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Python - Getting Started

Python - Getting Started

4 documents that include example Python code, tasks and programming challenges to complete to help students, NQTs and non-specialist teachers to learn the following Python programming skills: Input and print statements If statements For loops While loops Perfect for classroom activities, homework tasks and self-study. Answers are included.
nwilkin
Python While Loop Practical Challenges

Python While Loop Practical Challenges

A great 2 page handout for your pupils to practice While Loops in Python . Includes example code, a task to read code, a task to correct code and 3 practical challenges for them to practice writing for loops in Python code. It even includes a PDF containing the answers. Great for homework tasks, classroom activities or self-study.
nwilkin
Python For Loop Practical Challenges

Python For Loop Practical Challenges

A great 2 page handout for your pupils to practice For Loops in Python . Includes example code, a task to work out the output from the range function, a task to correct code and 4 practical challenges for them to practice writing for loops in Python code. It even includes a PDF containing the answers. Great for homework tasks, classroom activities or self-study.
nwilkin
Data Structures (DS for Kids aONP)

Data Structures (DS for Kids aONP)

10 single-page resources about the abstraction of values from different representations of data. Informal introduction to variable names. For age range 11+
A_Cowie
Python If Statements Practical Challenges

Python If Statements Practical Challenges

A great 2 page handout for your pupils to practice Python if statements. Includes example code, a task to identify the main operators, a task to correct code and 3 practical challenges for them to practice writing if statements in Python code. It even includes a PDF containing the answers. Great for homework tasks, classroom activities or self-study.
nwilkin
Data Structures for Kids and Other Normal People

Data Structures for Kids and Other Normal People

(PDF - editable Word documents available) These resources can be used by colleagues teaching high school Computing Science in any education system. In particular, they reflect my interpretation of parts of the (Scottish curriculum) Level 3 and 4 Computing Science Es and Os in the Broad General Education. I have thought for a long time that coding is taught too much from a “just get on and write it” approach and there has been little emphasis on the data structures that underpin what is being written. I have found that when I ask a student to draw and name the data structures they plan to use - even if the structures contain simple, single values - their understanding (their computational thinking skills) and their ability to code independently improve immeasurably. My view of the current Scottish curriculum is that it now allows for this, and that was my motivation when I started building these resources. I have tried to create resources that are superficially appealing whilst containing academic content, in order to engage all levels of ability. These resources may go some way to fill the gap between more practical, coding activities and the theory found in certificate courses in the senior phase at secondary level. There are more to follow… I have deliberately kept each resource to one page so that they can be used out of sequence. I have not included much in the way of teacher exposition within each task, to allow for different levels of depth depending on circumstances, but the Teacher Notes include my rationale for each task, some tips/hints/notes for each resource and a reference to the (Scottish Curriculum) Benchmarks for the Es and Os.
A_Cowie
CPU and processing

CPU and processing

A one off lesson on the CPU and how it works. Students asked to make a poster to highlight what they have researched.
Zenadee
GCSE Computer Science - Number systems resource pack

GCSE Computer Science - Number systems resource pack

Pack of all my resources for Computer Science number systems topics. Includes: Posters and wall displays for converting denary to binary and vice versa Posters and wall displays for converting hexadecimal to binary and vice versa Number line wall display including denary, binary, and hexadecimal numbers Number line wall display including denary and negative binary numbers (in sign and magnitude and two’s complement) Binary shifts worksheets (with answers) Binary revision worksheets (with answers) End of unit binary test (with answers) Binary crossword
csteacher2048
Python Basics Practical Challenges

Python Basics Practical Challenges

A great 2 page handout for your pupils to practice Python basics. Includes example code, a tasks to read code, a task to correct code and 4 practical challenges for them to practice writing Python code. It even includes a PDF containing the answers. Great for homework tasks, classroom activities or self-study.
nwilkin
Ozobot Maze Progression - 10 levels

Ozobot Maze Progression - 10 levels

Inspired by Google’s blockly games, this 10 level progression allows pupils to use ozobot and ozoblockly to solve mazes. The ozobot on its default setting is unlikely to solve the mazes in this progression, and thus, it forces pupils to use ozoblockly.
stuart_cork
Computer Science denary, hexadecimal, and binary number line

Computer Science denary, hexadecimal, and binary number line

Binary number line for classroom displays, suitable for GCSE, A-Level, or IB Computer Science. Download includes: Binary, hex, and denary values from 0 to 20 Binary and denary values from 0 to -20 (sign and magnitude) Binary and denary values from 0 to -20(two’s complement) Binary and denary values from 0 to -20(both systems on the same line) For clarity, hexadecimal values are not shown for negative numbers. Each set of numbers is on an A3 sized sheet that can be printed as A4 if required.
csteacher2048
GCSE Computer Science posters pack

GCSE Computer Science posters pack

A collection of posters suitable for GCSE Computer Science and IB Computer Science. Includes: Matching binary, hexadecimal, and denary numbers Converting between binary, denary, and hexadecimal numbers 14 unique posters total, each with black background and white background versions.
csteacher2048
Computer Science denary to hexadecimal posters

