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Relational Databases -Santa's Workshop

A resource aimed at the various GCSE Specifications for Computing. Activities are broken down into 14 stages and will require students to create a Relation Database...

Networks Role Play -Packet Routing

This resource contains some rules for an unplugged networking activity to model how routers and networks deal with transmitting packets of data. The activity is designed for 6 people to act as routers, who apply the routing rules to packets of data. There are 4 end points which send and receive packets according to...

How does your home network work?

This resource contains an unplugged activity to model how home networks work. It builds up to increasingly more complex networks, adding in details such as routers, wifi aceess points and the internet along the way. The lesson plan contains links to the Progression Pathways documentation, and differentiation ideas...

Python Validation

This resource consists of an information sheet detailing various methods for validating user input in Python, these come in the form of a table consisting of some code in one column and an overview of what the corresponding code does. There is an associated zip file with code examples in it and a presentation which...

Types of processor activities

This document contains a number of activities for students to carry out. They develop an instruction set for a fictional processor which forms a thought-provoking introduction to this topic. Encourage them to think about basic mathematical operations and how data values need to be manipulated within the CPU. This...

Data Security

In this resource, the students are asked to look at various aspects of data security. In part this covers cyber security but it also looks at data integrity and ensuring that users data does not become corrupt through various means. There are a variety of activities provided, and all of the necessary resources are...

Raspberry Pi Recipe Card – Operating Systems

This document introduces students to the Linux operating system by allowing them to learn and use a number of shell commands using a Raspberry Pi computer. Activities allow them to gain an understanding of how resources are managed and levels of access controlled.

Drawing a network diagram

This resource contains a presentation to use as the starting point for a lesson on drawing a diagram of the school network. It features alternate slides depending on whether a tour of the school network infrastructure is available or not. There is an example of a computer suite in diagrammatic form and suggestions...

Merlin

Merlin is an Excel add-in developed to enable students to draw statistical diagrams and to perform a number of statistical tests. The add-in was written to support the statistical elements of the biology advanced level curriculum but will also have applications in mathematics and other subjects where statistics are...

Developing professional learning through engagement with research

When teachers are introduced to ideas from research, they seek to make sense of the findings they are presented with by reflecting on their own practice and how they anticipate the research findings may or may not fit with the ways they view teaching, learning and assessment. 

Author: Chris Harrison

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