Little big futures Computing

Programme code runs on individual devices and as cloud applications, with data sent to and from machines and humans alike. These introductory activities explore the design of algorithms that span the internet of things, and consider the hardware components that comprise it.

 

Single-lesson one-hour activities, as well as more extended five-hour activities, are available. No previous programming experience is required, and no equipment is necessary – although students may wish to extend their investigations through tinkering or prototyping using low-cost computing devices. 

 

Students can use the 5 hour problem solving challenge to works towards a CREST Discovery award, funded by Cisco. 

 

 

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Introduction to computational thinking and the Internet of Things

This one-hour lesson examines the design of IoT algorithms, considering how individual devices execute algorithms as code, allowing them to work together. The key aims are to develop computational thinking while raising awareness of the potential for future careers and enterprise.

The lesson starts with the...

Problem solving challenge: using computational thinking and the Internet of Things to improve fire safety

This five hour teaching pack examines how everyday technologies can be connected via the Internet Of Things (IoT) to improve fire safety. 

From the sensors that detect heat and gases; through the connected computers that read and shape data shared through the cloud; to the networked...

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