GUESS WHO COMPUTATIONAL THINKING CHALLENGE (STEM & DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES )

GUESS WHO COMPUTATIONAL THINKING CHALLENGE (STEM & DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES )

☀️ This has got to be one of our most engaging STEM activities yet!!! An absolute cracker of a resource for teaching COMPUTATIONAL THINKING, ALGORITHMS, MATHS and TECHNOLOGY. The challenge is simple… CAN YOU CREATE THE PERFECT FACIAL RECOGNITION ALGORITHM? It draws upon the classic game “GUESS WHO?” to instantly engage students with ease. The learning is incredibly deep and this resource could easily FILL A WEEK of class time or a single 90 minute session depending on how far you wish to go… And it’s completely EDITABLE Whats inside ⭐Computational Thinking resources and activities related to the topic ⭐Teacher Hints and Tips ⭐ Complete lesson plans ⭐ Facial Recognition Lessons and Content ⭐ Removable / Hints and Tips for Beginners ⭐ Lessons on Data and Attributes ⭐ Custom made Graphic Organizers ⭐ Custom made Flowcharting Activities ⭐ Heaps of digital video and interactive content ⭐ Literacy related tasks to the ethics of facial recognition ⭐ Glossary of terms ⭐ Video tutorial explaining the perfect solution ⭐ Assessment and Reflection Tool Compatibility with Google Classroom and NO PREP REQUIRED
Innovativeteachingideas
Python Random Values Practical Challenges

Python Random Values Practical Challenges

A great 2 page handout for your pupils to practice using random values in Python. Includes example code, a task to read code, a task to correct code and 4 practical challenges for them to practice writing for loops in Python code. It even includes a PDF containing the answers. Great for homework tasks, classroom activities or self-study.
nwilkin
Scratch UltraBundle - 3 Units

Scratch UltraBundle - 3 Units

This bundle includes the Scratch beginner’s bundle, intermediate bundle and expert bundle all in one. I have used this for Years 5-7, using one unit each year as they move up the school. This could be used for other year groups as they encounter and improve with Scratch. Each unit should take 6-8 lessons, which is why I have spread them out over three year groups. In total there are 18 different resources bundled together here.
MrHawes8
KS2 / KS3 Scratch Expert Bundle

KS2 / KS3 Scratch Expert Bundle

This bundle is the third in a series of Scratch units, intended for KS3 or possibly high ability KS2 students. The first two lessons include looking at flowcharts and creating an algorithm using a flowchart, which then feeds into creating the game in Scratch. The third lesson involves creating a slug trail maze, which draws on what they might have done previously in creating mazes and drawing with the pen tool. The fourth lesson is more in depth with a look at variables and iteration, creating an endless scrolling flying game. The fifth lesson involves debugging and coding a Space Invaders-style game using starter code. This task includes subroutines and is the hardest of the unit. The unit ends with a project (3+ lessons) where the students create their own game based on some loose instructions. They then write about how they have made their game using a template in Powerpoint.
MrHawes8
KS3 Endless scrolling game scratch tutorial

KS3 Endless scrolling game scratch tutorial

This resource is a tutorial to help students understand how variables and iteration are used to create a simple scrolling game. The tutorial includes screenshots of code snippets and instructions on how and why the code works to create the finished version of the game. The resource also includes the finished version of the game, which I use to demonstrate the game before showing the first few steps in making it. The tutorial can be used as a help sheet for students who push on further with the game before the rest of the class, or who might need help in getting their game to work as intended.
MrHawes8
KS2/KS3 slug trail maze tutorial

KS2/KS3 slug trail maze tutorial

In this resource is a working version of a ‘slug trail’ maze game, and a Word document tutorial to go with it. The tutorial can be given to students as a help sheet once they have been given an introductory demonstration, or if they are pushing on further than the rest of the class. The tutorial help sheet includes screenshots of code and explains how and why this code is used to create the finished version of the game.
MrHawes8
KS3 Scratch Flowcharts 2-lesson mini project

