What is Coding Quest?

This year, rather than having an in person arcade, we are planning to hold a virtual arcade. Students from all over our district will be able to play each other’s games online. The games will be created using Scratch. If you are interested, you can sign up through The Learning Partnership to get lesson plans with videos and worksheets that help guide students through creating a game.

Click here to go to the Learning Partnership Coding Quest. 

How do I participate?

If you are interested, please let Kara Dawson (kara.dawson@sd71.bc.ca )know. When students complete their games they need to email Kara the file of their game with their name and school.

What are the rules?

To keep this very simple, your game must teach the player something. It can be basic or complex depending on your skill level.

Examples:

The Object of Coding Quest is to create a game that teaches the player something.  If  you a beginner, you might just be able to throw in a few facts or questions.  Here are some examples of games that teach the player something:

Natural Disasters (Board Game)

The Great Pyramids of Giza

Learning about Ancient Egypt

Math Practice Multiplication

Cat and Mouse Game

Math maze

Why teach Coding?

Curriculum Covered:

Click the links below to discover which areas of the BC curriculum can be covered by creating games in Scratch:

ADST and Core Competencies in Scratch

Grade 4-8 Curricular Competencies 

Grades 4-8 Content 

Content from other subjects can be covered as well by through the content of the game.