https://uk.pcmag.com/mobile-operating-system-2/126707/windows-vs-macos-vs-chrome-os-vs-ubuntu-linux-which-operating-system-reigns-supreme In year 8 we discuss what an operating system is, right where we cover hardware and software and search engines and web browsers. It’s something which comes up frequently on GCSE papers. This article discusses done of the most well known operating systems and what they provide. Most of it feeds in nicely with …. Read More
Click bait headline, but interesting look at distributed computing. It’s been going on for years. I remember a similar one that was searching for aliens, literally. It was essentially helping some of the science projects that were scanning space for life markers. It was very sci fi, back then we lived in the future.
Excuse the clickbait title, it isn’t to mean ANY game is good for learning, just that there are principles in games that we can use in learning to help you learn better. In Computing we want students to try things. In Python, Flowol, Kodu, Spreadsheets, Audacity and more, we want you to try things. If …. Read More
This video looks at not only the game design principles, but also the tricks the developers used to get every bit of performance and push boundaries to make Crash Bandicoot a really ground breaking game for it’s time. Contains a nice section which compares the CPU and GPU. Also comparing RAM to secondary storage (CD)
Switch to Signal for encrypted messaging, EC tells staff An interesting article about how the top government agencies and companies are ditching WhatsApp in favour of a new one called Signal. A good read for GCSE students for examples of encryption and why it’s needed and why governments are trying to ban it. One thing …. Read More