Small Basic Text Window (Using For and While Loops)

Small Basic Text Window (Using For and While Loops)

Worksheet for students to assist them in generating Small Basic code to write a times table and list multiples of a number. (Output in the Text Window) This activity will develop understanding of For and While loops (and consoldiate use of a variable e.g. name) Answers for the teacher included. The worksheet is available in** .docx** and **.pdf **formats.
rhyteach2002
STEM/Coding Activities

STEM/Coding Activities

STEM & Coding Resource Get your students engaged in fun hands on STEM activities! Use everyday materials in your classroom and get building! This resource also comes with 10+ computer coding activities for beginners.
VanessaHM11
GCSE 9-1 50 Pseudo code or Programming challenges

GCSE 9-1 50 Pseudo code or Programming challenges

50 programming or pseudo code challenges- programs which could be given as an extension activity or out-of-class assignment to stretch and challenge learners of all key stages- as part of practicing selection and iteration and other programming techniques. These could be done using any programming language of your choice. These could be beneficial to prepare students for exams related to Algorithms and programming techniques. These can be used for KS3 and even A levels. Please send a message if you need solutions. All the best.
sekhon1976
Programming Python VAT Activity

Programming Python VAT Activity

This resource includes 1 activity as well as a challenge. The tutorial shows students how to construct a program that calculates the VAT for a product. There is also a challenging task which asks the students to add a quantity function. This is suitable for anybody to is learning the basics of python
leonwilberforce
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
Look at Me! I'm Learning to Code!

Look at Me! I'm Learning to Code!

There's no doubt that my video game and educational resources are classroom favorites with my students. It is imperative (in my mind) to connect this medium with educational ideas, for our students are in dire need of developing 21st Century Thinking Skills. In fact, according to Michael Jung (Senior Consultant at McKinsey and Company), “Our old idea is that work is defined by employers and that employees have to do whatever the employer wants . . . but actually, you would like him to come up with an interpretation that you like—he’s adding something personal—a creative element.” Research has demonstrated that the human brain does much better in the long term if it is exposed to activities such as brain teasers, logical puzzles and thinking. In fact, research has shown some of the benefits regarding such activities: • Boosts brain activity • Provides emotional satisfaction and sense of accomplishment • Enhances memory and processing speed • Helps slow the decline and reduce the risk for dementia • Improves concentration The human brain is no different than any other muscle in the human body. If an individual wants developed bicep muscles, they need to do arm curls with weights (i.e. an arm workout). Henceforth, if one wants to develop and maintain a healthy brain, it too must be allowed to exercise, which is the foundation of this guide. The videos for these activities are from the phenomenal video game, Human Resource Machine, by the Tomorrow Corporation. So, have fun and get ready for some head scratching! Note: The goal is not necessarily to get all the every challenge correct . . . you may not. Regardless, the students are exercising their brains, and thereby reaping the benefits. Keep in mind . . . 1. I buy the game. 2. I play the game. 3. I make the videos while playing the game. 4. I create the educational activities, which correlate with the game's concepts. 5. I complete the unit guide. 6. I contact and talk to the game's creators to get their blessing on promoting my guides. The key, as an educator, is to be willing to go out of one’s comfort zone and be ready to try something new and innovative. If the results mirror my own classroom, you will be pleased at the student's ability to improve their thinking and writing skills. Total Pages: 64
bdalton1209
Turtle Graphics - Computer Language

Turtle Graphics - Computer Language

This resource package is intended for the teaching of Turtle graphics, a drawing application based on one of the high level language known as logo. Basically, a user can control a 'turtle' to trace out shapes of varying complexity by using a number of on-screen commands. This package consists of a presentation file (slides for going through the introduction to Turtle graphics and the method to identify the commands needed) as well as a practice worksheet with solution on identifying commands for various traced-out shapes.
shashariza_jupri
Small Basic - Entire Unit Resources (easy to use!)

Small Basic - Entire Unit Resources (easy to use!)

An entire unit of work for use with the program Small Basic suitable for Key Stage 3 (we deliver this to Year 8). It is a great (and free!) program to use if you want students to progress from block-based programming (such as Scratch) onto text-based programming. This contains: 7 lessons work, including a DIRT lesson in the middle for students to work on an area they need to improve on A full and detailed scheme of work with information about numeracy, literacy and a lesson plan for each lesson A two-part workbook (the DIRT lesson goes in between) as two separate DOC files, and the complete workbook if that is preferred. Clear extension tasks for all students in all lessons. 3 Homework worksheets Powerpoint presentations for all lessons We have had a few non-specialists in the department so this unit of work was designed to be easily accessible and clear for everyone to use - you should (hopefully!) be able to pick this up and teach it without too much preparation beyond the amount you would usually do for a lesson.
tjra
Visual Basic Password Box Tutorial

Visual Basic Password Box Tutorial

Allows toy to teach the class how to set up and use a simple Visual Basic login screen. The code for the button event can be pasted in from the work document or the .PDF version can be made available on your network if you want the class to type in manually.
maxwell01782