NEW – Delve in, for twelve min! – Part 7: Variables

In the ‘Online CPD’ section of this website, you’ll be able to access all of my short CPD YouTube videos on the primary computing curriculum.

This latest episodes tells you all you need to know about variables; what they are, how they work and how to teach them. I give some examples of variables in action using Scratch and some guidance on good practice on how to set them up within a project.

Please share this with your primary school teacher friends and let me have any feedback or suggestions.

All resources used in this video can be found on Phil Wickins Scratch Projects page

Itchy Bytes: Scratch Starters!

My new “Delve in, for twelve min!” video features three new Scratch projects (Which you can download for free from TES here: Itchy Bytes: Quick Starters, Lessons, Plenaries in coding), designed as starters, plenaries, or you could even stretch them out into a full lesson. 

As the Autumn term draws to an end, I’ve found these particularly helpful when pupils need a short activity (you know, for when you’re waiting to be called to the hall for their part in the Christmas Production??). Each project reinforces the concepts of sequence, selection and repetition, whilst encouraging them to thing logically and predict/test what each block of code does. AND they’re really fun.

Watch the video for a demonstration…

Give them a try, let me know how you get on!

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