Many hundreds of the hard copy version of these resource books have been sold and they are now available here online as pdfs and individually as lessons below.
"This is not merely a collection of 18 innovative lesson ideas...the book's approach also models innovative transferable teaching methodologies."
Everything needed by a teacher is included: aim, resources, a step-by-step guide to the lesson, a thumbnail outline as a summary, time suggestions, photocopiable worksheets, slide masters as well as many extension suggestions which themselves contain creative possibilities.
This is the first volume of two full collections of this popular practical resource.
Teaching Computing Studies is packed with great computer teaching ideas for a wide range of theoretical topics in computing courses at all levels as well as providing creative approaches to practical work in IT / ICT.
Many concepts in computing and information technology are abstract and difficult to comprehend unless they can be seen in action. This resource contains ready made computer lessons which bring such concepts to life as well as making the mastery of them fun. The full version even includes a template for building a paper computer.
The complete resource contains ideas which have been created and tested over a decade. It is designed so that the lessons can be easily adapted to different groups and is platform independent.
It is not merely a collection of creative computer lesson ideas...the approach is also intended to suggest teaching methodologies. Each chapter serves as a template which the creative teacher can modify for other topics and customise to their own style of teaching.
Reviews & Recommendations
"Every teacher of Computing Studies should have this book. It is a wonderful resource of worksheets and teaching ideas which I have found extremely valuable"
"The strength of this book lies in the many ideas for student centred learning. Lessons are fully structured, or can be modified to suit your own needs.
We have successfully used these projects with all years."
Oakhill College Computer Department
"The practical activities are great for teaching theoretical concepts in a way students understand and can relate to. The learning became real, especially with the sorting and searching algorithm activities, a concept that is often difficult for the ordinary student to grasp."
I believe a teacher's enthusiasm is infectious and can be a catalyst for inspiring students in ways that even go beyond the subject. This resource was written with the intention that it would add motivation, understanding and enjoyment to the teaching of computing theory.
The lesson ideas in these two volumes align strongly with the principles outlined in the ISTE National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) and Performance Indicators for Teachers.