This free sampler has three popular creative lessons from the full product available for download below as two complete volumes or as separate activities.
You will find an exciting lesson which teaches binary code using magic binary cards...a quickly organised instant classroom expo of computer hardware where students explore while selecting items to research, ...and a great interactive definition game along the lines of a popular board game.
It is not merely a collection of creative lesson ideas...the book's approach also demonstrates exciting transferable teaching methodologies.
Everything needed by a teacher is included: aim, resources, a step-by-step guide to the lesson, a thumbnail outline as a summary, time suggestions, photocopiable worksheets, slide masters as well as many extension suggestions which themselves contain creative possibilities.
If you like the sampler there are two full collections of this popular practical resource available for sale.
Many concepts in computing are abstract unless they can be seen in action. This resource contains ready made lessons which bring such concepts to life as well as making the mastery of them fun. The full version even includes a template for building a paper computer which re-enacts the CPU fetch-execute machine cycle!
The complete resource contains ideas which have been created and tested over a decade. It is designed so that the lessons can be easily adapted to different groups and is platform independent.
The lesson ideas in these two volumes align strongly with the principles outlined in the ISTE National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) and Performance Indicators for Teachers.
Reviews & Recommendations
"Every teacher of Computing Studies should have this book. It is a wonderful resource of worksheets and teaching ideas which I have found extremely valuable"
"The strength of this book lies in the many ideas for student centred learning. Lessons are fully structured, or can be modified to suit your own needs.
We have successfully used these projects with all years."
Oakhill College Computer Department, Sydney
"The practical activities are great for teaching theoretical concepts in a way students understand and can relate to. The learning became real, especially with the sorting and searching algorithm activities, a concept that is often difficult for the ordinary student to grasp."
I believe a teacher's enthusiasm is infectious and can be a catalyst for inspiring students in ways that even go beyond the subject. This resource was written with the intention that it would add motivation, understanding and enjoyment to the teaching of computing theory.