Micro:bit

BBC micro:bit For my final year two module, I was asked to create a scratch game with a BBC micro:bit as a controller. The BBC micro:bit is a fantastic price of technology which is used in computing, as the small device can be manipulated through code. However the BBC micro:bit is not just 25 Light…

Physical computing

Physical computing  Through EI506 a physical computing module at the University of Brighton, I explore how to meet the national curriculum aims through the use of the BBC micro:bit and scratch. The general National curriculum  for computing aims to ensure that all pupils: Can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction,…

Glossary

Abstraction- Involves filtering information in order to concentrate on the most important part. Algorithm- Step by step instructions to solve a problem. Code– Instructions written in computer language, telling a computer what to do. Computational thinking- Is understanding a complex problem in order to develop a solution in a way a human and computer can understand….

Remixing for web literacy

In my second year of university, for my assignment I was asked to create a teaching resource focusing on a specific element of web literacy. I chose to focus on remixing and used Mozilla x-ray googles to do this. After planning a lesson linking to the computing curriculum I published my work on a html…

Scratch

For my first year Computing module, we are asked to create a scratch game aimed at children with the purpose to help children learn key words in a modern foreign language. My game is in French and encourages children to learn key vocabulary for making a pizza, and then gives children an opportunity to practice…