Go-getting Game Programmers!

Learn about computers and coding by solving some puzzles, playing some games, and reading some stories about Rabbits! At the end of the class, you will put your new programming skills to work and challenge yourself with some online, block-based coding challenges.

In this course, students will begin exploring with the following questions:

What is a computer?
What is a computer program?
What is code?

Students will learn some basic coding/programming terms that are common to all computer languages through hands-on activities including drawing, puzzles and games. In the last module, students will have the skills and knowledge to engage in some basic block-based coding challenges.

  • Computer Science + AI
  • Game Programming
  • Certificate
  • Foundation
  • Level
  • 5-8
SKU: SPCGP-x Category: Tag:

$99 USD

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Go-getting Game Programmers!

Learn about computers and coding by solving some puzzles, playing some games, and reading some stories about Rabbits! At the end of the class, you will put your new programming skills to work and challenge yourself with some online, block-based coding challenges.

In this course, students will begin exploring with the following questions:

What is a computer?
What is a computer program?
What is code?

Students will learn some basic coding/programming terms that are common to all computer languages through hands-on activities including drawing, puzzles and games. In the last module, students will have the skills and knowledge to engage in some basic block-based coding challenges.

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  • Computer Science + AI
  • Game Programming
  • Certificate
  • Foundation
  • Level
  • 5-8
SKU: SPCGP-x Category: Tag:

$99 USD

Description

Learn about computers and coding by solving some puzzles, playing some games, and reading some stories about Rabbits! At the end of the class, you will put your new programming skills to work and challenge yourself with some online, block-based coding challenges.

In this course, students will begin exploring with the following questions:

What is a computer?
What is a computer program?
What is code?

Students will learn some basic coding/programming terms that are common to all computer languages through hands-on activities including drawing, puzzles and games. In the last module, students will have the skills and knowledge to engage in some basic block-based coding challenges.

This is a Digital Media Academy self-paced learning experience, designed to build foundational knowledge and skills through hands-on, project-based activities and interactive online excercises.

By the end of this course:

Students will be able to…

  • Understand basic coding terms and how they connect to computer programs
  • Identify what a computer is and what it can do
  • Solve simple coding puzzles
  • Write simple pseudo-code programs

Course content

Unit 1 – Code, Computers, Everywhere
Lesson 1: What do Computers Look Like and Where Can We Find Them?
Lesson 2: Introduction to Computer Programs
Lesson 3: What is a Computer Program
Lesson 4: Computers Solving Problems

Unit 2 – Think Like a Programmer
Lesson 5: Computational Thinking
Lesson 6: It’s All in the Details – Writing Steps in Order
Lesson 7: Complex Programs

Unit 3 – Coding and Debugging
Lesson 8: Introduction to Code
Lesson 9: Conditionals/If Statements
Lesson 10: Loops
Lesson 11: Debugging and Introduction to Blockly
Lessons 12-13: Blockly Maze Coding Games
Lessons 14-15: Optional Extensions

  • Computer or mobile device with internet connection
  • Printer (optional)
  • Headphone (optional)
  • Scissors, tape/glue, paper, pens

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