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18 ICT/Computing Theory Lessons & Homework Booklets

18 ICT/Computing Theory Lessons & Homework Booklets

When these booklets are printed you have 8 theory lessons primarily based on the BBC Bitesize website. Follow the bitesize online pages and activities and complete the task sheets. Homework can be completed on the homework booklet. They have been designed to be used without computers and there are enough lessons for 1 every 2 weeks. Hope they are useful

By anthellison

More Advanced Challenges Python Bundle

More Advanced Challenges Python Bundle

A bundle of more advanced challenges (SUITABLE FOR GCSE) which allow pupils to practice the following skills in Python: - tuples, - lists, - dictionaries - 2D arrays, - 2D lists, - 2D directories, -writing to and reading from an external text file - writing to and reading from an external .csv file - Using functions - Creating a GUI using the TKinter library An explanation and sample code included along with one possible answer for each challenge. These challenges do assume pupils are familiar with the basic skills such as input, output, If statements, using loops, strings and mathematical operators and using the random library. For challenges which cover these basics skills look at our other bundle (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/basic-challenges-python-bundle-11654010) For more lessons and complete units of work visit www.nicholawilkin.com.

By nwilkin

Basic Challenges Python Bundle

Basic Challenges Python Bundle

A bundle of basic challenges (SUITABLE FOR KS3) which allow pupils to practice the following basic skills in Python : - basics including input and print, strings, integers and arithmetic operators, - basic maths operators, - if..else and if...elif..else, - for loops, - while loops, - random, - using a turtle in Python. One possible answer for each challenge included. For more lessons and complete units of work visit www.nicholawilkin.com.

By nwilkin

Creating a GUI using TKinter in Python

Creating a GUI using TKinter in Python

A useful single document to help teach pupils (and teachers) about creating a GUI (Graphical User Interface) using the TKinter library in Python. This handout helps pupils and teacher brush up on thier Python skills and works well as a handy reference guide. This document includes an explanation of using functions in Python and gives examples of code with easy to follow explanations. It also includes a single page of 4 challenges for students to complete which is ideal for photocopying and distributing to students to work through and practice their new skills. There is even a suggested answer to each of the challenges in case you get stuck. The challenges in this document do assume your pupils have confidence with using Python's programming structure before they tackle this section. Your pupils should have a sound knowledge of using tuples and lists along with saving to and reading from a .csv file and using functions. For more lessons and complete units of work visit www.nicholawilkin.com.

By nwilkin

J276 - Resource Bank PowerPoint

J276 - Resource Bank PowerPoint

J276 allows students access to a bank of resources to help them with their programming needs. This is a PowerPoint I put together for my Y11 class going through the basics and some slides that were requested by the students to help them with their work.

By LinkToThis

Computing exams - Year 7 to 9

Computing exams - Year 7 to 9

Exams with mark schemes designed to help busy teachers prepare for end of year internal exams. All documents can be adapted. Mark scheme shown in comments. Link to Google Docs version also given. The Year 9 paper is designed with the AQA GCSE CS specification and could be adapted for use with Year 10.

By chrdol72

Tuples, Lists and Directories in Python

Tuples, Lists and Directories in Python

A useful single document to help teach pupils (and teachers) about Tuples, Lists and Directories in Python. This handout helps pupils and teacher brush up on your Python skills and works well as a handy reference guide. This document includes an explanation of what Tuples, Lists and Directories are and gives examples of code with easy to follow explanations. It also includes a single page of 11 challenges for students to complete which is ideal for photocopying and distributing to students to work through and practice their new skills. There is even a suggested answer to each of the challenges in case you get stuck. This document is a quick and helpful reference guide which works together well with the others in the series “String Manipulation”, “One-Dimensional Arrays” and “Two-Dimensional Arrays, Lists and Directories”. Together these document give you a good grounding in understanding what can be a complicated area of programming for pupils to master. The challenges do assume the pupils have an understanding of the basics of Python including variables, If statements, For and While loops. For more lessons and complete units of work visit www.nicholawilkin.com.

