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Lightbot - Hour Of Code - Algorithm - 3 week unit and worksheets.

Lightbot - Hour Of Code - Algorithm - 3 week unit and worksheets.

Included in this pack there is. - Lesson plans for teachers including solutions to all Lightbot Hour of code lessons and links to website and other useful videos. - 3 presentations for use within the classroom. - Worksheets for use for end of two lessons. Lightbot is a brilliant resource for use with year 4 and beyond with a puzzle style game play to help children learn about algorithms, loops and procedures within code. This is for use in partnership with hour of code Lightbot by CODE.org.
winstateach
Scratch Hour of Code Vocabulary Jeopardy Game

Scratch Hour of Code Vocabulary Jeopardy Game

This fun and engaging Jeopardy Style Game is the perfect way to bond with your class all year long and learn scratch. I typically put the class into small groups and ask a member of the group to choose a color and number. That is the question that they have to answer. If correct they get one point. Then I move to the next group. Alternatively the whole class answers and then we tally up the points to get a winner. I run it on an interactive whiteboard but would be equally successful on a projector, computer or TV screen. Alternatively it could be run for an individual student on their own device. When you start the game press the shuffle button to randomize the questions ensuring that no game is ever the same. This means that this Jeopardy game came be used multiple times with the one class as it is different every time. Once you have unzipped the file you will find a PowerPoint Macro Show. To run the game double click the file and make sure you say "yes" to running macros. If you do not the questions will not shuffle correctly. I have tested on a PC but it should work on other devices. If this is your first time with Macros let me know by personal message and I am happy to answer all your questions. Enjoy
Kiwilander
Scratch Vocabulary Blocks A3 Poster Hour of Code

Scratch Vocabulary Blocks A3 Poster Hour of Code

This colourful A3 sized poster will look great on your wall and help your students remember the different types of blocks in Scratch. For each Scratch block type there is a definition and an image to help the students. Perfect for your Hour of Code. Included are: Motion, Looks, Sound, pen, control, Sensing, Operators and variables. Enjoy
Kiwilander
List of programming techniques

List of programming techniques

List of all the programming techniques required for GCSE and A Level Computing; what do the students need to learn or show as part of the evidence in controlled assessments or Computing courseworks
sekhon1976
Small Basic Graphics Window

Small Basic Graphics Window

Quick challenges for introducing the graphics window to students. Gets the students looking for clues in the syntax and changing settings.
moggga
Introduction to programming using Small Basic - (KS2-KS3) - Lesson 4 Shapes and Animation

Introduction to programming using Small Basic - (KS2-KS3) - Lesson 4 Shapes and Animation

A lesson with resources for Small Basic programming, introducing the way shapes can be drawn on the screen and animated. I have used these lessons with 7 and 8, and they were very popular with pupils as well as colleagues who used them in their own lessons. I think the key to success is encouraging pupils to be creative and experiment with the commands they learn in these lessons. Before you know it they will be making all sorts of shapes and discoveries of what else can be done. This could follow on from use of 'Bee-Bots' or other similar tools pupils will be familiar with from KS1, or could be used independently to get pupils interested in the use of a text-based programming language. Small Basic is a good choice of programming language for KS2 or KS3 as there are very few commands to learn, yet quite advanced programmes can be designed. Further lessons are available that follow the style of this lesson but introduce more programming concepts including For loops, variables, and even how to interact with the mouse (e.g. draw a square wherever the mouse is clicked). I have included a PDF and Word version as you may wish to edit parts of it, and a zip file containing an example solutions to the challenges.
scalesy
Introduction to programming using Small Basic - (KS2-KS3) - Lesson 3 Subroutines

