Colleen had experience writing lesson plans for Makey Makey, so she decided to teach the ELA Logic Puzzle Lesson with an entire class. This lesson seems to be simple on the surface, until the kids have to actually design a logic sequence. Students have to use real problem solving skills to make the game play logistical AND they learn coding terms all while making what appears to be a pretty simple game in a fun atmosphere. What could be better than hearing classes giggle while they learn?
As more classes hear about what is going on in the library during #hourofcode more teachers will be enticed into incorporating coding into their curriculum. Through her example in the library makerspace, students have the option to:
- Program Sphero or Ollie using the SPRK app and navigate these bots through a cardboard maze.
- Students can learn to code by creating their own version of Pong, Snake, and Minecraft on Kano OS. Or they can code their own art, or play the text-based adventure Terminal Quest.
- Create any game for Makey Makey.
- Complete a tutorial on Code Academy.
- Program a Sparkfun Redbot using Codebender.cc.
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