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Getting Started with Kodu

Digital Technology Computer Science 

  • Week 1: Getting Started with Kodu – Skills and game design
  • Student Ages: 9-14 years old
  • Activity Time: 40 minutes
  • Activity Level: Beginner Coder

Prerequisites 

Learning Objectives

  • Students will be introduced to Kodu Game Lab, game making, and the informal process of game design with videos, readings, and a task.

Contents

Student Activities

What is Kodu Game Lab?
Students will explore Kodu Game Lab, and what it can be used for. Students will learn an overview of Kodu Game Lab basic programming structures and navigation.
Subjects: Design Technology, Digital Literacy, 21st Century Learning Skills

The informal process of game design
The students will learn about the informal design process.
Subjects: Design Technology, Digital Literacy, 21st Century Learning Skills

Performance Expectations

Task 1
The students will come up with a game on Kodu Game Lab. 
Subjects: Design Technology, Digital Literacy, 21st Century Learning Skills

Skills

Character

Citizenship

Collaboration

Communication

Creativity

Critical Thinking

Project Based Learning