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Technology


Properties of Materials in Design

Properties of Materials in Design

Miniclips

Have you ever stopped to think about the products you use every day? Why are they designed the way they are? And why are they made of particular materials? This Miniclip examines the properties of materials including being flexible, strong,...Show More
What Is Binary?

What Is Binary?

Miniclips: Algo's 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 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 Adventures

Polly and Paul programme 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 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 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
Ring! Wring!

Ring! Wring!

Curriculum Karaoke

Students read, sing and learn about technology and the earliest inventions, such as the wheel. They also gain appreciation for the importance of using technology respectfully. This curriculum-aligned song targets outcomes of curriculum...Show More
Let’s Eat Out!

Let’s Eat Out!

Curriculum Karaoke

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
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
Facilitators Guide

Facilitators Guide

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

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.
Manufacturing

Manufacturing

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

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

Home

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Emer Maguire and Phillip Oldfield provide insight into what smart technology we use at home and the potential uses by 2030.
Transport

Transport

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

An in depth look at how we will get around in the year 2030 with Lukas Neckermann providing insight into the area.
Work

Work

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

This video explores what types of jobs will be available for people in the year 2030, including a short interview with Lucy McKenna,
Food

Food

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

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

Education

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

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

Health

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

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

Energy

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

A look at how will we be making and using energy in 2030 with expert Juda Stowborough providing insight.
What Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

What Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Emer Maguire gives us an Introduction to the fourth Industrial Revolution, including an overview of the technologies that changed the world over the last 200 years and what the world could look like in the year 2030.
Copyright: Creative Commons and Attribution

Copyright: Creative Commons and Attribution

Library Skills

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
Avoiding Plagiarism: Bibliographies

Avoiding Plagiarism: Bibliographies

Library Skills

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
Using the Catalogue

Using the Catalogue

Library Skills

Our school and local libraries have a wealth of information to help us research just about any topic we can think of. But where do you start? Understanding online library catalogues, classification systems and signage is a fundamental library...Show More
Online Databases

Online Databases

Library Skills

It is easy to feel overwhelmed when we perform a search online. Often, we get millions of results, only a fraction of which will be appropriate for our research. Enter: databases, and using them is simpler than you might think. This programme...Show More