Activity : Twelve Blocks
While completing this activity students will:
This causes students to think about the fact that even 12 simple commands can generate a lot of cool outcomes.
Things to watch for
Encourage collaboration and “show and tell” moments. Be willing to ask all or part of the group to come over and see something cool that one person is doing.
If this were a classroom I would plan a show and tell timeframe to demonstrate that there can still be a lot of diversity from only those 12 blocks. In a dojo that is a little harder to do but it can still be accomplished by encouraging students to explore the studio as it builds up.
What to look for when reviewing their work
Ways to extend this activity
Encourage a pair of students to review each others projects in the studio and each one consider HOW the other person made their program do what it does.
While the idea of remix hasn't been taught formally yet, we might consider ways that students could take someone elses work and modify it.