Coding

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Type:Activity

Estimated Time:90 minutes

Grades:6-10

Score Type:Manually Graded

Work completed by a student may be reviewed and evaluated by either entering the grade directly into the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook, or by using a grader application to assist in reviewing and grading student work

Available Language: English


Vocabulary: coding, control, debugging, game design, gaming, global keyword, goal, hazard, lists, object, programming, strings, variable


Objectives:

  • Students will use up, down, left, right event keys to control a sprite‚Äôs movements.
  • Students will create and combine lists of strings.
  • Students will use a random number generator to randomly place goal and hazard objects.
  • Students will use the global keyword to set the scope of a variable.
  • Students will use a timer and point counter to control the flow of a game.

Subjects:

Algorithm Development 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Algorithm Development 

Algorithms 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Algorithms 

Basic Techniques 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Basic Techniques 

Event-based 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Event-based 

Experimentation

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology Use In Society > Design Process > Experimentation

General / Basic Concepts of 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > General / Basic Concepts of 

Keyboard Use / Input, Output Devices / Proficiency of use

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Computer Science > Computer skills > Keyboard Use / Input, Output Devices / Proficiency of use

Libraries (Code) 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Libraries (Code) 

Local and Global Scope Access Variable Declarations 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Local and Global Scope Access Variable Declarations 

Program Execution 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Program Execution 

Programming / Code Development 

Technology Education > Media Production > Game Design > Programming / Code Development 

Python

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Programming Languages > Python

Vocabulary 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Vocabulary 
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S.4.d Students exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems.
S.5.a Students formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.
S.5.b Students collect data or identify relevant data sets, use digital tools to analyze them, and represent data in various ways to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making.
S.5.c Students break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.
S.5.d Students understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions.
2-AP-10 Use flowcharts and/or pseudocode to address complex problems as algorithms. (P4.4, P4.1)
2-AP-16 Incorporate existing code, media, and libraries into original programs, and give attribution. (P4.2, P5.2, P7.3)
3A-AP-13 Create prototypes that use algorithms to solve computational problems by leveraging prior student knowledge and personal interests. (P5.2)
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