KS3 Scratch Flowcharts 2-lesson mini project

Included in this resource is a Powerpoint which is helpful in recapping flowcharts and then leads into a programming task involving a number guessing game. The students should be aiming to make a flowchart based on the first two tasks in the project, which will help them move on to programming them in Scratch in the second lesson. There is a card sort which involves writing the instructions onto blank paper symbols to form the flowchart, and examples of each task as a flowchart and scratch game. This has been used with Year 7 following two previous units using Scratch, as a warm up for programming as well as a reminder of flowcharts and their usefulness in planning programs.
MrHawes8
Scratch DIRT SHEET - Assessment

Scratch DIRT SHEET - Assessment

Created this DIRT sheet for my Year 8’s but can be used for any year group. SIMPLE TO FOLLOW Teacher can look through their scratch projects and tick the boxes the pupils have covered in their Project. Pupils can then reflect on their project and suggest improvements they could make.
LUKEB82
KS3 Computing - Cryptography Unit of Work - Lesson Presentations, Worksheets and Assessment

KS3 Computing - Cryptography Unit of Work - Lesson Presentations, Worksheets and Assessment

This is a whole unit of work that this aimed at KS3 - it covers all aspects of Cryptography that the students have absolutely loved doing and this has been uploaded to Google Classroom and made the whole unit very interactive. The work is split into Flight Paths and contains an assessment. All work has stretch and challenge extension tasks too. This is a really enjoyable unit of work for about 6 weeks.
cheekieclaire
Cosmopolitan Coding - Fun INSET Introduction to Coding

Cosmopolitan Coding - Fun INSET Introduction to Coding

Many teachers were never taught the coding and computer science elements of the new curriculum themselves. This introductory activity helps teachers understand the simplicity of using algorithms as instructions to complete tasks. Teachers will learn: Algorithms and how these are simple instructions Syntax and how this is simply known action in new language Problem solving and debugging code Testing code to see if it works Teachers love this INSET introduction!
EuphoricEd
KS3 Computational Thinking Project - Practical Problem Solving (Full Unit of Work)

KS3 Computational Thinking Project - Practical Problem Solving (Full Unit of Work)

**KS3 Computational Thinking Project - Practical Problem Solving (Full Unit of Work) ** This project is designed to either introduce computational thinking skills or to supplement and build on knowledge and skills already acquired. It is suggested that the student booklet is used in conjunction with the associated presentation through all of the lessons. The project has been designed so that is hands-on and practical. The suggested time frame from start to finish of the project is approximately 6-8 lessons, depending on what additional aspects the teacher wishes to introduce during the project. Students are asked to create a stationery holder using everyday objects. The problem has to be approached and solved using computational thinking skills. The project can be approached from a totally ‘unplugged’ pedagogy. No computers required! The resource consists of: a) A student booklet. This can be printed as an A4 or A5 booklet. b) A student booklet containing examplar responses. Also contains extension / homework tasks. c) A PowerPoint presentation for use in lessons to guide students and the teacher. Many of the slides have accompanying ‘speaker notes’ with ideas and suggestions for lessons. The project allows students to be very creative when they move on to the development (making) section of the project. Expect to have lots of fun and engagement!
conxxion
Computing Design/Algorithm pro-formas (PDF and editable Word docx)

Computing Design/Algorithm pro-formas (PDF and editable Word docx)

As described in my “Delve in, for twelve min!” video CPD, these are example pro-formas to give pupils to design their computing projects. These could be Scratch projects; animations, games, quizzes etc. The design process, which is largely missed in computing, forms an essential part of a coding project, and also provides many benefits in terms of AFL. Please use in conjunction with the training video, and also check out the entire “Delve in, for twelve min!” series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3kA-gpaSB2a6Vfdq04rGt5xcKQg8FG8x
PhilWickins
Scratch Exercises for computational thinking

