Free Unit 8 & Unit 14 Computer Games Development Resources

New presentations and worksheets for learning aim A of Unit 8 / Unit 14 Computer Games Development are now available right here.

Computer Games Development is a popular unit for both the BTEC Level 3 IT and BTEC Level 3 Computing specifications. However, there aren’t too many resources available for its delivery. Particularly the early theory in learning aim A.

Well, I’ve put together 7 presentations and worksheets to help with your classroom delivery of LA-A. The presentations will be a great tool for front of class delivery. The worksheets will be great for either in class activities or as homework.

Thankfully Unit 8 of the BTEC Level 3 IT specification and Unit 14 of the BTEC Level 3 Computing specification are identical. This means these will help you regardless which of these two courses you are running.

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The courses cover every topic in the unit specification and have quizzes for every single lesson. You can monitor your students progress in the student tracker and students gain points and achievements as they succeed in the quizzes to inspire their progress.

Download BTEC Computer Games Development Resources

If you want to download these free resources you can do so by clicking on the download button below. These are free for you to use and share with your students by uploading them to your schools VLE.

The documents are completely editable so you can customise them to your heart’s delight. However please, if you share them with teachers at other schools, do share the versions with the KnowItAll Ninja branding and let them know about this site.

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If you like these resources and want some more, don’t worry there are plenty more on the way, both for the Computer Games Development unit and many others. There’s a new classroom resources section of the site in development which will have free and low-cost resources for your classroom. Keep an eye out for it.

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Free Cyber Security & Incident Management Resources

We all know there has been a lack of official Cyber Security & Incident Management resources provided by the exam board. That doesn’t mean there aren’t a wealth of great resources out there though.

Cyber Security and Incident ManagementObviously, KnowItAll Ninja‘s dedicated Unit 11 Cyber Security & Incident Management course is a fantastic tool in maximising your student’s success. It covers every topic in the BTEC Level 3 Information Technology specification for Unit 11 with clear explanations, presentations & quizzes.

However, there are many other free resources out there that can help to supplement KnowItAllNinja.com along with your excellent teaching. I’ve gone through a huge number of these and identified some of my absolute favourite free cyber security resources.

Pearson Unit 11 Learner Workbook

If you’ve missed it, while there hasn’t been a paid revision study guide or workbook from Pearson, there is a free learner workbook downloadable from the BTEC website.

You can download this by visiting the BTEC 2016 Information Technology page on the qualifications.pearson.com website, or clicking this link which will take you directly to the page to download the workbook. You should see the top link is the BTEC National in Information Technology: Learner Workbook (Unit 11).

While it is a huge shame that we haven’t seen official published materials, such as a student book or revision guide, this is a fantastic resource none-the-less, and completely free. There’s also a similar learner workbook for Unit 14 IT Service Delivery.

Crash Course Computer Science

One of my absolute favourite video series for teaching is the Crash Course Computer Science series on YouTube. These videos are interesting, informative, and a good length for in classroom use.

While not Cyber Security & Incident Management specific, there are a number of videos that cover related topics, including:

Check out the video on cyber security here:

Cybrary

If you’re looking for a website to study a wide range of Cyber security topics to a high standard, then there is no better place than Cybrary.

For completely free (though you do need to register with the site) you can study beginner, intermediate & advance cybersecurity topics. They even have many courses that will teach you the content of many professional qualifications in related areas, like Comptia Network+ and Comptia Security+.

These video courses are quite long and are not the best tool for in-class use, but if you’re looking for assigning extra study for outside of class then this could be very useful.

Some great courses include:

Those are just a few examples though, there are hundreds of relevant courses on the site. It’s a great choice not just for students but for a teachers own personal development.

Microsoft Virtual Academy

Much like Cybrary, the Microsoft Virtual Academy offers a wide range of courses that often cover professional qualifications (in this case Microsoft ones like the MTA). However, Microsoft Virtual Academy covers more than just cybersecurity.

These courses are also free, though if you want to track your progress you’ll need an outlook.com email account (which is free to sign up for).

These are also generally not too much of an in-class tool but are great for outside of class teaching. Some of the best videos include:

Again, there are many more courses that can go into quite advanced topics and are great for either extra study or for teacher personal development.

Stem.org.uk

The stem.org.uk website is one that you may well be aware of already as they are “the UK’s largest provider of education and careers support in science, technology, engineering and mathematics”. Their resources section is a fantastic tool for teachers and you can find a lot of cyber security specific teaching resources on the site.

For example:

The stem.org.uk site does take a little digging through to find the best materials, but with a little effort, you’re sure to find some great resources to help your students in their Unit 11 Cyber Security & Incident Management external assessment.

Cyber Security Challenge UK

Cyber Security Challenge UK - Cyber City GameThis website, which is actually linked to in the Cyber Security & Engineered Solutions link above, provides educational games to learn about Cyber Security. These are absolutely fantastic tools for learning a range of threats and prevention mechanisms in a fun and easily digestible way.

You can access them on the https://www.cybergamesuk.com website. I highly recommend them.

We all know the benefit of using games in and outside of the classroom for learning, and these have been created by people with good understanding of Cyber Security issues. Cyber City is a good starting point, but other games cover specific topics in more detail.

Other Links

The suggestions on this page are just a few useful resources for delivering Unit 11 Cyber Security & Incident Management for the BTEC Level 3 IT qualification. There are many more, both free and paid that you can find.

So, with KnowItAll Ninjas Cyber Security & Incident Management course, and a few of these resources, I am sure you’ll have a wealth of tools available to make sure your students succeed. If you have anymore you use that you’d like to share, please contact me and I’ll update this post.

Unit 1 Information Technology Systems Worksheets

With the exam just next week, I’ve added 41 Unit 1 Information Technology Systems worksheets to KnowItAll Ninja to help your students with some last minute revision.

Covering every topic in the specification, these worksheets are a great way for students to test their understanding of the topics and identify areas of weakness. They’ll help to really reinforce what they’ve learnt too.

These worksheets have a variety of activities, from short answers, completing tables, true/false and diagram drawing or annotating. You can download these worksheets right here, by clicking on the image below:

Unit 1 Information Technology Systems Worksheets
Worksheets

However, if you’re a teacher with an active subscription to KnowItAll Ninja, you can download these Unit 1 Information Technology Systems worksheets from the student tracker area, which will also include suggested answers for every single worksheet.

These answer suggested answers will provide a good base for yourself or your students assessing their answers, which can really help in this last week of preparation for the BTEC Level 3 Information Technology exam.

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