Computer Science denary to hexadecimal posters

Collection of 8 hexadecimal themed classroom posters (plus variations). Perfect for GCSE Computer Science and IB Computer Science classroom displays. Collection includes: 2 posters for calculating the denary value of hexadecimal numbers 2 posters for calculating the hexadecimal value of denary numbers 2 posters for matching denary to hexadecimal 2 posters for matching binary to hexadecimal Posters are fully editable Word documents and each includes a version with a black background and a version with a white background (to save ink). A3 sized, but obviously can be printed smaller.
csteacher2048
Most Used Excel Functions

Most Used Excel Functions

Teach your students the most used Excel functions. All explained with details and includes an example each. The presentation can be adapted to your class activities. Functions that include in the presentation: SUM ( ) AVERAGE ( ) MAX ( ) - MIN ( ) COUNT ( ) COUNTA ( ) CONCENATE ( ) IF ( ) COUNTIF ( ) VLOOKUP ( ) SUMIF ( ) Assessment supports learning abilities and gives a chance to practice them in carefully designed examples with instructions for each. (All functions are used). The “Assessment_SOLVED” file gives the answers of each question. Please make sure you leave a review after your use. THANK YOU!!!
Copolat
ScratchUp! A cunning combination of Sketchup (3D CAD) and Scratch (Coding)

ScratchUp! A cunning combination of Sketchup (3D CAD) and Scratch (Coding)

This is ScratchUp! A cunning combination of Sketchup (3D CAD) and Scratch (Coding) to bring your pupils’ programming projects to life! The idea for this emerged after teaching my classes Sketchup as a specific CAD tool within the DT curriculum to design lunar buggies, before then proceeding to the build stage. I was so impressed at their grasp of the software and 3D design as a concept, that I wanted to set a new challenge. Similarly, they had progressed extremely well in my computing lessons until they were quite proficient using coding constructs and concepts within Scratch, so what was the next step? I noticed that their sprite and background design within Scratch always fell short of their best, probably as they were so keen to code and get their project working. It was all coloured blobs and stick men; purely functional, but little in the way of inspiring graphical user interfaces! Enter: Sketchup. I decided that they could use their design skills to create high quality sprites, then export them as a 2D graphic to be loaded into Scratch as a costume. And then it hit me.  Why not export a series of rotations of a 3D sprite, load multiple images into a sprite’s costume, then animate it, so it appears as a rotating 3D sprite? The possibilities are endless! Take a look around this resource which includes my presentation from the CAS (Computing at School) National Conference 2018, the list of angles I used for my car direction, my ScratchUp examples, pupil Sketchup and ScratchUp examples and a Sketchup help sheet. Let me know how you get on!!! www.rundontwalk.co.uk
PhilWickins
STEM Accelerators - KS3 Computing Online Safety

STEM Accelerators - KS3 Computing Online Safety

Due to the prevalence of technology, cyber security is one of the greatest opportunities and threats humankind knows. Your pupils will already use computers on a daily basis, but probably don’t pay much attention to personal data, or even know what it is! It’s time to change that, and this lesson is a great place to start bringing together elements of both the IT and computing curriculum. It will also teach your class the Army-inspired skills of critical thinking, team work, leadership and perseverance.
BritishArmySupportingEducation
Introduction To App Inventor (C.Science)

Introduction To App Inventor (C.Science)

This is the first lesson within the scheme that introduces learners to the online application, ‘App Inventor’. Regardless, of class ability or teacher experience this lesson will allow learners to develop an understanding of how apps have developed over time and will allow learners to build their first Android app. The easy to use guidance illustrates how to set up accounts and is available in both PDF and DOC format to suit learner needs. The app can be deployed to any android device providing the ‘App Inventor’ app is installed. Equally the’ App Inventor’ emulator can be installed on any networked machine. This lesson is particularly applicable to all computer science specifications and can be used to delve into the aspect of mobile development with ease and confidence. There is detailed notation and timings for teachers within the PPT which will offer a lesson plan structure. For more information or further resources linked to this topic, contact via e-mail.
beef_keefe
Scratch DIRT SHEET - Assessment

Scratch DIRT SHEET - Assessment

Created this DIRT sheet for my Year 8’s but can be used for any year group. SIMPLE TO FOLLOW Teacher can look through their scratch projects and tick the boxes the pupils have covered in their Project. Pupils can then reflect on their project and suggest improvements they could make.
LUKEB82
Linked Lists Using PHP Classes

Linked Lists Using PHP Classes

This resource was developed for Advanced Higher Computing Science (Scottish Curriculum). It describes a linked list and works through the implementation in PHP of the following operations: insert and delete nodes, read the contents of a node, count the number of nodes, read the whole structure. Some suggestions are given for programming problems involving linked lists.
A_Cowie
What is an ALGORITHM

What is an ALGORITHM

An introduction to algorithms using a flowchart with sequence, selection and iteration. The worksheet provided enables students to slow down their thinking to focus on each instruction in the algorithm until the last instruction is executed and the program ends.
chris_vidal
IGCSE computer science programming worksheets

