In William Reynolds School we study computing. It used to be called ICT. Here are our top 10 ideas for you to try out in school or at home.
1. Using a Bee Bot to learn about directions and distances. There is a free iPad app to download and a 69p app that is about pyramids. You can also program a robot called A.L.E.X. to move to a target position using a free iPad app.
2. Playing a free online game against a friend that involves pretending to be a mouse and collecting cheese. You will need to plan your route carefully.
3. Design a game using this free BBC site that you can then share. You can use the game toolkit to make tricky challenges for your friends to play
4. Programming a dinosaur to jump, move and change size. This is a free iPad app that allows you to touch the screen and shake the ipad to control the dinosaur.
6. Putting instructions in the correct order to complete a task succesfully. For example, making a sandwich, crossing the road, brushing your teach and making some biscuits (example from Southall School here). This is called an algorithm.
7. Setting up a cheap, mini computer called a Raspberry Pi. Here are some William Reynolds students teaching you about this type of computer.
Why not give each site a start rating (out of 5) based on how much it helps you to learn about computing.
Bonus site: Mr Smith’s computing page