Binary: Introduction (Part 1)

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Key takeaways
An introduction to binary conversions and calculations.
Understanding the process of file size calculation.
How best to present answers to typical exam questions.
Jez WhitworthHost: Together with a background in software development and his teaching experience, Jez is able to create innovative and exciting approaches to deliver fun and creative lessons for all ages and abilities. He is Head of Computer Science at a special needs school and is the founder of First Coding which offers creative coding courses in and around the Salisbury area.

In this class, Jez will introduce you to binary and the methods involved with converting and calculating file sizes. This is part of a series of three classes covering the topic in small, short burst lessons. 

Part 1: Binary Introduction. Learners will be introduced to working with binary, including how binary to decimal conversions, binary shifts and binary addition.

Part 2: Calculating image file sizes. Learners will gain an understanding of image file size calculation and the factors that affect the outcome.

Part 3: Calculating sound file sizes. Similar to image file size calculation, learners will be introduced to the techniques required to calculate the sizes of sound files.

This is a great series to truly help you get a clear understanding of what can be a difficult topic in computing for many.

Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

Any students studying computing. 

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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