How to Think Like a Computer Pattern recognition New

A teenage programmer is giving her computer instructions on making a sandwich. She realizes that the pattern of slicing and layering are repeated – and finds this useful in writing her code. She uses a similar set of slicing and layering instructions to try to get the computer to make her dessert – with less success. Teacher Notes: Jumping off ...
  • 2016
  • 00:02:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

Access to this content is reserved to BBC Channel subscribers.

More details

Cracking the Code Programming a computer game New

A Grade 5 class is using Scratch visual programming language to create their own computer games. We see the children at Code Club, writing their own instructions for the sprites (or characters) in a cat and mouse chase game. They talk science presenter Minna Kane through their use of commands such as FOREVER, REPEAT, IF/THEN and adding sounds to their ...
  • 2013
  • 00:04:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

Access to this content is reserved to BBC Channel subscribers.

More details

Cracking the Code Programming a robot crocodile

A class build a Lego crocodile and use Raspberry Pi computers and the Scratch programming language to make it snap its jaws! Science presenter Minna Kane explains how you can plug your keyboard and monitor into a tiny Raspberry Pi computer and use open source coding software to program it. We see a primary school class build model crocodiles out ...
  • 2013
  • 00:04:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/21/2019

Access to this content is reserved to BBC Channel subscribers.

More details

Cracking the Code Programming a robotic toy car New

A primary school class codes a set of instructions to tell a robotic toy car to drive to a specific location on a town plan. They will use just three instructions – FORWARD, TURN 90 DEGREES RIGHT, TURN 90 DEGREES LEFT – to get the car to its destination without hitting any shops. They try it on the classroom floor ...
  • 2013
  • 00:05:15
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

Access to this content is reserved to BBC Channel subscribers.

More details

Cracking the Code Programming a webcam New

Two young coders and science presenter Minna Kane meet an amateur photographer who uses a helium balloon to carry a Raspberry Pi computer, webcam and radio transmitter high enough to take pictures of the curve of the Earth. Dave holds the world record for the highest photograph ever taken by an amateur, and shows the children how he’s programmed a ...
  • 2013
  • 00:08:41
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

Access to this content is reserved to BBC Channel subscribers.

More details

Cracking the Code Programming robots to play football New

Two young coders find out about the instructions that tell robots what to do, looking at the code that operates both a robot football team and an ICub robot that is capable of learning new things. Science reporter Minna Kane takes them to Plymouth University to meet the Black Ninjas, a robot football team who play in the robot World ...
  • 2013
  • 00:08:54
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

Access to this content is reserved to BBC Channel subscribers.

More details

Desjardins Vignettes Protecting your identity

It's very important to protect personal information such as your name, address, email address and password, as they can be used to identify you.
  • 2014
  • 00:01:17
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/03/2014

The National Quantum computing power leap

For all the heralded advances, computers basically run much the same as they did seven decades ago. They've gotten smaller, faster, with more storage, but they continue to run on a language of ones and zeros. Now the world's first commercially available quantum computers are taking those ones and zeros to a level of computing power that has never before ...
  • 2017
  • 00:05:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/01/2017

Marketplace Scammed

There’s a new scam making the rounds on the Internet. An e-mail from a major company, like VISA, E-Bay or PayPal, arrives in your inbox. The e-mail asks you to confirm your personal information by clicking on a link. Although the web site looks legitimate, it’s not. The e-mail, as well as the web site, are fakes created by crooks ...
  • 2006
  • 00:24:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

How to Think Like a Computer Search engines New

The term 'search engine' is explained through everyday activities and events. Computer Head is trying to find a single item in a pile of hay and is doing this by going through all the individual strands of hay. His friend Ada suggests that a search engine would be the best way to search through lots of items to find the ...
  • 2016
  • 00:03:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

Access to this content is reserved to BBC Channel subscribers.

More details