Category Archives: ICT

Dice maths investigation using Scratch

This week I did a maths investigation I recall doing myself when I was at primary school – and that was a long time ago! It’s the one where you find out which total scores, if any, are more likely … Continue reading

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The truth about cats AND/OR dogs

Here’s an activity I think you could do with almost any year group in KS2 or KS3. You could use it to teach about the origins of modern databases in Hollerith’s punch cards used to collect US census and immigration … Continue reading

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Simple Microbit wireless data class activities

I’ve been very impressed with the radio module in microbit Python. As an extension to a year 8 microbit lesson I got two of my pupils to test out the awesome firefly project. There was a very magical look of … Continue reading

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Simple radio data communication using BBC Microbits

The excellent Python Mu editor makes it a doddle to get Microbits talking to each other wirelessly – check out the awesome firefly project on this page. I thought I’d have a go myself, and in no time at all … Continue reading

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First week class teaching BBC microbit – reflection

I’ve introduced 3 year 7 classes to the BBC micro:bit this week – here are some thoughts. Organise your kit. I strongly recommend individually numbering each micro:bit, especially if you are keeping them in school in term time, and logging … Continue reading

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