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PC2 Basic Input Output

Teachers and students are encouraged to use these resources as platforms to create their own resources, as forms of assessment and in particular as reflection pieces for learning portfolios. The resources are designed specifically to be used by students to record artefacts and reflect on their learning, in particular html and pdf resources.

The Python Lessons and Tasks are designed for students to learn how to program in a practical and task driven style, both individually and collaboratively. In addition, where appropriate, students can undertake a Computational Thinking challenge and a block based coding challenge on editable html platforms, assess themselves with eTask Worksheets, and support and challenge themselves with Python video lessons.

Programming Concept 2 Basic Input Output (IO)

Type of Resource Type ID Overview LO
python logo Basic Inputs and Outputs Lesson 2.0  pptx Task Driven PYTHON Lesson with embedded lesson plan and LOs

1.2  1.22   2.16  2.18  1.15  1.16

etask-BW-assesseTask Assessment 2.0 pdf (fillable) Revise Review and Save 1.23  1.2  1.22
python logo Introduction to Turtle Graphics Lesson 2.1  pptx Task Driven PYTHON Lesson with embedded lesson plan and LOs 1.7  1.9  2.9  2.20 
CT-Challenge-logo CT Challenge - A Roll of the Dice zip  Assess CT skills. Extract, launch the html file and store your work.

1.20 - 1.23

2.5 - 2.7

python logo Python Video - Basic IO to a file - Read and Write (Scroll down to interactive video) mp4 (vimeo) Flip the classroom / support the learning

1.2 - 1.4  1.22

2.16  2.18

microprocessor-logo Microprocessor Video - Inputs and Internal Sensors  mp4 (vimeo) Reading Temperature and Light Levels using a microprocessor (ALT4) Introduction to 3.11 - 3.14
microprocessor-logo Microprocessor Video - Shake Rattle and Roll mp4 (vimeo) Simulate the roll of a dice using a microprocessor (ALT4) Introduction to 3.11 - 3.14

The suggested resources below accompany the LOs and complement the lesson.

In some cases it will allow LOs to be covered to a greater extent or new LOs to be addressed.

Further Resources

LO Description of Related Web Resource
1.1  1.9  2.1

States of Matter : An example of scientific simulations. 

Introduction to 3.8 - 3.10

A video Introduction to Starling Formation and Agent-Based Modelling

Try the Starlogo Nova simulator? (with introductory examples of agent-based models)

1.1  2.7

Take the Even/Odd Quiz in the CS Field Guide to Human Computer Interaction (HCI)  CS-field-Guide    

1.4  1.5 

2.6  1.7

Practice Python with a CT challenge (solutions also offered) Practice-Python-logo

Modify existing code to write to a file.

1.1  2.1 How do you measure the complexity of an algorithm?  - A BIG-O Computational Thinking Fairytale
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