Children in Year 6 have been honing their programming skills over the past two terms, designing their own computer games using Microsoft’s Kodu Gamelab.
Kodu is a visual programming language made specifically for creating games, and such make it accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The children particularly like the 3D gaming environment that they can create, and also that they can write programs which use gaming controllers. Many of the children have continued their learning at home, and have proudly presented their completed projects to the rest of the class.
Thanks to Stuart Ball at Microsoft Education, the school has been designated a Kodu School, and we will be proudly displaying our plaque in the entrance hall. From here our Digital Leaders will be setting up their own Kodu Koding Klub where teams can design and program their own games for entry into the Kodu Kup.
Find out more about Kodu at http://www.kodugamelab.com and download a copy to use on your home computer at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10056
Watch this space!