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Information and Communications Technology

Contains 18 Videos

Let's Build the Internet: Networking

Let's Build the Internet: Networking

ICT Basics

In this animated programme, our character Sam shows students the basics of networking and data transmission. Engaging graphics are used to explain concepts clearly and visually, depicting how data is transmitted via cables and fibre optics, and...Show More
Codes and Canines: Data Transmission and Storage

Codes and Canines: Data Transmission and Storage

ICT Basics

This creative programme takes students on a journey as Kat teaches them about data storage and communication. Powerful visual diagrams and animations are used throughout, in order to aid students’ understanding of the concepts that are...Show More
Welcome to Faceschool

Welcome to Faceschool

"Welcome to Faceschool" follows thirteen-year-old Toby as he is introduced to a strange world of social media where its users are face-to-face but behave as if they were online. With the guidance of Navigator Milly, Toby meets many unusual...Show More
How Computer Data Is Stored

How Computer Data Is Stored

Bitesize Coding and Computing

Files are stored on a hard drive and are different sizes. In this clip, cartoon dinosaurs are used to demonstrate the size of files. It begins with bits that are made up of 1s and 0s. Eight bits make a byte, 1000 bytes make a kilobyte, 1000...Show More
How Does the Internet Work?

How Does the Internet Work?

Bitesize Coding and Computing

How the Internet works is explained using the example of pigeons in their nests. All the pigeons, or computers, are connected together, and this is called a network. The rules of how the messages are sent are called protocols, and large messages...Show More
How Computers Have Changed

How Computers Have Changed

Bitesize Coding and Computing

This episode takes a brief journey through time, showing how computers have changed over the years. From the mechanical calculator invented by Charles Babbage and programmed by Ada Lovelace, to Alan Turing’s algorithms which are still used in...Show More
How to Make a Computer Game

How to Make a Computer Game

Bitesize Coding and Computing

There are many different elements that go into making a computer game: deciding on the type of game, designing the pictures, animating the characters and choosing what will happen. We learn about why it's important to make sure that the game gets...Show More
How to Break Down Problems

How to Break Down Problems

Bitesize Coding and Computing

Decomposition is the process of breaking down a problem into smaller parts. Mr Moose’s problem is that he is hungry, and students find out how he could break down and solve his problem.
How Search Works

How Search Works

Bitesize Coding and Computing

Discover how search engines work through the example of a bear searching for honey in the woods. A search engine uses web crawlers to find information and send back a copy of each page. Algorithms are used to find the best match, and then the...Show More
How to Write Complex Programs

How to Write Complex Programs

Bitesize Coding and Computing

Complex programming is introduced using an example of a kangaroo that needs to have a drink without being eaten by a crocodile. The kangaroo needed to check that the crocodile was not near the water before she had a drink and she needed more than...Show More
How to Make an Animation

How to Make an Animation

Bitesize Coding and Computing

This programme provides a basic introduction to animation, demonstrating how lots of pictures that are slightly different are put together to make it look as if a picture is moving. Pictures of a cat are shown in slightly different positions and...Show More
What Are Computer Bugs?

What Are Computer Bugs?

Bitesize Coding and Computing

This episode provides a basic explanation of what computer bugs are, describing them as mistakes in a computer program. A cartoon mouse and a robot demonstrate what computer bugs are. It also demonstrates the concept of bug-fixing in a simple and...Show More
Using Computers at Work

Using Computers at Work

Bitesize Coding and Computing

Students will watch some examples of how computers are used day to day by ordinary people. They are used in shops, for taking photographs, in sport, for making music and films, to help us to learn, in aeroplanes and for going into space. What do...Show More
What Is the Internet?

What Is the Internet?

Bitesize Coding and Computing

The Internet is described as lots of computers connected to each other. Examples are given of devices that use the Internet, including tablets, laptops, consoles, phones and cameras. The differences between wired and wireless internet connections...Show More
What Is Coding?

What Is Coding?

Bitesize Coding and Computing

This episode offers a basic explanation of what coding is. In order to play games, do homework or talk to friends on a computer, programs are used. Computer programs are made using a special language called code, which is used so that the...Show More
What Is an Algorithm?

What Is an Algorithm?

Bitesize Coding and Computing

Algorithms are described as something very simple but important. They are explained as instructions that are split into little steps so that a computer can solve a problem or get something done. An example of how to brush your teeth is...Show More
What Are Variables?

What Are Variables?

Bitesize Coding and Computing

Variables are introduced using the example of a squirrel who wants to know where his nuts are buried, and how many he has. A variable is described as a special box that computers keep useful information in. There are two variables in the example...Show More
SMS

SMS

The Fixies

After Tom Thomas’ friend, Kayta, leaves her mobile phone at his apartment, he wants to read her text messages. Simka and Nolik know it’s wrong and try to stop him from reading messages that aren’t his to read. He also learns that when the...Show More