Video tutorials based on the work of @gideonwilliams that take learners through making Pacman in Scratch.
PS - video number 7 is by Jake in my Y7 group who figured out how to stop the prizes reappearing in the walls.
I've also put an AfL-style before & after self assessment sheet in that&'s really good for starters é plenaries.
Video tutorial 1 : Beginners Scratch course.
Video tutorial 2 : Changing background and changing sprite.
Video tutorial 3 : Forever loop and inserting music (and a dancing girl).
Video tutorial 4 : Making the diver swim up and down (etc using the arrow keys).
A great plan for variables in computing. TESPlan.docx gives a lesson plan that guides you through the following:
- VariablesTES is the main presentation to explain variables.
- Data types variables introduces data types and has an exercise for students to complete (worksheet is VariablesDataTypes
- Code Scramble has questions for off computer work related to variables
- VariablesProgrammingTask has a set of questions (not programming language dependent) for students to complete
This lesson is not dependent on a particular programming language.
It is a set of activities and a presentation to help students with this important concept in computing.
WHO IS IT FOR?
- KS2 and KS3 Teachers- A great resource for 1 lesson for a Year 3 to Year 7 class
- All Teachers- A great resource for an interview based lesson
- Heads Of Department- a great resource for Open Evenings, Open Days & Taster Days
WHAT IS LEARNT?
- How to use the basics of Scratch
- How to enhance an existing game (add more spirtes, XY positions, sound, creating your own sprites, animating)
- Loops and IF Statements
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
- 1 Pupil Scratch Space Invaders Template *
- 1 Teacher Scratch Space Invaders Full Game (based on completion of 3 worksheets)*
- 3 Worksheets for pupils
- Teacher Powerpoint
* Once purchased email me Scratch files as they won't upload to TES!
The BBC micro:bit is a credit sized computer based on a highly popular and high performance ARM processor. The device is designed by a group of 29 partners for use in computer education in the UK and will be given free of charge to every year secondary school student in the UK.
The device, based on the Cortex-M0 processor measures 4 x 5 cm and includes several important sensors and modules such as an accelerometer, magnetometer, 25 LEDs, 2 programmable push-button switches, Bluetooth connectivity, micro USB socket, 5 ring type connectors, and a 23-pin edge connector. The device can be powered from its micro USB port by connecting it to a PC, or two external AAA type batteries can be used.
This book is an introduction to the BBC micro:bit computer and it is aimed for the secondary school students who may want to explore and learn how to program and create projects using the easy to learn Block Editor programming environment.
Dr Dogan Ibrahim is the author of over 60 technical books, and over 250 technical papers published in journals, and presented in many conferences.
THE BOOK IS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.CO.UK AS A PRINTED BOOK.