Video Game Design II For Kids
What you'll learn
- Students learn to use more advanced coding logic by utilizing PAGES available in the Kodu program.
- Students are introduced to variables in coding to create scoring in their games.
- Students learn how to create checkpoints to save a players progress.
- Students learn to use sub-routines in their coding.
- Students learn to how to create and code portals to teleport characters to different parts of the game map.
- Students must take my first Video Game Design class prior to taking this course.
This class is part 2 of my popular video game design class for beginner coders. Help your child learn more advanced coding techniques and about coding blocks not used in the first course. Part 2 of video game design focuses on using variables in different ways to create scoring, timers, checkpoints, and more.
Students learn to use more advanced coding logic by utilizing PAGES available in the Kodu program.
Students are introduced to variables in coding to create scoring in their games.
Students learn how to create and code portals to teleport characters to different parts of the game map.
Students learn how to add character transformation to their games, allowing a player to switch characters in the game.
Students learn how to create checkpoints to save a players progress.
Students learn to use sub-routines in their coding.
Overall, students learn to create more complex and interesting games.
Important: Kodu currently only runs on Windows. Please test running Kodu prior to signing up for the class. Kodu is a free download. Simply Google "Kodu Game Lab." This course is designed for parents that want to help their kids (Ages 7-10) continue to learn more advanced coding in the Kodu program.
Student Support: After each video lesson, students complete an activity to help them practice what they learned. If students have trouble, there are pictures and a video review in the instructor solution.
Who this course is for:
- Parents that want to help their child continue to learn more advanced skills in the Kodu program.
Hello! My name is Shawn Walk. I am the owner and lead instructor at Code2Discover. I look forward to being your child's teacher as they discover the power of coding. I have been an educator for over 17 years. I was a 4th/5th grade teacher for 11 years at an elementary school north of Pittsburgh. During my time at that school, I focused on project-based learning, engaging students with real-world tasks that allowed them to see how what they were learning is used in the real world. I also had a passion for technology and worked to include that in my teaching. I developed several robotics and coding programs during my time as a teacher and helped my students learn essential 21st century skills in a fun and exciting way.
About 5 years ago, I started my own company in Pittsburgh that partnered with schools to offer coding, Minecraft, and other creative classes. We were one of the first organizations in the Pittsburgh region to use Minecraft to create engaging programs for students. I now hope to take this type of fun and creative learning beyond the Pittsburgh region to students all over the world.
My mission is to help students discover their ability to create and shape the world around them through coding.
I have an active Pennsylvania Teaching Certification and a Masters Degree in education. I look forward to helping your child discover their creative powers.