John Lamb, Monkwearmouth Academy
This session is designed primarily for teachers of KS3 and KS4. You will be looking at the stored program architecture and how computers process instructions in the CPU. This is now part of the KS3 national curriculum and the resources in the session are designed to make the delivery of a difficult topic easier with younger students at KS3 or weaker students at KS4 and 5. You will be using a simplified version of the well-established Little Man Computer simulation called the Little Robot Computer. You will gain experience in writing in assembly language. For experienced users of the LMC you will have access to a new version, which build on the skills from the Little Robot Computer.
John Lamb's biography
John trained as a Physics teacher and has taught Physics and ICT since 1995, and more recently computer science. He is enthusiastic about the use of electronics and control in computing and has created many projects around the Raspberry Pi. He now leads in the computer science teaching at Monkwearmouth Academy, is a CAS Master Teacher and co-leads the CAS Sunderland Hub.
Relevant Key Stages: KS3, KS4
Room: BSTC G.36 - seminar room 3, ground floor, Barbara Strang Teaching Centre
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