Benjamin Gavin

Camp Counselor

MakeCode Arcade - Make games, learn coding, have fun

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Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - 7:30 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

AT THAT (In-Person Only) Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: Aloeswood

Block Coding

Attendees of this session will learn about Microsoft's MakeCode Arcade - a site anyone can use to learn programming and make games, no previous coding experience required! Bring your laptop and you can code along with the samples as we build a game together with feedback from the audience. When we're done, we'll share the URL of our creation that you can take home and change/extend as you see fit! The Microsoft TEALS program uses MakeCode Arcade as one of the tools in its "Introduction to CS" class, delivered at the middle and high school levels. I recently had the opportunity to teach a high school course utilizing the tool, and I think it's a great way to get kids & teens excited about programming. The immediate feedback of the tool is great, and really helps keep students engaged during learning.



Take Aways

  • A basic introduction to MakeCode Arcade
  • A basic understanding of block coding
  • A fun game you can play / extend at home

Supporting Resources

favorited by:
Adam Boswell Matt Payne Josh Gretz Corinne & Holden Garcia