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I work as a business analyst but have been running a code club for many years at my local primary school. These free resources are from what I’ve learnt during that experience. I am also a STEM ambassador which means I go into schools to help with STEM themed days or to talk about my career.

I work as a business analyst but have been running a code club for many years at my local primary school. These free resources are from what I’ve learnt during that experience. I am also a STEM ambassador which means I go into schools to help with STEM themed days or to talk about my career.
Powerpoint and exercises explaining  Coding, it's uses, and Scratch - what are they?!
Mrs_ICTMrs_ICT

Powerpoint and exercises explaining Coding, it's uses, and Scratch - what are they?!

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This is a very simple 14 page / slide presentation to explain what coding and code is, along with a brief overview of Scratch. I find that often the children I teach have used Scratch before in class but don't always understand what code is for. For older children you could also talk about how code can be used in negative ways such as when ransomware or virus attacks are in the news ( example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WannaCry_ransomware_attack). I have also included some questions within the slides to check the children's understanding and an idea for a follow up exercise. I have attached the files in powerpoint 2016, older version of powerpoint compatible (97 -2003) and also saved the slides as a .pdf in case you don't have powerpoint.
Computational thinking presentation - getting pupils to think how a computer thinks!
Mrs_ICTMrs_ICT

Computational thinking presentation - getting pupils to think how a computer thinks!

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This is a 17 slide powerpoint which contains everything to explain a widely used computer programming concept in simple language and give examples of how it can be used. The lesson doesn’t require any coding so doesn’t need to be run through with computers. It includes some questions to check the pupils’ understanding and a short exercise at the end. Some of the later slides could be removed to make it more suitable for younger children. The presentation covers: what is coding, what is an if statement, how to structure an if statement, examples of if statements in normal language, examples in Scratch programming language, using if then else statements and using if then else with many options (nested if statements).
How to get started with using scratch  in class or running a code club  - basics
Mrs_ICTMrs_ICT

How to get started with using scratch in class or running a code club - basics

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This is a 3 page .pdf guide to help teachers who are new to running Scratch coding classes. It covers: timing, tips when following a project or steps, how to install or open scratch to start coding, how to start a new Scratch project, how to save a project, how to open a previously saved project, and different versions of scratch. I have also added a one-slide powerpoint which you can display on the board which sets some rules for your students before the class begins.
Scratch V3 bundle - project and powerpoints
Mrs_ICTMrs_ICT

Scratch V3 bundle - project and powerpoints

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My other scratch resources have had over 4000 downloads and have 5 star ratings! This is a bundle written for v3 which includes a new printable 19 page project for real beginners in Scratch. **Scratch v3 is the current version so can be accessed via an internet browser - no need to install any software! ** The project provides all the steps you need to get a class started with creating a scratch project and is suitable for any child who hasn’t used scratch much before. This is what’s included: What is coding and scratch? (15 slide powerpoint) The scratch 2 version has been downloaded thousands of times and has a 5 star rating, I’ve now updated it for scratch 3. This is a good introduction to scratch 3 and includes: • 15 slide Powerpoint explaining what scratch and code is in VERY SIMPLE terms. Requires: a way to project the power point to show the children. • Shows examples of how code can be used to created games and websites. • At the end of the powerpoint are two exercises using S.T.E.A.M. (they use art to help explain technology). Requires: some pens and paper or some magazines to cut out and stick with glue. Project – All about me This is a beginner project handout on scratch v3 which is 19 pages and includes easy step by step instructions to follow to complete the project. • At the end of the project the child would’ve completed a very basic animation. • Requires: One computer for each child or for a pair of children to work on. Check that the computers can load scratch. Ideally print a copy of the project for each child or for a pair to read so they can go through the instructions at their own pace. • If a child finishes early they can customise the project with their own ideas. If statements and scratch (17 slide powerpoint) This is more advanced. The powerpoint introduces a computing concept which is called an IF statement. This includes: • 17 slide Powerpoint explaining what an if statement is in VERY SIMPLE terms. Requires: a way to project the power point to show the children. • This gives examples of if statements in real life including examples from the news. • There is one exercise at the end which asks the child to think of other if statements. Requires: a pen and paper. Teacher’s Guide A short guide to using the resources.