Computer Coders

DFCoding 086This term Dragonflies are learning to write simple computer programs in their weekly computing sessions in the ICT Suite.

The children created and ran their programs on their own computers – “debugging” any mistakes by dragging incorrect commands into the “bin”.

DFCoding 087After a quick tutorial, the next challenge was to move a character around the screen, making it dance in every spotlight – and visiting all spotlights in only 13 commands.  It was very tricky but really fun – especially because the Dragonflies could make their character dance in crazy ways – jumping, turning and spinning.

Next week the coding challenges continue – programming a helicopter to rescue the cows – designing and creating computer games is such a fun way to learn computer programming!