iDesign Computer Club Codes Games

iDesign Computer Club Codes Games
Seventh- and eighth-graders at Dodd are learning how to code a computer game of their choice under the direction of science teacher Georgia Plakas, who has been trained in computer coding in a course at Hofstra University funded through a National Science Foundation grant.

First, students use the Gamestar Mechanic program to learn about the various elements of a game — space, components, mechanics, goals and rules. Then, they create a culturally relevant game using the Scratch program created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.