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Control systems with Flowol

Solving problems with flowcharts

 
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Inside the Unit...

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Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Flowcharts (Controlling lights at a zebra crossing and crossing patrol)
  • Lesson 2 Sequencing (Controlling traffic lights)
  • Lesson 3 Sensors
  • Lesson 4 Subroutines (Controlling Pelican crossing lights)
    Download free sample above
  • Lesson 5 Actuators (Car Park control systems)
  • Lesson 6 Variables (A digital 7-segment display) and Assessment

Summary - New: 3rd Edition

This is a practical unit covering the principles of producing control and monitoring solutions using a flowchart-based interface (Flowol 4). Pupils will start by producing systems that use simple loops and basic outputs, and then move on to look at systems that have multiple inputs and outputs. They will refine their solutions using subroutines and variables. See Flowol.com for information on how to order the software for your school, including the Secondary Mimics Pack for use with Lessons 5 and 6.

There are worksheets to accompany each lesson, as well as videos and solutions to all the worksheets and Flowol tasks. The final assessment is by means of an Assessment Portfolio which includes questions on what pupils have learned, space for pupils to provide evidence of their most complex flowchart solution and a self-assessment levelling grid.

What's included in the toolkit?

Toolkit

The currently available units have been written to satisfy the new National Curriculum for Computing, they are designed for teaching at KS3 but individual lessons in some units may also be appropriate for teaching Key Stages 2 or 4, particularly where Year 10 students may not previously have been exposed to certain topics.

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  • Detailed lesson plans
  • Learning objectives and outcomes
  • Statement of which of the Government Guidelines are covered in the unit
  • Worksheets and homework activities
  • End-of-unit Assessment material
  • Other material and links to online resources

What people say...

I am very impressed with the quality of the lesson plans, other resources and the presentation of the documents. We are giving our KS3 a curriculum a complete overhaul and your projects make up 90% of the new lessons.

David Smale. Head of IT & Computing, Al Bateen Secondary School, Abu Dhabi

The resources are concise, easily accessible to students and staff, and more importantly fun for the students.

Ian Cooper. Teacher of Computing, Academy 360

Inside the Unit...

  • Download Free Sample 15.5mb

    Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Flowcharts (Controlling lights at a zebra crossing and crossing patrol)
    • Lesson 2 Sequencing (Controlling traffic lights)
    • Lesson 3 Sensors
    • Lesson 4 Subroutines (Controlling Pelican crossing lights)
      Download free sample above
    • Lesson 5 Actuators (Car Park control systems)
    • Lesson 6 Variables (A digital 7-segment display) and Assessment
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