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Teaching programming with Python

A series of five lesson plans aimed at students with no knowledge of Python. In the description it is stated that depending on the students' level of ability these might be adapted to take up to eight lessons. The resource contains some discussion about how and why one might want to start using Python as their...

Sorting algorithm software (bubble, insertion and quick sorts)

This resource includes two lessons on sorting algorithms along with a piece of software to allow students to investigate how these algorithms function. The software itself is a simple game where students perform a given sorting algorithm on a set of data, and lose lives if they perform an incorrect step. The lesson...

An introduction to computer science: algorithms in everyday life

This resource consists of a ten page student workbook and some associated resources. The workbook is designed to be used with Key Stage 3 students over a number of lessons, to introduce them to the concept of algorithms, to make them used to following instructions given as an algorithm and to start producing their...

Computing curriculum: projects for students in Years 7 - 9

This booklet is an example of a programme of study for ICT and Computing produced by Matt Britland. The programme contains details of the ICT strands and aims and fourteen original projects for students in years 7-9. Each project includes a link to a presentation that can be used by teachers and by students. The...

Graph paper programming

The video explains the purpose of the activity which is to help students understand the principles behind coding. This is an unplugged activity meaning that students understand the computing principles without the use of a computer. By programming one another to draw pictures, students begin to understand what...

Bit and Byte go fishing with Scratch

This resource provides an introduction to Scratch for younger students. It features two children making a version of the basic demo FishChomp game by stacking up blocks and discussing the process involved. The basic principles of programming covered include: stacking up blocks to make actions, fixing bugs, getting...

Computing without computers

This book aims to be a gentle introduction to the main concepts of computer programming and the related subject of data structures and algorithms. Rather than focusing on particular programming languages that can appear alien and incomprehensible to beginners, it concentrates on the underlying concepts common to a...

National Science + Engineering Competition Challenges

This Challenge Pack, from the British Science Association, aims to give students aged 11-16 and their teachers and educators support to create a science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) project that they can enter into the National Science + Engineering Competition.

Through creating a project, young...

The Magic of Computer Science II

The Magic of Computer Science II begins with an introduction to the resource, explaining the basic concepts used in the book. There follows descriptions of how to perform seven tricks with explanations of how the trick works and the computer science concepts illustrated in the tricks.

The joker in...

The Magic of Computer Science

This resource contains a series of card tricks. Each trick is presented in two parts. In the first part enough detail is given so that the trick can be performed. A description of the desired effect is given followed by an explanation of the mechanics of the trick – actually what is done to ensure the trick works...

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