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How to Make a Video Game

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Title:

How to Make a Video Game

URL:

https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/2143a241-f8d9-4a54-a4a5-b9634797bd28/make-a-video-game/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

Video games are fun to play, but have you ever wondered how to make one? Carmelo, a grad student in the MIT Media Lab, shows how anyone can start learning how to create video games by talking to machines through programming languages using block-based programming. This video can be played to introduce a lesson on computer programming.

Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 2
3) Construct elements of a simple computer program using basic commands.

Examples: Digital block-based programming, basic robotics.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will drag and drop blocks of code to complete a task.
  • will run a program they develop using block based coding.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • program
  • code
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • programming blocks represent a set of codes.
  • block based programs can be used to design a task.
  • block based programs can be interpreted by machines.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • drag and drop blocks of code.
  • drag and drop blocks of code to complete a tasks.
  • run a block based program after sequencing tasks to complete a desired process.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • blocks of code can be moved around and combined into an order that completes a task or process.
  • sets of block coding can be run to perform the task/process.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 3
7) Test and debug a given program in a block-based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs, in collaboration with others.

Examples: Sequencing cards for unplugged activities, online coding practice.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • test a given program in a block
  • based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs.
  • debug a given program in a block
  • based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs.
  • collaborate with others.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • test
  • debug
  • program
  • block-based visual programming environment
  • arithmetic operators
  • conditionals
  • repetition
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • strategies for debugging a given program.
  • arithmetic operators create a single numerical solution from multiple oprations.
  • conditionals are "if, then" statements that direct the program.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • test a given program in a block-based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs, in collaboration with others.
  • debug a given program in a block-based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs, in collaboration with others.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • a given program must be tested and debugged to run correctly.
  • block-based visual programming uses arithemetic operators, conditionals, and repetition to function.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 4
7) Create a working program in a block-based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs, in collaboration with others.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • create a working program in a block
  • based visual programming environment while using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs, in collaboration with others.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • program
  • block-based visual programming environment
  • arithmetic operators
  • conditionals
  • repetition
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • the definitions for arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition as they relate to programming.
  • strategies for collaborating with peers.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • create a working program in a block-based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs.
  • implement strategies to collaborate with others.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • operators in programming make many options available, reducing the length of an alorithm, pseudocode, or program.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
6) Create a working program in a block-based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • create a working program in a block
  • based visual programming environment.
  • create a program in a block
  • based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators such as AND, OR, and NOT.
  • create a program in a block
  • based visual programming environment using conditionals such as IF, THEN, and/or ELSE.
  • create a program in a block
  • based visual programming environment using repetition or loops.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • program
  • block-based visual programming
  • environment
  • arithmetic operators
  • conditionals
  • repetition
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to create a working program in a block-based visual programming environment.
  • reasons for using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • create a working program in a block-based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs make more operations possible and can reduce the complexity or length of code.
Tags: blockbased, coding, programming, video game
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Author: Stephanie Carver