Very easy to use, these tools help to create applications for mobile devices compatible with different devices through programming; in many cases, with blocks. They are ideal for creating game apps, with educational utilities…
It is no longer necessary to close ourselves in a screen to program, and there are several alternatives that we have as tools to create mobile and tablet apps. Educational tools very easy to use that will help us, through programming, to create our own custom apps, including both games and utilities or stories.
We talked about it when it was presented in 2016, and App Lab is the Code.org tool for creating apps in a simple way. Through an editor based on colored blocks, similar to those of Scratch, and with a “drag and drop” interface, you get an app that runs in a web browser and will therefore be universal, for all operating systems. Code.org has included a multitude of video tutorials and test applications so that anyone can learn how to take advantage of this tool.
Solved code.org Exercises
Explain that in computer science, “code” means a set of instructions that a computer can understand. Advise students that today we are going to practice “coding,” “programming,” and “debugging.”
Ask students to think about what the ideal next step would be after high school graduation. Ask students to raise their hand if they think the next step will require them to use a computer. Everyone should raise their hand, because computers are everywhere, in our phones, in our cars, even in our microwaves or dishwashers.
Explain that all over the world, young people, like your young students, are participating in the Hour of Code as a way to raise awareness to this injustice: the lack of access to computer science education. Your class will be part of not only learning the basics of computer science and having some fun, but also taking a stand and using your voice to voice your opinion on the importance of computer science for everyone.
Code.org contains an extensive library of activities and tutorials for teachers to use for the Hour of Code. Some of the popular tutorials include Animate an Adventure Game, codeSpark Academy with the Foos: creating games, Minecraft Voyage Aquatic and a favorite with my students, Dance Party!
The Code.org website allows users to filter activities by grade or experience level, and even by the type of technology available in a classroom. There are even activities that work offline or unplugged.
Make students aware that the Hour of Code can be the beginning of their coding and programming journey, and they should focus on some of the key concepts that are important to coding in each programming language. Some of these include:
As in mathematics, computer science is a discipline where it is always very important to maintain momentum to help students build and connect learning after exposing them to something new. As author Michael Korda said, “One way to maintain momentum is to have consistently higher goals.”
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They say that programming can be intimidating. But what task doesn’t at first? Playing the piano, playing basketball or getting a B1 in English can cost us as much as learning to write programming routines in CSS. Yet we seem to be talking about something too exotic, something that 48% of men and 63% of women don’t even know what it is.
Although the creativities are more limited than in Scratch, this handicap is actually an advantage for beginners, since it requires no previous experience and is the best way to enter, as a tutorial, into the world of Code.org.
We will be asked to choose between student or teacher and a name. Once the account is created we can access the profile, where we can work on hundreds of projects, with different examples: sprites to create characters, artistic projects, mobile applications lab and games lab. Or also make use of projects already created.
And if your children are more into ‘Frozen’, Elsa and Anna’s studio will delight fans in just 20 lessons. The first ones are based on rotating an object, moving it and creating more complex movement patterns, such as executing 360-degree turns.