Tomorrow is our fifth Code Club Showcase. We have eleven projects to present. They are solid projects.
Over the last two weeks I wasn’t sure if we were going to be ready, but here we are. I’m actually impressed with the variety and the effort. Many students choose to work with a partner and those partnerships worked well. I would have liked to have seen more coding effort and algorithmic thinking but everyone seemed to have fun each week working on their projects.
New this time are projects like dress up. I haven’t seen a dress up project before in Code Club, but I think these two turned out well. The idea is simple. Pick the clothes for the Sprite and then decide on the Stage.
Most of the time was spent designing clothes, which has got to be the most fun in the mind of these two girls. Each of the clothing Sprites have the same code behind them.
The code sets the initial conditions and then makes a decision not to disappear if the Sprite (named Kate) is wearing the piece of clothing.
I can see improvements to the scripting to allow the Sprite to move in the chosen outfit. As well as other ideas that turns the Dress Up project into more of a Virtual Pet project.
We did a Virtual Pet project one week this session and one student decided to make a full blown virtual pet project for her individual project.
It is really cute and well coded. I find the directions she gives quite funny.