Coding & Robotics

Making Games With Scratch

Room 400.G.9 July 28, 2017 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

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Darrel Branson

Making computer games that you can play can be a very big student motivator in the classroom. Students have lots of ‘Hard Fun’ coding their game, creating sprites, designing backgrounds and thinking about what makes an engaging game. Using a visual programming environment like Scratch makes all of this possible in the primary classroom.

This session will look at:

  • What does a games unit look like in the primary school?
  • How does it connect to the new Digital Technologies Curriculum?
  • What skills, concepts and thinking do students develop?
  • What resources and activities best develop and scaffold student understanding?
  • What sort of games can primary students create?