Python programming

Python programming

Everything you need to teach Python from the very start, to the more advanced. Includes challenges, and PowerPoint lessons to demonstrate. Scripts are included.
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Year 9 program of work on Python

Year 9 program of work on Python

Introduction to Python specifically aimed at new users in year 9. There are 5 lessons on a separate PPT, with LO, bronze silver gold outcomes and homelearning activity on each. Then there is a test lesson. The focus is to drill down variable names, to call variables, to use a tuple, then compare that with the use of an indexed list. These could easily be added to for challenge in years 10 and even year 11. Unfortunately I can't add the Python script for lesson 2 - insult generator, but the script is on a slide so can easily be typed in.
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Edexcel NEA preparation for Analysis stage - 9-1

Edexcel NEA preparation for Analysis stage - 9-1

A thorough lesson to prepare year 10 or year 11 learners to tackle the Analysis stage of the NEA. The lesson takes learners through the art of abstracting from a larger problem. Breaking down a task into it's most basic form. They then have practice abstracting detail from two different scenarios. The lesson then moves to the reasons why we decompose, and the importance of making code as simple as possible, adding embellishments later when the bare bones are working. There is opportunity to practice decomposing either singularly, in pairs, or as group work. Possible solutions are given to peer assess, or can be taken out for teacher assessment. The lesson culminates in a test to decompose the first idea presented and abstracted, the Bake Off competition. Homework / extended learning is included, and encourages the learners to abstract and decompose the program controlling a household item.
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Edexcel for sample NEA 2017 File handling, subs, global in Python

Edexcel for sample NEA 2017 File handling, subs, global in Python

This is a half term's work on gaining skills for the new 9-1 Edexcel computer science course. Based upon the new Crawdale NEA, it focusses mainly on reading and writing to text files. It includes practice of splitting text files up, and concatenating to create memberID. Sub routines, and practice creating menus with IF statements is also brought in, but more as a practice, than explicitly as lessons. There is a test in week 6, and a mark scheme based on 9-1. Anyone wishing to use Crawdale NEA SAM material would find this a very useful learning tool to begin with. It has been aimed at high ability year 9, or low ability year 10.
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52 dingbat starters for Computer Science and ICT

52 dingbat starters for Computer Science and ICT

Dingbats are images that make up keywords. I've used this as an end of term whole class game which really engaged the learners in thinking about Computer Science key terms. Great for literacy too. Or they could be used as a starter to hook learners as they enter the room. More suited to year 9 and above, but can be used in KS3 where the learners have been exposed to key terms such as open source, firewall, MP3, magnetic hard drive etc.
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End of term RE dingbat keyword game, or 25 starters

End of term RE dingbat keyword game, or 25 starters

This is a game of dingbats, where they have to guess the keyword from the images. I have included the answers! You could either use this as an end of term fun lesson, with teams, or use each dingbat as a starter, plenary, or questioning prompt.
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Python programming

Python programming

Everything you need to teach Python from the very start, to the more advanced. Includes challenges, and PowerPoint lessons to demonstrate. Scripts are included.
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networks

networks

This is half terms work on networks. It covers features, topologies, WANs, hardware, and security. There is also an assessment which can be used. All PowerPoints have learning objectives, and engaging tasks which can be tailored to suit your classes.
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Computer Science revision notes

Computer Science revision notes

More than 70 pages of revision notes. The whole Edexcel course broken down in note form. There is a contents page for easy access too. Special offer for the exam this week!
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E-Safety Reputation

E-Safety Reputation

This is a whole E-safety package with five PowerPoint presentations / lessons. There is one for each year group from 7-11. The PowerPoints contain links to films, objectives, tasks, discussion / reflection topics. Tasks can easily be pasted to Word to become individual tasks instead of paired or group discussion / debate. These have been used successfully in PSEE lessons, and also form part of an isolation room pack, and for vulnerable young people who may damage their reputation.
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24 computer science anagram starters

24 computer science anagram starters

Take all the work out of creating starters, or plenaries with these 24 anagrams of keywords. Simply copy and paste onto your lesson slide when you are covering that particular topic. An example is: Mittens fate - which of course is..................IF statement!
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computer science lesson starter word searches

computer science lesson starter word searches

Take all the misery out of creating engaging starters with these 7 word searches on key terms. There is one for each half term of lessons. They are printable, and cover terms such as: Logic, Algorithm, Assembly, Buffering, Boolean, Bus, Decryption, Debugging, Database, Hyperlink. Suitable for key stages 3 and 4, possibly 2.
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debugging scratch

debugging scratch

This resource explains the concept of debugging, and the types of errors that can occur. It has an accompanying worksheet and Scratch files to debug and write about. There are assessment questions at the end. This has been very engaging, and has been observed twice as an outstanding lesson.
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10 Python scripts for very simple games for beginners to learn the basics

10 Python scripts for very simple games for beginners to learn the basics

These scripts start very easy for absolute beginners, and build upon knowledge. There are ten, which could be turned into 10 lessons by just adding starter, plenary, LO's etc. They are fun ways of introducing IF, ELIF, WHILE, tuples, data types, maths, importing functions, using answers as inputs. I've used them in KS3 for lower ability to copy, and get used to accuracy, particularly in indents, and EOL string errors. I've also introduced the concept to KS4, and use them only as a reference point in a laminated book. There will be a second resource which focusses on calling sub routines with global variables, allowing the learners to practice skills needed for GCSE computer science.
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Real life Python challenges

Real life Python challenges

An engaging resource whereby learners work at their own pace through 4 fairly simple challenges. They assume knowledge of lists, random, if, elif, concatenation. The answers are in there, so would need to be deleted by the class teacher. There is extension for each scenario. The pack also contains a test plan to introduce learners to formal testing of their scripts.
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Lesson on using subroutines in Python

Lesson on using subroutines in Python

Whole lesson explaining how def is used in Python. Creating main procedures, and calling subroutines within them, using Rhianna lyrics. Practical task decomposing cooking a Sunday dinner. Homelearning task included. Ideal for lower ability, or younger children, to teach the basics of subroutines, procedures that don't calculate a value, or use global variables.
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