Learn with MakeCode Arcade

From Wednesday, September 25, 2024 9:00 AM
to Wednesday, September 25, 2024 3:00 PM

ALDERLEY EDGE SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

Open in-person activity

English

Alderley Edge School for Girls
SK9 7QE Alderley Edge

Content: Learn how to code Arcade Games using the MakeCode Arcade and the Kitronik ARCADE. Part 1: Introduction to MakeCode Arcade - drawing links with other block based coding (Scratch, MakeCode for Micro:bit etc) Follow a tutorial to create a simple Whack-a-Mole game Part 2: Complete two more tutorial games by following tutorials. Learn about different programming constructs, variables and controlling movement of a character Part 3: Design and create your own game. This could be an adaptation of one of the tutorial games or free choice using the available resources Goals: The increase the engagement of students in coding at Year 6 To provide opportunities for girls to participate equally Target students: Girls (although boys are also welcome to attend). Students will be invited from surrounding primary schools to attend. Girls do IT! This event will aim to promote gender equality by encouraging girls' interest in coding. Event date: Depending on numbers the event will run over one or multiple days. If a full day this will be offered to 20 students for 6 hours. If multiple events these will be 3 groups of approx 20 students for 2 hours. Dates will be in September depending upon the availability of local primary schools. The event will be well suited to the target group as I will use existing students from our school to work with groups as good visible role models. The girls supporting will be from a variety of different year groups.

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Learn with MakeCode Arcade
Wed, Sep 25, 2024 9:00 AM
Content: Learn how to code Arcade Games using the MakeCode Arcade and the Kitronik ARCADE. Part 1: Introduction to MakeCode Arcade - drawing links with other block based coding (Scratch, MakeCode for Micro:bit etc) Follow a tutorial to create a simple Whack-a-Mole game Part 2: Complete two more tutorial games by following tutorials. Learn about different programming constructs, variables and controlling movement of a character Part 3: Design and create your own game. This could be an adaptation of one of the tutorial games or free choice using the available resources Goals: The increase the engagement of students in coding at Year 6 To provide opportunities for girls to participate equally Target students: Girls (although boys are also welcome to attend). Students will be invited from surrounding primary schools to attend. Girls do IT! This event will aim to promote gender equality by encouraging girls' interest in coding. Event date: Depending on numbers the event will run over one or multiple days. If a full day this will be offered to 20 students for 6 hours. If multiple events these will be 3 groups of approx 20 students for 2 hours. Dates will be in September depending upon the availability of local primary schools. The event will be well suited to the target group as I will use existing students from our school to work with groups as good visible role models. The girls supporting will be from a variety of different year groups.
Code Club 24
Thu, Sep 12, 2024 3:15 PM
The event will teach the children how to use a variety of different block coding to create programs. Children will learn the basic on code.org to control elements of a game, then progress to using scratch to create games, each time increasing the difficulty so children know how to create loops and variables. The children will them progress to using block coding to code programs on the BBCmicrobits. Once the children are familiar with BBCmicrobits, they will use them to create programs that solve a problems. Like data loggers. We have to add-ons for the BBCmicrobits, the children will use these and create code to make lights on a robot work and control a buggy. The goals at the events are to create code for a given outcome, this could be to make music or create a game. The sessions will be adapted so all learners will have the opportunity to succeed no matter what their ability. Hopefully this will foster a love and passion for computing and coding. The sessions will be aimed at pupil premium children, childr4en with SEND, Looked after children and children from disadvantaged backgrounds. I will make this event specifically for the target groups by sending children a special invite. I have listed the event as a beginner event but that should develop as the weeks progress and the children become more confident and knowledgeable.
Code Club 24
Thu, Sep 12, 2024 3:15 PM
The event will teach the children how to use a variety of different block coding to create programs. Children will learn the basic on code.org to control elements of a game, then progress to using scratch to create games, each time increasing the difficulty so children know how to create loops and variables. The children will them progress to using block coding to code programs on the BBCmicrobits. Once the children are familiar with BBCmicrobits, they will use them to create programs that solve a problems. Like data loggers. We have to add-ons for the BBCmicrobits, the children will use these and create code to make lights on a robot work and control a buggy. The goals at the events are to create code for a given outcome, this could be to make music or create a game. The sessions will be adapted so all learners will have the opportunity to succeed no matter what their ability. Hopefully this will foster a love and passion for computing and coding. The sessions will be aimed at pupil premium children, childr4en with SEND, Looked after children and children from disadvantaged backgrounds. I will make this event specifically for the target groups by sending children a special invite. I have listed the event as a beginner event but that should develop as the weeks progress and the children become more confident and knowledgeable.