Computing skills can enable you to pursue your passions, no matter what they are. Coding touches every field you could work in, from medicine to race-car driving. Even if being a software developer isn’t at the top of your list, fields like social media, music, crime-scene investigation, video gaming, fashion, education, design, or film and special effects might be? Literally anything can be done with code! How will things be made and built in the future? WITH CODE! These lessons can inspire students to learn the basic of code by seeing how it is used in other industries for example in games, animation, farming and helping people/saving lives.
Coding skills covered: sequences, iteration (while loops and for loops) and selection. These lessons would be a great way to introduce these concepts before moving onto another programming language like python.
This scheme of work is a gentle introduction to coding using drag and drop tutorials and links to a range of other topics to generate interest in coding from reluctant students. It would be great with ks2 or for introducing code to year 7 or key stage 3 students at school. Each lesson powerpoint also contains 1 or 2 youtube links to useful videos to show how code can be used in the different industries.
The assessment criteria links to the computing strands and has success criteria of good, better, best and wow and links to grades A*-U but could be easily adapted for grades 9-1 if your school does this (is an editable word document)
No special software is needed (internet access for code.org tutorials and powerpoint only)