Computing curriculum glossary sheet

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Computing Curriculum: Glossary:
Below are terms that come up in the Program of Study for the National Curriculum subject
of computing. Some appear in KS1, some in KS2, some in both. Add your own definitions below (typed or hand written).
Term
Algorithm
Program
(noun)
Context
Jenny made up an algorithm to make the Bee-bot
follow the shape of a square.
Tom changed the program for his central heating
system so it came on an hour earlier in the morning.
Debug
Sarah’s Scratch game didn’t work the way she
wanted, so she had to debug it.
Input
When Max registered on Facebook, it required him
to input his date of birth.
Output
Millie connected her phone to her Bluetooth speaker
so it would output the sound more clearly.
Control
By changing the setting on a washing machine, you
can to control the temperature of the wash.
Computer
network
Sam forgot his password so he couldn’t connect his
phone to the NTU computer network.
Internet
World Wide
Web
Lola’s email wouldn’t send because she wasn’t
connected to the internet.
Tim Berners-Lee is known as the inventor of the
World Wide Web.
Variable
Danny’s experiment was fair because it had only one
variable; the amount of water given to each plant
changed, everything else stayed the same.
Logical
reasoning
Sherlock Holmes used logical reasoning to deduce
who was responsible for the crime.
Olivia gave such clear and unambiguous directions
Unambiguous to the railway station that Will was able to find it
easily.
Definition