In these workshops, children will use computers to programme real world objects. Using basic computing principles they will programme a robot or Micro:bit to accomplish tasks, learning how algorithms and coding can be used in both the digital and real world. Available as Beginner for pupils starting their computing journey and Intermediate for classes already familiar with coding and are looking to learn more.
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Learning Outcomes: Beginner level (for pupils starting their computing journey)
- What an algorithm is and that computers follow these precise and unambiguous instructions.
- How to write a simple algorithm.
- How to use a simple arrow based interface to control a robot.
- How to write a simple program to navigate the robot around the table to specific points.
Learning Outcomes: Intermediate level (for classes already familiar with computing)
- How to use a block based coding interface to write simple programmes.
- How to use input and output in a computer programme.
- What kinds of materials conduct electricity.
- How to use conditional statements when writing computer programs.
- How to write a simple programme that uses a Micro:bit to test if an item can conduct electricity.