### Making theory more practical

Just to show you what I’ve been up to. I made another display board to illustrate fragmentation and defragmentation. I used some math counting blocks (could not bring myself to use Lego!) and broke up […]

Just to show you what I’ve been up to. I made another display board to illustrate fragmentation and defragmentation. I used some math counting blocks (could not bring myself to use Lego!) and broke up […]

Could a keystroke logger be hiding on your PC without you even knowing?

Intel Optane is a new storage technology that can be used as either a super-fast SSD or additional system RAM!

I built a cardboard robot to help teach the basic concepts of the data processing cycle we learn about in C.A.T., namely Input; Processing; Output; Storage Well, after creating “Steve”, I had to try use […]

Too many learners, too few test benches In an ideal world when we taught our learners about PC hardware and how all the parts fit together they should each assemble a physical machine so that […]

Continuing from my previous post, here is the second part of the journey: The completion! Phase 4 : The final product Welcome to STEVE 1.0, C.A.N.A.R. Edition. (Cardboard And Not A Real Robot) After sticking […]

In my quest to try make Computer Applications Technology theory more accessible to my learners, I thought I’d try build a robot. Well, not a real one but a model that I could use to […]

I am making display boards to encourage my students to ask questions or at least be inquisitive about hardware taught in the Theory sections of Computer Applications Technology. I have taken the physical devices and […]

Teaching theory in Computer Applications Technology should not be done ‘theoretically’. There should be a practical, tangible element that students can physically engage with to reinforce the concepts being taught. I have decided to try […]

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