Year 3/4 have been looking at the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web. We know that the World Wide Web isn’t the Internet! We created a Fact Sheet about WWW and how, when and by who it was invented. We also looked at how the web has changed from web 1.0 to web 2.0 and is still changing today.
Year 6 have been programming physical systems. They have explored programming an emulator of CodeBug and then the real external device itself.
Below are images of the CodeBug Emulator and CodeBug External Device
CodeBug provides a fun and engaging way to build interactive devices. It is the perfect starting point to the world of electronics and computing.
They first programmed a scrolling name badge, followed by a sequence of animated pictures and then used Code Bug to investigate which objects conducted heat. Here are some screen shots of their programming.
Safety Snakes provides an excellent way for young pupils to learn about good and unwise online behaviours. As they make their way around the game board, they will land on squares providing details of different types of online scenarios. Good scenarios are placed at the bottom of ladders, so pupils are rewarded with a lift onto a higher square when they land there.
Year 1 had to plan out their direction algorithms they were going to need first before testing it on the Bee Bot. Some ‘debugging’ was required.
Year 6 have been tinkering with Crumble Boards. The Crumble is an easy-to-use programmable controller. It has 4 IO (Input/Output) pads which allow connections to switches, low power LEDs and so on. It has been designed to encourage tinkering and basic programming. It can drive motors forwards and backwards at variable speeds.