Flappy Birds – learning to code



I decided to give Year 9 students a fun introduction to programming. The exercise involved building a flappy birds game and then playing it either via desktop or mobile phone. Try it… (game built by Harriette B)

This was a little bit of an experiment in using resources provided by https://code.org/  It was quite a lot of fun, students learned a little about programming and I got to play with the teacher management tools. CaptureAs a set of free resources these are excellent, and cover computer science activities from ages 4-18. The approach incorporates “gamification” as a mechanism to engage students. All it requires from a teachers perspective is to invest a few hours learning what resources are available and how to use them effectively…


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  1. Pingback: Hour of code for 233 students | edwin bruce, teacher

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