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Application of Computational Thinking

Application of Computational Thinking

My popular twitter poster is available for download here! This poster gives an example of how computational thinking can be used to convert classic games such as 'rock, paper, scissors' and 'naughts and crosses' into algorithms. Try out in your classroom! I have included JPEG and PNG versions of the poster. ***Please leave a review!***
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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
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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
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)
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)
Wolves_CLC
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
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.
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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.
chris_vidal
Python - User Interface Programming - GCSE / AS / A - Level - Tkinter

Python - User Interface Programming - GCSE / AS / A - Level - Tkinter

This is a series of 3 activities which introduce the user interface library tkinter to students. It helps them build a simple user interface that looks at a text file. The first worksheet introduces them to text boxes and buttons. This is fairly straight forward. The second activity starts building a simple database using a text file that will read and write information. The third activity builds on task two and shows how to navigate back through the records and it allows the student to delete a record from the text file. It allows people to add more records to the file but it also allows people to read information from a file. This the basis for building on and using an actual database later on. There are some final solutions attached through the zip files which will help you on your computer.
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