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Game Lab Projects

Intro to Computer Science, Rebekah Lang

4/22/2020

Game Lab Projects

Our third unit is all about interactive games and animation on Code.org's platform. Students use block JavaScript and Code.org's Game Lab user interface to code all kinds of increasingly complex shapes and animations work until they're finally able to code games!

Here are two of our final games (shared with permission):

Sara's Apple Gatherer

Serena's Turtle Adventure

Once great aspect of the Intro. to CS course is students who already know how to code are able to develop even more incredible projects. As long as students are able to meet my rubric criteria, I give them a lot of flexibility in how they demonstrate their abilities. (Here's a sample Code.org rubric that I used fort the Game Design Project, for example). We have an on-going code sharing discussion that gives students a space to share their creative side work too. I have been amazed by our class's creativity, industry, and attention to detail.

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