In Blockly: Maze, players are introduced to concepts behind simple computer programming with a graphical editing tool that uses blocks instead of typed characters. Players will learn to drag blocks together to build a simple web application. Running the app, students must instruct a character to move properly through a maze in order to reach a specified target. As they succeed in early levels, they will advance to more and more complicated tasks. Blockly: Maze is a wonderful tool to use as a primer for basic coding.
In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to explore computer coding, algorithms, and programming. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
In this hands-on, movement-based lesson, students will use BrainPOP resources as they are introduced to the concept of coding and programming. They will create short programs and sequences and then follow the programs from their individual partners. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »