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Teaching Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi and PythonCO205

Create simple systems that respond to and control the physical world using the Raspberry Pi and Python. Over four weeks, you’ll develop your knowledge of simple electronics and computing, setting up your Raspberry Pi and writing your first program using the Python programming language

How Computers Work: Demystifying ComputationCO206

On this course, you’ll gain an understanding of how computers work at a fundamental level. You’ll explore system architecture, along with how computers use binary and logic. Once you’ve examined the von Neumann model of computer architecture and the Fetch-Execute cycle, you’ll learn to...

Programming 101: An Introduction to Python for EducatorsCO207

On this course, you’ll explore programming in Python. You’ll discover basic programming concepts, learning how to understand the basics of python syntax and interpret error messages.Ultimately, you’ll use your new coding skills to create your first program - which will be able to solve a simple...

Programming 102: Think like a Computer ScientistCO208

On this course, you’ll explore Python programming at an intermediate level. You’ll discover how to break down problems into smaller parts, and then design and apply algorithms to data. You’ll also explore list structures and their various uses. Ultimately, what you learn will build upon...

An Introduction to Computer Networking for TeachersCO214

Explore the fundamentals of computer networking with this online course for GCSE teachers. You will improve your understanding of key concepts and gain the confidence to teach the subject in the classroom. On this course, you will learn to describe the different types of computer networks and understand how data...

Understanding Computer SystemsCO212

Understanding how a computer works after you press the power button is key to working with technology effectively. On this course, you will explore what happens inside the machine and learn how computers turn inputs into outputs.You will learn what the computer operating system does and why you need it. You will also...

Understanding Maths and Logic in Computer ScienceCO213

The mathematical aspects of computer science can be difficult to understand and teach. On this course, you will be introduced to maths and logic in computing in an engaging way. Using the concept of an escape room, you will learn activities and games to help improve your knowledge and skills in this subject. You...

Creating an Inclusive Classroom: Approaches to Supporting Learners with SEND in ComputingCO700

As educators, we should aim to provide every young person with the skills and knowledge to become active participants in a digital world. On this course, you will examine the common barriers faced by students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the computing classroom, and how to address...

Programming Pedagogy in Primary Schools: Developing Computing TeachingCO020

On this four-week course, you’ll examine a range of teaching methods suitable for teaching programming, particularly block-based programming languages, to primary school pupils (aged 5 to 11 years old). You’ll look at general pedagogical concepts like Bloom’s verbs, semantic waves and cognitive...

Programming 103: Saving and Structuring DataCO219

Discover how to save data to use it across multiple runs of your programOn this course, you will learn how to save text and binary files, and how to structure data so that programs can interpret it correctly. You will explore various common types of structured files, including CSV and JSON, and also find out how...

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