by Savinay Chandrupatla, VP of Design, and the Website Team
This past week theCodeMatrix strived to provide three club meetings of abundant learning to our coding warriors. On Day 4, everyone came in with huge smiles, ready to learn, and as a club officer, that is very motivating. During the course of day 4, we introduced a new friendly software tool developed by MIT with the name of Scratch, that also runs on Blockly. Students were taught if-and-then statements, events, functions, and various commands. Overall, it was a very informative and learning based class. We were happy to see that every single kid in the room was very involved with the program.
On Day 5, we introduced a huge amount of fun, as we made the day Mission Impossible themed. A lot of club members came in decked out in their Mission Impossible outfits and earned spirit points. The club officers worked together to make a funny “trailer” which would introduce the students to the task at hand. At the end of the trailer the students had the option to pick their challenges which were either games or animations that the students had to do their first project on. The topic was short and provided only simple guidelines so that every student could use lots of creativity in their project. In order to complete the project, the students used the skills that they learned from Hour of Code and Day 4. On Day 6, the students continued working on their project and they were able to finish everything necessary in the club meeting to be able to present on Day 7. We are super happy to say that every club member successfully completed their project and presented them with finesse.
Club Officer team over and out