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Java programming with Greenfoot: introduction to loops

In this video tutorial students are introduced to one of the fundamental concepts of programming – loops.  This is demonstrated by creating a row of multiple blocks within the breakout game.  A while loop is introduced to establish the parameters of the blocks to ensure they fit within the games play area.

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Java programming with Greenfoot: introduction

This video tutorial provides students with an overview of Greenfoot Java.  It demonstrates several different game ideas and introduces the layout of the programming environment.

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Java programming with Greenfoot: if statements (teacher commentary)

In this video tutorial students explore method return values in more details.  True or false (Boolean) statements are used to create if statements.  In this example an object, a turtle, is programmed to interact with the edge of the world (the screen) by using an if statement.  Students are then able to make...

Java programming with Greenfoot: adding random behaviour

This video tutorial introduces students to the Greenfoot API (application processing interface) – a collection of shortcut commands built in to the Greenfoot environment.  Students are guided through using the API to make their turtle move in a random manner by generating random numbers and inserting them into an...

Blown to Bits

Casting a critical eye of the wider computing landscape, this book examines the impact of computing technology on society. From a viewpoint based on personal liberty and its loss as ideas of privacy and information are radically transformed, this engaging book serves to fill in the ethical issues behind the...

Good Practice Resource: An Inclusive Approach to Attendance and Punctuality

This case study describes how an inclusive approach to attendance and punctuality can improve overall success rates for learners with a declared disability or health condition, many of whom were formerly not in education, employment or training.

Day Six of Exclusion: The Extent and Quality of Provision for Pupils

This report from Ofsted looks at the provision for excluded pupils. Schools and local authorities are required to provide full-time and suitable education for pupils from day six of fixed-period and permanent exclusions. This survey evaluates the extent to which a sample of schools and local authorities were...

Confucius Quote

This Pedagogics resource uses the following quote from the Chinese philosopher Confucius: "Tell me...and I will forget. Show me... and I will remember. Involve me... and I will understand"

Sticks and Stones Will Break My Bones

This resource by Pedagogics explores subtle adjustments to teacher's language in order to be less emotive, more objective-led and promote progress.

Dr Haim Ginott Quote

This Pedagogics resource displays a quote from Dr Haim Ginott entitled "I have come to a frightening conclusion".

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