Classes

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Adding content to your website

Lesson Obj:
To develop your website using Adobe Dreamweaver

Starter:
Open up Dreamweaver and manage your sites like you did last lesson.
Open up your template and all other pages.

Main:
Start adding content to your pages - think about how you write, it should be professional and all your OWN words.

Consider this website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zchcwmn/activity

Things to try and add in a range of:

  • Images (including rollover images)
  • Adding text
  • Inserting video/audio/animation
  • Accessibility features
  • Linking images
  • Email links
Try researching on the internet or asking your classmates on how to do these things - if you get really stuck then ask me!

Once you have learnt something - share it with someone!

Plenary:
Give two stars and a wish to your classmates for them to act upon next lesson.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

ECDL Revision

Lesson Obj:
To consolidate and present your learning of ECDL using Microsoft products.

Starter:
Which of the programs have you found hardest to learn about?
Which of the programs have you found easiest to learn about?


Main:
Open Microsoft PowerPoint.
Create a presentation using the tools you have previously learnt. The subject of the presentation is what you have learnt about in the ECDL modules of:
- presenting
- word processing
- spreadsheets

You will need to include:
1. What you have learnt from each module (use the booklets to help you!)
2. What tools you have learnt how to use and why they are useful to understand
3. Tutorials on how to use some of the tools that are important
4. Use images and arrows to demonstrate how a person could use those tools
5. It needs to be professionally presented - what does that mean?
6. Add any tips for others to know for the tests!

Plenary:
Give feedback to other students work and see what improvements you could make. 

Monday, 1 May 2017

Creating your website!

Lesson Obj:
To create  website pages using Adobe Dreamweaver

Starter:
Open up and make sure that your banner is as you want it!
Also open up Adobe Dreamweaver from the Start menu.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/z4p4jxs/activity

Main:
Open up your Sites and create a folder called "Year 8 Web Design" - in here you should save your banner and place all the images for it in here as you find them.

The first thing you need to do is select "HTML template" from the options and remember the 3 L's - liquid, left and longest!

Now start adding editable regions and changing the colour scheme - make sure it looks consistent and professional!



Extension:
From your template start creating pages - name them accurately!

Plenary:
Insert your banner onto the top of your page and make sure you save all of them into your sites (this should happen automatically if you correctly managed your sites!)

Monday, 27 March 2017

Website Introduction

Lesson Obj:
To design and develop a plan for a website using mind-mapping.

Starter:
Using the "Evaluating Websites" handout  on Google Classroom select two websites to look at and answer the questions.
Try to compare two contrasting styles of website i.e. one good and one bad.



Main:
Consider what topics you would like to cover in your website!
Use the bubble sheet to cover the key ideas...Colour scheme, Purpose, Audience, Logo and Theme.

You may look at existing websites to get ideas from too, such as the one below...



Grab a Website Banner design sheet and use some colouring pencils to design out two ideas.
Make sure you refer back to your bubble idea sheet and what you learnt from looking at other websites!

Plenary:
Conduct some feedback on each other's work and offer two stars and a target. Write a response to the work you have now had feedback on.



Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Logic Gates

Lesson Obj:
To produce logic circuits using interactive resources

Starter:
How logical are you?
Have a go at the brain teaser worksheet!

Main:
Have a read through the following website link and watch the video:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zc4bb9q/revision/2

From watching the video what do we know abut these symbols?




















How could you try to remember these symbols?

Go to:
http://logic.ly/demo/


Create three circuits using AND, NOT, OR and show using the light bulb to show the circuit.

Screenshot your images onto the doc in Google Classroom. 

Plenary:
Have a go at playing this scratch game which revises what we have learnt!
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/12583438/


Operating Systems

Lesson Obj:
To understand the role played by operating systems

Starter:
What are our keywords for today?
What do you think they might mean?
Operating system
Kernel
GUI
Applications

Main:



Can you now summarise what an operating system is?
Do you know any of the other key words from today's lesson?

Your task is to create a magazine review for an operating system, it should include:
- What an operating system is.
- Key features of the operating system
- Technical details
- Positives and negatives

Image result for technology review magazine

Plenary:
1. What does GUI stand for?
2. What is the function of the kernel in an operating system?
3. Give examples of PC operating systems

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Networks

Lesson Obj:
To be able to recognise the different types of networks and where they are used.

Starter:
What are our key words today?
What do you think they might mean?
LAN
WAN
Wireless
Network
Topology

Main:



Complete the slide show which is on Google Classroom and may need you to do some internet research!

Plenary:
Complete the answers at the back of the slides.