By nwilkin

Computational Thinking for KS4

Computational Thinking for KS4

This comprehensive unit of work introduces the concepts of computational thinking to students at KS4. It covers all elements of computational thinking such as Decomposition, Pattern Recognition, Abstraction and Algorithmic Design. I have also included debugging within the work. Each section is explained and followed by tasks to help develop student understanding. I have also included a 'supermarket sweep' computational thinking problem and a final project exercise which has three levels of difficulty. ***Please leave a review!***

By RobbotResources

csv files with Python

csv files with Python

A useful single document to help teach pupils (and teachers) about writing to and reading from a .csv file using Python. This handout helps pupils and teacher brush up on your Python skills and works well as a handy reference guide. This document includes an explanation of writing to and reading from a .csv (comma separated value) file using Python and gives examples of code with easy to follow explanations. It also includes a single page of 6 challenges for students to complete which is ideal for photocopying and distributing to students to work through and practice their new skills. There is even a suggested answer to each of the challenges in case you get stuck. The challenges do assume the pupils have an understanding of the basics of Python including variables and if statements, loops, converting between integers and strings and using 2D lists. For more lessons and complete units of work visit www.nicholawilkin.com.

By nwilkin

Two-Dimensional Arrays, Lists and Directories in Python

Two-Dimensional Arrays, Lists and Directories in Python

A useful single document to help teach pupils (and teachers) about 2D Arrays, 2D Lists and 2D Directories in Python. This handout helps pupils and teacher brush up on your Python skills and works well as a handy reference guide. This document includes an explanation of 2D Arrays, 2D Lists and 2D Directories work and gives examples of code with easy to follow explanations. It also includes a single page of 9 challenges for students to complete which is ideal for photocopying and distributing to students to work through and practice their new skills. There is even a suggested answer to each of the challenges in case you get stuck. This document is a quick and helpful reference guide which works together well with the others in the series “Tuples, Lists and Directories”, “String Manipulation” and “One-Dimensional Arrays”. Together these document give you a good grounding in understanding what can be a complicated area of programming for pupils to master. The challenges do assume the pupils have an understanding of the basics of Python including variables, If statements, For and While loops. For more lessons and complete units of work visit www.nicholawilkin.com.

By nwilkin

One-Dimensional Arrays in Python

One-Dimensional Arrays in Python

A useful single document to help teach pupils (and teachers) about One-Dimensional Arrays in Python. This handout helps pupils and teacher brush up on your Python skills and works well as a handy reference guide. This document includes an explanation of what One-Dimensional Arrays are and how they differ from lists. It gives examples of code with easy to follow explanations. It also includes a single page of 7 challenges for students to complete which is ideal for photocopying and distributing to students to work through and practice their new skills. There is even a suggested answer to each of the challenges in case you get stuck. This document is a quick and helpful reference guide which works together well with the others in the series “Tuples, Lists and Directories”, “String Manipulation” and “Two-Dimensional Arrays, Lists and Directories”. Together these document give you a good grounding in understanding what can be a complicated area of programming for pupils to master. The challenges do assume the pupils have an understanding of the basics of Python including variables, If statements, For and While loops. For more lessons and complete units of work visit www.nicholawilkin.com.

By nwilkin

String Manipulation in Python

String Manipulation in Python

A useful single document to help teach pupils (and teachers) about String Manipulation in Python. This handout helps pupils and teacher brush up on your Python skills and works well as a handy reference guide. This document includes an explanation of how to manipulate strings in Python and gives examples of code with easy to follow explanations. It also includes a single page of 7 challenges for students to complete which is ideal for photocopying and distributing to students to work through and practice their new skills. There is even a suggested answer to each of the challenges in case you get stuck. This document is a quick and helpful reference guide which works together well with the others in the series “Tuples, Lists and Directories ”, “One-Dimensional Arrays” and “Two-Dimensional Arrays, Lists and Directories”. Together these document give you a good grounding in understanding what can be a complicated area of programming for pupils to master. The challenges do assume the pupils have an understanding of the basics of Python including variables, If statements, For and While loops. For more lessons and complete units of work visit www.nicholawilkin.com.

By nwilkin