Star Wars Hour of Code
Hour of Code is coming December 7th through 13th, and our campus will again be participating in the fun. Math classes will lead the charge, as they did last year, with students working on various coding activities during the week. You’ll find that Code.org has added plenty of new items since last year, but the geek in me is most excited to see the Star Wars modules. And there are even two flavors to choose from. One is aimed at younger coders, using drag-and-drop block programming, while the other adds Javascript for the older adventurers.
The challenges start with the user needing to create code to move BB-8 around to collect scrap metal, with the difficulty increasing through the first six levels. Then, you switch to helping R2-D2 deliver messages to the rebel pilots for the next several levels. Later levels kick the coding up a notch with new challenges, culminating with a final level that allows the user to create anything they want using the commands they’ve learned throughout the tutorials.
Overall, the tutorials look like a blast to go through, and should be a great introduction to coding for kids of all ages.
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