Colleen Graves is at a new school and unsure of how to initiate her high school students into #HourofCode activities. She had used code.org with elementary students and was looking for a new idea. Luckily, she has a teacher always willing to try new things so she suggested programming REAL THINGS like marshmallows and bananas with a Makey Makey.
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:
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