Welcome to KS3 Computing

Below is a few resources that will assist you with the curriculum and hopefully inspire you to find out more about the technology we use.

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Webonauts

Webonauts places children in a fictional Internet Academy, building their knowledge as they try to overcome The Great Static, a former pupil who has turned rogue and stolen a secret cookie recipe.

Use this link to see if you can pass the Webonauts Academy? http://pbskids.org/webonauts/


How Cybersmart Are You?

She’ll talk children through the quiz, with text and voice. It’s brief, with 11 questions total, but covers a whole range of topics like emails, passwords, the dangerous of online advertisements, and unsettling videos.

Use this link to check how Cybersmart you are? https://www.esafety.gov.au/kids-quiz/

The Case of the Cyber Criminal

Who knew that cyber criminals shopped at Spymart? This game’s fun concept sees players answering quiz questions in order to take down a cyber criminal.

Use this link to find crack the case:

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/games/off-site/ogol/_cyber-criminal.html


Internet Safety Hangman

Everyone knows how to play Hangman! This version of the classic game aims to teach children about how to talk to others online and what sort of information you shouldn’t share. Want to see how well you can do? https://www.quia.com/hm/40647.html

Cyber Security Crossword

It’s important to know how to act safely online, but knowing the lingo is half the battle. This is especially true for terms like “adware” or “trojan horse” where the meaning might not be immediately obvious. As such, it’s key that children understand these words so they can get a better grasp of the online world. Can you complete a crossword? http://www.carnegiecyberacademy.com/funStuff/crossword/crossword.html


Computing Hardware

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Find out the main components in a computer.

http://www.kids-online.net/learn/click/table.html

Find out about computer hardware and test your knowledge.

http://ictdept.org.uk/Y7U5/computer.html

How data is represented in computers?

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Let’s find out with James May:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcTwu6TFZ08

How does a computer know what an image looks like?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zpfdwmn/revision


Programming

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that you can code, customise and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life. https://www.microbit.co.uk/home

Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create interactive art, stories, simulations, and games – and share those creations online. https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/31876/

Python is a general-purpose language, which means it can be used to build just about anything, why not give it a try or expand your knowledge. https://pythonprogramming.net/python-fundamental-tutorials/

Why not attempt to use python coding to program your way around a game https://codecombat.com/


What new technology is on the block?

BBC Click

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