I'm always intrigued by new technologies that I can try with our students. A few weeks ago I came across CodeGamer and today a student and I started the coding adventure together. We are hoping to debut this at the CV Share Fair in April.
Here is another example from Genius Hour of a student who chose to focus on his passion of Pokemon. Check out his design process as well as how he incorporated information and a quiz into his final game to ensure that the player is learning. Pretty clever!
I wanted to share the beginning of a video game from a young lady who I think is quite talented. She is very humble and struggles to recognize her greatness. At the beginning of this round of Genius Hour, each student was asked to pick a topic that they wanted to teach, persuade, or inform others about. This young lady needed a little prompting and scaffolding. I asked her what she was passionate about... which she replied nothing. So I asked her what her favorite animal is.... and that is where the adventure started.
I want her video game to speak for itself. This is just the beginning of our short interview. My goal is to get this uploaded to the Infinity Wall but today it just wasn't happening.
So last week I wrote about the new basketball coding with Dash station that we have in the Makerspace. Well this week a student in Ms. Germann's class showed me how creatively she could shoot a basket. Even though the footage shows a missed shot, it was a slam dunk in my book.
In the Verona Press