This week, I used Hour of Code for the first time to create a game about The Grinch. The game started out with simple coding, then proceeding to get more challenging as the lessons progressed. Overall, I found the coding fairly easy to figure out. If anything, I struggled actually trying to play the game more than creating it (apparently I have slow reactions with computer games).
As fun as it was, I don’t think this is something I would use. I personally did not see a whole lot of value in something like this and would have benefitted more from coding a website or decipher the coding that exists within my blogs. However, I could see if you wanted to teach students coding, this could be a good introduction activity. As a ELA major, this is something that I don’t think I could find a place to fit into the curriculum and not sure if I would get my students to use it.
Check out the video to see how it went!