Teach Kids How To Code: Turing Put Command Resource

Turing Programming Language

Turing is a programming language that was written with high schools in mind which makes it ideal as a first language. The Turing put command is the first step in learning how to code.

Turing Put Command

The Turing put command outputs text in its own shell. This is the first step in teaching kids how to think through coding. As kids write simple output statements they learn how to problem solve one line at a time.

What Do Kids Need To Already Know?

Kids (and teachers!) don’t need to know anything about coding. This resource starts at the very beginning and explains why coding is so important.

What Do Kids Learn?

The activities cover the following concepts:

✤ What is programming?
✤ What is a programming language?
✤ High level vs low-level languages
✤ Main Program
✤ User-Defined Procedures
✤ Code Organization
✤ IPO Cycle
✤ Arithmetic Operators
✤ Turing commands:
◆ put
◆ string vs numeric output

What Do Teachers/Parents Need To Know?

The best thing about these resources is that you can learn along with the kids. There are also some Turing blog posts that you might be interested in.

Suggested Timeline

It should take most students two 75 minute periods to complete both the activities as well as the assessment.

turing-put-command-online-learning-resource Online Learning Resource**

This resource is ideal for independent students. It has seven embedded videos so students can easily review concepts.

** Available as a single or three version resource.

The student handout includes:

video-button 7 Embedded Videos
video-button 2 Embedded Videos for English UK
✔ Turing Installation Instructions
✔ Textboxes for Student Responses
✔ English UK where applicable

Teacher Instructions

The teacher handout explains what pages have been included for English UK vs US as well as the two types of marking schemes. Teachers can then remove any unnecessary pages before students receive the package.

turing-put-command-print-digital-resource Print & Digital Format Package

This package was originally created for classroom use. However, it now allows teachers to use the student handout in either an LMS system or emailed directly to students.

This package includes:
✔ A Package Description
✔ Answer Key
✔ 7 PowerPoint Lessons⭐ & Lesson Notes
✔ 2 PowerPoint Lessons⭐ & Lesson Notes English UK
✔ Student Handout Package
✔ 1 Student Reflections & Student Dictionary
✔ 1 Assessment +
◆ 1 Alternate with a KICA* marking scheme
✔ 1 Rubric
◆ 1 Alternate with a KICA* marking scheme
◆ 2nd Alternate with a KICA* marking scheme

⭐ PowerPoint presentations can easily be converted to Google Slides and vice versa. For more information check out these videos:

Google Classroom: Convert PowerPoint Presentations to Google Slides
Microsoft OneDrive: Convert Google Slides to PowerPoint Presentations

Print & Digital Advantages

Why should you purchase this resource? It as three things the online learning package doesn’t:

This package also includes an EDITABLE version of the following:
Answer Keys
Rubrics and Marking Schemes
Editable activities and assessments

turing-put-command-print-online-learning-resource BEST VALUE: Print & Online Formats**

This is the best of both worlds at 20% discounted! Perfect for a hybrid learning environment. It contains the online learning resources package with the extras (answer keys, lesson notes, editable materials, and rubrics).

** Available as a single or three version resource.

turing-put-command-unit Turing Put Command: Full Unit**

Why not go all the way? The full unit is discounted by 20%.

** Available as a single or three version resource.

There are four resources within this unit. It includes:

Turing Put Command
Turing Put Command Syntax
Turing Put Command Exit Ticket/Culminating Activity
Turing Put Command Test (4 versions)

View a preview video of this unit!

Resources UPDATED October 2020.

What’s The Next Resource?

The next step is to explore Turing’s put command. There are several different ways to enhance this command. To view the next resource in this unit: Turing Put Command Syntax.

What’s The Next Unit?

Unit 2 introduces Turing graphics commands. Turing may be an older language but it has great graphics capabilities. It uses the positive quadrant of the Cartesian plane to draw which is a great way to reinforce co-ordinate math.