What is the Code Quest Arcade?
This year we are planning to hold a live in person coding arcade! Students will bring their games to Lake Trail School on May 11th, 2023 and students from other schools will be able to visit and play the games and learn from them. Most of the games will be created using Scratch but there will be other exciting innovations to look at. If you are interested, please email Kara Dawson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Pinnguaq has taken over the Coding Quest lessons previously run by the Learning Partnership. You can find video tutorials here to do with your classes.
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.
What Age Level?
Traditionally Coding Quest was designed for students grades 4-8 but if you have kids doing some coding who would like to come and share please contact Kara and we will find a way to include them.
Some Helpful Links and Resources:
Game Design Booklet – Click here or on the image for a modified version of the Learning Partnership Coding Quest booklet.
Scratch Ideas Page: Tutorials, flashcards you can print, project starters…
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)
Why teach Coding?
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
Content from other subjects can be covered as well by through the content of the game.