CS4Philly is offering two opportunities for coding activities recommended for students in grades 6-12 (Code Quilt) and 9-12 (Pixel Pandemonium). Both activities are asynchronous, so teachers and students can participate on their own schedules. Registrants will receive links to access the activities and teacher guides and resources for a successful lesson.
CodeQuilt is a collaborative project in which students take ownership of their own stories about coding (stories often lost and ignored across apps, websites, and other digital media) by designing digital quilt patches. Together, these patches form a collective quilt representing their new stories and visions for who can code and why we code. We invite teachers and students across Philadelphia to create and share their own patches. Suited for students in grades 6-12.
Designed by Yasmin B. Kafai, Luis Morales-Navarro, Mia Shaw, and Gayithri Jayathirta at the University of Pennsylvania, and Naomi Thompson and Nichole Pinkard at Northwestern University.
Students work individually or in teams to recreate a GIF image, with each working on a small part of the overall picture. Students learn to decode the image’s code, then fill in their colors on an electronic image of a banner by clicking each pixel and filling it in with a color provided on the pallet. A short instructional video will be provided for teachers. Suited for students in grades 9-12.
Designed by Jeffrey Popyack of Drexel University and William M. Mongan of Ursinus College.