Scratch Exercises for computational thinking

Build students ability to make independent progress and think computationally with a range of programming skills using scratch. Students will learn vital keywords required as fundamental building block for computer science GCSE. Each exercise is independent of each other. Challenges range from simple to difficult and students are encouraged to consider and compare alternative solutions. Solutions for each challenge is provided, easy to follow and understand even for a non specialist teacher. This series of exercises is targeted at KS3 students, although KS4 students will also benefit from it as a revision tool for GCSE computer science. It is strongly advised that these exercises are used after students are taught fundamental skills from algorithms in scratch series.
chris_vidal
Python Programming - I CAN Statements

Python Programming - I CAN Statements

These I Can statements are perfect to guide your students to develop the necessary skills when learning to code/program using Python. The teacher or the student can tick off each I Can statement once they have demonstrated evidence for them. I Can statements fall under the following 4 categories: • Criteria 1: Planning • Criteria 2: Skills Development • Criteria 3: Explanation of Code • Criteria 4: Efficiency of Code
balsamgr8
Computer Science Algos | Pseudos for 2210 | 0478

Computer Science Algos | Pseudos for 2210 | 0478

A set of 8-questions based on real-world scenarios that will make students to understand the situations where they can think and demonstrate their abilities to solve these worksheets. They can also be used to set an assessment. You can have it singly or the whole set. Prepared for CAIE 2210 and IGCSE 0478 Syllabus Components.
suas2016
Algorithms | Pseudocode Part 1 | Worksheet

Algorithms | Pseudocode Part 1 | Worksheet

A set of 8-questions based on real-world scenarios that will make students to understand the situations where they can think and demonstrate their abilities to solve these worksheets. They can also be used to set an assessment. You can have it singly or the whole set.
suas2016
KS2 / KS3 Scratch superunit - introduction and follow-up unit

KS2 / KS3 Scratch superunit - introduction and follow-up unit

This bundle contains two units of work for Scratch, including at least 14 lessons in total (some may take longer, depending on programming speed). It can be broken down into two units, or potentially completed in one go. I have completed these with the same students over two years - the introductory unit in Y5 and then the second unit in Y6. However, this could be used with older children with little Scratch experience. The lessons conatined are as follows: Unit 1 Introduction to Scratch - algorithms Joke - sequencing Disco - sequencing / iteration Etch-a-sketch - controlling sprites Maze - Selection / iteration Assessment Unit 2 Flowcharts - algorithms Chatbot - sequencing / selection Scrolling maze - variables Falling fruit - indefinite iteration / variables Breakout - Variables / subroutines Rock, Paper, Scissors - Definite iteration / subroutines Assessment
MrHawes8
KS2 / KS3 Scratch intermediate bundle

KS2 / KS3 Scratch intermediate bundle

This unit is designed to be used after the initial Scratch unit, and contains lessons on flowcharts, sequencing, selection, iteration, variables and subroutines. The games that will be made through this unit include: A chatbot A scrolling maze Falling Fruit game Breakout Rock, paper, scissors Following the flowcharts lesson, the students will complete the other lessons to create the above programs, and then finish with an assessment. The assessment says Y6 at the top as this was the year group I have used it with, but that is because my Y5s completed the introductory unit and so moved onto this in Y6. However, this could be used for KS2 or KS3, depending on programming and Scratch experience.
MrHawes8
KS2 / KS3 Scratch Assessment

KS2 / KS3 Scratch Assessment

This assessment is similar but more advanced than the introductory Scratch unit assessment in my shop, and includes questions on subroutines and variables as well as algorithms, sequencing, selection and iteration. This is aimed at students who have completed two units of Scratch.
MrHawes8
Digital Skills

Digital Skills

A collection of digital skills progression documents and lessons. Learn unplugged coding, blogging and iMovie skills.
ferrycaptain
Let's Start Coding: Code Car Simulator Lesson Plan

