Computing Lesson Ideas

Over the next few months we’ll be pulling together a collection of easy, fun activities that will help your pupils developing their understanding of the computer science aspects of the Computing curriculum:

Year 5/6 Algorithm Magic - Algorithms and Debugging

Lesson plan

 Algorithm Magic presentation

 

Year2/3 Algorithms and implementing Algorithms - Mission to Mars (two lessons) 

Lesson plans

Fakebot

Robot Code Library

CAS National Conference

This year is the 10th anniversary of the CAS National Conference and it promises to be a great event. It takes place in Birmingham on Friday 15th June and Saturday 16th June 2018.

It will a celebration of all things CAS with a range of inspiring plenaries and classroom-based workshops for both Primary and Secondary teachers of Computing.

The conference will be a time to reflect, a time to look forward and a time to recharge the batteries, with new ideas and resources from experienced colleagues.The CAS conference is a great way to experience all that the CAS community has to offer. For full details and to book, visit here.

Universities Help CAS Double Support to Teachers

Universities have helped Computing At School (CAS) double support to computing teachers through the Network of Teaching Excellence in Computer Science (NoE) - according to the latest figures in the quarterly report provided to the Department for Education.

Read more here

Make an ArtBot - Instructions

ArtBot drawing You will need:

  • A strong plastic cup
  • Four felt-tipped pens Gaffer tape (strong and very sticky)
  • A small DC motor 1.5v - 4.5v
  • A couple of AA batteries
  • Battery holder
  • Electrical wire and crocodile clips
  • An off centre mass - a blob of plasticine/ BlueTac or a slice of cork cut diagonally (works better than the plasticine)
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