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Computational Thinking

Computational Thinking

Purchase my three comprehensive guides to computational thinking within one bargain package! Includes: Computational thinking for KS3 Computational thinking for KS4 Problem Solving for KS3

By RobbotResources

Computing Wordsearch Starter Activity ICT Computers Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Computing Wordsearch Starter Activity ICT Computers Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Computing'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean

What is a computer program - intro to algorithms and the python IDE

What is a computer program - intro to algorithms and the python IDE

The following is an unplugged lesson which leads smoothly into an introduction to Python suitable for ages 7-15. It introduces the basic concept of algorithms, flowcharts and how computers follow instructions. Print jobs.doc on A3 and spread around the room (the bigger the room the better) along with pens and 2 pieces of plane A3 per work station. Slide 1 of PP on display. Class instructions - to look at career choices and form groups of no more than 4 at the career of choice. Then in teams write down/draw/ mindmap what they think a computer program is. Once instructed and attention drawn to question on screen then slide 2 put up and kids work. answers & discuss then slide 3 what is an algorithm? - discuss slide 4 - is that an algorithm - point to screen(yes) slide 5 - is that an algorithm - point to screen(yes) slide 6 - is that an algorithm - point to screen(yes) slide 7 - is that an algorithm - point to screen (no) Slide 8 - get them to follow instructions using the word 'algorithm' a lot Slide 9 - etc Return to classroom or computers and introduce python IDE - editor/ interpreter (you know do some sums in the shell - yeah great but do you think all programs have one line? Will it work if you have a program with more than one line? etc. then basic print and input statement intro to variables. The what-is-a-computer-program.doc to be used a plenary.

By glamournerd

How do you teach coding?

How do you teach coding?

How do you teach coding? Who is this for? For primary teachers who teach programming - for both non-specialist and specialist computing teachers. What is it? This is a 15-minute research questionnaire by researchers at Queen Mary University of London. Why might you do this? Just doing the questionnaire, will help you think about your own planning and how you teach coding. If you are interested in taking part in the research to improve how we teach programming, pop your email at the end of the survey. Please help us find out more about how we teach programming so we can improve what how we teach our primary pupils how to code! Here is the research questionnaire. https://goo.gl/forms/4nWlR1kQ2r8mnFud2

By jlisaw8

Scratch Hour of code WordSearch with Glossary

Scratch Hour of code WordSearch with Glossary

This Scratch word-search is great for starting your class off with scratch or for early finishers. I have included a handy glossary of words for the students in case it is their first time and they are unsure what the words mean. Also take a look at my scratch poster A3 Scratch Poster Enjoy

By Kiwilander

Computational thinking starters and plenaries

Computational thinking starters and plenaries

This set of computational thinking starters and plenaries will support the teaching of all aspects of computer science. Ranging from simple to difficult, a great way to develop students ability to think and prepare for new computer science curriculum.

By chris_vidal

30 Starters to Engage Learners in Computing

30 Starters to Engage Learners in Computing

A high quality resource designed to engage learners form the moment they enter your room. Includes active learning, computational thinking tasks and engaging whole class games. Produced using the new GCSE Computing spec for a number of exam boards. The resource covers almost all key areas of the spec. The resource is ready to use and has been designed to be easily edited - saving you time! The activities can also be used as review or mid point assessments.

By Lexcel

Scratch 2.0 6 Lessons

Scratch 2.0 6 Lessons

Scratch 2.0 6 Lessons All the resources you need to run scratch in your class. All six lessons have lesson plans, as well as the documents for the students to follow at their own pace.

By wsparrow

Scratch 2.0 Lesson 6 – co-ordinates, subroutines, variables and user input

Scratch 2.0 Lesson 6 – co-ordinates, subroutines, variables and user input

Scratch 2.0 Lesson 6 – co-ordinates, subroutines, variables and user input This is a 12 page booklet for the students to follow to create a game. It is easy to follow and has great screen shots for ease of use. Includes a lesson planning sheet. Learning Objectives You will understand how to: • Delete a sprite and import a new sprite • Draw using the pen feature of Scratch • Use the pen up and pen down feature • Change the colour of the pen • Set the position of the sprite using co-ordinates • Make a sprite appear and disappear using show and hide • Add variables to your program to change the direction of movement • Use the broadcast feature in Scratch to create subroutines • Use subroutines to make the program more efficient and easier to edit • Enable user input to set the number of sides of each shape

By wsparrow

Computing Assessments for each year group

Computing Assessments for each year group

New computing curriculum assessments, one for each year group. These allow termly planning based on the curriculum and clear assessments as evidence for Ofsted and ICT leadership. Each Year group's assessment is split into: Programming; Data handling and multimedia; Digital literacy and Online Technologies; Online Safety; General computer skills. Then further broken down to LA, MA and HA attainment targets.

By akeohane2

Scratch 2.0 Lesson 3 – Underwater Game

Scratch 2.0 Lesson 3 – Underwater Game

This is a 16 page booklet for the students to follow to create a underwater game. It is easy to follow and has great screen shots for ease of use. Includes a lesson planning sheet. Lesson 3 – Underwater Game Learning Objectives You will understand how to: • Import sprites • Edit costumes of sprites given in Scratch • Animate sprites using scripts • Control the movement of sprites using the arrow keys • Create scripts that move sprites around automatically • Create interaction between sprites • Use co-ordinates and random numbers to set start position of sprites • Use variables and scripts to allow scoring and countdown • Use backgrounds built into Scratch • Making autonomous sprites

By wsparrow