I recently attended a full day workshop held in Lincoln, Nebraska on the Code.org lessons. The workshop was led by Dr. Kent Steen and had a great blend of online and "unplugged" activities. To be honest -- some of my favorite parts were the team activities spent working on the unplugged lessons. These activities really solidify the learning process of coding and teach the concepts in a very fun and engaging way.
One of the fun activities was the Getting Loopy Dance. It teaches the concept of Loops using easy-to-learn dance moves. (If I can do it -- so can you!) I think it will be a great "brain break" for my kids. Check out the Code.org video highlighting this activity.
The original Hour Of Code Lessons are still available, too. There is also a quick set of lessons that teach you how to make your own flappy bird game!
The lessons in all the courses are amazing! The instructions are easy to follow -- there are video tutorials in between lessons that introduce a new concept -- and there are suggestions for improving codes that are written, but need some tweaking. If you haven't taken a look -- visit http://code.org today!!
Check out some of my finished projects! I know that my game is cool. Don't be jealous! :-)
http://learn.code.org/sh/46448523 - Sweet Design
http://studio.code.org/sh/46450243 - Arrow Control Game
http://learn.code.org/sh/46565744 - Flappy Bird
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