IGCSE computer science programming worksheets

Full set of worksheets for iGCSE computer science units included programming concepts, pseudo code and flowcharts and algorithm design and problem solving. Intended to be taught as linked units for a more comprehensive learning style.
Stephens1412
Win A Robot World Cup Football Drawing Competition

Win A Robot World Cup Football Drawing Competition

Last week I found a small UK tech company which was giving out great computer prizes and no-one was entering them. I decided to use them to create a drawing competition in my class - after all what is more motivational to a class than a great chance of winning! I used it to share ideas about what makes a great invention. We discussed ideas of what would or would not win - then created our work of art. INVENT THE 2098 WORLD CUP Future Inventors, we have a new challenge for this week. The World Cup is about to start and it got us thinking: what will the 2098 World Cup look like? Flying referees? Virtual stadiums? Techno-vuvuzelas? Submit your ideas and the winner gets a FREE kit and see it become a project on Club Make! We accept ALL ideas: practical, fun to absolutely bonkers. Entering the challenge is super easy: just draw your idea and share it below! They accept submissions until the 24th of June at http://bit.ly/WinARobot.
peterfogarty
Getting your head around while loop - ITERATION for beginners.

Getting your head around while loop - ITERATION for beginners.

Understanding variables and loops are the most significant aspects of coding. It is important for students in early stages to grasp the concept of how loops work if the are to be successful candidates for computer science. This power point presentation is a scaffold building fundamental steps required in understanding and applying loops using python. Students must already know how to use basic input and output functions in python. The language and terminology used is simple enough for a non specialist to use and teach a coder at beginner level. The python idle software is available to download for free at https://www.python.org/downloads/. After students have fully grasp the concept of loops and how they work, they extension task will provide a challenge for them to apply their knowledge, using computational thinking to improve their code.
chris_vidal
Computer Science GCSE - Logic Gates - Match up the name, symbol, description and truth table

Computer Science GCSE - Logic Gates - Match up the name, symbol, description and truth table

Computer Science GCSE CIE 0478 Unit: 3 Topic: Logic Gates A task to match up the name, symbol, description and truth table for each logic gate. The task produces a single A4 sheet/table which is great for a reference/revision of the topic. Students complete a table with four headings; name, symbol, description and truth table. All the details are provided and can be copied and pasted into the table. Final results can be printed and used for revision or as a quick reference guide during the topic. A homework has been included to reinforce the learning. Please leave some feedback.
cormacmcgleenon
[GCSE+IGCSE] Python Text Adventure Coding Challenge

[GCSE+IGCSE] Python Text Adventure Coding Challenge

This is possibly my most favourite piece of work to do with the students. I do it as an end of year activity when they are a bit more confident with the material. We create a zombie survival text adventure game and I have recently updated it to include questions similar to what has been in the recent exam and in the exemplar exam What is covered Local and Global Variables Variable Types Input and Validation Conditional Loops Fixed Loops Arrays Subprogram calls (Functions, Procedures and Pre-defined) Libraries Complex conditions and selection Repetition and Iteration What is included Word document with instructions, task overview and more detail on the activity Student Starting Python file (in zip folder) Teacher completed exemplar file Answer document to questions
PaperAirplane
#GoogleExpeditions The Hydrosphere: Modeling the Water Cycle with Scratch

#GoogleExpeditions The Hydrosphere: Modeling the Water Cycle with Scratch

This lesson combines science and computer science as students explore the water cycle through an expedition in the hydrosphere and use the programming language Scratch to create their own model. Objectives: Students will discuss how all water moves through a never ending cycle identifying key points in all stages. Students will apply their understanding by creating a model of the water cycle in Scratch. Standards: ESS2C: The Role of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes 5-ESS2-1 MS-ESS2-4 CSTA 1B-AP-10: Create programs that include sequences, events, loops, and conditionals. CSTA 1B-AP-17: Describe choices made during program development using code comments, presentations, and demonstrations. Additional videos / resources: Crash Course Kids: The Great Aqua Adventure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5G4NCwWUxY Google Expedition Research Journal https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cd-NZMmx4dwzMsWNOuBg8Y375_iDJm6G/view?usp=sharing Create your own Google Logo Activity https://csfirst.withgoogle.com/c/cs-first/en/create-your-own-google-logo/overview.html Scratch Project Rubric https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jxxNbEITs4SDxNjsl0fXoq-XRX3t2HpY6aRfL_iKDyk/edit?usp=sharing Optional/Additional Lesson Plans/Resources Hydrologic (Water) Cycle Multimedia Text Set https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vROakYmPuB2lMPONXbnF2kh28gPHC9EWM2ojZp7tvu9pFHUqgOjUFlb-URpx9w5zZnfCFf6qK28Wqht/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000 NASA Precipitation Education: Exploring the Water Cycle https://pmm.nasa.gov/education/lesson-plans/exploring-water-cycle
kdmoura