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A Christmas Coding Activity with PRIMM

I’ve been researching pedagogies to support computing mastery and PRIMM is a programming pedagogy developed by Dr Sue Sentence and the Computing Education team at Kings College London based on the notion that its difficult to become successful at writing code if you cannot  read it.

I have created a...

The Safety Deposit Vault

This is an exercise with complex spreadsheets and mail-merged documents. It is based on an actual implementation in a vaut with over 1500 boxes of different sizes.

The simplified example uses nine boxes of three different sizes, each has the price for annual box rental.

Also recorded are the renters'...

Code and Decode

How to send secret messages to your friends.

Contains full teacher instructions. Uses Basic programming language.

Pupils shoud have completed the Introduction To Computer Programming

Primary Computing Lesson - Programming Apps

This Key Stage 2 teacher led activity, adapted for the Hour of Code, develops children’s programming skills by developing apps using text: a simplified JavaScript language.

The children apply their computational thinking skills through design and development and begin to understand the...

Primary Cryptography Lesson

This Key Stage 2 activity teaches children about communicating securely.

The children learn that messages throughout time have been be encrypted and decrypted using ciphers.

They explore cryptography and gain an understanding of need for secure communications.

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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.

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...

Plan your own scheme of work - Jamble

2 different versions of editable schemes of work, supporting the quick planning of lessons.

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