a Maths class as well.&quot; &quot;Great examples to understand code. Thank you for sharing it.&quot;
Programming Homework/Assessment Practise Questions Bundle (Qs 1-5)
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Programming Homework/Assessment Practise Questions Bundle (Qs 1-5)

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These exercises were written to solve that familiar problem of; “what homework do I give during practical lessons like programming?”. In this series of questions students are asked to consider small programming problems and design solutions using pseudocode or a programming language of their choice. Homeworks 1 to 5 includes questions on: - Input - Output - Conditional (if) Statements - Conditional Loops - Fixed Loops - Arrays - Calculations,(Len Function, Int Function & Power) Additional theory questions cover: - Input Validation - Test Data - Reasons for Input Validation - Reasons for Variable Use - Logic Problems with the Design. Marking schemes give answers in: 1. Pseudocode and Python 2. Pseudocode and Visual Basic My students found these a very helpful aid to their understanding of program structures and problem solving.
Intermediate Computer Drawing using Serif DrawPlus
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Intermediate Computer Drawing using Serif DrawPlus

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(Greg Reid has written two Computing text books for the Scottish education system. His resources are used in thousands of schools all over the world.) Five intermediate level worksheets that teach the specialist skills of computer drawing using shapes (known as vectors). These colourful, professional resources cover cutting shapes in two, adding effects like transparency, shadows or filters and how to add clip art from Serif's built in gallery. Worksheet II introduces students to nodes, allowing them to potentially create as complicated a shape or drawing as they wish. Previously these resources had an average rating of 5. Previous comments are shown below: &quot;Thank you for sharing these fab resources!&quot; &quot;Just what I needed to introduce Serif Drawplus to my students, thank you!&quot; &quot;Great resource, thank you :)&quot; &quot;Fantastic resource - thank you so much for sharing!&quot; Basic and Advanced worksheets are also available.
Basic Computer Drawing using Serif DrawPlus
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Basic Computer Drawing using Serif DrawPlus

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(Hi there. I am an experienced writer of resources who has written two Computing text books for the Scottish education system. My resources are always designed to be engaging and exciting. As a result they are used in thousands of schools all over the world.) Six worksheets that teach the basics of computer drawing using shapes (known as vectors). The worksheets cover creating shapes, adding colour, adding text, using brush strokes, grouping and layering. These colourful, professional resources have already been downloaded thousands of times receiving an average rating of 5 out of 5. Previous comments for these worksheets are shown below: Thank you for sharing these fab resources! Thanks for sharing - these are ideal! :) Just what I needed to introduce Serif Drawplus to my students, thank you! Great resource, thank you :) Fantastic resource - thank you so much for sharing! Intermediate and Advanced worksheets are also available.
MIT App Inventor – 3 Completed App Examples
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MIT App Inventor – 3 Completed App Examples

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(My resources are used in thousands of schools all over the world. I hope you enjoy this one.) At the end of my App Inventor unit I asked my students to create a phone app of their own. While most coped well others required a bit more help. These three worksheets provide worked examples to be used for inspiration. The worksheets may also be used by staff who wish to see working examples of apps as part of their own learning. Screenshots and images from App Inventor for Android are created and shared by Google and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License located at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0 Have fun. My students loved these! Previously downloaded 40,000 times on a few websites comments have included: “Brilliant resources! Thank you for sharing.” “Would love to introduce this into my school ICT curriculum.” “Fantastic resource.