Scratch Breakout Programming Project

Scratch Breakout Programming Project

A Breakout programming task for Year 7 or 8. Includes a short powerpoint showing how to open the instructions, the instructions themselves (a step by step guide to creating the game), and a link to the finished game which can be used as a starter to get them engaged from the beginning of the lesson. The instructions include hints with very small code snippets which are linked to specific steps in the programming process. With some high ability Year 8 students this has taken at least two lessons, so could be used as a project with mixed ability or younger classes.
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Computer Systems Lesson KS3

Computer Systems Lesson KS3

Included in this resource is a PowerPoint, information sheet for students to answer questions about computer systems, and another PowerPoint mix and match activity which the students can use on their computers. This is the first lesson in the How a Computer Works topic.
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How a Computer Works Revision Lesson KS3

How a Computer Works Revision Lesson KS3

This is the tenth and final lesson in the 'How a Computer Works' topic, and includes a worksheet, online quizzes and games for students to play to revise everything from the previous lessons.
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Software Lesson KS3

Software Lesson KS3

Presentation with information on computer software, including the differences between application, system software and operating systems. This is the fifth lesson in the 'How a Computer Works' topic.
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Logic Gates KS3 Lesson

Logic Gates KS3 Lesson

This resource includes a PowerPoint presentation that teaches about logic gates, with a worksheet designed to be used on the computers, and an online link to practically find out about logic gates. It also includes a double sided homework sheet. This is the seventh lesson in the 'How a Computer Works' topic.
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Storage KS3 Lesson

Storage KS3 Lesson

This resource contains a PowerPoint presentation to introduce different types of storage, another containing questions for the main activity (each will need to be printed for each team), and information sheets for the students to research the answers to the questions. It is best to keep these on the computer, rather than print them for each student. For the main activity, students team up in 3s, and take the first question from the teacher. They use the information sheets to find out the answer, write it down and then bring it up to check with the teacher. If correct, they hand back the first question and take the second. If incorrect, they go back to find the correct answer. The winning team is the first to answer all 10 questions. Questions and answers are also included in a text file for easy access for the teacher. This is the eighth lesson in the topic 'How a Computer Works'.
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Hardware Components Lesson KS3

Hardware Components Lesson KS3

This PowerPoint can be used to show students the components that go inside a computer. I used a laptop disassembly to go along with this, but have left in slides including images of the different components so it can be used without. Following this the students go online to look at important features of each component, and how they work to make the computer as a whole work. This is the second lesson in the 'How a Computer Works' topic.
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CPU Lesson KS3

CPU Lesson KS3

This resource consists of a PowerPoint presentation giving information about the CPU. It also has links to youtube and revision games to play at the end. This is the fourth lesson in the 'How a Computer Works' topic.
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Input and Output Devices KS3 lesson including homework

Input and Output Devices KS3 lesson including homework

This resource includes a PowerPoint presentation, starter worksheet (designed to be readable when printed A5 size), and homework sheet (A4). The lesson builds on hardware components and looks at input and output devices. The lesson is the third in the 'How a Computer Works' topic.
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Storage Lesson 2 KS3

Storage Lesson 2 KS3

This lesson is the ninth in the 'How a Computer Works' topic. It includes a PowerPoint presentation for the teacher to talk through each type of storage, which can build on the main task in the previous lesson. Towards the end the students can create a table to fill in information about each type of storage. There is also a template for this included for weaker students.
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How a Computer Works KS3 Unit of Work

How a Computer Works KS3 Unit of Work

This 10-lesson unit consists of the following lessons: Computer Systems Hardware Components Input and Output devices CPU Software Operating Systems Logic Gates Storage x2 Revision
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GCSE Brute Force Malware Programming Lesson

GCSE Brute Force Malware Programming Lesson

A programming lesson designed to help the students improve their programming skills, as well as learning about brute force attacks. The lesson begins with a research task and ends with a step-by-step activity to create a program that will guess a password that the user has entered. Included is the PowerPoint presentation, programming instructions for students, and the final code in a text file for the teacher.
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GCSE Bitmap Image File Size Calculator Programming Lesson

GCSE Bitmap Image File Size Calculator Programming Lesson

This lesson is based around programming skills and knowledge, as the students work through the worksheet (on the computers is best a they can copy and paste code snippets into the other document). Once they have answered the questions on the worksheet they should also have the Bitmap Calculator Code document containing the code snippets required to create the program. Then they can go onto Visual Basic to write the program, and test it to see if it is working correctly. There are also a couple of extension tasks at the bottom of the worksheet. I have also included the final code that I used to demonstrate the program working at the start of the lesson, and the PowerPoint which I used to outline the task and give them instructions on how to complete the tasks.
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Microbit Unit of Work

Microbit Unit of Work

This Unit of Work includes 10 lessons worth of Microbit programming skills and knowledge. Each lesson has a PowerPoint presentation to go with it, with all other resources also included as Word documents. All resources including PowerPoints are numbered to make it easier to follow the unit, and there is also a teacher’s guide included. The Unit begins with an introduction to Microbits, and concludes with revision, end of unit test and DIRT reflection lesson. Topics included are Variables, Selection, Iteration, and various programming challenges in the form of games that the students can create. It also includes the Microbit Board Game project that takes 2 lessons, which is also available from the Programmer’s Paradise shop on TES Resources. A homework is also included, where the students can create a program using printed code blocks, cut and stick them onto the other half of the paper. This can be used after the first couple of lessons, or later if they are less familiar with the concepts.
MrHawes8
Microbit Iteration lesson

Microbit Iteration lesson

This resource is a PowerPoint presentation used to teach iteration for students using the Microbit. The main task involves students programming definite and indefinite iteration through the use of two different looping blocks of code.
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Microbit Selection Lesson

Microbit Selection Lesson

This resource is a PowerPoint used to teach a lesson on Selection statements using the Microbit. The lesson revolves around the students creating a 'Magic 8 Ball' game, using If...Then...Else blocks of code.
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Microbit Click Wars Lesson - flowchart included

Microbit Click Wars Lesson - flowchart included

This lesson includes the PowerPoint needed to have the students create a game called Click Wars, and the flowchart card sort activity alongside it. Also included is the instruction sheet for the students to work from, and a Word document containing the coded solutions.
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Microbit Revision Lesson

Microbit Revision Lesson

This presentation is to be used for revising programming concepts such as variables, selection, iteration using the microbit. There are tasks included such as creating definitions, thinking about how to program a certain game and a Kahoot quiz (link included on the powerpoint).
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Microbit Iteration Lesson 2

Microbit Iteration Lesson 2

This resource is a PowerPoint presentation that helps to reinforce definite vs. indefinite iteration, and also includes instructions for creating a game for the microbit. Complete code blocks shown in the PowerPoint.
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Microbit DIRT Reflection lesson

Microbit DIRT Reflection lesson

Included is a DIRT lesson following a microbit unit of work. Includes a fake Kahoot leaderboard to display top scores, and questions used to reinforce knowledge of the topic.
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Microbit Programming Assessment

Microbit Programming Assessment

Included is an assessment for the end of a microbit programming unit. Topics included variables, selection, definite and indefinite iteration. The test also includes specific practical knowledge of programming using microbit blocks.
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