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.
How to: A simple maze game
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.
Go to https://code.org/ and begin!
Want more? Here are additional sites with more tutorials:
The Scratch Project from MIT where you can create your own game from "scratch":