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This collection of resources supports computing and computer science in upper secondary schools. The resources offer in-depth learning opportunities covering programming with Python as well as other aspects of the curriculum.

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...

Hello World Haskell for Key Stage 1 and PD

In this article from Hello World we discuss how the foundations of computer science can contribute to Key Stage 1 mathematics and vice versa.

An introduction to Makey Makey

This presentation introduces the Makey Makey. It starts with basic connection to the device and demonstrating a simple circuit. Activities include controlling your keyboard to type, use the mouse and controlling Scratch using simple code.

Mini projects for the Makey Makey

This resource describes 5 mini projects using the Makey Makey.

  1. Create a joystick / games controller
  2. Create arrows to control a character in Scratch
  3. Controlling the mouse
  4. Making the onboard LED's flash
  5. Controlling a motor using the 5V output

VEX IQ - exploring Modkit blocks

This resource for VEX IQ Modkit helps students to understand the basic principles of using blocks of code to create a programme. The Modkit blocks have been reproduced so that they can be printed and used by students for discussion and when planning their code. This resource contains a classroom presentation...

Crumble Card Buggy

This resource provides instructions for building a card buggy and creating a sample programme for your crumble board. You will need motors, a battery pack and connectors to complete the project.

Powered by Crumble, Control freak resources are all about engagement, enjoyment and learning at the same time. Students use the Crumble software to write their own code and follow their own creative imagination to see where using the software and their skills will take them....

Programming a buggy with Invent!

This collection of resources can be used to create a roving buggy, when combined with either a Crumble Controller buggy kit or Invent! starter pack. The resources include instructions for programming your buggy, activity mats for students to use for their programming challenges, pupil worksheets to guide students...

How to Become a Programmer

Over the last decade, few jobs have become as in demand as that of the programmer. Needed by firms in virtually every industry around the world, programmers have an incredible level of freedom to take their careers wherever they please, as this...