Each term in our Weekly Wednesday program we do something a little bit different.
Term 1 2020
This term we are focussing on programming.
For the first five weeks our focus has been on using Swift Playgrounds to learn the programming behind many of the apps we use on the iPhone.
Initially we worked to learn the basics of the programming language with a delightful litle fellow called Byte. This is a game-style, problem solving based approach that children really enjoy.
After getting a basic idea of how the programming language works we moved onto other 'playgrounds'. We experimented with a program that used maths equations to create a variety of circular patterns. We also explored how to edit a 'rock paper scissors' game, as well as a range of other playgrounds.
In the second five weeks of term we will explore game making in Scratch that is played using a controller made with the Makey Makeys. Lots of great design thinking is required and high levels of creativity will be engaged in making a fun game and interface.