This week our task was to try out coding and for me this was very different from what I have ever done before. I chose to use hour of code because it guided me in a more simpler way of creating my own game. I scrolled through all the games to chose from and decided to go with flappy bird because it looked the easiest for a beginner like me.
The game started fairly easy with basic movements like getting the bird to jump and to be able to hear the flapping noise as I clicked the mouse. Although this was probably an easy start I still got stuck on some of the levels. Here is a video of me working through each level.
Coding can be seen as a new type of language for some kids. Although I have never wanted to code before and still not so sure about it, I think it gives kids the opportunity to be creative in their own ways. With hour of code it gives students the option to go advanced or to keep it simple, which I think is a great aspect. To be honest though I do not think I will code again, it is just not something I have great passion for. For being used in the classroom I would allow my kids to explore coding maybe with another teacher or with the big buddy system. Learning to code is something that kids get interested in, but I do not think it should be something we have to teach in the classroom. Overall, this was a great experience and looking forward to seeing if any of my students enjoy coding and maybe could even teach me more about it.