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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.

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...

Coding a Rock Band

Developing project based work for children aged 5-7 to allow them to understand how coding can be built into product. Great fun planning but the work, talking through equipment, the science behind as working circuit and coding the product to work. 

 

 

 

 

 

Editable & Printable Scratch 2.0 Blocks

A full set of Scratch blocks (Scratch 2.0) including the blocks inside the Sensing, Operator, Data, Custom palettes and LEGO™ WeDo motor blocks.

The blocks can be edited and scaled using image editing tools (e.g. Illustrator, Inkscape,...

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!

Make a Game Project

In this multi-lesson project pupils design and code a computer game. It uses a rainforest theme but can be adapted to any topic, with learners of varying age or ability. The project includes: *Decomposition of the elements of a game *Designing the game *Creating assets for the game, such as background images and...

Investigating Inputs Activity

This activity helps children to understand the components of computer systems, with a focus on input devices. It links this to their everyday experience, by comparing games controllers, keyboards, microphones and other everyday peripheral devices. The practical part of the activity involves creating programs in...

Classroom Sound Monitor

This cross curricular activity includes science content from Year Four of the primary curriculum. It introduces programming and control, linked to the outside world through sensors - in this case, the computer's built-in microphone or a peripheral microphone. Programs are written using Scratch (online or offline)...

Animated Poem Decomposition Activity

This cross-curricular computing / ICT activity helps children to understand decomposition. They choose a poem and create an animation using Scratch; this encourages them to think deeply about the poem, and to explore the tools available. Children break the poem into pieces (decomposition), then plan the animation...

Viking Raid

This paired-programming activity from the Barefoot Computing project focusses on sequences in algorithms and programs.

Children create an animation of a Viking raid – ideally they will have previously studied Vikings but this is not crucial. A Scratch file is provided for the children to build on, containing...

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