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Unplugged Pirate binary code activities for your classroom. Students will decode Secret Pirate Jokes, Create their own coded messages and decode their very own REAL pirate name!
15 different historical pirate names to decode and assign.
This resource introduces students to the coding methods of Binary. Students will learn the 'on' and 'off' method of Binary while exploring the activities. Perfect for problem solving or STEM time in the classroom.
★Binary Coding Explained
★Binary Alphabet Conversion
★Binary Alphabet Conversion mini charts
★Code a Picture
★Secret Code - decoding Binary Pirate Joke #1
★Secret Code - decoding Binary Pirate Joke #2
★Decode your pirate name 1-3
★Decode your pirate name 4-7
★Decode your pirate name 8-11
★Decode your pirate name 12-15
★How to use this resource ideas
After completing these activities students should be able to:
- apply the Binary method to other coding problems
- gain an understanding of computer language
- problem solve errors and correct them
- eventually move onto more advanced languages of coding
Please MODEL and clearly discuss directions for this activity to allow students the greatest chance of success
Teacher Notes: Printing out the 'Pirate Names Sheilds' onto colored card makes for a great classroom display.
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