Introduction to programming using Small Basic - (KS2-KS3) - Lesson 3 Subroutines

A lesson with resources for Small Basic programming, introducing the concepts of Subroutines (procedures). This worksheet introduces simple programming concepts in a fun and visual way by using the 'Turtle' to draw shapes. I have used these lessons with Year 5, 7 and 8, and they were very popular with pupils as well as colleagues who used them in their own lessons. I think the key to success is encouraging pupils to be creative and experiment with the commands they learn in these lessons. Before you know it they will be making all sorts of shapes and discoveries of what else can be done. This could follow on from use of 'Bee-Bots' or other similar tools pupils will be familiar with from KS1, or could be used independently to get pupils interested in the use of a text-based programming language. Small Basic is a good choice of programming language for KS2 or KS3 as there are very few commands to learn, yet quite advanced programmes can be designed. Further lessons are available that follow the style of this lesson but introduce more programming concepts including For loops, variables, and even how to interact with the mouse (e.g. draw a square wherever the mouse is clicked). I have included a PDF and Word version as you may wish to edit parts of it, and a zip file containing an example solutions to the challenges. NOTE: the final challenge uses a Small Basic game that is freely available from http://smallbasic.com/program/?QRQ360 or can be imported from within Small Basic just using the code QRQ360 . You may need to download this before the lesson to make it accessible to pupils on your shared drive. I did not make this game and take no responsibility for it. By publishing it online the author is happy for it to be used and adapted as in this lesson.
scalesy
Introduction to programming using Small Basic - (KS2-KS3) - Lesson 2 For loops and Variables

Introduction to programming using Small Basic - (KS2-KS3) - Lesson 2 For loops and Variables

A lesson with resources for Small Basic programming, introducing the concepts of For loops and variables. This worksheet introduces simple programming concepts in a fun and visual way by using the 'Turtle' to draw shapes. I have used these lessons with Year 5, 7 and 8, and they were very popular with pupils as well as colleagues who used them in their own lessons. I think the key to success is encouraging pupils to be creative and experiment with the commands they learn in these lessons. Before you know it they will be making all sorts of shapes and discoveries of what else can be done. This could follow on from use of 'Bee-Bots' or other similar tools pupils will be familiar with from KS1, or could be used independently to get pupils interested in the use of a text-based programming language. Small Basic is a good choice of programming language for KS2 or KS3 as there are very few commands to learn, yet quite advanced programmes can be designed. Further lessons will be available that follow the style of this lesson but introduce more programming concepts including subroutines (like 'teaching' the language a new command, e.g. to make it draw a square whenever you type 'square'), and even how to interact with the mouse (e.g. draw a square wherever the mouse is clicked). I have included a PDF and Word version as you may wish to edit parts of it, and a zip file containing an example solutions to the challenges.
scalesy
Introduction to Programming using Small Basic - (KS2-KS3) - Lesson 1

Introduction to Programming using Small Basic - (KS2-KS3) - Lesson 1

A free introductory lesson (part of a series) on Small Basic programming. This worksheet introduces simple programming concepts in a fun and visual way by using the 'Turtle' to draw shapes. I used these lessons with Year 7 and 8, and they were very popular with pupils as well as colleagues who used them in their own lessons. Now that primary pupils are being introduced to computing principles much earlier on, I think these lessons would also be suitable for KS2 pupils. I think the key to success is encouraging pupils to be creative and experiment with the commands they learn in these lessons. Before you know it they will be making all sorts of shapes and discoveries of what else can be done. This could follow on from use of 'Bee-Bots' or other similar tools pupils will be familiar with from KS1, or could be used independently to get pupils interested in the use of a text-based programming language. Small Basic is a good choice of programming language for KS2 or KS3 as there are very few commands to learn, yet quite advanced programmes can be designed. Further lessons will be available for a small cost that follow the style of this lesson but introduce programming concepts including loops to repeat commands , subroutines (like 'teaching' the language a new command, e.g. to make it draw a square whenever you type 'square'), and even how to interact with the mouse (e.g. draw a square wherever the mouse is clicked). I have included a PDF and Word version as you may need to edit the first paragraph about how to open Small Basic (depending where it is located on your school computers), and a zip file containing an example of a solution to an extension 'challenge task'.
scalesy