(I know, 3 blogs in one week. Bear with me. This one is short)
I spent some time over the weekend hashing out the project plan and learning objectives for my two code clubs. I feel better with a plan and ideas in mind and on paper.
I also revised my expectations for last week. My learning objective for the students last week was to get to know Scratch and the code blocks that include Events, Motion, Looks and Sound. I have to remember there’s also a new costume editor they will have to get a feel for as well as the notion of the Stage and Sprites and how they are different. That’s actually a lot. I think the majority of the students have got a grasp on some of those concepts. (If they haven’t forgotten them in the meantime)
One student came up to me today and said, “I wish Code Club was everyday!!” What an awesome sentiment.
This week I’d like to focus on Initial Conditions, Conditionals and Sensing blocks. To that end, I’ve updated the maze project to use for Scratch 2.0. And we will try it out tomorrow.
I wonder if I’ll have time to mention the “Think like a Programmer” ideas of make one change, test it, make another change, test it?
Then next week both clubs can work on the same project.