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Computing and ICT


What Is Binary?

What Is Binary?

Miniclips: Algo's 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 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 Adventures

Polly and Paul programme 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 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 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
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
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
Online Databases

Online Databases

Library Skills

It is easy to feel overwhelmed when searching online. Often, we get millions of results, only a fraction of which will be appropriate for our research. A solution? Online databases. Using them is simpler than you might think. This programme...Show More
The Transformation of Communication

The Transformation of Communication

Miniclips

The last century has seen communication change rapidly due to developments in technology. Today, we can connect to each other faster than ever before and share our ideas in the blink of an eye! This Miniclip looks at how communication has changed...Show More
Let's Build the Internet: Networking

Let's Build the Internet: Networking

ICT Basics

In this animated programme, our character Sam shows students the basics of networking and data transmission. Engaging graphics are used to explain concepts clearly and visually, depicting how data is transmitted via cables and fibre optics, and...Show More
Codes and Canines: Data Transmission and Storage

Codes and Canines: Data Transmission and Storage

ICT Basics

This creative programme takes students on a journey as Kat teaches them about data storage and communication. Powerful visual diagrams and animations are used throughout, in order to aid students’ understanding of the concepts that are...Show More