This program uses the Course 2 curriculum on Code Studio at Code.org and requires no prior programming experience. During a six-week session, students learn about sequence, loops, debugging, conditionals, events, and functions (Course 3). In each class, students work collaboratively on an “unplugged” activity, without the use of devices, and then complete a self-guided tutorial using blockly on the code.org site for that day’s topic.
This kit helps youth to understand how coding works. They will move a game piece across a grid game board by randomly pulling code "instructions" from a deck, then organize the deck so the piece will move in a particular path.
This kit was created by Amy Koester, Youth & Family Program Coordinator, Skokie (IL) Public Library.