Let's Start Coding: Code Car Simulator Lesson Plan

Let's Start Coding Code Car Simulator Lesson Plan is used with the FREE Virtual Code Car found at www.letsstartcoding.com/hoc. The lesson plan provides ties with standards as well as step-by-step instructions for teaching beginners how to do real, typed code.
LetsStartCoding
Let's Start Coding: Lesson Plans and Quizzes for Grades 6-8

Let's Start Coding: Lesson Plans and Quizzes for Grades 6-8

The Let's Start Coding Lesson Plan book provides a step by step outline for instructors to follow. Each activity has time recommendations, essential questions and answers, aligned standards, and learning objectives. The lesson plans are used with the Let's Start Coding kits found on www.letsstartcoding.com, but are also a great example to identify cross-curricular coding standards as well as how to pace hands-on coding.
LetsStartCoding
KS3 Computational Thinking Bundle

KS3 Computational Thinking Bundle

This bundle combines all my KS3 focused computational thinking resource. This bundle includes the following resources: 1. Computational thinking for KS3 2. Computational thinking problem solving 3. Application of computational thinking - create an interactive story 4. Computational thinking classroom ideas posters
RobbotResources
Application of Computational Thinking - Create an Interactive Story

Application of Computational Thinking - Create an Interactive Story

This unit of work introduces students (I use this with year 7) to the concepts of computational thinking and logical thinking. It is split into three fully differentiated sections: 1. Design an interactive story using a flowchart to identify the key decision points within your story. 2. Create an interactive story using PowerPoint, hyperlinking the slides to the correct locations. 3. Test and evaluate your story and make improvements where required. I have included some slides to provide additional assistance, for example hyperlinking auto shapes, removing the on mouse click advancements, etc. Alongside developing computational thinking skills, this unit is also an opportunity for students to develop their graphic design skills. I have also included an example interactive story so students can get an idea of what they could create themselves, while considering what they could make even better themselves. This resource is a perfect continuation from my Introduction Computational Thinking for KS3 resource! ***Please Leave a Review***
RobbotResources
Scratch Complete Scheme of Learning - Game Design

Scratch Complete Scheme of Learning - Game Design

A Full scheme of work for Scratch. In this scheme students will design, implement and test a game. The objectives for the students are to gain a knowledge of Scratch to allow them to gain a knowledge of programming In this pack is a Full Scheme of learning for 12 lessons, Lessons in 2 separate packs, resources linking to the lessons and a homework sheet. This scheme would be suitable for Upper KS2/ Lower KS3.
niall-
Computational Thinking Bundle

Computational Thinking Bundle

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 Also includes my popular poster resources to help promote computational thinking within your classroom
RobbotResources
Web Coding Problem Solving Homework 2

Web Coding Problem Solving Homework 2

This is a short written task is designed to following an introductory few lesson on HTML. The 15 minute, 15 mark homework sheet has four pages which use basic HTML tags to encourage students to learn the skill of finding errors in code. Question 1 shows a html file containing 10 deliberate errors. Students have to identify the position of each error and write in a correction. Question 2 consists of five similar problems. Students are shown a web page in a browser, each of which are not displaying as intended. Students told how the web page should have looked and have to identify what error may have been made in the code that would cause each page to display as shown. Question 2 may be used to generate lots of good discussion as often there may be several possible answers. This could easily be used as class written work or for staff absence cover. The download includes the original HTML files created while writing the questions. These may be used for demonstration, discussion or as part of your HTML course.
snegreid
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
Python Turing Test – Creating a chatting robot (Chat bot)

Python Turing Test – Creating a chatting robot (Chat bot)

Overview: In this brief introduction to programming using Python, students are going to create a chatting robot (chat bot) designed to confuse the user into thinking that they are talking to a real person. 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 why it is so difficult to create a computer that can seemingly think for itself
Wolves_CLC
Python Harry Potter Sorting Hat Lesson

Python Harry Potter Sorting Hat Lesson

Overview: In this lesson, students will create a Harry Potter style sorting hat using lists in 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)​
Wolves_CLC
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
Wolves_CLC