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Python Magic 8 Ball Lesson

Python Magic 8 Ball Lesson

Overview: In this introduction to programming using Python, students will create a “Magic 8-Ball” game. The game will work by asking the user to input a yes / no style question and will respond with one of it’s classic predictions such as: “Yes”, “Most likely” and “Outlook not so good”. Learning Objectives: - Understand and use sequence in an algorithm - Understand and use selection in an algorithm (IF, Else and Else if) - Understand and data structures in an algorithm (for example, Lists, Tables or Arrays) - Understand the importance of comments in code

By Wolves_CLC

How to make a Mad Libs game in Python

How to make a Mad Libs game in Python

Overview: In this lesson, students will code a “Mad Lib” game in Python. The game will work by prompting the user to enter some words (e.g. person’s name, noun, adjective, place, object etc.) and substitute these with blanks in a story. Learning Objectives: - Understand and use sequence in an algorithm - Understand and use iteration in an algorithm (FOR and WHILE loops) - Understand and use data structures in an algorithm (for example, Lists, Tables or Arrays)

By Wolves_CLC

Python Shakespearean Insult Generator

Python Shakespearean Insult Generator

Overview: In this lesson, students will learn how to create a 'Shakespearean Insult Generator' using Python Learning Objectives: • Understand and use sequence in an algorithm • Understand and use iteration in an algorithm (FOR and WHILE loops) • Understand and use selection in an algorithm (IF, Else and Else if) • Understand and use data structures in an algorithm (for example, Lists, Tables or Arrays)

By Wolves_CLC

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

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

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

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 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

Scratch 2.0 Lesson 2 Create Packman Style Game

Scratch 2.0 Lesson 2 Create Packman Style Game

This is a 12 page booklet for the students to follow to create a Packman Style 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, resize and draw new sprites • Draw new costumes and use them to animate a sprite • Control the movement of a sprite using arrow keys • Design a maze on the stage • Make sprites interact with the background by using colours • Make sprites start in a pre-set starting position using co-ordinates • Make objects disappear and reappear in a random position • Create variables to set up scoring in the game • Make an autonomous sprite chase the sprite controlled by the player

By wsparrow

Scratch 2.0 Lesson 1 Create a game

Scratch 2.0 Lesson 1 Create a game

Create a game This is a 16 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: • Create a simple script that animates the sprite automatically • Create a script that allows the user to control the movement of the sprite using the arrow keys • Combine the different scripts to work together on the same sprite • Make the sprite reverse direction • Edit the stage using the Paint Editor facility within Scratch • Make the sprite react to the background • Import a new sprite from the ones available within scratch • Create and edit new costumes for an existing sprite • Create a simple script that move the sprite automatically • Create variables to set the score and the countdown • Set a sprite to start in a certain position • Save your work You will understand: • What Scratch is and what it does • The main parts of Scratch interface • What decomposition and how it is used

By wsparrow

Microbit lessons

Microbit lessons

This is a complete module for Microbit. It includes 4 PowerPoint files, one for each lesson. It covers: Lesson 1: What is a Micro:bit How to use it Rules and regulations Lesson 2: Create a basic program Applying code to show a picture Insert a program into micro:bit Also includes a help sheet for students Lesson 3: Understand the purpose of an input Applying inputs to a program Lesson 4: Revise the purpose of an input Understand the use of the compass Apply the compass in a program Also includes a help sheet for students

By wsparrow

Algorithms in Scratch

Algorithms in Scratch

A great scheme of work to introduce KS2 and KS3 students to coding, learning fundamentals of computer programming. Exercises, keyterms, examplars, guidance notes, assessments, student self evaluation and medium term plan supplied. This scheme of work is based on the new national curriculum for computer science.

By chris_vidal