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Application of Computational Thinking - Coding Classic Games

Application of Computational Thinking - Coding Classic Games

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!***
RobbotResources
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
Key Stage 2 Computing Curriculum - Introduction to Scratch

Key Stage 2 Computing Curriculum - Introduction to Scratch

Document linking Key Stage 2 computing curriculum requirements with units of work. Scratch introductory lesson written by Key Stage 3/4 teacher for local primary school struggling with the new computing curriculum terminology. Teaching the lessons over the Autumn term 2017, so more lessons will be added as created. I use Scratch offline editor, but this could be done on the online version too.
Pipjen77
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
7 Fun Problem Solving Activities for Web Coding

7 Fun Problem Solving Activities for Web Coding

These 7 lessons were written to be delivered as part of a Scottish Qualifications Authority workshop to discuss with Computing Science teachers alternative ways to deliver web coding. They are designed to introduce fun problem solving exercises (some paper-based, some practical) and are intended to be used as lessons starters or simply to break up longer coding exercises. The lessons cover: 1. Basic Tags/Elements (h1, h2, p, title) Pupils are given cut out pieces of web content and code and must arrange the pieces on a blank A3 HTML template printout. 2. Coding Basic Tags (h1, h2, p, title) Pupils are given an HTML file with page content (as a single paragraph of text) but no elements. They must separate the text out and add tags to format the content. They are also asked to research how to create the bullet point list required by the task. 3. Division Tags (div) Similar to lesson 1 but introducing the concept of sectioning off a page using division tags. 4. Adding In-line Styles (text colour, text size, background colour, fonts) Pupils are given an HTML file, printed on A3 paper, with spaces for styles to be added. They must arrange a number of cut-out styles on the HTML file to match a screenshot of a finished page. 5. Adding In-line Styles Pupils are given an screenshot of a finished page with annotations showing colours, fonts and text-sizes used. They must edit the styles in a given file to match the finished page. 6. External Style Sheets Pupils are shown the same site implemented using in-line and then an external stylesheet. This is used to discuss the advantages of external styles. Their task this time is to edit, delete and add to the stylesheet to alter the look of the website to match a fnished example. 7. Cascading Order Pupils are given 5 A3 sheets each which shows an HTML file, a CSS file and a screenshot of the page when shown in a browser. These examples must be examined carefully and used to research the precedence order used when a browser interprets styles (i.e. In-line over-rules external, ID overrules external). This a a difficult task requiring a lot of code reading and problem solving. Level: (Beginner / Intermediate) Duration: (Around 3 to 4 hours in Total) Teaches: (See above)
snegreid
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
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
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