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Computing and ICT


Cyberbullying: How to Avoid Cyber Abuse

Cyberbullying: How to Avoid Cyber Abuse

Responsible Use of Technology

Social networking is a great part of the Internet, but it's also important to be careful not to hurt other people's feelings. This video showcases a series of situations to stop cyberbullying. What would you do if someone shared an embarrassing...Show More
What Is Fake News? Tips For Spotting It

What Is Fake News? Tips For Spotting It

Responsible Use of Technology

There are news stories on the internet which are not real; this is known as fake news. Sometimes, fake news are shared to make us laugh, to get more likes or to hurt someone. This video provides tips and advice to learn how to tell the difference...Show More
Online Privacy: Internet Safety and Security

Online Privacy: Internet Safety and Security

Responsible Use of Technology

Social media is a great tool to communicate with our family and friends but it's important to be mindful of what we post, where we post it and who we share it with. In this video students will be given advice on how to protect their online privacy.
What Is Binary?

What Is Binary?

Miniclips: Algo's Coding Adventures

Binary is the language of computers! In this episode, students will learn what binary code is and how it allows us to see images, hear sound, watch movies, and read text on our computers. They will also discover how transistors and the processor...Show More
Why Do We Need so Many Languages?

Why Do We Need so Many Languages?

Miniclips: Algo's Coding Adventures

There are so many programming languages out there – so how do you pick the right one? In this episode, students will discover different programming languages such as HTML, Javascript, Python, C#, Ruby, and more. They will learn how each...Show More
What Are Algorithms?

What Are Algorithms?

Miniclips: Algo's Coding Adventures

Polly and Paul program Algo to cook them breakfast using instructions written as an algorithm – but what exactly is an ‘algorithm’? In this episode, students will discover what an algorithm is, the importance of writing them logically and...Show More
Why Learn Coding?

Why Learn Coding?

Miniclips: Algo's Coding Adventures

Computers are all around us and we use them every single day. But why should students learn how to code? In this episode, students will learn what coding is, why it’s important to develop computational thinking skills, and an overview of the...Show More
What Is a Computer?

What Is a Computer?

Miniclips: Algo's Coding Adventures

Have you ever wondered what makes up a computer? In this episode, students will learn why computers were invented, the different parts of a computer – including hardware and software – the role of the CPU, and the four functions that every...Show More

What Are Conditionals?

Coding in the Classroom

An animation on conditions in coding and how they work.

Conditionals in Plain English

Coding in the Classroom

A presenter explains the use of conditionals within programming and how to teach it in the classroom

Variables in Plain English

Coding in the Classroom

A presenter explains what variables are in coding and gives some examples.

What Are Variables?

Coding in the Classroom

An animation explaining variables in coding.

Loops in Plain English

Coding in the Classroom

A presenter explains that loops are a set of instructions which are carried out repeatedly and how they are used in the Kano coding classroom.

What Is Computational Thinking?

Coding in the Classroom

A short animation on what computational thinking is and how it's used in coding.

What Are Loops?

Coding in the Classroom

An animation on how to understand loops.

What Is Sequencing?

Coding in the Classroom

An explanation of sequencing and algorithm as a specific order of tasks to get the right result

What Is Coding?

Coding in the Classroom

An explanation of what code is and where we can find it around us.
My First Mobile: How Children Should Use Their Mobile Phones

My First Mobile: How Children Should Use Their Mobile Phones

Responsible Use of Technology

We use mobile phones to communicate with other people but these devices also give us access to the Internet, a virtual space with lots of potential, and also rules. This video encourages students to think about what you write online, be careful...Show More
Ring! Wring!

Ring! Wring!

Curriculum Karaoke

Students read, sing and learn about technology and the earliest inventions, such as the wheel. They also gain appreciation for the importance of using technology respectfully. This curriculum-aligned song targets outcomes of curriculum...Show More
Designing Programs with Pseudocode

Designing Programs with Pseudocode

Computational Thinking Skills

Using the analogy problem of washing dirty dishes, this video explores the IPO model and pseudocode as tools to guide computational thinking. Students of lower secondary digital technologies will understand how using pseudocode can be an...Show More
How do Computers Think?

How do Computers Think?

Computational Thinking Skills

Introducing the concepts of abstraction, decomposition, algorithm design and pattern recognition, this video gets inside the ‘mind’ of a computer to understand why computational thinking this is a crucial first step to designing a successful...Show More
Designing Programs with Flowcharts

Designing Programs with Flowcharts

Computational Thinking Skills

Even the most experienced programmers use simple visual models and techniques to plan an effective algorithmic solution. In this video, students are introduced to the IPO model and flowcharts as two such methods to abstract unnecessary...Show More
Copyright: Creative Commons and Attribution

Copyright: Creative Commons and Attribution

Library Skills

Intellectual property refers to someone’s ideas or words, as well as any images, music and videos that they have created. These types of works are protected online by a licence that tells us if and how we can use or modify them. Understanding...Show More
Avoiding Plagiarism: Bibliographies

Avoiding Plagiarism: Bibliographies

Library Skills

Did you know that just by submitting a research report, you could be committing a crime? That is, if you have used the work or intellectual property of others without acknowledging it. Plagiarism is theft and it has serious consequences in...Show More
Using the Catalogue

Using the Catalogue

Library Skills

Our school, college, university and local libraries have a wealth of information to help us research just about any topic we can think of. But where to start? Understanding online library catalogues, classification systems and signage is a...Show More