These four stages consist of:
- unplugged computer science
- block-based programming languages
- game development
- introduction to robotics
Game development for children strengthens their art, math, and coding skills, and offers them a creative outlet to show what they know. There is a wealth of new categories of online computer games and puzzles that are currently available. Children can learn fundamental computer science concepts without being exposed to a programming language.
There are several interactive and exciting game-making apps, games, and websites that are great examples of this. These include, but are not limited to, Storyboard That, Lightbot, Kodable, Cargo-Bot, Dragon Blast and Code.org. These learning vehicles balance the fun of play with the challenge of coding and design. With these tools, students will embark on creative, energizing experiences that will get them thinking in new, exciting ways. Most of these focus on sequencing and logic. That being said, they engage children in progressing through problem solving levels in a game-like fashion which children enjoy. Learn more about Storyboard That, and start developing your next game!