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We thought it would be a nice idea to produce weekly ‘Microsoft Teaching & Learning’ e-zines (online newsletters). The series will feature some great examples of how our Microsoft Innovative Educators and Microsoft Showcase Schools are using technology in the classroom. Hopefully, these little T&L snippets will inspire a little innovation in your own classrooms. 

In this weeks’ e-zine explore how Microsoft Innovative Educator Simon Jonhson, from Highfields High School in Wolverhampton, has used Touch Develop to create interactive computing resources. Simon has created a TD Challenge fully loaded with a resourced Scheme of Work for you to use straight away.
         

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TD Challenge Scheme of Work

Lesson 1 -
Turtle Challenge

Lesson 2 - My first script

Lesson 3 - My first game: Part 1

Lesson 4 - My first game: Part 2

Lesson 5 - My first app

Lesson 6 - Functional Specification

Lesson 7 – Design

Lesson 8 to 10 - Creating the app (Coding

Lesson 11 – Testing

Lesson 12 - Evaluation

All these examples have been created by Highfields High teachers using Touch Develop. These can be used as a starting point for when students begin to design their own apps.

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Bubble Popper Game Tin Can Shooting Game Five A Day Ninja

Here is a first attempt at a bubble popper game: 
Click here to play the game and view the code

Another example of what you can create using TouchDevelop. 
Click here to play the game    and view the code.

A fruit slicer game created using TouchDevelop. 
Click here to play the game and view the code.

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Classic Pong Clone Break-Out clone Animated Dice Roller

A classic pong clone created with TouchDevelop. 
Click here to play the game and view the code.

A Break-Out clone created using TouchDevelop.
Click here to play the game and view the code.

A 3D animated dice roller app created using TouchDevelop.
Click here to play and view the code

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Educator Spotlight: Simon Johnson

My name is Simon Johnson and I teacher of ICT & Computer Science at Highfields High School, Wolverhampton. I’m an official Microsoft Teacher Trainer and recently acquired the Microsoft Expert Educator status.

I’m genuinely interested in the potential of ICT to enhance teaching and learning across all subjects / phases.

Please visit my blog teachwithICT for the latest on computer science in the curriculum.      

 Simon Johnson           
          
         

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