Programs in a Box

These activity packs are designed to help young people engage with different areas of computing. They contain practical activities and detailed teacher guidance allowing novice teachers to lead interesting, multi-disciplinary projects.

The guides are published by the US National Center for Women in IT, and are equally relevant to secondary school teachers in the UK.

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Agent Cubes in a Box

Using the freely-available AgentCubes games-development software, this guide for teachers develops programming skills in an engaging way. Students are closely guided through the basics of creating a maze game with randomly-moving zombies and a hero who must find a safe path through. Keyboard interactions are...

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Pair Programming in a Box

This guide for teachers aims to help them introduce pair-programming to coding in the classroom. This collaborative approach has been found to improve engagement and can result in higher-quality work than programming alone. The guide is aimed at teachers of college students, but the approaches can easily be adapted...

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2010 to date

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