I’m pretty sure at least one student found some answers on the Internet though. Not ideal but as long as most of them try most of the puzzles on their own it could work. On the other hand creating my own puzzles to match the curriculum and for which they likely could not find answers on the Internet might be even better. And it looks like that can be done.
I found the Code Hunt Designer manual and will give trying to create my own levels this week. I also want to try out Code Hunt with Office Mix. There are a couple of samples (
if statementlesson or this
substringlesson) that look good.
I see a lot of “flipped classroom” possibilities here but I also see these tools are making it easer to make accommodations to different learning styles and paces. For me it is not about technology for the sake of technology but using technology to teach differently and better. We’ll see how things work.
Oh and Microsoft is running a Code Hunt based contest as part of this year’s Imagine Cup. I need to tell my students about this. Read more at the Imagine Cup Code Hunt page.
- WHO CAN COMPETE? Students 16 and older worldwide
- WHAT'S THE TEAM SIZE? Individual Challenge
- WHEN? Challenge #2 Begins October 18th
- WHAT CAN YOU WIN? $1,000 for first place
I have a couple of Office Mixes that use Code Hunt now.