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Series: Miniclips: Algo's Coding Adventures


What Are Algorithms?

What Are Algorithms?

Polly and Paul program Algo to cook them breakfast using instructions written as an algorithm – but what exactly is an ‘algorithm’? In this episode, students will discover what an algorithm is, the importance of writing them logically and...Show More
What Are Conditional Statements?

What Are Conditional Statements?

Algo is having trouble deciding what to wear for the weather. How can Polly and Paul help him work out his wardrobe? In this episode, students learn about how to make computers make decisions under multiple conditions by using IF-ELSE and IF-ELSE...Show More
What Are Loops?

What Are Loops?

Paul wants to blow up a lot of balloons for a party, but how can he get Algo to do it so he only needs to give the instruction once? In this episode, students learn how they can use ‘for’ and ‘while’ loops to do things over and over again...Show More
What Are Variables?

What Are Variables?

Paul is trying to keep track of the money he’s saved, but he keeps losing count. In this episode, students learn about how variables can be used to store and retrieve information, including the three parts of a variable—type, name and...Show More
What Is a Computer?

What Is a Computer?

Have you ever wondered what makes up a computer? In this episode, students will learn why computers were invented, the different parts of a computer – including hardware and software – the role of the CPU, and the four functions that every...Show More
What Is Binary?

What Is Binary?

Binary is the language of computers! In this episode, students will learn what binary code is and how it allows us to see images, hear sound, watch movies, and read text on our computers. They will also discover how transistors and the processor...Show More
What Is Boolean?

What Is Boolean?

Polly and Paul decide to play a game of ‘What am I Thinking?’ with Algo. But how can Algo tell them whether their guesses are true or false? In this episode, students learn about Boolean expressions, Boolean values and what the Boolean...Show More
What Is Debugging?

What Is Debugging?

Algo is supposed to be sweeping the floor, but why does he keep on making an even bigger mess? In this episode, students learn about computer bugs, including logical bugs and syntax bugs, and why debugging is important to ensure that programs run...Show More
Why Do We Need so Many Languages?

Why Do We Need so Many Languages?

There are so many programming languages out there – so how do you pick the right one? In this episode, students will discover different programming languages such as HTML, Javascript, Python, C#, Ruby, and more. They will learn how each...Show More
Why Learn Coding?

Why Learn Coding?

Computers are all around us and we use them every single day. But why should students learn how to code? In this episode, students will learn what coding is, why it’s important to develop computational thinking skills, and an overview of the...Show More