Session 7: Games again: Kodu

Today’s session was once again focused on games based learning and computing. Having spent quite a lot of time exploring Scratch last week I felt confident enough to move on and try something new. After browsing through several of Helen’s suggested links on the class blog my partner and I decided to have a closer look at Kodu. The general principle of Kodu is similar to that of Scratch as it is another visual programming language that allows you to create your very own game without ever having to actually type any code. Continue reading Session 7: Games again: Kodu

Session 6: Games Based Learning and Computing: Scratch

Helen began this afternoon’s session by showing us the latest draft of the proposed new Computing programmes of study for Key Stages 1 and 2. It really is a massive shift away from the current ICT curriculum and will require even Key Stage One children to be taught relatively high level computing skills such as using logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs and writing and testing simple programs. Continue reading Session 6: Games Based Learning and Computing: Scratch