I’ve written a few code club improvement posts so far. If you’re running a code club I’d love to hear your thoughts on how they could be improved. One of the problems I’ve had is that some kids go really fast and some go slowly. It’s hard to keep them all up to the same point on the worksheets. So I had an idea for long term projects that the kids could work on when they’ve finished a worksheet. This is the functional equivalent of busy time or golden time I guess. This long term project would involve designing their game, drawing out how it will look and so on like the Design a Monster project. I love the idea of having the kids go through the design phase before starting on coding or graphics production. My plan is to have them write this stuff down and then we can assess what they produce against what they wrote down in the design.
I welcome your thoughts on this and all my other ideas posts. Code Club is already a *wonderful* thing. I think we can make it even more wonderfuler!