This newsletter contains details of changes that have been made to the Computing Homework site over the past term.
We have released seven exercises to support the teaching of Boolean Logic. These exercises are designed to provide an introduction to Boolean Logic for KS3 students.
The exercises address the following from the National Curriculum document: 'understand simple Boolean logic [for example, AND, OR and NOT] and some of its uses in circuits and programming;'
The new exercises are listed below:
Exercise Number and Title
The AND gate
The AND gate and database searching
The AND gate truth table
The OR gate truth table
The OR gate and database searching
The NOT gate
We have amended the, 'What is an Algorithm?' exercise from the exercises section, 'Algorithms and Programs'.
This exercise now contains an animation that shows a cake-baking algorithm in a simple computer simulator.
Logging onto the site
In recognition of the requirements of GDPR, we are modifying the site's login procedure. From September, students will no longer be required to enter their dates of birth. Nor will we require schools to provide us with student admission numbers.
To facilitate the new login procedure, a revised Excel data file has been produced. Schools who are renewing their subscription in September will need to use this file to prepare and send us their login data.
We are working on revising the exercises that support the teaching of the BBC Micro:bit. These revised exercises will be released towards the end of the autumn term.
We would welcome your suggestions on further developments. To do this, you can either use the suggestions page on the site or you can email directly to: