Encoding and Sending Formatted Text

Introduce your class to encoding text. Pairs work together to create a protocol to send text prior to learning ASCII encoding. Groups then collaborate to send and translate ASCII codes creating a formatted text message. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • The lesson could be chunked into two days, with the introduction of ASCII on one day and the work on the Internet Simulator the next
  • Have the class do some primary research on ASCII to gain the information
Classroom Considerations

  • Copy an ASCII table for each pupil
  • The ninth in a series of 19 lessons

  • The lesson plan contains teaching tips for the instructor to help the class understand the concept
  • You can find assessment questions on the rubric and in Code Studio online

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