1. Resources Home
  2. Preschool
  3. Computing
  4. Computational thinking
  5. Algorithmic thinking
Crack the Binary Code – February Message (CS Unplugged)

Crack the Binary Code – February Message (CS Unplugged)

Teach your students how to encrypt and decrypt binary messages as well as understand binary code. This resource includes a hidden February themed message which students need to decrypt using the key (ASCII Table). Students are also given the option to write their own encrypted binary message. This is a perfect CS unplugged activity and can be used as an introduction to a lesson, for homework, for early finishers or even when you have no access to computers in the computer lab.
balsamgr8
Python Programming–Jumbled Code Task Cards (Beginner) Coding Unplugged Activity

Python Programming–Jumbled Code Task Cards (Beginner) Coding Unplugged Activity

This resource is a brilliant way to get students to begin coding in Python! A set of 12 different Jumbled Code Python Task Cards which can be cut out, laminated and distributed to students. Instructions: Students need to look at the code and read the English statements (pseudo code) in order to put the jumbled python code in the correct order. These have been brilliant in my classroom and I have used them for starter and review activities. I have even used these as an introduction to coding in Python. These task cards also test students understanding of the following programming concepts: 1) syntax errors 2) logical errors 3) variables 4) print() function 5) input() function 6) int() function 6) if statements 7) while loops 8) lists 9) sorting & reverse sorting data in lists. Each task card also allows you to question students further on their knowledge of Python i.e: • “why was the data type string and not integer?” • “what is the difference between the input() and print() functions?” • “why did we need to use the int() function?E • Etc… Python software can be downloaded for free from: https://www.python.org/downloads/ There are also many online platforms in which Python can be used such as codeacademy.com
balsamgr8
Computational Thinking and the Digital Competence Framework

Computational Thinking and the Digital Competence Framework

My latest poster shows how the understanding of Computational Thinking underpins all concepts of the Digital Competence Framework (DCF). I have given examples of how each concept can be applied to primary strands of the framework. Feel free to download and use as part of CPD sessions! ***Please leave a review!***
RobbotResources
Digital Skills

Digital Skills

A collection of digital skills progression documents and lessons. Learn unplugged coding, blogging and iMovie skills.
ferrycaptain
Algorithm sequence activity (cut out and order, add flowlines)

Algorithm sequence activity (cut out and order, add flowlines)

Can be used with any year group. Cut out and sort the algorithm, adding in flowlines. Note: Some children may put 'turn on tap' before 'put bottle under tap', this creates an interesting discussion point, as both algorithms achieve the goal. However, water is not wasted if the bottle is put under the tap before turning it on (Although there will be some clever child who states the tap must run cold first before putting the bottle under!). Extensions: Get the children to add in their own 'selection' (conditional operators; if, then, else) or decision diamond, e.g. is the bottle full? Yes - turn tap off, no - leave tap on. This activity is referred to in my online CPD videos: Delve in, for twelve min! See the video attached... For more info and to book me for training, please visit www.rundontwalk.co.uk
PhilWickins