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Series: Technology


Avoiding Plagiarism: Bibliographies

Avoiding Plagiarism: Bibliographies

Most of us always try to abide by the law. But 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...Show More
Characteristics of Materials

Characteristics of Materials

This video explores the characteristics of different materials. Students will learn about characteristics such as shine, transparency, waterproofness and more, and discover how these characteristics make them useful for different purposes.
Conditionals in Plain English

Conditionals in Plain English

A presenter explains the use of conditionals within programming and how to teach it in the classroom
Copyright: Creative Commons and Attribution

Copyright: Creative Commons and Attribution

A person’s intellectual property does not just refer to their ideas or words. It also means 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...Show More
Cyberbullying: How to Avoid Cyber Abuse

Cyberbullying: How to Avoid Cyber Abuse

Social networking is a great part of the Internet, but it's also important to be careful not to hurt other people's feelings. This video showcases a series of situations to stop cyberbullying. What would you do if someone shared an embarrassing...Show More
Designing Programs with Flowcharts

Designing Programs with Flowcharts

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
Designing Programs with Pseudocode

Designing Programs with Pseudocode

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
Education

Education

This video takes a look at what education look like in the year 2030 with expert Sugata Mitra providing insight.
Energy

Energy

A look at how will we be making and using energy in 2030 with expert Juda Stowborough providing insight.
Facilitators Guide

Facilitators Guide

Emer Maguire presents a teachers guide into what the fourth Industrial Revolution is and how we should prepare our students for new jobs that will exist in the year 2030.
Food

Food

A short video providing insight into how our food be grown in 2030, with Tim Benton providing industry knowledge.
Health

Health

This video explores what medical advances we could make by the year 2030 with guest speaker Professor Richard Kennedy providing insight.
Home

Home

Emer Maguire and Phillip Oldfield provide insight into what smart technology we use at home and the potential uses by 2030.
How Computer Data Is Stored

How Computer Data Is Stored

Files are stored on a hard drive and are different sizes. In this clip, cartoon dinosaurs are used to demonstrate the size of files. It begins with bits that are made up of 1s and 0s. Eight bits make a byte, 1000 bytes make a kilobyte, 1000...Show More
How Computers Have Changed

How Computers Have Changed

This episode takes a brief journey through time, showing how computers have changed over the years. From the mechanical calculator invented by Charles Babbage and programmed by Ada Lovelace, to Alan Turing’s algorithms which are still used in...Show More
How do Computers Think?

How do Computers Think?

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
How Does the Internet Work?

How Does the Internet Work?

How the Internet works is explained using the example of pigeons in their nests. All the pigeons, or computers, are connected together, and this is called a network. The rules of how the messages are sent are called protocols, and large messages...Show More
How Search Works

How Search Works

Discover how search engines work through the example of a bear searching for honey in the woods. A search engine uses web crawlers to find information and send back a copy of each page. Algorithms are used to find the best match, and then the...Show More
How to Break Down Problems

How to Break Down Problems

Decomposition is the process of breaking down a problem into smaller parts. Mr Moose’s problem is that he is hungry, and students find out how he could break down and solve his problem.
How to Make a Computer Game

How to Make a Computer Game

There are many different elements that go into making a computer game: deciding on the type of game, designing the pictures, animating the characters and choosing what will happen. We learn about why it's important to make sure that the game gets...Show More
How to Make an Animation

How to Make an Animation

This programme provides a basic introduction to animation, demonstrating how lots of pictures that are slightly different are put together to make it look as if a picture is moving. Pictures of a cat are shown in slightly different positions and...Show More
How to Write Complex Programs

How to Write Complex Programs

Complex programming is introduced using an example of a kangaroo that needs to have a drink without being eaten by a crocodile. The kangaroo needed to check that the crocodile was not near the water before she had a drink and she needed more than...Show More
Let’s Eat Out!

Let’s Eat Out!

Students read, sing and learn about various cuisine and the processes involved in preparing food from the kitchen to the table. This curriculum-aligned song targets outcomes of curriculum documents and supports and integrates classroom learning...Show More
Loops in Plain English

Loops in Plain English

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.
Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Ravin Jesuthasan gives us expert insight into how we will make and sell things in the year 2030.