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Introduction to Computer Science Unplugged - Cup Stacking!

Introduction to Computer Science Unplugged - Cup Stacking!

The aim of this lesson is to introduce students to writing their first ever code! Students will not need to use a computer! Starter - Which job would you rather do: Formula 1 Driver or a Formula 1 Mechanic? Introduction to different types of IT users: Formula 1 Driver is the expert user of software while the Mechanic is the creator of the software. Task 1: Robots and Programmers - Get your Robot to a specific location and back using the given commands. Main task: Cup stacking - use the symbols available and create the differentiated structures as shown. For the lesson you will also need: Plastic cups Poster paper Pens to write code Print out the resource packs for each group of students. I have used this lesson for students between years 5 and 9, all of which have thoroughly enjoyed it! ***Please leave a review!***
RobbotResources
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!***
RobbotResources
Algorithms

Algorithms

Contained within this pack you will obtain a task breakdown sheet that can be printed off as worksheets to be completed and or uploaded to any digital based classroom tool. Contained within the Zip folder you obtain python files that go over the concepts of: - Bubble sort - Quick sort - Queue - Stacks All contain both student code and teacher code with supporting notes to ensure understanding of code has been obtained. Worksheets also look into the concept of O notation. Resources can be used for GCSE as a challenge and or AS level computing. Thank you for reviewing my resource.
NextStepComputing
Computing - HTML and CSS Web Development SOW

Computing - HTML and CSS Web Development SOW

This 10 lesson SOW teaches students what HTML and CSS do and how the are used together to develop website content. Through the 10 lesson scheme of work, students are taken through the basics of HTML and CSS and provided with the opportunity to develop their own website. All teaching materials, HTML/CSS code samples, end of unit assessment and marksheet provided.
HeatonMoorDigital
Algorithms, Maths & micro:bit: 5 fun coding activities

Algorithms, Maths & micro:bit: 5 fun coding activities

5 fun activities exploring the micro:bit, mathematics, and algorithm creation in Python and JavaScript Blocks. This short activity booklet explores the use of computing in order to calculate mathematical constants and carry out advanced mathematical functions. This could be used as an introduction to algorithms or mathematics & computing. In these activities we will use Python and JavaScript Blocks to calculate Pi & e, as well as creating a function to calculate factorials. Along the way we will learn a number of key skills: - Introducing & breaking down problems and algorithms - Solving and re-arranging equations - Real-world use of computing - Introduction to mathematical constants - Coding in Python & JavaScript Blocks - Utilising key equations for geometry & shapes - Memory issues & efficiency - Coding Skills: - Variables - Loops - Conditions - Advanced mathematical functions
rlowe0008
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.
PaperAirplane
Scratch Games Design for Computer Science

Scratch Games Design for Computer Science

This is a whole unit of work with a variety of different lessons which aims to take students from basic understanding of the Scratch coding environment to students who develop games. Differentiated resource with clear instructions and challenging advanced activities for students who are capable
PaperAirplane
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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