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Computer Club

Welcome to Computer Club!

What is a computer?

 


Last week at Computer Club we talked about the different types of computer technology that exist in the world. From mobile phones to washing machines -  computers seem to be everywhere in various shapes and sizes.


Take a look at the presentation below to see some of the different devices and machines which contain computers, many of which we use in our day-to-day lives.

 

NOTE - You may need to update your browser to see the presentation. Click on the arrows at the bottom of the presentation to move forwards through the stages. If you have an iPad you can download the Prezi app for free from the App Store by clicking here.


 

 

So what makes computers tick? 

 

The computers which we use in school are called 'Desktop Computers'. Desktops are very similar in build to laptop computers. In fact, desktops are very similar in build to mobile phones, tablets and many other types of computer because they all share similar components.


We will be looking at some of these components in more detail but  in the meantime, what can you find out about the different parts of a desktop computer? and What do they do?

Whoever gives 
the best answers to these questions will receive a fantastic prize in the next Computer Club so make sure you answer carefully.

 

Fill in the form below and remember to click on 'Submit' to send your responses.


 

NOTE - You need to be logged in to your St Austin's email account to enter the competition. Click the link at the bottom of the page if you need to log in.

 




We were lucky enough to have a visit from Chris Maloney, a computer games designer from award winning developers Playrise Digital.

Chris talked to the children about what is involved in making mobile games and the amount of work that goes into even the smallest applications. 

The children had the opportunity to take a look at some of the equipment and software needed to make a computer game including a water cooled high spec computer.

Take a look at the video below to see their award winning game 'Table Top Racing'
 

Table Top Racing! Free to play and over 2 million players

Table Top Racing has been awarded the prestigious "Best of 2013" by the European App Stores in France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Luxembourg, Austria and Switzerland! Thank you everyone for your support. Slide to Play: Game of the Month What Mobile: Game of the Month Pocket-Lint: App of the Day: "An instant classic!"

To install 'Table Top Racing' on your iDevice click here

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