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Protecting Your Online Data

Protecting Your Online Data

The Digital Literacy Series: Ethical Computing

Online privacy is not just about the password to your email account, and it is important to keep it protected in today’s digital world. This video investigates ways of keeping yourself safe online, exploring the responsibilities governments and...Show More
The Importance of Your Online Data

The Importance of Your Online Data

The Digital Literacy Series: Ethical Computing

In an age of rapidly advancing technology, the way we collect and share information has evolved to an extraordinary level. This video explains why our digital data is important and how it can be collected, exploring how ‘big data’ is a...Show More
How Your Online Data is Used

How Your Online Data is Used

The Digital Literacy Series: Ethical Computing

Businesses, governments, and research groups use a range of tools to collect and analyse data, which is often about you and the things you do, to help them plan for success. This video looks at how and why different organisations collect your...Show More
Turning Data into Knowledge

Turning Data into Knowledge

The Digital Literacy Series: Ethical Computing

Hiding in the data we place online is knowledge that can inform and help people, but that can also cause harm if we aren’t careful. This video delves into patterns and machine learning, discussing why more information can be a double-edged...Show More
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?

What Are Conditionals?

Coding in the Classroom

An animation on conditions in coding and how they work.
Conditionals in Plain English

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

Variables in Plain English

Coding in the Classroom

A presenter explains what variables are in coding and gives some examples.
What Are Variables?

What Are Variables?

Coding in the Classroom

An animation explaining variables in coding.
Loops in Plain English

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?

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?

What Are Loops?

Coding in the Classroom

An animation on how to understand loops.
What Is Sequencing?

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?

What Is Coding?

Coding in the Classroom

An explanation of what code is and where we can find it around us.
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
Let's Interact with a Computer!

Let's Interact with a Computer!

ICT Basics

This creative programme takes students on a journey inside the computer, following a keypress all the way through to it appearing on the screen. Powerful visual diagrams and animations are used throughout, in order to aid students’...Show More
How Do Operating Systems Work?

How Do Operating Systems Work?

ICT Basics

In this animated programme, our character Sam shows students the basics of the hard working operating system. Engaging graphics are used to explain concepts clearly and visually, depicting how an operating system interacts with various other...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
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