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KS1

Design & Technology

Design  

  • design products for themselves and other users based on design criteria  
  • generate, develop and communicate ideas through information and communication technology 

Make  

  • select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks 

Evaluate  

  • evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria 

Computing

  • understand what algorithms are & how programs execute instructions
  • create and debug simple programs  
  • use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs  
  • use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate digital content 
KS2

Design & Technology

Design

  • Use research and develop design criteria
  • Generate, develop, model and communicate ideas

Make

  • Select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks

Evaluate

  • Evaluate ideas and products against their own design criteria

Computing

  • design , write and debug programs
  • Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work
KS3

Design & Technology

Design  

  • identify and solve design problems
  • develop specifications to inform the design of products
  • use a variety of approaches generate creative ideas and avoid stereotypical responses

Make  

  • select from and use specialist tools, techniques, processes, equipment and machinery precisely, including computer-aided manufacture  

Evaluate  

  • investigate new and emerging technologies  
  • test, evaluate and refine their ideas and products against a specification

Technical knowledge  

  • apply computing to embed intelligence in products that respond to inputs & control outputs
US CSTA

Level 1A:

Algorithms & Programming

  • Creating & Following algorithms
  • Use symbols to represent information
  • Solve problems with precise instructions
  • Debug errors in algorithms

Level 1B:

Algorithms & Programming

  • Compare & refine multiple algorithms
  • Create programs that include sequences, events, loops, and conditionals
  • Breakdown problems into smaller subproblems
  • Use an iterative process to plan the development of a program
  • Test and debug a program or algorithm
Tech Specs

144 RGB LEDs buttons
Silicone Button Pads
Accelerometer – motion control

Weight: 600g
Dimensions: 230x230x23mm

Compatibility

iPad Air onwards
iPad Mini 2 onwards
iPad Pro onwards
iPad 5th Gen onwards

Requires iOS 11 and up.

Hardware

1500 mAh rechargeable LiPo Battery that last up to 6 hours

USB-c Port

In the box
  • Arcade Coder
  • USB-C Cable
  • x3 Stickers
  • Games Studio iOS App
  • Board Game Insert

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