S2 pupils created their own version of the hit game Flappy Bird in Computing Science / Business last week. Pupils managed to customize the game to make it their own. They were able to change the background, change the obstacles and character. Some even managed to cheat the game and get a massive high score.
S3 pupils have gone paperless. Every pupil has their own Google Apps for Education account where they can store,edit and share files for free. Google Drive allows pupils to work on the same document at the same time from anywhere in the world. Pupils also maintain their own blogs that will contain their work over the next year and a half.
We have decided to ditch the jotters and move to a more organised approach. The blog will maintain and categorise pupil posts for them, pupils can easily search for work they done and find it instantly. Blogs are kept private however pupils know the password.
For pupils wanting to view their blogs they can be found under the Pupil Work section above.
We were very fortunate to have a representative from Rockstar North come in to the S5 Higher class and give a presentation about the games industry and his involvement in developing Grand Theft Auto 5.
Grand Theft Auto 5 broke industry sales records by earning US $800 million in the first 24 hours of its release, and US $1 billion within its first three days, making it the fastest selling entertainment product in history. This was a great opportunity for pupils to gain an understanding of what kind of jobs are available in the games design and development sector.
School pupils can get an education discount on many Apple products through their online education store.
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The National 5 notes pages have all been updated with some new materials. I have uploaded all of the worksheets you use throughout the whole course. They are in a .zip file and need to be unzipped after they have been downloaded.
This now means that 100% of your course materials are online and available for you at home.
Assessment material is not uploaded as this is only done in school.
Remember if you have forgotten the password ask your friends or have a look at the wall in the classroom.
I am Mr Stewart, the new Computing Science teacher at Lochaber High School.
This will be a great place to come for all your study needs. The website has been designed to work on any device you use including smartphones and tablets. All of the notes and revision materials should work flawlessly without you needing to download any additional plugins.
If you have forgotten the password to access any of the protected pages then ask your peers or ask me next time you are in class.
I am Mr Stewart a Computing Science teacher from Fort William who teaches in Lochaber High School.