Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Creative Coding Through Games and Apps

I've been looking into this lately. It looks like an interesting first course for a lot of schools.

Creative Coding Through Games and Apps is a first-semester course to introduce programming in the early secondary grades. Students learn by creating real games or apps by working in the same ways as professional programmers. Designed to attract and reach a broad range of students, including those who may have never before considered programming, this course can be successfully delivered by any teacher, regardless of computer science background, via any modern web browser on phones, tablets, laptops, or desktop computers. The course length is flexible (6, 9, 12, or 18 weeks) and offers online and in-class resources. The downloadable curriculum package provides everything you need to deliver the course, including teacher prep materials, lesson plans, presentations, student assignments, homework, projects, and tests. Best of all, it's free!

Try out the preview package. Point them to
There they can download the freely available Preview Package that contains a course description, teacher and student guides, and sample unit materials. They will learn more about the requirements, objectives, and learning goals in the enclosed sample lesson unit with Creative Coding Through Games and Apps.

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