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Coding Assessment World

11-13 yrs old

Computer Science

Digital Literacy

Technology

After using blockly code in other programs students can use Scratch or Tynker to build a structure of their choice using the coding agent to build

avatar Submitted By: Rebecca Elliott

September 14, 2017

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Grid World - each student to work on a different block of land.

When you click on the link the preview won’t work - so just click on download to import the world. Each block of land is 30x30.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will use the coding agent to build a structure using blockly code.

Guiding Ideas

  • How can the coding agent walk forward if you ask it to place a block in front of it?
  • Think about where you should place the coding agent to begin the build?
  • How do you think will you give your coding agent the resources it needs to build?
  • Think about why your code agent isn't building?
  • What in your code can you change to make it work?
  • Why don't you read your code aloud and have someone walk through what you are asking the agent to do? Maybe then you can find the bug in your code?

Student Activities

This lesson works best when played in creative mode so students can give their coding agent what ever blocks or resources that they want to give it.

Students will need to enter the world and put up a sign and gate on their land so other students know that it is theirs. The sign should have their name on it.

It is best to open the code connection app after they have designated where they build so they told need to teleport their agent straight away.

Once the code connection app is open it's up to you what type of coding you think is best to do with your students. I have found using Tynker with the projects section a great place for students to experiment from and their codes can be saved easily and opened the next week.

 

I'm yet to use Scratch with them in code builder but I imagine it's quite similar.

Performance Expectations

Expectations: Students will only build with the coding agent. They will NOT build with their character within the game. Codes will be checked by the teacher.

Students will take a screen shot of their code to put into their google drive as backup  and shared with the teacher to assess the codes they created.

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Grid World - each student to work on a different block of land.

When you click on the link the preview won’t work - so just click on download to import the world. Each block of land is 30x30.