Monday, 27 March 2017

Website Introduction

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

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.

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!

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

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

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

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

How could you try to remember these symbols?

Go to:

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. 

Have a go at playing this scratch game which revises what we have learnt!

Operating Systems

Lesson Obj:
To understand the role played by operating systems

What are our keywords for today?
What do you think they might mean?
Operating system


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

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


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

What are our key words today?
What do you think they might mean?


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

Complete the answers at the back of the slides.

Friday, 10 March 2017


Lesson Obj:
To identify the binary number system using conversion tables.

What combinations could be created from having two switches?
What combinations could be created from having four switches?

So what is binary?

Log into Google Classroom where there is a document for you to work through.
These get progressively harder as you go through and by the end you should be an expert!!

Have a go at playing the following game - you may need to refresh the page to get it working.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Health and Safety

Lesson Obj:
To be able to identify how to keep safe when using computers and recognise the legal requirements for businesses.

What health problems could be caused by using a computer?
What do you think the term RSI means?
Discuss this with a partner - do you have the same answers?


Create a poster or fact sheet advising businesses about the health and safety issues of using a computer.
It must contain the following:

  • Risks
  • Solutions
  • The laws
You can use the template on Google Classroom to help you.

- How can back problems be avoided when using computers?
- What does RSI stand for and what part of the body does it usually affect?
- Name one thing that businesses must put in place for employees who use computers regularly?
- What is the name of the legislation (law) that ensures these conditions are followed by businesses?

Check out this binary game, it is like a wordsearch - you have to drag the correct binary combination to make the number on the right.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Binary to ASCII

Lesson Obj:
To understand how to decode binary numbers and convert them to letters using ASCII.

Refresh your brains on what is binary??


Using the worksheet and the ASCII help sheet can you decode the secret message?

Can you write your name in binary? (You will need to reverse the method you used to decode the message!)