Thank you for joining our NS CODES monthly code challenges.
Please be sure to check back with us every month for new coding challenges you can try with your students!
APRIL CODING CHALLENGES>>
April Coding P-2Coded treasure hunt!
What if we could code our family and friends to go where we want them to go? We don’t need a computer to do that! In this unplugged activity you will create your own coded sequence and ‘program’ a friend to read and follow that code.
April Coding 6-8Use what you’ve learned about the MicroBit to create a device that will help other build healthy habits.
MARCH CODING CHALLENGES>>
FEBRUARY CODING CHALLENGES>>
February Coding: P-2In this unplugged coding challenge, you’ll learn all about making secure passwords, and create a puzzle to play with a friend to decode the password using directional coding.
February Coding: 3-5Choose Your Own Adventure with Google Slides
Learn how to plan and write a choose your own adventure style story to share with your friends.
February Coding: 6-8Choose Your Own Adventure with Scratch
By designing scenes, sprites, and animations, you can code an animated choose your own adventure story in Scratch.
February Coding: 10-12Code a Quiz with Google Forms
Use the information you learned in class to create a quiz to help you and your friends prepare for an upcoming assessment.
DECEMBER CODING CHALLENGES>>
JANUARY CODING CHALLENGES>>
January Coding: 3-5Use Make Code Arcade to create a video game linked to a topic you've learned about recently.
January: 6-8AI and Our Oceans
Use the Code.org App Lab to create a phone application linked to ocean sustainability.
NOVEMBER CODING CHALLENGES>>
November: P-2For this month's coding challenge create and play a No-Tech Coding Game:
Using index cards and computational thinking, create an IF/THEN game to play with your friends and family!
November: 3-5For our upper elementary school challenge this month we ask you to watch the video and discover how to share your learning with an Interactive Poster:
Share what you know about a topic by creating an interactive poster with Scratch and a Makey Makey or MicroBit.
November: 6-8This month's middle school coding challenge asks you to build your own Fitness Tracker:
Use a MicroBit and personalized code to design and create a fitness tracker.
OCTOBER CODING CHALLENGES>>
October: P-2October is Fire Prevention Month. For this month's coding challenge we ask you to use chart paper or your classroom floor to design a home layout including locations for exits and smoke detectors. Once you've identified where the safe exits and smoke detectors are located students can then code Dash or Bee-Bot to visit each smoke detector to change the batteries.
October: 3-5For our upper elementary school challenge this month we ask you to watch the video and learn about changing backgrounds and costumes in your scratch project. Use these skills to then share some information about UN Sustainable Development Goal #3: Good Health and Wellbeing, using Scratch including costume and background changes.
October: 6-8This month's middle school coding challenge asks you to use your mbot or Codey Rocky's ultrasonic sensor to help it maneuver through a maze with obstacles.
October: 9-12Our high school challenge this month involves learning how to develop a single web page using script.google.com or your favourite notepad app to code and then rendering the web page with your favourite browser! We ask that you use this knowledge to develop an HTML website that helps raise awareness about your favourite United Nations Sustainable Development Goal :)