“Unplugged”

Introduction

Under the “Unplugged” banner we include

  1. Algorithms and Programming : Workbooks 3 – 5
  2. Action Geometry: Workbooks 6,7

“Programming Unplugged”

Algorithms and Programming Unplugged: Workbooks 3 – 5
The whole of this unplugged algorithms and programming course is one of transition, assuming no prior knowledge of Algorithms and Programming.
We use the same three instructions to drive a pet/robot/sprite/turtle which UPL (unplugged programming language), Scratch, Logo and Python all employ. Using an unplugged simplified approach to start, frees us to learn about algorithms, the art and principles of programming underpinned by computational thinking, and how to employ some of the fundamental control structures in our programs.We can do this without having to engage with the demands of the computer environment of a programming language until we are ready. When we are ready, the programs we have written serve as an already coded pseudo-code and are mapped directly to Scratch 2.0 instructions in a program. (or mapped to Python 3 or Logo if we choose).

The files are in Word format and you are encouraged to edit the course for your pupils and your own style of teaching.
View or Download Workbooks from the Repository.

“Action Geometry”

  • These two Workbooks from the training course are designed to illustrate elements of Computational Thinking and harness Computer Science Pedagogy in unplugged activity in preparation for polygons, stars and making unique patterns with Scratch and Python
  • The sections mimic the tracing action of the sprite/turtle of Scratch and Python – its awareness only of: its present position and its turning angle/direction.
  • The emphasis is on learning by doing, experimentation, deduction from symmetry, decomposing, generalising, abstraction
  • You will be asked to devise your own questions to support and challenge your class in Activity 10, an enquiry-based learning exercise. Activity 9 and the start of Activity 10 contain some example illustrations.
  • the files are in Word format and you are encouraged to edit the course for your pupils and your own style of teaching.

The files are in Word format and you are encouraged to edit the course for your pupils and your own style of teaching.
View or Download Workbooks from the Repository 1 dropdown menu.

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