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Teaching logic gates with physical computing

I found teaching logic gates one of the trickier parts of the secondary Computer Science curriculum: they’re abstract, dry… not much fun. Year 9 in a girls’ school. Tough crowd. To counter this, I tried to make them a bit … Continue reading

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Lightbulb moment: learning logic gates with switches

I introduced logic gates to year 9 again this year. Last year we did the theory, filled in truth tables and then I got them to built half and full adders in logic.ly – which was fine, they really got … Continue reading

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