Digital-Maker

Digital maker and digital citizen badges

Below is what needs to be achieved for the badges, both badges will be worked on jointly.

What do you need to achieve?

  • Show you can use a piece of software, for example email or a game

Parts of Computer

Name the main parts of a computer system

    • CPU – Central processing Unit
      • (The brain of the computer)
    • Memory
      • The short-term storage for the CPU.
      • Like Things you are thinking of today or now.  Thoughts in your head.
    • Disk
      • Long terms storage
      • Likethings your remember e.g.  Holidays, family members, places you’ve been.
    • Keyboard
      • Used to input things to the computer
    • Mouse
      • Used to move the pointer around and click on objects to input to the computer
    • Printer
      • Output to paper of images / documents
  • Show you can connect peripherals to the computer e.g.
    • Mouse, keyboard, monitor, printer.
    • It could be on a computer such as a XBOX and connect the screens to that
  • Show you can edit a webpage.
    • We will try to do that on the cubs website!!

Things to do before next meeting after half term:

You need to be able to use the internet for research.  A parent or someone else can help you with this.  You need to:

a) Decide on something that you are really interested in.

b) Find 3 websites with content that matches your interest

c) Collect relevant information by printing the information or saving as files.

We will go through this next week.  It doesn’t have to be too much detail just 1 or 2 things on each website and the link to the website will be enough.

After half term we will complete the badge we will do:

  1. Design a game: Akela has a good game called bits and bytes that we can use for this
    * Use role play to act out how your digital game would work. Play the game with a group of friends and change the rules.
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  2. You will need to things of a idea for a game and using paper, prototype a game and explain to someone how it works. You could video your explanation.  You can do this over the half term if you wish!!
  3. Play a game with a friend where one of you acts the part of a robot and the other sends the robot commands. Record on paper what sort of commands worked best and which were hard for the ‘robot’ to follow. We will do this at cubs after half-term.

For the ones who can’t make the 18th we will try to cover this week again with them the week after half term.

 

Show you can turn on and log into a computer

  • Show you can use a piece of software, for example email or a game
  • Name the main parts of a computer system
  • Use the internet for research:
    * decide on an area of interest
    * find three websites with content that matches your area of interest
    * collect relevant information by printing or saving as files.
  • Connect computer peripherals or accessories, such as a screen and keyboard, and explain what job they do.
  • Design a game: (I thought we should do this one after half term. I have a board game called bits and bytes that we can use for this)
    * Use role play to act out how your digital game would work. Play the game with a group of friends and change the rules.
    * Using paper, prototype a game and explain to someone how it works. You could video your explanation.
    * Evaluate
  • and share your idea.
  • Edit an existing website. You could change the design using a paper printout or software.
  • Play a game with a friend where one of you acts the part of a robot and the other sends the robot commands. Record on paper what sort of commands worked best and which were hard for the ‘robot’ to follow. (The boardgame that I have will also cover this one).