Coding One Zero One

Well that time has come once again in my ECMP class where were talked about coding.

Yeah yeah I know coding can be really fun. But I am sure we can all recall my Scratch video in 2014! Now if you went and watched that I am sure you understand just how terrible I am at coding haha. It was awful. I have to admit for as bad as I was at coding in 2104 things are looking up for me in 2016.

Last class we we got a bit more in depth about coding and all the cool ways you can learn how to code. By playing little games like an  Hour Of Code. Let me just say that coding started to look a bit fun for me. It’s a lot of fun that in that moment you don’t even realize you’re coding. Not only did we learn about some neat ways to introduce kids to coding but we also learnt that you can buy toys (robots) that you control with coding.  I mean how cool is that. A few super cool ones are Bee-Bot, littlebits and the Droid. My favourite on would have to be the droid. I mean how cool/cute is this little guy? You can even find videos on the internet on how some teachers have used these robots in their lessons.

But the time finally came for me to dip my toes back into the world of coding. So I took some time to try out some of the games on an Hour Of Code. Here is a short screencast of my first attempt at an hour of code. I choose the Flappy Bird option.

I then decided to take another go at coding and see if I improved at all. Here is a video of my second experience with Hour of Code.

So all in all I would say this experience went way better than last time. Considering the fact that I was actually able to complete a real game. If you’d like to try out my game click here:)

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One thought on “Coding One Zero One

  1. shalaynemcdermit says:

    Our coding experience seems to be very similar. I to completed the Angry Birds Hour of Code. Personally, it was very engaging even as a young adult. I asked myself the question, how engaging would this be for students in grade 5-12? I feel the students would love to experience Hour of Code. This would make students love to learn about about coding and want to continue to learn about it. Thanks for sharing your experience.


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