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Is the grass always greener

This article discusses using mini battery powered computers to sense, and report back environmental data across a wide area in the Lake District. It talks about some of the ways in which this type of robotThis article discusses using mini battery powered computers to sense, and report...

Coded simulation of Bubble Sort

This presentation guides students through an explanation & coded simulation of Bubble Sort. Students can add to this later by adding another option for Merge Sort with the potential to then measure the time taken for each algorithm to form a basis to compare the time complexity of the two. A copy of the...

Flowcharts and Pseudocode

An introductory lesson, linking ideas from flowcharts to the use of pseudocode. The presentation may need some editing to remove school specific information. It contains a link to the "Friendship Algorithm" sequence from Big Bang Theory and a link to the description section for Algorithms and Pseudocode from BBC...

Introduction to Algorithms

This resource details a real-world algorithm which students are unlikely to have encountered previously. The Luhn Algorithm is one method for validating that the long number on a credit/debit card is a valid number (it doesn't check if the card is actually a credit/debit one, just that the number conforms to the...

Introduction to Pseudocode

This activity features detailed instructions for a lesson to introduce the concept of pseudocode, using fairly simple but accessible graphics. The students are required to devise instructions in order to move a cartoon character on a grid including being able to interact with its' environment by picking up bananas...

Network topologies - unplugged activity

A short unplugged activity. This uses string and various other props to enable students to simulate the various network topologies required for GCSE Computing. The activities lead naturally into discussions around protocols, data collisions and reliability. A large open area may be required depending on the size...

Raspberry Pi Networking

This resource details an activity where students set up their own network of Raspberry Pis in a classroom, using another machine as their server. As with all of these sorts of activities, it is highly recommended to work through the whoole activity first, downloading the required software ahead of a lesson and...

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...

Stone Tablets

This resource features a number of links to other resources relevant to the topic of networks, protocols and security. The Stone Tablet activity itself is an unplugged activity where students model how packets are transferred across a network. It also includes the possibility that some packets do not arrive at...

Networks and the Internet

This resource contains 6 presentations on various aspects of Networks and Network Management including

The Internet (DNS servers and IP addresses)

How Networks Communicate (IP addresses and packets)

Types of Network (Network topologies)

Peer-ToPeer vs Client/Server, LAN and WAN)

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