Coding is a valuable skill that can help students develop problem-solving skills, creativity, and critical thinking. It can also help them learn about the world around them and how it works.
Code Created’s Coding Games Workshop is a great way to teach coding to your students. The workshop is fun, practical and engaging, and it teaches the basics of coding in a hands-on way.
Each workshop is led by a real-world game developer! Schools often tell us that this is their favourite thing about our workshops as students find this exciting, and inspiring!
In the workshop, students will learn how to create their own arcade-style games using MakeCode, a visual programming language. They will also learn about the different elements of game development, such as variables, loops, and conditionals. They will also get hands-on with real code, using professional game development software, during a group bug-bash activity where they will help fix a real game!
By the end of the workshop, students will have created several games of their own, which they can play at home, and share with family and friends! They will also have a better understanding of how games are made, and will hopefully feel inspired and empowered to continue learning more about coding.
We have a number of variations of this workshop available for UK primary and secondary schools, for all ages and abilities.
The benefits of teaching coding to your students are numerous. Here are just a few:
- Coding can help students develop problem-solving skills. When you code, you are constantly faced with problems you must solve. This enables you to develop the ability to think critically and come up with creative solutions.
- Coding can help students develop creativity. When you code, you are essentially creating something new. This allows you to express your creativity uniquely.
- Coding can help students develop critical thinking skills. When you code, you need to be able to think logically and solve problems.
- Coding can help students learn about how technology works and how devices and services that they interact with everyday work and connect with each other.
If you are looking for a fun and educational way to teach coding to your students, then Code Created’s Coding Games Workshop is a great option. The workshop is designed for students aged eight and up, and it is a great way to get them started on their coding journey.