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S1-2 Computer Club

Do you want to:
  • Write computer programs
  • Design and produce computer games
  • Create podcasts
  • Design and publish websites
  • Learn about the latest technology
  • And much more…
Then come along to the Forrester High School S1-2 Computer Club.

Starts: Monday 31st October
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Place: Computing Room 2

Every Fortnight

Recognising Achievement

Every 5-6 weeks we recognise the achievement of our learners in the Computing Department.  Mr Cunningham and Mr Anderson select 5 pupils each who they feel deserve recognition for their good work and effort. Each pupil will get their own postcard sent home.




Well done to:

Craig Burns (5B1)

Jamie Renwick (2B1)

Chelsea Hoy (2R1)

Lee Meston (6B2)

Kerr Anderson (5R2)

Lucy Falconer (2R2)

Arran Breckenridge (2R2)

Emma Lawrence (5T1)

Calum Duff (5T2)

Welcome back

Welcome back to the Forrester High School Computing Department blog for session 2011-12.  There will be lots of exciting things happening in the department this year so keep coming back to our blog.  Among other things, this year we hope to:




  • design and produce more exciting computer games
  • introduce Google 20% time
  • start a computing club
  • develop our S2 Curriculum for Excellence course
  • learn even more new skills, technologies and programming languages

S1 Present with PREZI

Who needs Powerpoint!

This online presentation package is available in an education program free to use!

Look at some of the Showcase  projects for some great ideas.

S1 ICT Xtranormal Easter Competition

It was an amazing effort put in by two of our classes this week as they created their Text to Movie animations.

A number of winners walked away with their Easter eggs but it was such a difficult decision for the judges to decide which presentations deserved the awards.

Brilliant effort all round!

S2 Computing Intermediate 1 Unit 3

Computers and the Internet

Although the class has covered much of this unit through exercises and tasks, we now move onto the formal topics within this Unit.

One of the major tasks involves comparing specifications of Hardware by sourcing these on-line at large suppliers. PC World and other companies allow us to investigate Input devices, Systems, Output devices, and Backing storage devices without going into the shops.


Yes it is time for the S2 exam 26/3/10.

A little extra study will go a long way to making sure the students pass this tes!

Self Assessment with Xtranormal

Classes this week have had a chance to ‘animate’ some interesting conversations!

Using Xtranormal and working mostly in pairs we looked at our recent work in ICT classes and also to the future.

  Its fun! If you can log in at home and enjoy creating your movies!