Looking for a way to provide relevence to the project, students were asked to create something useful with their projects. The class has 1st grade buddies and wanted to created simple programs they could share with them. Students took to their math books and science books and created educational games to share with the first graders.
One student created a game to help younger students learn their shapes. Here is a video of her explaining her first attempt at using her coding skills to build a game.
Another student is working on creating a similar math game.
Another student is creating an interactive times table. Remember this is after less than two hours of experience with the app. There are many other projects being created, some quite technical and complex. I will share more as they complete them.
I am so excited to see what they continue to imagine and create in the final two weeks.
This website was developed to share their work with parents, classmates and the community:
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Several students have asked about something harder, they want more options for creating. I am trying to think of a way to extend this project for them next year as 6th graders. They will attend a middle school next year and I am hoping to introduce them to Scratch so they can continue to program and create.
We have two more weeks for the project and then I will post more student work and our winners!