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Intro to Computational Thinking, Sequence & Variables with the Sandwich Robot

Intro to Computational Thinking, Sequence & Variables with the Sandwich Robot

Introductory lesson to Computational Thinking, sequences of instructions and variables, through the 'Sandwich Robot' activity. Lesson PPT includes instructions on how the teacher should perform the Sandwich Robot, questions that should be asked and introduction of key concepts. The PPT includes extensive notes which are helpful to non-specialist teachers, and timings on each slide. Also included are a 'bell work' slide to get students settled as they come in, and clear Learning Objectives.
DonDino
Kodu Game Planning Sheet

Kodu Game Planning Sheet

A planning sheet that pupils can use to plan their own platform game in Kodu. I use with my Year 5 pupils. I find that the second sheet enables them to plan out their algorithms first, as it prompts them to think about what they want each bot or object to do before then requiring them to write down their predicted algorithm.
Jamie160
Algorithm for Learning display

Algorithm for Learning display

This display uses the context of Algorithms (in the computing curriculum) to demonstrate the process of learning a new skill. This can be referred to in class to boost resilience, independent learning (the 'find help' instruction could refer to teacher, but also peers, books, research etc), but also to remind, refresh and teach the importance of the clear, precise and chronological nature of algorithms. It can also be a teaching point for decision diamonds, and how they only ever have 2 outcomes (yes, no). Included in the download is a picture of what it looks like, and the master file with all the parts separate for you to edit/ print. Let me know if it works for you! (You may need to download the free font "VCT Scream it loud 2" if you want it to edit the word doc, otherwise just use the pdf!)
PhilWickins
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ozmatts12
Python Iteration L5 - Introduction to while loops

Python Iteration L5 - Introduction to while loops

From Scratch to Python - While Loops (Iteration) Lesson 5 This series of lessons will prepare all students, particularly in KS3 to develop their computational thinking skills, which is required for most KS4 qualification. It is also aimed at students aiming to sit GCSE computer science, and will support, provide a thorough and secure understanding of loops, particularly condition controlled while loop. There is adequate practise at applying skills. Starter plenary and homework activities included. This lesson is aimed at all abilities, although lower ability may require more time to process content or additional lessons to complete all tasks. Lesson objectives are extracted from the new computing curriculum in England for KS2 and KS3. Although this lesson can be taught as stand alone, students who have already used algorithms in scratch series and from scratch to python will benefit from continuity and familiarity of keywords and exercises. Students will need knowledge of how to use input and output function with knowledge of variables in python. Or alternatively purchase introduction to python - from scratch to python series. They will also need the python IDLE environment which is available to download free at https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-350/. Please feel free to email chris_vidal2000@yahoo.com for feedback or further advice.
chris_vidal
Flowchart Fun - A Plugged or Unplugged Digital Technologies Project

Flowchart Fun - A Plugged or Unplugged Digital Technologies Project

In this fun project, your students will be introduced to flow charts and how computer programmers use them to plan decisions. Yes! Computers can make decisions, however, they have to be programmed to do so first by using If, Then and Else statements! I provide many colourful steps by step examples for you to work through together as well as fun task cards for your students when they are ready to create their own. This resource will introduce many essential computational thinking skills without the need for a coding program. You can use the free Popplet Lite IOS App to create your flowcharts or simply hand sketch them for an unplugged version. Perfect for grades 3 -6. (Suggestions are made in the educator's notes provided so you can adapt the resource for younger age groups.) Solutions are also provided as a guide for all the tasks.
digitalcanvasworkshop
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ozmatts12
The Most Engaging Word Search Puzzle(with answers) on Internet Browsers for a Noisy Class.

The Most Engaging Word Search Puzzle(with answers) on Internet Browsers for a Noisy Class.

This word search puzzle has been clearly designed for teachers who need to take control of their noisy classroom(s). It can be used as a starter or integrated into the lesson. It contains about 20 names for the students to search out and comes with an answer page for the teacher to assess the learner's answers. Ideal for the NQT or experienced teacher looking for an instant noise control remedy.
ozmatts12
Key stage 3 (Year 8) ICT Questions

Key stage 3 (Year 8) ICT Questions

This resource has been strategically differentiated for teachers and students with very little time to waste. The questions follow the National curriculum for ICT and will be suitable for students in Year 8 but can also be used as separated activities and assessments for students in Year 7.
ozmatts12
A Christmas Coding Activity with Scratch

A Christmas Coding Activity with Scratch

A computing lesson plan and associated resources for KS2 children programming a Saving Santa game with Scratch. Includes step-by-step lesson plan, support materials and pre-written program files. More free primary computing lessons and resources available at www.icompute-uk.com
iCompute
An Easter Programming Activity with Scratch

An Easter Programming Activity with Scratch

A lesson plan and resources from iCompute for KS2 pupils programming an Easter Egg Hunt with Scratch. Includes step-by-step lesson plan, support materials and pre-written program files. More free primary computing lessons and resources available at www.icompute-uk.com
iCompute
From Sratch to python - Decision Making (Selection using Lists) Lesson 3

From Sratch to python - Decision Making (Selection using Lists) Lesson 3

This series of lessons will prepare all students, particularly in KS2 and KS3 to develop their computational thinking skills, which is required for most KS4 qualification. It is also aimed at students aiming to sit GCSE computer science, and will support, provide a thorough and secure understanding of fundamental topics with adequate practise at applying skills. Decision making is an essential skill to master in computer science and students from any level can be guided with searching through lists in this lesson with teacher notes and make good progress. This lesson also covers invalid user entry using exception handler. It is useful for students to cover previous lessons in decision making. Starter plenary and homework activities included. This lesson is aimed at all abilities, although lower ability may require more time or lessons to complete all tasks. Lesson objectives are extracted from the new computing curriculum in England for KS2 and KS3. Students who have already used algorithms in scratch series will benefit from continuity and familiarity of keywords and exercises. Students will need knowledge of how to use input and output function with knowledge of variables in python. Or alternatively purchase introduction to python - from scratch to python series. They will also need the python IDLE environment which is available to download free at https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-350/. Please feel free to email chris_vidal2000@yahoo.com for feedback or further advice.
chris_vidal