We run a series of short project based schemes which each last half a term. We currently teach units on Flowol, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Cryptography, Flash and Python
Feel free to use any of these resources, but please send me a quick comment if you do so. Any feedback or suggestions are appreciated!
We use a tracking spreadsheet that each students has in their documents. At the start and end of each unit they can record their knowledge and then make comparisons throughout the year. Please note – these levels are specific to the units we teach, and do not always coincide with the old national curriculum levels
We are starting to teach Python to Year 8 as of September. We are basing the programming elements of OCR Computing around Python and therefore want our students to have a basic understanding before KS4.
Full set of resources available here
- Python Lesson 1
- Python Lesson 2
- Python Lesson 3
- Python Lesson 4
- Python Lesson 5
- Python Lesson 6
The flowol unit follows on from the crocodile unit which is taught in Year 7. It is anticipated that students have some knowledge of flow chart based control systems.
- Lesson 1 – Intro to control technology
- Lesson 2 – Inputs
- Lesson 3 – Sub Routines
- Lesson 4 -Variables
- Lesson 5 & 6 Train Simulation help sheet
The dreamweaver unit focuses on designing suitable websites for an audience and a purpose through the creation of Band websites. Our main aim however, is for students to understand how to use this peice of software as it plays a large role in the DIDA/CIDA courses that students follow in KS4
Students learn how to use Flash to make basic animations, using both frame by frame and tweening techniques. Student plan and create a superhero cartoon animation in this project
- Lesson 1 – Frame by frame
- Lesson 2 – Tweening
- Lesson 3 – Planning
- Lesson 4 – Scenes
- Lesson 6 – assessment
In the Fireworks unit students learn the difference between Bitmap and Vector images and how to create them effectively. At the assessment point students create a poster to compare the two types of graphics and stuggest appropriate situations for their use.