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My website set up for teachers of Computer Science. Essentially to aid teaching at top primary through to final year secondary. Lessons, worksheets and open source software free to download from the repositories. Includes a Course for CAS Master Teachers delivered at UCL in 2016. A substantial amount of unplugged...

Divide and conquer

This activity provides a mathematical problem that is solved in a simple way. It relates to the way algorithms are used in search engines and links to problem solving in maths. The context is that of Santa trying to find his socks in one of 1024 boxes, which a...

STEM and STEAM for Cartography

Mini Map Makers is creating a Poster for STEM and STEAM for Cartography. How Cartography interacts with the elements! 

This is working progress and a draft copy will be out soon!

Raspberry Pi Minecraft Pi Unit

Seven differentiated challenge sheets for Minecraft Pi on the Raspberry Pi.  Tested on over 600 of my KS3 students!

I wanted to create a 4-hour block of lessons using Minecraft Pi on the Raspberry Pi, giving students the chance to pick an idea to code in their pairs.  Having introduced the students to the...

Variables Unplugged

This activity away from the computer is from the Barefoot Computing project. It is intended to provide a theoretical understanding of why and how variables are used in computer programming, using the example of score-keeping in a classroom quiz. Involving several volunteers from the group, the activity uses...

Scratch Maths Quiz Variables

This Barefoot Computing resource builds on the ‘Maths quiz with selection’ learning activities which should be undertaken first.

It involves improving an existing Scratch maths quiz and adding score-keeping using variables – a quiz Scratch file is provided for students who do not have access to one they made...

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...

Learning to Think (Spring 2014)

This edition of the Computing at School newsletter focuses on Computational Thinking, and contains articles covering:

*The importance of computational thinking

*CTillustrated – displays of concepts of Computational Thinking

*Code Club – after-school, volunteer-led clubs for learning computing...

Exploring the adoption of gaming-making technologies in non-STEM classrooms

Exploring the adoption of gaming-making technologies in non-STEM classrooms, with children with special educational needs and disabilities.

This is a PowerPoint presentation delivered at the STEM 16 conference in York.

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Abracadabra! The Magic of Computer Science (Summer 2010)

This edition of the Computing at School (CAS) newsletter covers a range of topics including:

*Unplugged computing magic tricks

*Programming using Alice, Scratch and GameMaker

*Making games with Kodu

*Object oriented programming in Java with Greenfoot


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