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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.
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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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Crack the Binary Code – Seasonal Monthly Messages (Save £10)

Crack the Binary Code – Seasonal Monthly Messages (Save £10)

Teach your students how to encrypt and decrypt binary messages as well as understand binary code. This resource includes a hidden seasonal themed message for each month of the year 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. This is an ideal activity for the ISTE Standard of Computational Thinking/ Thanks to the following for all images: • A Sketchy Guy • www.edu-clips.com • https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Krista-Wallden-Creative-Clips • http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Monster-Wrangler-Mike • http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Artifex • http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Teachers-Clipart • “Template/Clipart courtesy of Activities by Jill @ http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Activities-By-Jill • Watson Works: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Watson-Works • www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Classroom-Doodle-Diva • Teachers Scrap Book: • http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Teacherscrapbook • http://www.teachersnotebook.com/shop/TeacherScrapbook/products • REVIDEVI - http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Revidevi) • Chirp Graphics: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/store/chirp-graphics • Whimsy Clips: www.whimsyclips.com
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Excel Spreadsheets Valentines Day Mystery Pictures Fill Color - Computer Lab

Excel Spreadsheets Valentines Day Mystery Pictures Fill Color - Computer Lab

Students will need to use the “FILL TOOL” to color certain cells in the spreadsheet to reveal a hidden Valentines Day picture. This resource is for both students beginning to learn Microsoft Excel and for experienced users. This resource includes 6 excel files – hidden mystery pictures with instructions on how the image can be revealed.
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Excel Spreadsheets Seasonal Mystery Pictures Fill Color Bundle - Computer Lab

Excel Spreadsheets Seasonal Mystery Pictures Fill Color Bundle - Computer Lab

Save £21 by purchasing this bundle Students will need to use the “FILL TOOL” to color certain cells in the spreadsheet to reveal a hidden seasonal picture. This resource is for both students beginning to learn Microsoft Excel and for experienced users. This resource includes 34 hidden mystery pictures (excel files) – with instructions on how the image can be revealed. This bundle contains the following hidden pictures: • 4 Presidents Day Mystery Pictures • 6 St. Patricks Day Mystery Pictures • 6 Valentine’s Day Mystery Pictures • 6 Halloween Mystery Pictures • 12 Christmas Mystery Pictures • 6 Easter Mystery Pictures Answer Key included
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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
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10 Tips for using iPad in the classroom

10 Tips for using iPad in the classroom

This video suggests ideas for iPad use in a school. From EAL and SEND support to lesson ideas, this video will stir up your creativity and inform planning. If you find it helpful please share with others.
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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
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Crash Course Computer Science Bundle Episodes 1-5 Questions & Answer Key

Crash Course Computer Science Bundle Episodes 1-5 Questions & Answer Key

Host Carrie Anne Philbin Crash Course Computer Science! In this series, we're going to trace the origins of our modern computers, take a closer look at the ideas that gave us our current hardware and software, discuss how and why our smart devices just keep getting smarter, and even look towards the future! Computers fill a crucial role in the function of our society, and it's our hope that over the course of this series you will gain a better understanding of how far computers have taken us and how far they may carry us into the future. (Crash Course Synopsis) 1 Early Computing 2 Electronic Computing 3 Boolean Logic & Logic Gates 4 Representing Numbers & Letters with Binary 5 How Computers Calculate - the ALU Fill in the blank questions with answer key In-Class &; Flipped Classroom Assignment Video Link Included
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Crash Course Computer Science #5 How Computers Calculate - the ALU Qs & A

Crash Course Computer Science #5 How Computers Calculate - the ALU Qs & A

Host Carrie Anne Philbin Take the 2017 PBS Digital Studios Survey: http://surveymonkey.com/r/pbsds2017. Today we're going to talk about a fundamental part of all modern computers. The thing that basically everything else uses - the Arithmetic and Logic Unit (or the ALU). The ALU may not have to most exciting name, but it is the mathematical brain of a computer and is responsible for all the calculations your computer does! And it's actually not that complicated. So today we're going to use the binary and logic gates we learned in previous episodes to build one from scratch, and then we'll use our newly minted ALU when we construct the heart of a computer, the CPU, in episode 7. (Crash Course Synopsis: 11:09) *CORRECTION* We got our wires crossed with the Intel 4004, which we discuss later. The 74181 was introduced by Texas Instruments in 1970 but appeared in technical manuals around 1969. The design of the 74181, like most of the 74xx/74xxx series, was an open design which was manufactured by many other companies - Fairchild was one such manufacturer. They produced a chip, the Fairchild 9341, which was pin-for-pin compatible with the 74181. Fairchild was the first to prototype an ALU, building the Fairchild 4711 in 1968 - a one-off device not optimized for scale manufacturing. In 1969, Signetics came out with the 8260, which they marketed in a very limited sense (it was attached, AFAICT, to one particular computer, the Data General SUPERNOVA). TI follows afterwards (March 1970) with the 74181, coupled with the 9341 from Fairchild. The 74181 became the standard number for this part, and was available from many manufacturers (back in those days, chip makers cross-licensed designs all over the place in order to provide assurance that their part could be sourced from multiple manufacturers). Fill in the blank questions with answer key In-Class &; Flipped Classroom Assignment Video Link Included
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