Programming

Recommendations and curriculum resources for teaching programming to kids in Grades 1-12. Tips for programming using Scratch Jr, Scratch, HTML, and Python.

How To Add Comments To Scratch Coding Projects

Teachers, are you assessing your students’ Scratch coding projects? How do you know that they understand the code that they have written? Here’s a quick tip to have your students demonstrate their learning: ask them to write brief comment notes in Scratch. In this way, they will confirm that they recognize the function of the …

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How to Build Game Player Controls in Scratch

If you are teaching a game development or coding unit, you may want to know how to build player controls in Scratch. The good news it is easy to have the player move around the stage using arrow keys. Discover the blocks you will need, sample scripts, and time saving tips. Why Build a Game …

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Game Development Rubric

When teaching a game development curriculum unit use a Game Development Rubric. A rubric is an efficient way to consistently grade student work. Especially when teaching multiple classes. Moreover, this tool makes it easy to rate students’ performance from beginner to expert. What is a Rubric? To clarify, a rubric is an assessment tool that …

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