8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
14-18 yrs old
A multiplayer coding adventure, which takes up to 30 students, through a series of 8 unique coding tasks together.
August 6, 2020
Syemour Island World File
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Full Educator Guide / Lesson plan for running this world with students.
This 2-3 hour activity will bring a class of students on a coding adventure. Initially beginning on the high seas, with Captain Pappert, the students will eventually find themselves shipwrecked on Seymour Island.
After sneaking into the town (through the town sewers), students find themselves tasked with fixing a number of issues that have arisen around the town.
These 8 tasks range from basic agent movement, to conditionals and loops, with students receiving a point on the leaderboard for each completed.
The tasks are available to students in MakeCode Blocks or MakeCode Python, with some tasks also requiring them to collaborate with other students.
At the end of the experience, ask students:
Q. Which activities did you find the most interesting? Why?
Q. Did you find working with your partner to be useful? What sort of approaches could you use in the next lesson to work better or more efficiently with them?
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