Beverly Clarke has been involved in scripting a series of free short Computational Thinking videos that are now on the BBC Bitesize website.
The topics include -
- Pattern Recognition
- Evaluating Solutions
- Searching Algorithms
- Sorting Algorithms
- How search engines work
- Staying Safe Online
- Bias and reliability on the internet
For example in the 'bias and reliability' clip the protagonist, a teenage girl called Ada, searches the internet for reviews of takeaway food menus - which should she trust, and what should she consider? Each clip has a guide for related classroom activities too.
"Students could discuss what we can look for when using the internet to find out if sites are reliable, for example, copyright, up to date information, verifiable on other reliable sources. This could be used to discuss the difference between 'http' and 'https'."