JamPackedUK provides a toolkit of resources to support the development of outstanding teachers of Computing. The JamPackedUK toolkit includes lesson plans, video recordings of webinars as well as links to external individuals and organisations that all help inspire & engage learners.
This list of resources will be updated regularly as content grows.
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Resources used at Jam Packed UK events:
- Hack For Good: An engaging activity to introduce HTML, CSS and web-page development http://community.computingatschool.org.uk/resources/3189
- Marble Racer Hack: Use ‘reverse engineering’ to introduce games development with Scratch http://community.computingatschool.org.uk/resources/3191
- Sabotage: If you find learners give up when their code does not work – teach debugging by stealth http://community.computingatschool.org.uk/resources/1523
- Hacking with Pygame: Use ‘reverse engineering’ to introduce games development with Python http://community.computingatschool.org.uk/resources/3190
- Meet The Geek: An activity to engage & inspire the digital makers of tomorrow http://community.computingatschool.org.uk/resources/3188
- Sonic Pi: Turn algorithms into algo-rhythms with this Ruby-based resource http://sonic-pi.net/
- Sonic Pi Lessons: http://www.raspberrypi.org/learning/sonic-pi-lessons/
- Minecraft Recipe Cards: https://arghbox.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/minecraft-pi-recipe-cards/
Free #TeachComputing Webinars:
A series of online webinars were recorded for teachers, each lasting around one hour. While links to the full recordings are listed here, it is recommended that teachers access the notes first as these contain links to relevant parts of the video recordings and associated resources allowing teachers to go straight to the most relevant content without needing to view the full recording.
The webinars were originally intended to focus on the pedagogy of teaching computing to teach computing to inspire and engage learners. However, in response to requests from teachers they regularly focus on more practical issues for example; assessing progress without levels, teaching text-based programming and teaching the theoretical parts of GCSE Computing.
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Includes: Accessing all webinar content. GCSE Computing Revision. Data Types & Data Structures.
Includes: Algorithm Design in Year 7. Text Based Programming in Year 9. Programming Assignment A453.
Includes: JamPackedUK Update. Planning a Computing Trip. Marking GCSE Computing A453 coursework.
Includes: Raspberry Jamboree 2015. Algorithm Design in Key Stage 3. Text Based Programming in Year 9. Starting to Teach A453 Programming coursework.
Includes: Make Computing Meaningful & Interesting. Variables. Hacking Games with Code Skulptor. Teaching With Linux.
Includes: JamPackedUK Activities. Sonic Pi. Assessing Progress in Key Stage 3 Computing. Lesson Plans. Exercise Books. GCSE Computing Resources. File Handling in Python.
Includes: Game Creation in Scratch. Year 7 Computing. Little Man Computer.
Includes: Classroom insights. JamPackedUK activities. Hour of Code. Coin Flip. Paired Programming.
Includes: E-Safety. Interactive Text Based Adventures with Twine. GCSE Computing A451. Teaching Theory. Choosing Exam Board. Visual Basic or Python.
Includes: Hack For Good. Games Development with Pygame. Teaching Flow Control. Formal Assessment with Year 10 GCSE Computing.
Includes: Text Based Programming in Key3 & Key Stage 4. Flow Control. Meet The Geek. A452 App Inventor Vs Linux Vs Little Man Computer.
Includes: Support for Computing Teachers through Twitter, Facebook and Computing At School forums. Skulpt (Python in a browser). Preparing Year 10 GCSE Computing classes for A453.
Includes: Assessing Progress in Key Stage 3. Computing Scheme of Work KS3. GCSE Computing Exam Prep. GCSE Computing Homework and A451.
Includes: Minecraft. Exercise books. GCSE Computing Resources. Homework Tracker. A453 Exemplar Work.
Links to external sites:
- Raspberry Pi main site: try to keep up with all that’s happening in the world of Pi http://www.raspberrypi.org/
- What is a Raspberry Pi? the best place to start http://www.raspberrypi.org/help/what-is-a-raspberry-pi/
- The Raspberry Pi Foundation Education newsletter: keep up to date with updates on Picademy and resources http://www.raspberrypi.org/education/
- Raspberry Pi Resources: Free resources to teach, learn and make with Raspberry Pi http://www.raspberrypi.org/resources/
- Raspberry Pi help: all your questions answered http://www.raspberrypi.org/help/
- Raspberry Jam events: find a jam, organise a jam, add your jam to the map http://www.raspberrypi.org/jam/
- Geek Gurl Diaries: beautifully presented films teaching cool Raspberry Pi projects http://www.geekgurldiaries.co.uk/
- Adventures in Raspberry Pi: a highly recommended book from all of the community http://cpc.farnell.com/john-wiley-sons/978-1-118-75125-1/book-adventures-in-raspberry-pi/dp/SC13271
- Adventures in Minecraft: learn programming with a magical guide to the wonderful world of Minecraft http://www.amazon.co.uk/Adventures-Minecraft-David-Whale/dp/111894691X
- Photographs from JamPackedUK events: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jampackeduk/sets/