Hopscotch Coding
Hopscotch Coding

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Hopscotch coding introduces the students to computer science with the understanding that computers do what they are told, and only what they are told, in the order they are told. If the student fully grasps this concept, and begins to think of everyday processes (making a sandwich, getting ready for school) as a set of instructions, they will begin to think like a computer scientist without trying that hard. This set of lessons focuses on getting students comfortable writing instructions (code), and ensuring students understand that the order of instructions matters.


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Badge Type: skill

Expected Duration: 6 weeks


  1. [required] Must be present 10 out of 12 meetings, and complete 3 coding projects missing no more than 1 item on the rubric.
  2. [required] There is motion in the model’s design
  3. [required] There is appropriate sound in the construction of the design
  4. [required] The set invisibility block was used in the program
  5. [required] The loop block was used as part of the operation of your design
  6. [required] The pause button was used in the program
  • Hopscotch Coding

    Student will learn to create a set of instructions (code) that sets a design in motion, incorporates sound, continuously loops, incorporates a pause button, and sets invisibility blocks.

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