Friday, 24 March 2017

Computer Networks

Your blog work for this lesson!

1. Give a definition of what a computer network is, with an example (use GCSE Bitesize - Computing to help if needed).

2.  Open Google and type in 'what is my IP address?' Screenshot your result to a Google doc.

3.  You've found your computer 'postcode' (IP address).  Use http://ping.eu to find the IP address of 'thecooperschool.co.uk'.  Take a screenshot and paste it onto your Google doc under the first one, giving an explanation of what it shows.

4.  Pick ONE website of your choice.  Find it's IP address.  Find it's Registrant details, including when it was first registered.  Write these details, including the website URL on to your blog post.

5.  You've just used a DNS source.  Use Google to find out what DNS stands for and (simply) how it works.  Write it on your post.

6.  Share your Google doc to Anyone with the link and copy/paste it to your post.

Publish!

Friday, 3 February 2017

Computers in Business - databases

Your tasks for this lesson

This lesson involves researching the answers to the following questions.  Answers to be written on a new blog post titled the same as this one.

1.  What are databases?

2.  Find 2 organisations that use databases and describe how they use them and for what tasks.

3.  Explain how databases are different to spreadsheets and how this determines their use for particular tasks.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Computers in Business - Lesson 2 spreadsheets

Computers in Business - Lesson 2 spreadsheets

Your tasks:

1.  On lesson 2, open the Starter screenshot.  Click Present so it's full screen and take screenshot.  Paste this onto a new Google Drawing and add in text boxes for the labels.

2.  Share your drawing (to Anyone with the link) and copy/paste the link to a new blog post titled the same as this post.

3.  Go to Activity 1.  This has the link to the spreadsheet for your work (remember you h ave to make a copy to be able to work on it first!).  It also has hints/reminders on how to do the tasks.

Bronze - do the total sold, the highest number sold, the smallest number sold
Silver - do all of the above, plus average number sold
Gold - do all of the above, plus the extension work/plenary on Lesson 2. This will need to be written under both links on  your blog post.

4.  Once this is done, share as you did your drawing and copy/paste the link to your blog post, under the first one.

5.  Publish!

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Computers in business - Lesson 1

Your tasks for this lesson!

1.  Go to Learning Computing - Year 9 - Computers in Business - Lesson 1.

2.  Go through the presentation at the top of the webpage to remind yourself how a business letter should be laid out.

3.  Work through the Starter activity,comparing two letters.  Write your comparison on a new blog post for this lesson, titled ' Business letters'.

4.  Read through Activity 1 and write your letter in a Google doc, remembering to use the format shown in the presentation your looked at earlier.  You will find address details for the National Museum of computing on their website (use the link in Activity 1). The address given in Activity 1 is for the Apple contact.

Remember to be polite, formal and persuasive.  Maybe offer something in return, eg publicity for Apple making a donation.  Tell Apple about the museum - it's history, what it's about, etc (see their website) so they know whether it would be worth donating.

Add in a logo for the museum at the top of the letter (copy/paste one from their website).

5.  Share your letter - click Advanced and share to Anyone with the link.  Copy/paste the link on your post, underneath your Starter work/letters comparison notes.

For silver/gold, add in notes about how computers are now used for business letters, referring back to Yr7 History of Computers and how computers developed for this (eg mouse, windows, icons, etc) and what was used before.  This is for Band 6 marks.

Publish your post!!!!

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Lesson 1 assessed Wall-E challenge

The Challenge!

  Below is the shape of the course.  The challenge for your group is to program your Wall-E to knock down the tubes (each black dot is a tube).
In your group, you will need to work out the angles and distance between tubes.

First piece of assessed work - a flow chart drawn
Bronze - use distances between tubes, plus turning angles
Silver - use decision/selection: touch sensors and choices
Gold - use decision/selection, plus loops/repetition
Share correctly and paste on to a Blog post, titled 'Wall-E Challenge'.  This must be done and completed by the end of the lesson!

Monday, 14 November 2016

Robotics lesson 3 - Repetition

Robotics lesson 3 - Repetition

Your written work for this lesson is as follows:

1.  In Google drawing, draw out the flowchart for the repetition challenge on the presentation for this lesson.  

2.  Share your drawing correctly (to Anyone with the Link) and copy/paste the link to a new post for this lesson, titled the same as this post.

3.  Copy/paste this image below to a new Google doc and explain the difference between the 2 programs, state which program is the better one and give 3 reasons why one of them is better than the other. Share this correctly and copy/paste the link to the same post as before.



Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Robotics lesson 2 Selection

Robotics lesson 2 - Selection

Your written work for this lesson is as follows:

1.  In Google drawing, draw out the flowchart for the selection challenge on the presentation for this lesson.  
For your reports....link the idea of flowcharts with programming, eg your Python game and programming Wall-E, - describe how they are useful in planning your programming.

2.  Share your drawing correctly (to Anyone with the Link) and copy/paste the link to a new post for this lesson, titled the same as this post.

3.  Copy/paste this image below to a new Google drawing and label as many icons or symbols as you can (the ones on the left menu as well as the ones used in the program), explaining what they do and how/when they are used in a program.  Share this correctly and copy/paste the link to the same post as before.



4.  Publish your post!