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Engaging two or three week Python project for beginners / intermediate / competent users

Engaging two or three week Python project for beginners / intermediate / competent users

Fabulous presentation for a 2 or 3 week Python project. They idea is that they use IF to make a multiple choice quiz (code examples given). Learners are immediately engaged by following a flow chart, and describing what the diagram does. They then have to alter some pseudocode to come up with the first question for their quiz, using IF a,b,c,d etc. The coding ramps up with scoring, and using ELIF. More competent users are challenged to use a main menu, with sub routines so the end user can choose which quiz they would like to do. Then super human coders can learn how to read and write text files to record the leaderboard. To do this, they must look at the coding for Edexcel Fixture NEA from 2017 (please email me for the files if you don't have them (annemariebradshaw@Hotmail.com). There is also a link to a great independent learning site for Python skills. The presentation includes LO, outcomes, 2 extended learning (hwk) tasks, peer assessment with the focus given on a worksheet, and practice debugging with a sabotage task (which really gets them digging into the code in the most devious of ways :-). Fabulous differentiation got these lessons 'outstanding' on a LW and LO. Feedback from the kids was that they loved working at their own pace, and developing something personal to them. Great stuff!
hoof_hearted
Free Primary Computing Lesson - Halloween with HTML

Free Primary Computing Lesson - Halloween with HTML

A computing lesson plan and associated resources for KS2 children designing a Halloween themed invitation. Introduces basic HTML and CSS and includes step-by-step lesson plan, support materials and pre-written HTML/CSS template. More free primary computing lessons and resources available at www.icompute-uk.com
iCompute
Teaching Python Coding: An Exercise for GCSE Computer Science coursework preparation-Answers

Teaching Python Coding: An Exercise for GCSE Computer Science coursework preparation-Answers

This Power Point supports students preparing for GCSE computer science, using python code for notorious game rock paper scissors. Students are expected to examine the code by identifying variables, explaining the coding keywords, structure and approach. In addition, students are given the opportunity to test the code and come up with suggestions for improving the design. Solutions to all questions provided.
chris_vidal
Python Coding Exercise for GCSE Computer Science coursework preparation

Python Coding Exercise for GCSE Computer Science coursework preparation

This Power Point supports students preparing for GCSE computer science, using python code for notorious game rock paper scissors. Students are expected to examine the code by identifying variables, explaining the coding keywords, structure and approach. In addition, students are given the opportunity to test the code and come up with suggestions for improving the design.
chris_vidal
Rubber Duck Debugging

Rubber Duck Debugging

How can a rubber duck help you be a better programmer? How can they possibly have a place in our classrooms? What is rubber duck debugging? When I first heard about this strange phenomenon, I was a little sceptical. Is this just another gimmick? Is there a surplus of rubber ducks that need repurposing? No, apparently this is a recognised programming technique that really works. What do you do? You need enough rubber ducks so that each pupil has their own duck. Amazon presently have them on sale 20 ducks for £0.68 + £1.59 UK delivery (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lumanuby-Bathtime-Yellow-Rubber-Children/dp/B071DT177Z/) Run through the presentation with them, give them the 3 Python programs to practice with and watch as your programming classes learn how to solve many of their programming problems without having to rely on you! If you are having trouble finding non-squeaky ducks you can either print out an image of the duck to be blue-tacked to the corner of their screen for everyone, or try the squeaky ducks but tell them, if there is an excessive amount of squeaking they will have their duck taken away and given a "flat duck" instead.
nwilkin
Computational Thinking Bundle

Computational Thinking Bundle

Purchase my three comprehensive guides to computational thinking within one bargain package! Includes: Computational thinking for KS3 Computational thinking for KS4 Problem Solving for KS3 Also includes my popular poster resources to help promote computational thinking within your classroom
RobbotResources
Algorithm for Learning display

Algorithm for Learning display

This display uses the context of Algorithms (in the computing curriculum) to demonstrate the process of learning a new skill. This can be referred to in class to boost resilience, independent learning (the 'find help' instruction could refer to teacher, but also peers, books, research etc), but also to remind, refresh and teach the importance of the clear, precise and chronological nature of algorithms. It can also be a teaching point for decision diamonds, and how they only ever have 2 outcomes (yes, no). Included in the download is a picture of what it looks like, and the master file with all the parts separate for you to edit/ print. Let me know if it works for you! (You may need to download the free font "VCT Scream it loud 2" if you want it to edit the word doc, otherwise just use the pdf!)
PhilWickins
KS3 Visual Basic Unit (8 Lessons)

KS3 Visual Basic Unit (8 Lessons)

This resource contains 8 fully planned and resourced Visual Basic Lessons. Each lesson contains 1 x Teaching Powerpoint with LOs, SCs and Teaching material 1 or 2 x Activity worksheets that progress in difficulty and have extension Full VB examples of the standard and extension task for demonstration or support The lesson Titles are: 1- Algorithms and Flow charts 2 - Getting to Know VB (Hello World) 3 - Objects and Properties 4 - Variables / Constants 5 - Variables Continued 6 - Selection (IFs) 7 - Selection (CASE) 8 - Loops (For & While) - Enough activity for 2 lessons All PowerPoints are fully editable to suit your classroom needs.
BitsOfBytes
Computational thinking starters and plenaries

Computational thinking starters and plenaries

This set of computational thinking starters and plenaries will support the teaching of all aspects of computer science. Ranging from simple to difficult, a great way to develop students ability to think and prepare for new computer science curriculum.
chris_vidal
Design A Video Game on Scratch

Design A Video Game on Scratch

This resource supports opportunities for children to research the design of retro video games before designing their own, focusing on variables, operators and conditions on Scratch. This resource can be used with other packs, designing their own characters and playing their game with controllers powered by MakeyMakey (both linked below). What's Included: - Curriculum Links - Link to editable digital resources to use with Google Classroom - Handouts
erinbrasington
WhatsApp vs Facebook Messenger

WhatsApp vs Facebook Messenger

A reading about two of most popular social networks,3 activities: reading and comprehension, answer questions with personal information and a debate activity in which students speak and make a good debate about something they really like
Olynj