Revision notes, activities, lesson plans, teaching ideas, and other resources for GCSE, A-Level, and IB Computer Science teachers and students.
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Smart phone specs explained
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Software as a Service (Saas)
This short video gives an overview of Software as a Service (SaaS), which s...
Amazon EC2 - Elastic Cloud Server
Amazon Elastic Cloud (Amazon EC) is a good example of Infrastructure as a S...
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London Ambulance CAD failure
The 1992 London Ambulance Service CAD failure is probably the most notoriou...
Washington State 911 Failure
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These are teaching and learning resources for the IB Computer Science course C: Web science, which is an optional unit.
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Creating a Website introduces students to creating correct HTML and CSS code without overwhelming them with details of uncommon or rarely used features. It is well laid out, enabling students to find example code for their particular requirements with ease, making it a useful reference book. However, it is not a tutorial or 'howto' book, so it needs using as part of planned lesson activities or independent projects.
What Happens When You Click a Link?
This video explains step by step what happens when you enter a URL in your web browser. It covers looking up the IP address using the HOSTS file or DNS, connecting to the destination machine using TCP/IP, and using HTTP to fetch the page. It does a good job of breaking down the process into a series of simple steps that demystify this process for students (hopefully!).