Direct Instruction

The learning intentions are:

The video shows a class discussion, scaffolded by me. This was an opportunity to share ideas of a few of the students and to get the students thinking about how they could use block code to share the details of their technological design.

Extended plan here


This has been a challenging project for a number of reasons. 

If I was to re-teach this project, I would support students more with the coding process - thinking through fun and interesting ways that they feel they can experiment with the code, make mistakes and move forward with their projects. A challenge I have with this is figuring out how to ensure the task is creative, where the students create their own sprites, while also getting onto teaching the coding element as quickly as possible.

Things to note

Students moved from the sharing part of the session to spending about 40 minutes working on their own individual projects.

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Learning Intention

We are learning to:


Things to think about with your design:

 Learner Generated Content


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