Computer Hardware: Building a Computer. Plans and resources for a project to build understanding of computer specifications by learning to build your own computer system: looks at what's inside the case, peripheral devices and operating systems. Aimed at KS3 but could adapt for KS2. (from TES).
A new infographic dives deeply into Facebook and Twitter to expose how an individual’s accounts on the social networks can be hacked - and secured. The infographic designed by Dr Yaser Alosefer and published on Visual.ly looks at connections, passwords, email, and apps, how each of those elements can be hacked, and how each of those elements can be made more secure.
Our series of MagPi Essentials books continues with this guide to programming in Scratch. This freely-available visual programming language from MIT is particularly good for children getting to grips with starting programming, and our book is written with the younger reader in mind.
If you're looking to learn a programming language that's cross-platform and easily accessible, Java is one of the most practical languages out there. This handy cheat sheet helps you keep track of the basics while you begin to learn.
Can you learn coding without a computer? Yes you can! These 11 fun activities for kids teach them basic coding concepts off-screen. Check them out and see what fundamental coding concepts you can teach your child without a computer. From @igamemom