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BBC Micro:bit for sensing and control with a buggy

An article about using the BBC Micro:bit to control a £25 Kitronic self-assembly buggy.  The assembled kit makes a line-following buggy.  The micro:bit can be used just to control the motion, after calibration, of the buggy as a floor trutle.  It can also use the on-board accelerometer sensor to convert it into a "...

Dylan William and Chris Harrison Q and A session

As part of Week 4 of the free online Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching course a Question and Answer session was held at the National STEM Learning Centre on Wednesday 16th March. The session was faciliated by...

Unit 10: Group work videos

Pedagogy and Practice: Teaching and Learning in Secondary Schools
Unit 10: Group work
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Peer Reviewing Hinge-Point Questions: Exemplars

To support you in writing your feedback we have provided four example responses to Step 3.8, with feedback. Take account of the examples when you provide your own feedback, but at the same time, don’t treat these as “model peer reviews”. You may also find it useful to remind yourself with the quizzes in Steps 3.3...

BBC micro:bit - Visual Acuity game written with MicroPython

This Python program, written using the MicroPython editor Mu, is a game for aspiring astronauts designed to test their visual acuity. It is for use with this BBC micro:bit resource.

It has been shown that, over time, astronauts...

Computer Science Posters

I have created a series of posters that may help with explaining key concepts:

  1. Binary
  2. Fetch-Decode-Execute Poster
  3. Hardware Poster
  4. Input - process - output poster
  5. Minion Poster - basic flowchart & Pseudocode
  6. Minion Poster - flowchart & Pseudocode...
Resources to support GCSE Computer Science (all exam boards)
A selection of activities which support the teaching of coding using Scratch and Kodu at primary level.

The fetch-decode-execute cycle

Four videos that introduces machine code instructions and the fetch-decode--execute cycle. The fetch-decode-execute cycle is explained using a narrated animation.

Basic Logic Gates

Ten videos on basic logic gates and how simple electrical circuits can be used as a memory aid to memorizing the functionality of NOT AND and OR gates.


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