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Scratch Programming Coding Mazes: Coding Unplugged Activities

Scratch Programming Coding Mazes: Coding Unplugged Activities

Let your students become familiar with Scratch Programming before they even use the software. Students are given a maze with symbols on them. They have to choose the correct Scratch blocks to guide the cat sprite to the end of the maze. Each maze gets progressively harder.
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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
Computing Conference! 24th February 2018 with Ofsted! For anyone who teaches computing!

Computing Conference! 24th February 2018 with Ofsted! For anyone who teaches computing!

We are running our annual teachers' conference on the 24th February 2018. THIS IS THE FLYER. You need to book a place for £35 on eventbrite!!! The flyer gives you the link! John Nixon, Computing Lead at Ofsted is providing our keynote. This is the only conference he is scheduled to present at this year!! At the conference, you can create your own day of CPD. For beginners, intermediates and more experienced teachers of computing. For primary and secondary teachers, trainees as well as in-service and out of school educators. SEND workshops, A level workshops - all you can think of. We are even making a swarm of fireflies out of 200 micro bits and have drones too! 9:10 registration, 9:45 Ofsted Keynote, 10:20 1st workshop, 4:15 finishes Gladesmore Community School, South Tottenham, N15 6BF (Victoria line) Just £35 to cover lunch/admin Select from 30 HANDS-ON workshops Unplugged, Scratch, Minecraft, Python, HTML, C#, MicroBit and more Sessions include: Advanced Python - Sue Sentance, Stride - Michael Kölling, Machine Learning - Paul Curzon, Primary Assessment - Phil Bagge, Minecraft - Simon Johnson (CLCSimon), NEWLY ADDED Secondary - Craig ‘n’ Dave Sign up here https://tinyurl.com/CASLondon-Conf-2018 #casconf2018 CAS London​ coordinates Computing At School activities in London. CAS London is run by King’s College London and Queen Mary University of London. http://www.computingatschool.org.uk/crcs/london @cas_london_crc email caslondon@computingatschool.org.uk
jlisaw8
Minecraft Pi Programming

Minecraft Pi Programming

A mixture of tasks and content linked to programming using raspberry PI, Python and Minecraft. I found this unit to be really useful and students got a lot out of it.
NextStepComputing
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
Coding Activities for Beginners (STEM & Digital Technologies)

Coding Activities for Beginners (STEM & Digital Technologies)

You are purchasing 10 independent tasks for students in grades 2 - 4 which focus on the following elements. - Codes & Cyphers - Understanding Binary - Direction / Navigation - Algorithms - Logic - Technology language and terminology - Computational Thinking - Problem Solving - Critical Thinking These tasks will go a long way in teaching students the key elements of STEM & Digital Technologies.
Innovativeteachingideas
Interactive reveal quiz template

Interactive reveal quiz template

This is an interactive PowerPoint template that allows people to create reveal quizzes with scoring - it uses macros and so sadly will only work on PCs and they need to be enabled when the PowerPoint is run. A sample quiz of famous landmarks is included to demonstrate how it works. When using the template add pictures to the PowerPoint slides and then cover these pictures with autoshapes (rectangles, ovals, stars etc) and for each covering shape type on a points value - the more important what the shape covers the higher the number of points. Instructions are given on slide 3 too. This is the first version of this template so please send me constructive feedback, including ways it can be enhanced.
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