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What's New - June 2010

30/06/10

Added an 'on target?' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on test plans, test data and testing

Added a 'penalty shootout' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on test plans, test data and testing

Added a 'walk the plank' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on test plans, test data and testing

Added a 'grade or no grade' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3on test plans, test data and testing

Added an 'en garde' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on test plans, test data and testing

Added a 'hoopshot' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on test plans, test data and testing

Added a 'fling the teacher' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on test plans, test data and testing

 

29/06/10

Added a new theory mini-website for OCR A2ICT, module 3.3.1 on testing, test data and test plans

Added an 'on target?' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on prototyping and RAD

Added a 'penalty shootout' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on prototyping and RAD

Added a 'walk the plank' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on prototyping and RAD

Added a 'grade or no grade' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3on prototyping and RAD

Added an 'en garde' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on prototyping and RAD

Added a 'hoopshot' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on prototyping and RAD

 

28/06/10

Added a complete six week SoW for KS3, Scratch. Includes SoW overview, lesson plans (in ppt format), worksheets, tutorials, assessment material and supporting resources. Kindly contributed by Laurence James.

Added a step-by-step guide to creating a Pacman game using Scratch. This work is adapted and extended on from the original work of Anthony Orm. Kindly contributed by Mr Dougall from Stanground College

Added link to a health and safety video in the video clips section

 

27/06/10

Added a new theory mini-website for OCR A2 Computing, module 3.3.5, data strucutres > searching, merging and sorting

26/06/10

Added a new task to the 'one off lessons' section, graphics area, called 'impressionist images'. Video tutorial instructions and image are provided (subscription only)

 

25/06/10

Added a theory mini-website for OCR A2 ICT, module 3.1.3 on prototyping and rapid application development

Added a case study task to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on prototyping and rapid application development called 'Apple issues advice to avoid iPhone flaw' (subscription only)

 

24/06/10

Added a new task to the 'one off lessons' area in the 'miscellaneous' section called 'Football Timeline' (subscription only)

Added a new text effect tutorial to the 'one off lessons' area, graphics section, text effects, called 'glassy text' (subscription only)

Added link to video news story, 'football's rejection of goal-line tech'

 

23/06/10

Added a new task to the 'one off lessons' area in the 'miscellaneous' section called 'Room 101' (subscription only)

Added an alternative task to the year 9 Cryptography project, lesson 4, SSL cryptography task.

Added a news case study task to marketing and ICT called 'California weighs 'digital adverts' on number plates' (subscription only)

 

22/06/10

Added a new section in the 'teacher' area detailing the recently published draft guidelines for ICT subject specific Ofsted inspections.

Added a new section to the 'programming' area on HTML. Added an 8 page guide to teach students basic HTML tags.

Added a page to the 'programming' area on HTML listing basic HTML tags

Added a 9 page step-by-step introduction guide to help students learn to use Photoshop (one off lessons section) (subscription only)

 

21/06/10

Added a theory mini-website for OCR A2 ICT, module 3.1.3 on investigation methods for the SLC

Added an 'on target?' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on the SLC Investigation Methods

Added a 'penalty shootout' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on the SLC Investigation Methods

Added a 'walk the plank' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on the SLC Investigation Methods

Added a 'grade or no grade' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on the SLC Investigation Methods

Added an 'en garde' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on the SLC Investigation Methods

Added a 'hoopshot' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on the SLC Investigation Methods

Added an 'half a minute' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on the SLC Investigation Methods

 

20/06/10

Added a new section to the site which will contain resources to support the teaching and learning of programming.

Added a comprehensive set of resources for a programming language called, 'Greenfoot'. All resources created by Michael Kölling. Reproduced on the site with his permission.

 

19/06/10

Added an 'on target?' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on the Systems Life Cycle

Added a 'penalty shootout' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on the Systems Life Cycle

Added a 'walk the plank' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on the Systems Life Cycle

Added a 'grade or no grade' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on the Systems Life Cycle

Added a 'teacher invaders' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on the Systems Life Cycle

Added an 'en garde' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on the Systems Life Cycle

Added a 'hoopshot' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on the Systems Life Cycle

Added an 'match up' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on the Systems Life Cycle

Added an 'half a minute' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on the Systems Life Cycle

Added an 'fling the teacher' quiz to OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on the Systems Life Cycle

 

18/06/10

Added a theory task sheet to the OCR A2 section, module 3.1.3,on the Systems Life Cycle, called 'Identify the question'

Added a task and answer sheet to the OCR A2 section, module 3.1.3,on the Systems Life Cycle, called 'Identify the question'

Added a task to the OCR A2 section, module 3.1.3,on the Systems Life Cycle, called 'mnemonic'

Added a task to the OCR A2 section, module 3.1.3,on the Systems Life Cycle, called 'sequence the steps'

Added a starter activity to the OCR A2 section, module 3.1.3,on the Systems Life Cycle, called '10 questions'

