Nichola Wilkin

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By Nichola Wilkin
Take a giant step towards regaining control over your workload and teach Python programming with confidence.Grab your copy of these fabulous ready to use lessons now and start your pupils on an exciting road to programming confidence. These ready to
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Computation, PowerPoint Presentations
$94.82
$70.00
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By Nichola Wilkin
Have you ever stayed awake at night wondering about the next computer science lesson you need to teach? Wouldn’t to be wonderful to have 15 dazzling easy to run lessons right at your fingertips? Imagine the relief as you can forget about the hours
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, PowerPoint Presentations
$68.88
$61.20
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By Nichola Wilkin
This is a complete easy-to-follow 6 week unit of work to teach the more advanced features of the Scratch programming language. It includes an attractive PowerPoint presentation for every lesson including fun activities and video clips to teach key
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Video Files, Teacher Manuals, PowerPoint Presentations
$68.00
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By Nichola Wilkin
This highly interactive lesson requires the pupils to work in teams and use computational thinking skills to solve a range of puzzles. They need to work together to escape a locked laboratory in a spaceship and start the engines to avoid being
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Computation, PowerPoint Presentations
$9.99
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By Nichola Wilkin
9 worksheets all about the internal hardware of a computer. Can be used in the classroom as an activity or given as homework tasks. Several are already differentiated for you.Activities include finding the current costs or particular hardware,
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
$15.00
3
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By Nichola Wilkin
This student workbook is ideal for students, non-specialist teachers, NQTs any anyone who wants to learn more about algorithms and computational thinking to gain confidence in the OCR GCSE (9-1) in Computer Science (J276) “2.1 Algorithms”
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
English (UK), Workbooks, Printables
$28.00
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By Nichola Wilkin
This computer networks, connections and protocols workbook is perfect for students studying for the OCR GCSE (9-1) in computer science and has been updated to completely cover the new specification J277.It can be used in the classroom as a
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Workbooks, Computation
$24.99
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By Nichola Wilkin
This Python programming workbook is perfect for students studying for the AQA GCSE (9-1) in computer science and has been updated to completely cover the new specification 8525.It can be used in the classroom as a teaching aid, for self-study or
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Workbooks, Computation
$44.00
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By Nichola Wilkin
A great 2 page handout for your pupils to practice While Loops in Python . Includes example code, a task to read code, a task to correct code and 3 practical challenges for them to practice writing for loops in Python code.It even includes a PDF
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.50
3
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By Nichola Wilkin
11 comprehensive ready to use interactive workbooks that increase pupil engagement and completely meet the new J277 OCR Computer Science specification.This complete set of workbooks for GCSE J277 Computer Science have been rewritten and updated
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Workbooks
$220.99
$190.00
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By Nichola Wilkin
Do you want some ready to use worksheets that will help reinforce your logic gates and truth table lessons?Here you go…12 ready to use PDF worksheets that you can use straight away. You don’t need to spend hours drawing your own logic circuits for
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Computation, Printables
$7.00
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By Nichola Wilkin
This programming fundamentals workbook is perfect for students studying for the OCR GCSE (9-1) in computer science and has been updated to completely cover the new specification J277.It can be used in the classroom as a teaching aid, for
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Workbooks, Computation
$37.00
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By Nichola Wilkin
This algorithms interactive workbook is perfect for students studying computer science and was created specifically for students following the highly regarded UK qualification OCR GCSE (9-1) in Computer Science J277.Download this flexible
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Workbooks, Computation
$37.00
1
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By Nichola Wilkin
A great 2 page handout for your pupils to practice using the Python turtle. Includes example code, a tasks to read code, a task to correct code and 3 practical challenges for them to practice writing Python code.It even includes a PDF containing
Subjects:
Computer Science
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Computation
$4.50
3
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By Nichola Wilkin
This Fundamentals of Computer Networks workbook is perfect for students studying for the AQA GCSE (9-1) in computer science and has been updated to completely cover the new specification 8525.It can be used in the classroom as a teaching aid, for
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Workbooks, Computation
$9.00
1
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By Nichola Wilkin
This algorithms interactive workbook is perfect for students studying computer science and was created specifically for students following the highly regarded UK qualification AQA GCSE (9-1) in Computer Science 8525.Download this flexible
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Workbooks, Computation
$29.00
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By Nichola Wilkin
Are you looking for a no-fuss Python programming challenge that’s a bit different to the rest? This drag and drop task is ideal for recapping the basics in Python. It uses integers, floating point and strings along with simple input and print
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Printables
$5.00
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By Nichola Wilkin
This computer systems workbook is perfect for students studying for the AQA GCSE (9-1) in computer science and has been updated to completely cover the new specification 8525.It can be used in the classroom as a teaching aid, for self-study or as
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Workbooks, Computation
$19.00
1
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By Nichola Wilkin
This student workbook is ideal for students, non-specialist teachers, NQTs any anyone who wants to learn more about computer memory and storage to gain confidence in the OCR GCSE (9-1) in Computer Science (J276) “1.4 Wired and wireless networks”
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Workbooks, Computation
$14.50
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By Nichola Wilkin
The TCP/IP 4-layer model is an important part of studying network communications in computer science. Network protocols are the reason people can easily communicate with others all over the world and play a critical role in modern digital
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Teacher Manuals, PowerPoint Presentations
$4.99
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Leaving university in 1996, I was employed as a computer programmer, creating bespoke software. I became a senior corporate trainer for some major international companies including the De Beers Group, J.P. Morgan and Nordea Bank among others.

In 2005 I followed my childhood dream of becoming a teacher and using those skills I had learnt in industry. I worked in a state school before becoming the head of department in a private boys’ school where I introduced computing to the curriculum and started experimenting with ways to teach the kids programming.


MY TEACHING STYLE

I always sought ways to reduce my workload and save time with planning and marking and that’s what I want you to be able to enjoy too.

I can’t take away your marking, report writing, parents evening, the tedium of those Monday morning staff briefings or stop your bottom set from licking the computer monitors.

But I can help you spend less time planning so you can spend more time teaching. Nobody got into teaching to spend every Sunday creating worksheets, marking homework or collating statistics.

All my lessons are ready to use and are ideal for both specialist and non-specialist teachers, meaning you no longer need to devote hours to develop resources.


HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am one of the most popular authors on TES with well over 1 million downloads.

I've written a book (Python by Example: Learning to Program in 150 Challenges) which has consistently been a top seller on Amazon.

And I've created teaching resources for tons of companies including BBC Bitesize and educational robotics companies.


MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Standard education really, nothing particularly interesting to mention.

OK here is the boring bit… I graduated in 1996 with a 2:1 BSc (Hons) in Business Information Systems. After working in industry for a number of years I decided to pursue a career in teaching.

I returned to university and took my PGCE and was awarded a Distinction in 2005.


ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I’m Nicky (only my mother calls me Nichola) and I'm the founder and director of Nichola Wilkin Ltd and the Teaching Resource Creators Facebook group.

In 2012 I broke my back in a snowboarding accident. Unfortunately, this meant I was unable to teach in the classroom for many years. But, this coincided with the UK government announcement that ICT was being scrapped and computing was being introduced.

My teacher friends wanted my resources and lesson ideas and asked me to help them. Eventually, they persuaded me to create Nichola Wilkin Ltd and I am proud to say the resources I produce have helped hundreds of thousands of teachers and students all over the world.

I live just outside Cambridge, England with my husband and two sons who tower above me and I'm currently attempting to master the potter’s wheel in the little spare time I have.

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