Unit 2 Part 4

    • Jessika Charvis
      Jessika Charvis

      This will be for 6th grade

      • Gerald Ardito
        Gerald Ardito

        Jessica,

        You did a really nice job with this lesson plan.

        And I appreciated what you said in your reflection about challenges with both block based and text based coding.

        In my experience, these challenges come in when you have moved beyond the intuitive parts of things. For example, in Turtle Blocks or Scratch, getting characters to move is not so complicated. I am confident this is because the blocks (forward, turn) are concrete in the sense that the match exactly what you want to do. However, when you want to do something more interesting and/or more complex, like getting the turtle to move under certain conditions OR move in certain ways under certain conditions, then there is a level of abstraction required. The challenge is not with the coding itself, but with finding the right level of abstraction to help you understand and then solve the problem.

        Does that make sense?
        What do you think?

        • Kendall Stevenson
          Kendall Stevenson

          Hi Jessica, your lesson plan is the cats meow, have you tried using MBlock-Maker. I've had a lot of fun using it to make my Mbot dance. (https://youtu.be/U0hheUwLIvg) I think that this is something that you will enjoy.

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