Monday, 30 January 2017

Computer components

Lesson Obj:
To identify the key components that make up a computer and identify their functionality.



On Google Classroom there are some slides for you to complete all about computer components. 
There are help sheets at the front if you want a guide with the description.
Press hand in once done!!

Quick questions about computer components.

Diamond Hunt - Coding

Lesson Obj:
To apply the knowledge of coding to edit the game in Scratch. 

Make sure you have completed Task A in your evidence document and that you have done a flowchart for Task B.
Check that you have downloaded the game from Google Classroom. 

Print out the Task help sheets from Google Classroom and store them in your folder. 

You are now ready to start coding your diamond hunt game! 
You MUST take screenshots of when you have completed each bit of code. 
If something does not work - that is fine! Just take screenshots and put it in task G where you talk about what went wrong. 
You will get MORE marks if you have some errors.

Work through Task C - F and update your evidence document as you go. 
Try and explain what the code does in each annotation - the better quality these are the better your marks!

Have someone check on your work before the end of each lesson and make suitable improvements based on their comments. 

Image result for two stars and a wish

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Inputs and Outputs

Lesson Obj:
To understand the differences between input and output devices and recognise where sensors are used in everyday objects.


Identify what the peripheral is and whether it is an input or an output.



Complete the table which has been put on Google Classroom. 


Monday, 9 January 2017

Diamond Hunt - Flowcharts

Lesson Obj:
To understand the requirements of the Diamond Hunt project.

Make sure that you have downloaded the game and you have a copy of the evidence document from Google Classroom.

Open up Scratch on your computer (in the ICT and Business folder). Then locate the downloaded Diamond Hunt game and spend some time playing the game.
Whilst looking at it think about the task sheet and what you need to add to the game.

Now you need to look at the task sheet and the things you need to add to the game and make a flowchart from this.

Use to create your flowchart.
Below are some things that might help you (you may need to download them):

Flowchart practice
Flowchart game

Open up your evidence document and ensure that your TASK A list is complete and as detailed as it can be.

Check your work with your peers and improve your work accordingly.
Insert your flowchart in the relevant section.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Python - Evaluation

Lesson Obj
To summarise learning using a collection of evidence

Open up your Python Evidence document from Google Classroom or your drive. Have a read through and see which sections you have completed and which still need doing.

You are going to fully complete the evidence document.
You must make sure there is a screenshot in each box, in addition to a suitable annotation which explains the code which you have inserted.

Help each other if unsure on what a piece of code does or check with me!

Once you have all your images and annotations then you must complete the evaluation section of the document. Fully answer the questions in as much detail as you can, you will get a higher mark the more you write and in better detail.

Get your peer assessment complete and help someone else too by completing theirs. Write as much as you can rather than a quick comment!

Friday, 6 January 2017

Python - Lists

Lesson Obj:
To understand how to store and look up values from a list


A list (also called an array) is a way of storing more than one thing under one variable name. 

For instance "my favourite foods include fish and chips, chinese and pizza". 

All of the above types of food are needed to be stored as my favourite food but they are all different things. 

A well-known cipher to encode a piece of text by replacing one letter of the alphabet with another a chosen number of places (shifts). For example a shift of 2 means that A becomes C and so on. 

Can you decode this secret message?

s vyfo mywzedob zbyqbkwwsxq

Have a go at creating your own encryption code and then test it out. You can use the example below if stuck! 

Make sure you fill in the self assessment document as well as screenshot the work into your evidence document which is on Google Classroom. 

Monday, 2 January 2017

Pyton recap

Lesson Obj:
To revise python techniques learnt from before Christmas and to use this to create a Kahoot.

Open up your evidence document and the self assessment document on Google Classroom.
Spend 10 minutes refreshing your mind on what we looked at before Christmas and make sure that the self assessment document is up to date using High, Medium, Low to judge your confidence.

Open up a new Python file and create a questionnaire (similar to the Hello World we did) which asks the user about their Christmas holidays.

Questions could include:
- What food did you eat for Christmas lunch?
- What presents did you receive?
- What games did you play?
- What did you enjoy most about the holidays?

Get people to take your questionnaire and make sure that all the conversations make full sense.
Make sure to incorporate the answers they give in your response. E.g.

Create a Kahoot quiz which tests the user about their Python knowledge!! You can add images too.