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Kodu Game Lab Tutorial Series

Kodu Game Lab Tutorial Series

Kodu is an excellent tool to teach pupils the basics of programming and algorithms. In my video tutorial course, I have broken down a wide range of skills and put them into short, easy to follow videos. Whilst the videos are part of a greater package I use for teaching Kodu and in particular programming, algorithms and problem decomposition / solving, I am happy for everyone to use the videos free of charge. I upload new videos each week, with the aim of creating a 12 - 14 lesson series. This tutorial series is aimed at KS3 pupils and has wide ranging differentiation opportunities.
staffgca
Understanding Python Programs

Understanding Python Programs

A word document containing 5 programming challenges - students have to complete the program and/or comment to explain what is going on. The aim of this document is to encourage students to explain what some blocks of code/statements are used for in a program, as well as applying their knowledge of syntax to code used to solve a problem. In this document, I include repl.it - as a resource, this is incredibly useful for collaborative workspaces online in ANY language!
mro2013
Flowol Programming Alphabet Analyser ICT Computing Starter Activity Keywords KS3 GCSE Cover

Flowol Programming Alphabet Analyser ICT Computing Starter Activity Keywords KS3 GCSE Cover

Alphabet Brainstorm Analyser sheet on the theme of 'Flowol'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Flowol Programming Anagram Sheet ICT Computing Starter Activity Keywords KS3 GCSE Cover

Flowol Programming Anagram Sheet ICT Computing Starter Activity Keywords KS3 GCSE Cover

Anagrams sheet on the theme of 'Flowol'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Flowol Programming Crossword ICT Computing Starter Activity Keywords KS3 GCSE Cover

Flowol Programming Crossword ICT Computing Starter Activity Keywords KS3 GCSE Cover

Crossword on the theme of 'Flowol'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Flowol Programming Factsheet Worksheet ICT Computing Starter Activity Keywords KS3 GCSE Cover

Flowol Programming Factsheet Worksheet ICT Computing Starter Activity Keywords KS3 GCSE Cover

Factsheet on the theme of 'Flowol'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Scratch Programming IDEA Analyser ICT Computing Starter Activity Keywords KS3 GCSE Cover

Scratch Programming IDEA Analyser ICT Computing Starter Activity Keywords KS3 GCSE Cover

IDEA (Identify, Describe, Explain, Analyse) Analyser on the theme of 'Flowol'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Flowol Programming Definition Matchup ICT Computing Starter Activity Keywords KS3 GCSE Cover

Flowol Programming Definition Matchup ICT Computing Starter Activity Keywords KS3 GCSE Cover

Keyword definition cut and stick definition matchup sheet on the theme of 'Scratch Programming'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Flowol Programming Missing Words Cloze ICT Computing Starter Activity Keywords KS3 GCSE Cover

Flowol Programming Missing Words Cloze ICT Computing Starter Activity Keywords KS3 GCSE Cover

Missing words cloze sheet on the theme of 'Flowol'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Flowol Programming Wordsearch ICT Computing Starter Keywords Activity Keywords KS3 GCSE Cover

Flowol Programming Wordsearch ICT Computing Starter Keywords Activity Keywords KS3 GCSE Cover

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Flowol'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean