The girls have been enjoying scratch. The past week they have created an outline of the game. I created a rubric to aid them with the outlining and gave them questions to answer:
- What math concept are you looking at achieving?
- What is the game going to look like?
- What is the back-story of the game?
- How many levels?
- What are the rules of the game?
- How does each level differ?
- How does a player know that they are going up a level?
- When do you know you are at the end of game?
- What age are you aiming for?
They created Google docs and have shared them with me so I can make comments on them. I am excited to read them.
While I am reading the girls are working on some scratch lessons that I have found on line from shall we learn. All I am hearing is how cool and fun it is to be drawing the items. They are also really starting to think about what is happening. Today I had the conversation with one student about how the different sprites have private variables. Tonight I plan on making a simple demo to show them what random variables and inputs can do.
Tomorrow is storyboarding and making sure they have a good handle on the games. I’m still nervous about them transition to actually program the games.