CODE ACADEMY: APP & GAME DEV

GRADES

4th – 6th

COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this creative and coding focused class, students will learn to build games and apps using visual block based coding.  Using code and lots of creativity, students will create animated stories and amazing 2D games.  Then, learn the art of game design by creating your own versions of Nintendo classics, like Super Mario and Zelda.  Students will then use MIT App Inventor, an application development program originally created by Google and MIT to develop their own custom apps.  The program has an intuitive graphical drag and drop interface which allows students to easily create applications for mobile devices.  Students will learn to design and develop real, downloadable apps while continuing to learn fundamentals of computer programming and software development.  The programming concepts learned transfer to traditional languages such as Python, Java or C#.  Each project introduces new concepts that are both engaging and educational.

SKILLS LEARNED

Coding

App Dev

Game Dev

Programming