Coding and Makeys

Students will learn to create technology rather than consume it. They will collaborate in groups to join the "maker movement" and create an interactive game controller to control a video program they create in Scratch. They will also complete Course 2 from Code Studio. Code Studio is a fun, creative platform for learning basic coding and computer science! Using a blended learning model, your children are learning with a mix of online activities (on the computer) and “unplugged” classroom activities that use no computer at all.This format helps nurture creativity, problem solving, collaboration, and logic through interactive, self-paced tutorials, featuring short video lectures and game-like puzzles.


Student Resources:

Lesson Plan

Create Your Own Game Controller Challenge

Game Design Document

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/

How to: Very simple soccer game in scratch

How to: A simple maze game

Student Privacy Policy

Students in Semester 1 will participate in the Hour of Code. The 'Hour of Code' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org on December 4-10 2017 to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.

The Hour Of Code is here!

Go to https://code.org/ and begin!

Want more? Here are additional sites with more tutorials:

http://csedweek.org/learn

The Scratch Project from MIT where you can create your own game from "scratch":

http://scratch.mit.edu/

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