Computer Modelling Resource Pack

As part of my ICT A-Level teaching last year I begin the creation of an ICT modelling kit to include a vast array of components, peripherals and technologies. I’ve created a little icon and information slip for just about everything under the sun!

ICT Modelling PackSo we have the components of a PC – motherboard, CPU, GPU, RAM, storage, etc. and then other things such as website types (photo sharing/cloud storage/etc.), software types (applications/games/OSes/etc.) and data transfer mediums (3G/4G/Wi-Fi/etc.).

Teachers could use the kit to allow kids to recreate the communications between internal and external components, as well as showing where speed bottlenecks can occur – I’ve added data transfer rates and memory bandwidths to the appropriate protagonists – so for example you can instantly see that you couldn’t stream a Blu-Ray movie over a Wireless-G connection, or why DDR2 memory would slow a GDDR3 videocard.

Example PartYou can also sort them into groups such as Primary/Secondary Storage, Input Media and Input Devices, etc, etc. Loads of possibilities and endless hours of fun …. ish.

If anyone would like a copy of the Photoshop files to print their own, please drop me a line.

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