Computer Hardware: Building a Computer. Plans and resources for a project to build understanding of computer specifications by learning to build your own computer system: looks at what's inside the case, peripheral devices and operating systems. Aimed at KS3 but could adapt for KS2. (from TES).
Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children and teachers, who can see their students achieve. The letter sounds are split into seven groups as shown below.
If you're looking to learn a programming language that's cross-platform and easily accessible, Java is one of the most practical languages out there. This handy cheat sheet helps you keep track of the basics while you begin to learn.
A new infographic dives deeply into Facebook and Twitter to expose how an individual’s accounts on the social networks can be hacked - and secured. The infographic designed by Dr Yaser Alosefer and published on Visual.ly looks at connections, passwords, email, and apps, how each of those elements can be hacked, and how each of those elements can be made more secure.
Our series of MagPi Essentials books continues with this guide to programming in Scratch. This freely-available visual programming language from MIT is particularly good for children getting to grips with starting programming, and our book is written with the younger reader in mind.