Colin McAlpine

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By Colin McAlpine
This is a Computer Games Design and Development Unit which I have created. Duration: Based on 50 minute lessons in my school, each individual game activity will take about 3 periods to complete (from Design, Implementation and pupils adding their
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Whole Courses, Activities, Video Files
$4.99
32 ratings
4.0
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By Colin McAlpine
This is a unit which will support the new Curriculum in Computing and Computer Science.This is a unit of work which will take students from no prior programming knowledge up to a reasonable standard of programming ability.If there is sufficient
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Task Cards
$5.99
12 ratings
4.0
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By Colin McAlpine
This is an instructional booklet which I have created as a starting point to learn the Scratch Programming environment. It contains lessons which will guide beginners through basic concepts of Software Development and Games Design. It contains
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Professional Development, Instructional Technology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Workbooks, Whole Courses, Task Cards
$2.29
17 ratings
4.0
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By Colin McAlpine
This file contains both the pupil workbook and the electronic files to accompany the task. This is aimed at pupils aged 11-15 (UK based resource) This resource is used successfully at schools across my learning cluster. The booklet is instructional
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Computer Science, Problem Solving
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Whole Courses, Activities, Excel Spreadsheets
$1.29
7 ratings
3.9
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By Colin McAlpine
This is the accompanying database files to the Database work booklet which is available for free download from my resources. It contains the digital files needed for the pupils to work through and complete the tasks in the task booklet. It
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Instructional Technology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, DBQs, Mini-Course
$1.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Colin McAlpine
In this unit, I cover the creation of HTML webpages which make use of Cascading Style Sheets. The unit covers a variety of different tags and rules with additional challenge which will keep advanced pupils on task. The guide is fully colour with
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Projects, Activities, Mini-Course
$1.39
2 ratings
4.0
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By Colin McAlpine
I am really pleased with this unit of work and my students have really enjoyed it too It covers a variety of programming concepts such as loops, conditional statements, selection statements (IF), variables, constants, trace tables amongst
Subjects:
Numbers, Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Workbooks, Projects, Mini-Course
$1.99
3 ratings
4.0
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By Colin McAlpine
Lessons covering various aspects of Microsoft Visual Basic 6, starting with Variables and types and outputs. Building up skills and computational thinking, as well as developing skills in loops, conditional simple and complex IF statements. It then
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Whole Courses, Activities, Computation
$2.99
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By Colin McAlpine
This is a full course in Computational concepts featuring several activities, each with step by step instruction, as well as advanced challenging tasks to take pupils learning above and beyond, keeping more advanced students on task. Each task
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Professional Development, Problem Solving
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Whole Courses, Activities, Computation
$1.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Colin McAlpine
I have recently updated my coding activities. This is my introductory unit that I use in the first year of GCSE. It starts of with basics such as inputs and outputs, complex selection (IF) statements, building up to introductory arrays tasks.I have
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
$8.99
1 rating
3.8
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By Colin McAlpine
I have created a new programming resource, as I felt that I could improve on what I was teaching to my students in class. I have created 10 lessons worth (at 50 minutes per lesson) worth of practical material. With additions and completing the
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Computation, Mini-Course
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By Colin McAlpine
After leading some training and updating my own resources, as I felt they could be more challenging and interesting, I have created several new activities. Depending on the skills of your class, this is an activity book which can be used to
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Computation
$4.99
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By Colin McAlpine
This is a revision activity / learning activity which features an Interactive Powerpoint presentation which pupils can use to revise or learn about planets in our solar system. It features questions, facts and hyperlinked slides which require user
Subjects:
Astronomy, Other (Science), General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Study Guides, PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
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By Colin McAlpine
End of section test (I use with Y8 students) to assess their comprehension of coding using Scratch (I have uploaded my unit of work which goes with this. This is used a long with the assessment activity uploaded in the other unit of work, to check
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Computation
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By Colin McAlpine
Local and Global Variables Variable Types Input and Validation Conditional Loops Fixed Loops Arrays Subprogram calls (Functions, Procedures and Pre-defined) Libraries Complex conditions and selection Repetition and Iteration
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Computation, Internet Activities
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By Colin McAlpine
This is a resource which will allow pupils to learn about the planets. It is a full interactive power point presentation which can be used to learn important facts about the planets, or to revise the planets at the end of a topic. Being fully
Subjects:
Astronomy, Other (Science), General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Fun Stuff
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By Colin McAlpine
INCLUDED: Activity booklet. 9 tasks, each around 2+ lessons to complete. Some more challenging takes several lessons to plan, implement and test. Starter Questions file - covering the theory of the Computer Science course SOLUTIONS FILE: For all
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Computation
$6.99
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By Colin McAlpine
Included: 10 project based activties. These address some standard algorithms (Search, Find Max and Min) and build into some menu building areas which uses Functions/Procedures. Solution files to all projects, including any advanced/challenge
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Critical Thinking, Professional Development
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Computation
$5.99
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By Colin McAlpine
Please consider downloading the separate file (available from my downloads) containing the actual electronic databases which pupils require to complete the activities. An activity booklet to help pupils learn the practical side of creating
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Mini-Course, Printables
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4.0
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By Colin McAlpine
Five different and challenging activities for paper 'offline' based learning of how to interpret the execution of code. Students trace the values of variables as the code executes
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Computation, Homework
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

9 years teaching. Several years as a marker for examination board. Writer for several education establishments

MY TEACHING STYLE

Varied. I like to trial new things, reflecting on what worked and what didn't. I like to speak with my colleagues and observe to see different strategies, to improve my own teaching.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

BSc Computing with Hons. Strathclyde University PGDE Diploma in Education Professional Recognition in Computer Science/Technology for resource creation and development of staff skills

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

University Level Post Graduate Degree in Education

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