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Microbit Board Game Project

Microbit Board Game Project

This resource was used for Year 7 Computing following a unit involving learning about variables, selection, iteration and random number generation using the Microbit. They loved playing the game, especially as they helped to create it! The idea is to have them use the Microbit as part of the board game. They will program in a dice function for shaking the Microbit, and other features for when they press Button A or B. The game works similarly to Snakes and Ladders. Button A moves the player either forwards or backwards, 6, 4, or 2 spaces (picked randomly by the program), and Button B moves the player up or down by flashing up to 3 up or down arrows (again randomly). Instructions were given via a worksheet, where the first page (two of the tasks) were given in the first lesson and the final one was given at the start of the second. When they had finished their program they could then download it to the Microbit and play their game. My students ended up with between 10-25 minutes playing time depending on how quickly they programmed their game. They can provide their own playing pieces from pencil cases etc. and the board is provided (A4 printout is fine). The code is in the screenshots in the PowerPoint slides and can be made up quickly.
likeakipper8
3 x lessons

3 x lessons

Hardware, software and utility software presentations, used with year 9 computer science classes.
maxwell01782
The Enigma Machine

The Enigma Machine

In the Enigma Machine lesson, students will learn the intricacies of cryptography used in World War II to convey secret messages to soldiers in the field. Students will start by looking at a simple shift cipher and will create their own cipher wheel to send and receive encoded messages. Students will then learn about the German Enigma Machine and will run a web-based emulated version to better understand how it works. Finally, students will discover how the Allies broke the Enigma’s code in WWII and the effect that had on winning the war. Part of this lesson was adapted from a lesson plan by Northern Illinois University. Topics addressed: Basic cryptography and relevant vocabulary Shift ciphers and how they encode plain text using a simple algorithm The Enigma Machine and its impact on the outcome of World War II Primary CT concept: algorithms. Students will consider different algorithms used in various forms of cryptography, including the very complicated logic involved in the Enigma Machine. Students will be able to: Explain why cryptography is necessary to keep messages secret Explain the algorithm of a simple shift cipher Understand at a high level how the Enigma Machine operates Understand at a high level how the Enigma Machine was defeated Materials: PowerPoint presentation Shift cipher template and instructions Suggested lesson breakdown: 10-15min – introduction to cryptography 10-15min – students create and test cipher wheels 5min – discussion on shift cipher 7min – Enigma Machine video 10min – Enigma Machine web emulator 10min – Cracking the Enigma Machine video
eli17
Microbit - "The Next Big Thing" unit (18 lessons with resources)

Microbit - "The Next Big Thing" unit (18 lessons with resources)

This is an 18 lesson unit of work around Microbits, combining programming using the online microbit interface and electronic components. The components I used were sourced from http://microbit-accessories.co.uk but you could make your own or source from elsewhere as well. Helpsheets are provided for each of the electronic components. The students each have a workbook for the whole unit divided into sections that can be easily marked by the teacher, with opportunity/space for student reflection and response. Students start off learning about microbit theory, i.e. safe handling (static) and polarity, inputs, outputs and programming structures IF statements and loops. They then need to design the "next big thing" - a device that solves a problem, using the microbit. They will need to produce a design brief and circuit diagram. Once they have built it, there is a lesson on gathering user feedback and evaluation. At the end of the unit, they have the opportunity to create a business pitch for their new device. This is a great end to the unit as each student/group gets to share their creation to the rest of the class, with prizes for the best entries (at teacher's discretion!) The course mainly links towards the D&T criteria (with reference to the relevant criteria at the end of each powerpoint) but could be used in Computing as well.
jonmward
List of programming techniques

List of programming techniques

List of all the programming techniques required for GCSE and A Level Computing; what do the students need to learn or show as part of the evidence in controlled assessments or Computing courseworks
sekhon1976
Year 2: Master Computing Basics Bundle

Year 2: Master Computing Basics Bundle

A huge amount of resources for individual or Interactive Whiteboard use for Year 1 children. Gain confidence with easy to use, drag and drop resources across a variety of topics including a whole unit on Coding!
martinjgoulden
micro:bit of Things

micro:bit of Things

https://sites.google.com/view/microbitofthings This is a website for anyone who has their hands on a micro:bit (microbit) and wants to know what they can do with it. I created the site to publish notes on projects that I am working on with my pupils, so this site will be of interest to teachers who are looking for ideas and advice that will enable them to exploit the capabilities of their micro:bits. The projects have been piloted with children in Key Stage 2 or Key Stage 3 and many are now embedded into the STEM curriculum at my school. They have been designed with tight budgets in mind.
hastklass
Embedded Systems  ARDUINO    GENUINO Project Pelican crossing light sequence

Embedded Systems ARDUINO GENUINO Project Pelican crossing light sequence

Embedded Systems ARDUINO GENUINO Simulations Example 1 https://circuits.io/circuits/2653871-traffic-lights-pelican-crossing-light-sequence Example 2 https://circuits.io/circuits/2678909-traffic-lights-pelican-crossing-with-audio-annunciator VIDEO CAR https://youtu.be/kfFL0o7Mcoo TRUCK https://youtu.be/AcvDFVBnydA MICROCONTROLLER SYSTEM: http://www.learningkeystages.co.uk/ Internet Reference: https://www.arduino.cc/ Simulator development: http://www.123dapp.com/circuits ------------------------------------------------< SOFTWARE > TITLE: Pelican crossing light sequence AUTHOR: Mr Adrian Ashley B.Sc. (Hons) M.Sc. SOFTWARE OBJECTIVES: This application will simulate a Pelican crossing light sequence. The systems was developed in a simulation http://www.123dapp.com/circuits Using a simulated Arduino to develop the software. REFERENCE: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/HomePage http://www.123dapp.com/circuits http://www.learningkeystages.co.uk/
AdrianAshley
Micro:bit Tutorial Development

Micro:bit Tutorial Development

Micro:bit Tutorial Development by Mr Adrian Ashley B.Sc(Hons) M.Sc Developing tutorial books and software for the micro:bit embedded system http://www.learningkeystages.co.uk/ External Circuits Example http://fritzing.org/projects/micorbit-ldr Android mobile App on Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.samsung.microbit&hl=en_GB iphone mobile app https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/micro-bit/id1092687276?mt=8 https://www.microbit.co.uk/ https://www.microbit.co.uk/create-code https://www.microbit.co.uk/getting-started https://www.microbit.co.uk/teachers-and-parents
AdrianAshley
Ozobot Printable Coding Stickers

Ozobot Printable Coding Stickers

This is a jam packed file full of moves for the Ozobot! The included files can be easily printed on labels to make coding the Ozobot easy! These precoded files make it easy for anyone to create awesome tracks for the Ozobot to run! **In the zip file I have included the sticker type that these ozocodes were formatted! Just print and play! Files Included: Cool Moves ozobot_BackWalk.doc ozobot_Spin.doc ozobot_Tornado.doc ozobot_Zigzag.doc Direction ozobot_goleft.doc ozobot_goright.doc ozobot_gostraight.doc ozobot_linejumpleft.doc ozobot_linejumpright.doc ozobot_linejumpstraight.doc ozobot_U_turn_Line_end.doc ozobot_U_turn.doc Speed ozobotcruise.doc ozobotfast.doc ozobotnitroboost.doc ozobotslow.doc ozobotsnaildose.doc ozobotturbo.doc ozobot_Pause 3 sec.doc Timers ozobot_Timer_Off.doc ozobot_TimerOn_30sec.doc
lynnbradley11