I decided to play around an hour of code, I first chose a grade 2+ code to start with well, let’s just say I struggled deeply with this. I made it past the first challenge with ease. Moved on to the second challenge and here is where I struggled I tried to do what they said and I eventually got it as you can see in the picture and then moved on to the next level where I am now stuck. I have tried all they have said to do and I can not figure out what they want me to do! I am definitely not a coder.
So, I decided to go back to the one that we were shown in class but try the other one I picked my miner in Minecraft and tried that one instead I made it past the first level with some struggle and moved on to the next one, and I have now stuck once again and can no figure out what to do. I have pictures here so I’m hoping someone can figure out what I’m doing wrong and comment so that I can try and get past this level.
I then tried another one, I tried a pre-reader one which was making shapes with code, follow along to see how that went for me. This coding took a really long time to load, I got nervous that I wouldn’t be able to get past the first level while I waited for it to load. I was able to choose between easy, medium, and hard. I choose easy as I struggle with every other coding that I have tried already. The first level was definitely very easy very my style of coding. For the third level, I thought I was being smart when I put the directions that the little monster thing would go, but I was wrong twice so I had to readjust what I put to get past the level. I then got to create my own maze, I thought I would be fancy and make it a Christmas winter-themed maze, and try to make it difficult. However, you only get so many moves to get through the maze so I had to remake the maze to something a little less complex. This was actually a lot of fun I really enjoyed it. It definitely didn’t feel like I was making code although I still don’t know how I was making code when it was so much fun and it was super easy. Needless to say, I am a beginner when it comes to code and if I ever was not that I ever will because I do not have the digital literacy for that, but a career in coding, I definitely need a lot and I mean a lot more work.
As for importance, coding is important because it is what computers and the internet are made up of, if someone would not create the code for the internet we wouldn’t have it, therefore, it is extremely important. As for my knowing how to code, I’m not sure if I will ever use it in the future apart from showing my students this website and allowing them to play around. It mjay spark a carrer in coding for the future of one of my students. As for if they need help with a level… I will have to definitely practice in the future to be able to help my students with levels past level 1 or 2.