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Year 2 ICT

24/4/19

Writing and E-mail!

Today we tried to remember all the different ways we could communicate.

We had a look at the differences between sending a letter in the post and sending an e-mail, we noticed how much it would cost to send a letter in the post to Canada compared to sending an e-mail and also how much quicker the electronic mail was (almost instantaneous) whilst the letter if we sent it economy and it weighed in at under 500g could take anywhere between 6 – 12 weeks.

 

27/03/19

Year 2 ICT

Where on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego?????

This week after having looked at how the internet is connected and how long it takes

for computers to contact each other we are went on a hunt for an international Jewel Thief!

By voyaging around the world and finding clues about where she could be we managed to

visit some amazing locations and talk to some interesting people and learn about some

awesome landmarks such as mount fuji and learn about the culture of Brazil

Using your google skills enter this into a search “google earth Carmen Sandiego”

And see if you can find her!

 

20/03/19

Year 2 ICT

Hot on the heels of science week we went straight into finding out how long it takes to get to and from different parts of the world. We traveled to New York, Florida, Cuba, Spain, Poland and around the UK including finding our way from Albany Park train station to the school itself!

We did all of this using google maps and google street view and we managed to see some wonderful places all thanks to the internet.

We also discussed again how the internet works and what the route might look like.

Once we had seen how much time it would take to get to these far away countries by plane and car we did something called “traceroute” to figure out how much time it would take to contact a computer in that country and also how many computers the information would have to travel through.

The amount of time it would take to travel to Cuba is roughly 17 hours, and our computer at school was able to reach a computer in Cuba in 87 ms (that is 0.087 seconds).

 

13/03/19

Year 2 ICT

Today we looked at the many steps it can take to access content over the internet.

We learned that it takes many devices to help us connect to the internet and we had a look at what devices in our homes and schools allow us to make that connection.

By pretending that we were all individual computers we passed a piece of paper (our packet of data) from one end of the class to the other making sure that it passed through several key points that we called routers. We made sure that each person/computer in the chain placed a little black dot on the paper and at the end we counted up how many hops it had taken to get to its final destination.

After this we had a look at google maps and searched up several locations around the world. We learned ow to use street view and located our school and had a virtual walk up the road.

 

27/02/19

Year 2 ICT 

What is the internet?

In today’s lesson we recapped on what an algorithm is (it is in basic terms a “clear set of instructions”) then we went onto discussing and writing down the various devices that we use to connect to the internet, such as mobile phones, iPads, games consoles and computers we also discovered some other devices that can connect to the internet that you may not have known about such as watches, cars, smart televisions with even smart salt shakers and toasters now available.

But what is the internet…?

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/zgwnsbk

This link will give you everything you need to know :)

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24/01/19

Year 2 ICT

We learned about algorithms

Recapped on where we can find computers in everyday life

 

17/01/19

Year 2 ICT

Laptops! Care and usage

This week we learnt how to operate and login to the laptops!

We started by learning some common symbols like the USB and Headphones symbols and where they are located on the laptops.

After we had successfully identified these we discussed the importance of using the computers with care. I am pleased to say everyone did a great job of this and I am very impressed.

Someone had an interesting question asking why the screens would turn off by themselves which was answered correctly by another student, very well done.

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10.01.19

Year 2 ICT

Scratch Junior

In today's lesson we went over the different coding blocks available in Scratch Junior and learnt how to identify them using the colour codes and pictures to describe them in a game of bingo!

The children then read out the descriptions on each code block after they identified them via the colours and pictures.

After this we had the sheets with all the information on out in front of us and used them to make our own animations after we followed a basic algorithm to make the cat move and spin.

https://www.scratchjr.org/

And here is a link to all the code descriptor blocks.

https://www.scratchjr.org/learn/blocks