Added a starter activity to the OCR A2 section, module 3.1.3,on the Systems Life Cycle, called 'consider all reasons'

 

17/06/10

Added a 24 page theory mini-website for OCR A2, module 3.1.3 on the Systems Life Cycle

Added a task to the OCR A2 section, module 3.1.3,on the Systems Life Cycle, called 'Introducing a new system'

Added a task and answer sheet to the OCR A2 section, module 3.1.3, on the Systems Life Cycle, called 'exam style question'

Added a task to the OCR A2 section, module 3.1.3, on the Systems Life Cycle, called 'connectives'

Added a task and answer sheet to the OCR A2 section, module 3.1.3, on the Systems Life Cycle, called 'correct the teacher'

Added a differentiated crossword with three levels of difficulty and an answer sheet to the OCR A2 section, module 3.1.3, on the Systems Life Cycle,

 

16/06/10

Added a database design project to the KS3 area called, 'Top Trumps'. All resources created by David Phillips. Reproduced on the site with his permission.

Added a graphics project to the KS3 area called, 'Chav Animals'. All resources created by David Phillips. Reproduced on the site with his permission.

Added a graphics project to the KS3 area called, 'Julian Opie style graphics'. All resources created by David Phillips. Reproduced on the site with his permission.

Added a Scratch project to the KS3 area called, 'Flying Parrots'. All resources created by David Phillips. Reproduced on the site with his permission.

Added a Scratch project to the KS3 area called, 'Pong'. All resources created by David Phillips. Reproduced on the site with his permission.

Added a Scratch project to the KS3 area called, 'Racing Game'. All resources created by David Phillips. Reproduced on the site with his permission.

Added a Flash project to the KS3 area called, 'Dressing Up Game'. All resources created by David Phillips. Reproduced on the site with his permission.

 

15/06/10

Added an animation which explains how bus networks work. GCSE > hardware > networks > theory. Reproduced with kind permission from original author, David Phillips

Added an animation which explains how ring networks work. GCSE > hardware > networks > theory. Reproduced with kind permission from original author, David Phillips

Added an animation which explains how star networks work. GCSE > hardware > networks > theory. Reproduced with kind permission from original author, David Phillips

Added an animation which explains how emails work. GCSE > theory > communication > theory. Reproduced with kind permission from original author, David Phillips

Added an animation which explains how control systems work. GCSE > software > control > theory. Reproduced with kind permission from original author, David Phillips

Added an animation which explains how data logging works. GCSE > software > data logging> theory. Reproduced with kind permission from original author, David Phillips

 

14/06/10

Added 'Computer Misuse Act' poster to: teachers > displays > gcse > theory. Reproduced with kind permission from original author, David Phillips

Added 'Data Must (DPA)' poster to: teachers > displays > gcse > theory. Reproduced with kind permission from original author, David Phillips

Added 'Don't copy it' poster to: teachers > displays > gcse > theory. Reproduced with kind permission from original author, David Phillips

Added 'How to site properly' poster to: teachers > displays > gcse > theory. Reproduced with kind permission from original author, David Phillips

Added 'Your Rights (under DPA)' poster to: teachers > displays > gcse > theory. Reproduced with kind permission from original author, David Phillips

 

Added a link to the video news section > entertainment, called 'Testing the new PlayStation 3 motion controller'

13/06/10

Added a new section to the site with links to useful video clips for use in lessons.

Added a link to a video clip called 'History of the Internet'

Added a link to a video clip called 'How the Internet works'

Added a link to a video clip called 'Phishing scams explained'

Added a link to a video clip called 'I am sitting in a room' to demonstrate the effect of file compression

Added a link to a video clip called 'Life after death by PowerPoint'

Added a link to a video clip called 'Funny presentations, how many errors can you find?'

Added a link to a video clip called 'Warriors of the Net'

 

 

12/06/10

Added a new video tutorial for Access 2007 called, 'opening an existing table'

Added a new video tutorial for Access 2007 called, 'switching between design and datasheet view'

Added a new video tutorial for Access 2007 called, 'setting a primary key'

Added a new video tutorial for Access 2007 called, 'setting the field size'

Added a new video tutorial for Access 2007 called, 'indexing a field'

Added a new video tutorial for Access 2007 called, 'setting a number datatype'

Added a new video tutorial for Access 2007 called, 'setting decimal places in a number datatype'

 

 

11/06/10

Added a new task to the 'one off lesson' section, graphics section, text effects called, 'Frozen text'

Added a news case study to the AS Education and ICT in the future' section called 'Invigilation technology allows exams to be taken anywhere'

Added a link to a news video story, 'The technology carrying the World Cup games'

Added a link to a news video story, 'Latest wi-fi tech put to the test'

Added a link to a news video story, 'The mi-fi device vs a 3G dongle'

 

10/06/10

Added a new task to the 'one off lesson' section, graphics section, 'how to create an iPod girl'

Added a new task to the 'one off lesson' section, graphics section, 'create a pencil drawing from a photograph'

Added a new task to the 'one off lesson' section, graphics section, 'make a reflective image'

 

09/06/10

Started a new video tutorial section for Access 2007.

Added a new video tutorial for Access 2007 called, 'starting a new, blank database'

Added a new video tutorial for Access 2007 called, 'opening an existing database'

Added a new video tutorial for Access 2007 called, 'adding functions to the quick toolbar'

Added a new video tutorial for Access 2007 called, 'reordering icons on the quick toolbar'

Added a new video tutorial for Access 2007 called, 'adding other commands to the quick toolbar'

Added a new video tutorial for Access 2007 called, 'removing icons from the quick toolbar'

Added a new video tutorial for Access 2007 called, 'changing the location of the quick toolbar'

Added a new video tutorial for Access 2007 called, creating a new table'

Added a new video tutorial for Access 2007 called, 'entering field names in design view'

Added a new video tutorial for Access 2007 called, 'moving the position of fields'

Added a new video tutorial for Access 2007 called, 'renaming fields'

Added a new video tutorial for Access 2007 called, 'inserting a new field into a table'

Added a new video tutorial for Access 2007 called, 'deleting a field from a table'

Added a new video tutorial for Access 2007 called, 'changing the column width in a table'

Added a new video tutorial for Access 2007 called, 'setting up data types in design view'

Added a new video tutorial for Access 2007 called, 'setting up data types in datasheet view'

 

08/06/10

Added a new theory mini-website for GCSE Computing, section 2.1.6 on handling data

Added a news case study to the AS Protecting Systems, 'Adobe acknowledges critical security flaw in software'

Added a 'grade or no grade' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on bespoke and off-the-shelf software

Added an 'on target' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on bespoke and off-the-shelf software

Added a 'penalty shootout' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on bespoke and off-the-shelf software

Added a 'walk the plank quiz' to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on bespoke and off-the-shelf software

Added an 'Engarde' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on bespoke and off-the-shelf software

Added a 'hoopshot' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on bespoke and off-the-shelf software

Added a 'fling the teacher' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on bespoke and off-the-shelf software

 

07/06/10

Added a new theory mini-website for GCSE Computing, section 2.1.6 on control flow

Added a new task to the 'one off lesson' section, spreadsheets called, 'create your own multiple choice quiz'

Added a new task to the 'one off lesson' section on presentations, 'create a branching story'

Added a 'grade or no grade' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on Utility Programs

Added an 'on target' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on Utility Programs

Added a 'penalty shootout' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on Utility Programs

Added a 'walk the plank quiz' to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on Utility Programs

Added an 'Engarde' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on Utility Programs

Added a 'hoopshot' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on Utility Programs

Added a 'match up' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on Utility Programs

Added a 'half a min' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on Utility Programs

Added a 'fling the teacher' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on Utility Programs

 

06/06/10

Added a new task to the 'one off lesson' section, graphics section, text effects called, 'neon text'

Added a new task to the 'one off lesson' section, graphics section, text effects called, 'fire text'

Added a new task to the 'one off lesson' section, graphics section, text effects called, '3D chrome text'

Added a new task to the 'one off lesson' section, graphics section, text effects called, 'glossy text'

Added a new task to the 'one off lesson' section, graphics section, text effects called, 'rainbow text'

 

05/06/10

Added a new graphics task to the 'one off lesson' section called, 'magic forest'

Added a new graphics task to the 'one off lesson' section called, 'collage on religion'

 

04/06/10

Added a new graphics task to the 'one off lesson' section called, 'starburst graphics'

Added a news case study to the AS Freedom of Information Act section, 'Database of government spending to be opened up'

 

03/06/10

Added a video case study task and answer sheet to network hardware, 'Latest wi-fi tech put to the test'

Added a news case study to GCSE computing, CPUS and processing section, 'China aims to become supercomputer superpower'

Added a video case study task and answer sheet, 'Cloud computing is the new way to do business'

Added a 'grade or no grade' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on User Interfaces

Added an 'on target' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on User Interfaces

Added a 'penalty shootout' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on User Interfaces

Added a 'walk the plank quiz' to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on User Interfaces

Added an 'Engarde' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on User Interfaces

Added a 'hoopshot' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on User Interfaces

Added a 'match up' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on User Interfaces

Added a 'half a min' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on User Interfaces

 

02/06/10

Added a new theory mini-website for GCSE Computing, section 2.1.6 on programming languages

Added a link to a video news story, 'Latest wi-fi tech put to the test'

Added a link to a video news story, 'Sampling North Korea's version of the internet'

 

01/06/10

Added a new theory mini-website for GCSE Computing, section 2.1.6 on algorithms

Added a 'grade or no grade' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on types of the operating system

Added an 'on target' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on types of the operating system

Added a 'penalty shootout' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on types of the operating system

Added a 'walk the plank quiz' to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on types of the operating system

Added an 'Engarde' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on types of the operating system

Added a 'hoopshot' quiz to GCSE Computing, section 2.1.3 on types of the operating system

 

 

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