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KS3 Computing and IT
ICT & Computing
Monday 16th December 2019

The Computing and IT Faculty have a Learning Resources website for students. This website gives students access to exciting and engaging learning and revision resources on offer from the Computing and IT Faculty. Students can access this resource using their School Google Account on their Chromebook or any other laptop or desktop computer. The link to this resource is: WSSC Computing and IT Google Site

Year 7
Online safety is extremely important and students have been completing a unit on E-safety. This unit has been developed to give students the knowledge, understanding and skills to use information and communication technology safely, creatively and purposefully. The practicalities of how
to stay safe online have been explained through everyday activities. A key aspect of this lies in being digitally literate. Online technologies play an important role and so providing a broad and balanced online safety education is vital to ensure that students can navigate the online work safely and positively. Students can also find more information on this topic by accessing this link: aware.wickersley.net

Year 8
From Spreadsheet Modelling to 3D Computer Modelling! This half-term students have been introduced to 3D Computer modelling using online software called SketchUp. SketchUp is software that lets you use a computer to create models of objects and buildings in three dimensions. Students can also access this online software via their Chromebook. This module gives students a flavour of architectural, urban, civil and interior design. It also provides opportunities to develop students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills. Students have also found that this learning experience has made them consider perimeter, area, measurements, and how to fill space effectively. Ultimately, students enjoy working with the software to create impressive 3D Computer Models. This impressive house design was created by Alexander Marinov who is proving to be a budding designer with a keen eye for design.

Creative Computing Club (Years 7, 8 and 9)
This half term the Creative Coding Club have been continuing to learn how to code in Python. Students have been learning how to code graphics using the Turtle module in Python.

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