Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Website design - lesson 4 onwards

Website design - lesson 4 onwards

In this lesson you are continuing to develop your website using a WYSIWYG editor (Jimdo).

Objectives and Outcomes:
  • design a website around your theme, using a template (band 4).
  • apply your understanding to add some custom HTML elements to your template (band 5).
  • create your own templates using CSS and HTML (band 6).
  • Link your programming skills by using some Javascript (band 7).

1.  Go to this link for the details of the lesson's activities:


2.  Complete the Starter and Activity 1 on a your Jimdo website. You started this last lesson so continue to develop your Homepage, adding relevant content.

Save each element as you complete it!

3.  When you are happy with the content of your Homepage, go to Activity 2 and use the guide to customise your page.  You must follow the instructions exactly so read them carefully!

Save each element as you complete it!

4.  Try using the Weebly for Activity 3 to customise your page to as close to the design you want as possible.

Save each element as you complete it!

5.  Screenshot your website to a correctly share Google doc and copy/paste the link to your blog post.  

6.  Also, copy/paste the weblink (url) for your website below it.

7.  Under your links, explain which type of editor you prefer at the moment and why - have you changed your mind since last lesson?  Which do you think offers more flexibility?



Publish!

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Website design - lesson 3

Website design - lesson 3

This lesson compares using a markup language (html) to create a website with using a WYSIWYG editor.

Objectives and Outcomes:
  • explain the difference between a markup and a WYSIWYG editor (band 5)
  • apply your understanding to create a website using a template (band 5)
  • compare the difference between using a template and writing HTML (band 6)


1.  Go to this link for the details of the lesson's activities:


2.  Complete Activity 1 on a new blog post, titled the same as this one (you can get help/info from the presentation at the top left of the page).

3.  Go to Activity 2 and use the guide to set up your website.  You must follow the instructions exactly so read them carefully!

4.  Start to build your website on the same topic you started in HTML.

5.  Screenshot your website to a correctly share Google doc and copy/paste the link to your blog post.  

6.  Also, copy/paste the weblink (url) for your website below it.

7.  Under your links, explain which type of editor you prefer at the moment and why.  Which do you think offers more flexibility?

Publish!


Friday, 16 June 2017

Website design Lesson 2

Website Design - Lesson 2

You are likely to be working at different speeds through this course so I am leaving you to work through the tasks at your own pace (within reason!).

This is lesson 2 and you should have set up your Neocities website.  If you have not yet done so or started your website, you will need to go to the Notes for Lesson 1 in this unit and complete the tasks.

If you have completed lesson 1, you need to go to lesson 2 and follow these tasks.

1.  Read through the presentation and, on a new blog post titled the same as this, explain what 'tags' are (what they do) and give an example of 3 of them with explanation of what they do.

2.  Open the 'Notes' to go with this lesson and work through all the tasks.  Weblink is https://neocities.org/     

3.  Sign in to find your work.

4.  Click on 'Go to the dashboard' to find your website work.

5.  Work through the tasks on the Notes for this lesson.  Save regularly!

6.  At end of the lesson, you will need to take a screenshot of your website programming and also one of your website as it appears.  

7.  Paste the 2 screenshots on a Google doc and share it to Anyone with the Link.

8.  Copy/paste the link onto your blog post, below your notes on tags.

Publish!



Monday, 5 June 2017

Website Design - Lesson 1

Website design - Lesson 1

For this work you will need to got to 'Departments' link on the school website - Computer Science and then  Yr 8 Website Design.

1.  Click on the Presentation link and go through the presentation.

2.  On a new blog post (titled the same as this one), using slide 5 as guidance, write down the golden rules for good web design.

3.  Slide 6: on your post, explain how the school website meets or doesn't meet all those rules.

4.  Slide 7: try using bbc.co.uk as your website to input into 'Way Back Machine' and copy/paste the screenshots to Google doc.  Write your annotations under each screenshot as detailed on slide 7.

5.  Share your Google doc to 'Anyone with the Link' and copy/paste the link under your written work on your post.

6.  Work through the tasks on slides 9, 10 and 11.

Publish!




Thursday, 11 May 2017

Modelling Lesson 3 & 4 Using a model and creating a model

For this lesson, you are going to do some activities from Lesson 3 and lesson 4 from Learning Computing website.

Lesson 3 - Using a model
For this work, go to Lesson 3 and click on the lemonade game simulation link in Activity 1.
1.  Take a screenshot of your best profit and paste it to a Google doc.
2.  Share your doc to Anyone with the link and copy/paste the link to a new blog post titled the same as this one.
3.  Under the link on your post, explain what a variable and a rule are.

Lesson 4 - Creating a model
For this work, go to Lesson 4 and go through the presentation at the top.
1.  On the same blog post, explain why spreadsheets are often used in computer modelling.
2.  Go to the spreadsheet in this link and make a copy of it
Modelling spreadsheet
3.  Work through all the tasks on the tabs at the bottom.
4.  Share to Anyone with the link and copy/paste the link to a new blog post titled the same as this one.

Publish!

Friday, 28 April 2017

Modelling lesson 1

Modelling - lesson 1

Your tasks for the lesson!

1.  Work through Activity 1 and Activity 2 tasks. Use Google drawing instead of Popplet!

2.  On a new Blog post for today, titled the same as this, write the following (or put it on a correctly shared and linked Google doc):

Explain what a computer model is.

Give some examples of where they are used.

Share and link your Google drawing mind map to your Blog post.

Add in a screenshot of your work using the flight simulation (either directly to your blog post or on a shared & linked Google doc).

Evaluate the flight simulation (good and bad features, how realistic it was, how easy to fly, etc) and say whether you think it has prepared you for flying a real plane.

I have made these tasks coloured so that they link in with goldsilver and bronze so you can see which are the most challenging tasks.  Challenge yourself!

Publish your post when you have finished!

Friday, 17 March 2017

Python Lesson 4 Loops

Your work for this lesson

1.  On a new blog post titled the same as this one, explain what loops are and give 4 reasons why they are useful.  Give an example of were you have used loops in programming before and why you needed to use it.

2.  Explain the difference between a FOR loop and a WHILE loop.

3.  Open FOR loops worksheet in Activity 1.

4.  Ignore Step 1, look at the example given in Step 2 and create a Python program as stated in Step 3.

5.  Either print screen your program to a Google doc (shared to Anyone with the link) or get the share - downloadable link and copy/paste the link to your blog post under your written work. 

6.  Open WHILE loops worksheet in Activity 1.

7.  Ignore Step 1, look at the example given in Step 2 and create a Python program as stated in Step 3.

8.  Either print screen your program to a Google doc (shared to Anyone with the link) or get the share - downloadable link and copy/paste the link to your blog post under your written work. 

9.  Move on to Activity 2, evidencing your programming in the same way as above.

10.  Make sure you have added all Python links or shared Google doc link/s to your blog post and you have included the written work, then PUBLISH!!!