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Binary Bracelets


Binary is extremely important to the computer world. The majority of computers today store all sorts of information in binary form. This lesson helps to demonstrate how it is possible to take something that we know and translate it into a series of ons and offs. 

In this lesson students will learn how information is represented in a way such that a computer can interpret and store it. When learning binary, students will have the opportunity to write codes and share them with peers as secret messages. 

Learning Intentions:

  • Encode letters into binary
  • Decode binary back to letters
  • Relate the idea of storing initials on a bracelet to the idea of storing information in a computer 

Binary Bracelets 2018-11-09T12:00:46+00:00

Routing and Network Deadlock Orange Game


When you have a lot of people using one resource (such as cars using roads, or messages getting through the Internet), there is the possibility of “deadlock”. A way of working co-operatively is needed to avoid this happening. This is a great introductory activity to how networks manage traffic congestion.

Routing and Network Deadlock Orange Game 2018-04-27T12:59:58+00:00

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