Teach how computer storage works…

Different types of computer storage abound these days from the hard disk drive central to any windows pc’s operation to USB Memory sticks used for temporary storage. With computing and computer science taking a greater role in education we have introduced a new program to cover the computer storage aspect of the computing curriculum at key stage 3, also useful for computer science k-12.

Explore Computer Storage introduces the main computer storage devices with clear graphics.
Describes primary and secondary storage.
Introduces the main types of computer data storage.
Hard Disk.
Shows how the hard disk drive works with clear graphics.
Introduces the system memory found on a computers motherboard.
RAID drives.
Describes the purpose of RAID drives.
CD/DVD Drive.
Shows how CD/DVD drives works with clear graphics.
USB Memory Sticks.
Introduces the external USB type memory sticks.
Memory Cards.
Introduces the external Memory Cards.
Includes some simulations of the various storage types in use.
Can be deployed in your classroom to enable students to learn at their pace.

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Teach how computer memory works

Teaching students how computer memory works can be challenging with this in mind we have developed a windows program that simulates in 3D graphics the process of reading and writing data to a memory matrix. Particularly useful for students in key stage 3 computing or computer science k-12 Visual Memory provides a virtual teaching solution.

Visual Memory demonstrates a memory chip in operation. The memory chip has 16 address lines and 8 data lines. The program simulates in 3D the operation of a typical dram memory chip. Each memory location is accessible you can write either to each location.
Single bit or byte retrieval is possible. Memory is programmed individually by each cell.

The memory is organised as a memory matrix, this ensures an easy to use program for students. In the simulations the data lines change to red when data travels through them.
In the visual memory main window is a 3D representation of a simple memory chip. This is based on a DRAM chip. Each cell features a transistor and capacitor.
Students can write to and read from the virtual memory.
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