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Python Programming–Jumbled Code Task Cards (Beginner) Coding Unplugged Activity

Python Programming–Jumbled Code Task Cards (Beginner) Coding Unplugged Activity

This resource is a brilliant way to get students to begin coding in Python! A set of 12 different Jumbled Code Python Task Cards which can be cut out, laminated and distributed to students. Instructions: Students need to look at the code and read the English statements (pseudo code) in order to put the jumbled python code in the correct order. These have been brilliant in my classroom and I have used them for starter and review activities. I have even used these as an introduction to coding in Python. These task cards also test students understanding of the following programming concepts: 1) syntax errors 2) logical errors 3) variables 4) print() function 5) input() function 6) int() function 6) if statements 7) while loops 8) lists 9) sorting & reverse sorting data in lists. Each task card also allows you to question students further on their knowledge of Python i.e: • “why was the data type string and not integer?” • “what is the difference between the input() and print() functions?” • “why did we need to use the int() function?E • Etc… Python software can be downloaded for free from: https://www.python.org/downloads/ There are also many online platforms in which Python can be used such as codeacademy.com
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Introduction to Creating Algorithms!

Introduction to Creating Algorithms!

The aim of this resource is to introduce students to the basic concepts of algorithm design. This resource is aimed at absolute beginners of algorithm design and takes you through the following parts: 1. Understanding algebra 2. Understanding Boolean 3. Using Variables 4. Introduction to Algorithm Design i. Sequence ii. Selection (IF, ELSE, ELSE IF) iii. Variables iv. Looping (WHILE and REPEAT) v. Functions Each section includes activities to develop student understanding of the concept. The work finishes with a differentiated consolidation challenge, applying the concepts learned throughout the unit. ***Please leave a Review!***
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Introduction to Algorithms

Introduction to Algorithms

This is my first lesson of a NEW set of resources I'm developing for Computer Science. The current lesson gives the students an introduction to the concept of algorithms looking at the following concepts: - Computational Thinking - Problem Solving - Abstraction - Decomposition The rest of the lessons for this topic will be completed for the weekend and this will aim to cover the rest of the key elements of the algorithm computer science topic looking at: - Pseudocode - Flow Charts - Sorting - Searching - Reading and writing algorithms. Thank you for taking a look at my resource and I hope this one and future resources aid in supporting you.
NextStepComputing
Computational Thinking and the Digital Competence Framework

Computational Thinking and the Digital Competence Framework

My latest poster shows how the understanding of Computational Thinking underpins all concepts of the Digital Competence Framework (DCF). I have given examples of how each concept can be applied to primary strands of the framework. Feel free to download and use as part of CPD sessions! ***Please leave a review!***
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Python Programming FULL COURSE

Python Programming FULL COURSE

This is a full unit of work for Python Software Development. There are 10 individual tasks for the students to complete, each of which take an average of 1 lesson to complete. Each task has several challenge activities to stretch students abilities and understanding and aims to get them independently learning. These activities again can be used to deepen comprehension and I use these as further lessons for students to develop their pseudocode writing skills etc. I have included a PPT file with the lessons objectives and aims, as well as the skills/area of coding covered by that particular task. Some of the tasks give the students some partially completed activities in Python, these are also included in a folder, as well as the fully working solutions to all of the activities. All in, this is a very thorough unit of work which will last anywhere from 10 - 30 lessons, depending how independent you want students to work, how long is spent designing plans for the program before implementing and how long is spent designing test tables and testing.
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Y7 Computing Algorithms Unit

Y7 Computing Algorithms Unit

This is the unit of work I created to introduce my Y7 students to Algorithms, Problem Solving, Pseudocode and Computational Thinking. In the unit, there is the Activity Sheets which introduce: Grid References, Loops, Problem Solving, Trace Tables amongst others. The students trace code as it executes, keeping track of automated buses as they drive. Variables are brought in to track fuel, as well as booleans etc. This unit has been incredibly successful at boosting students understanding of developing and writing algorithms and when we move onto our units in Scratch coding / Python coding, they much better understand the terminiology All in, this can be 'rushed' in 6 lessons, or taking more time to delve into the Computing Acts can take it to 8 and beyond. With new GCSE and IGCSE courses covering some of the material, it is also something that could easily be expanded for students to undertake some of their own investigations into some relevant areas in AI etc.
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