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Year 2 ICT


Today in ICT we were once again looking for Carmen Sandiego but this time independently using the laptops! We had to remember how to log in and what our password is then we had to successfully navigate our way to opening chrome in the mac operating system and complete a successful google search to find the google earth game.


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ICT quizzes are a way for us to collectively see if we have grasped the ICT concepts its useful to know in this technological day and age!

After we had proven or computer prowess we headed back into independently searching for Carmen Sandiego using all the communication skills we have learnt this term!


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Back to the hunt for Paper Star!

This week we have been mostly looking for Paper Star on the Google Earth game Carmen Sandiego,-12.41937117,-34606.55899502a,57359668.97d,35y,0.00004064h,18.19296234t,0r/data=CjwSOhIgZjJhMmExN2E0MDZlMTFlOTk5MGE5OWYyYWQ2OTYwMTgiFnNwbC14LXgteC1zcGxhc2hzY3JlZW4

We had to look around Russia before jetting off to New Zealand and Rome, taking in the sights of Mount Victoria, St Peters Basilica and the Colosseum!

We learnt how computers can use copy and paste to make searching for things even quicker and easier plus we learnt that we can use Google to help us pronounce tricky words and even translate different languages from around the world.  


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Today we looked at how we can use the internet to do research and how to ask google effective questions that will hopefully give us the results we are looking for.

Because of the vast amount of information available on the internet it can be difficult to find exactly what it is we are looking for, so asking the correct questions based on the information we have to hand is key to getting the best results.

We used the “Where on Google Earth is Cramen Sandiego” game as the framework for giving us clues that we then researched using the iPads.

We found out interesting fact about Mount Fuji, Japan and the Portuguese language.


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Cyber Safety Quiz

Today we recapped on the cyber safety quiz to make sure we are fully aware of some of the dangers we may face when we are online.

We did an excellent job at figuring out why we shouldn’t open e-mails from strangers, or e-mails saying that we have won lots of money or free games.

Applying our knowledge, we answered tough questions about who we can and cannot share our passwords with and how we should interact and behave with people online.

It’s also incredibly important to not share information online that can be used to identify where we live or who we are.

Take a look at this link J


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Sending e-mail!

Today we looked at how an e-mail is composed and how it is sent over the internet using mail protocols.

We explored all the different parts of an e-mail that we would need to fill out in order to successfully send one.

We now know that in order to send an e-mail, much like sending a letter we need an address and name to send it to.

We need the first part of the e-mail which can be the person’s name or nickname, this is followed by the @ symbol, what comes next is the domain name and country of origin (this depends on the mail service provider).

So a typical e-mail may look like this

Check out this video to learn more!


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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.



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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!



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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).



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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.



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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…?

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

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We learned about algorithms

Recapped on where we can find computers in everyday life



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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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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.

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