Teaching Coding

Makeshift computer lab

Yesterday saw my first installment in the Living Learning Coding Class.

I prepared a server with

Things I installed, but didn’t use:

  • a copy of bmhen.org - discovering that wordpress sites are a right royal pain to move to a local server.
  • Google Coder - this is nifty and good-looking, but more designed for one person to work on at a time.
  • Twine
  • dokuwiki

We talked about Binary Numbers with a four person binary counter demo. We managed to get all the computers talking to the server. We built up a simple html page then added a little css.

Not bad for an hour.

Next I need to plan a way to show how to make a game with html, css and js. There are so many tutorials out there, but this morning I’m looking at the Khan Academy computer science course.

I’m stuck on this Challenge - I think my sun is centered fine, but the Khan Academy rubric isn’t satisfied. I guess I should just leave it and go on to the next lesson. See what you think.

Challenge: Shining scaling sun

Made using: Khan Academy Computer Science.