The next generation of computer coders.

Later this term St. Mark’s will be participating in the Hour Of Code, the largest global learning event in the world. In the Hour Of Code, students are encouraged to investigate and learn about the ways in which computer science is applied to a variety of applications.

Coding, which is a form of “Computational Thinking”, is marked as an essential fluency for students of today who will work in the jobs of tomorrow. These jobs are likely to be heavily influenced by technology and the ability to use it to solve problems.

Earlier in the Year our students competed in the BEBRAS Computational Thinking Challenge and performed exceptionally well.

Today students in Year 4 are learning to program or code their own version of the game Flappy Bird by using a tutorial.

Students, what sort of thinking skills did you need to use to work through the tutorials?

Students, post your own version of your Flappy Bird game. How is yours different?

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19 Responses to The next generation of computer coders.

  1. Xavier M and Ana S says:

    This is our game we made it is very good and you should try it this is the most creative site we have seen.
    Hope you enjoy it!!!!!

  2. Sienna.P says:

    Hi it’s Sienna P. and Sam P.,
    We have made our own version of flappy bird today. We had lots of fun making it, and learning about coding computers. We learnt a lot today.
    Here is a link to our game:
    We hope you enjoy playing our game of flappy bird.
    By for now 🙂

  3. Lachlan says:

    Dear fellow bloggers,

    In ICT, the year 4’s have made their own version of flappy bird! It was really fun because we get to code our own game!! The problems that my group had to solve was: We had to figure out how to set the speed, background, e.t.c. My group were working really well which means we got to finish it. Here is a link to the game! ->
    See ya!!

    From Lachlan

  4. Dario says:

    Hello we are Dario and Jasmine,

    We had to think about the game and how it worked. Our flappy bird game is different because we made the background and the flappy bird different and it is harder than you think. This is our link to our flappy bird game

    By Dario and Jasmine

  5. charli says:

    Hi it’s Charli & Dylan,
    We have just created our own game called Flappy Shark ( flappy bird ). We are very excited and cant wait for you to try it .Here is our link copy and past it to play . It was really hard at first but we worked together and figured it out and we hope you enjoy and have fun .

    Charli & Dylan

  6. Bianca And Josh says:

    Hi bloggers it’s Bianca and Josh here,

    Today we made our very own flappy bird game.

    The thinking skills we needed were being able to cooperate with each other, to be able to see what types of sounds work well together and to be able to place things in the right spots.

    Our flappy bird game is different because when you pass a pipe the background changes. Another thing that is different are the sounds. Also that you can get a different character every time you play it. And last of all the gravity changes in the game every time you play.

    Please have a go at our flappy bird and I hope you enjoy.

  7. Vivien says:

    Hey guys it’s Vivien here, also on behalf of Tyler,
    Yesterday we made our own version of the game Flappy Bird. We made it really fun and easy so little kids can play, but there is also unexpected twists around the corner.
    Here is the link to our cool Flappy Bird game!

  8. Bianca says:

    Hi its Bianca.D and Enrico.P.,
    Today we were assigned to make our on version flappy bird game. We had a fabulous time doing, and learning about a lot about coding computers.
    Here is the link to our best ever Flappy Bird game!
    We hope the game will blow you!!!

    From Bianca.D and Enrico.P

  9. Vicky says:

    Hello fellow bloggers! It’s Me! Vicky!
    Today I have made my own version of Flappy Bird and it is very interesting, If you know what I mean. So Here is the link to the best Flappy Bird Game and Have Fun!

    Bye for now but not forever!

  10. Bianca L and Vivien says:

    Hey guys,
    In today’s D.L. lesson we did HOC (Hour of Code).We made a really cool version of Flappy Bird and we called it Flying Santa! Here is the link to our cool game!

  11. Sienna.P says:

    Hi, again,
    This time I’ve made my very own version of flappy bird myself. I’ve made it easy so anyone can play if they want to.
    Here is the link to it,
    Bye for now!
    From Sienna P.

  12. Josh says:

    Hey Guys! Josh here, I just tried out this awesome flappy bird game! Its really fun and you get to create your own! It’s REALLY cool! Here is the link to make a game: copy and paste this in a new tab and have fun! Enjoy it!

  13. Olivia says:

    Hi Olivia here,
    In DL we made our own version of Flappy Bird. In my version whenever you click everything changes!!
    Here is the link for my game go ahead try it you know you want to!
    Did you play if so did you like it and what was your score?

    From Olivia

  14. Vicky says:

    Hi it’s Vicky here!
    I present you… Flappy BatMan! It will blow your mind! I hope you enjoy it!
    Enjoy! 😛

  15. Hayley says:

    Hi it is Hayley,

    Today I did some coding here is my link. I made my own Flappy Bird. Flappy Bird is a game on ipad, phone and computer. Try to download the game on your device and see if it is cool. It was a fun experience and this is the link to my game ->
    Bye for now!

    From Hayley

  16. David says:

    Hi Everybody it’s David here!

    I created my own flappy bird game!
    Ok, I know that it doesn’t sound like anything but there is something cool about it: When you program the bird to do an action there is actually a hidden message telling the computer to do it. It’s called Coding. I’ll give you the link to the game I created.

    Here it is:

    Have fun!


  17. Alexander.C says:

    Hello bloggers Alex here,

    I just created my own flappy bird game it was really easy to make it. I even change the settings on it. It was SO cool to make my own versions and when I tested it, IT WAS SO EASY! Here is the link . |

    Bye for now but not forever! 🙂

  18. Rooney says:

    Hi everyone!
    We 3/4’s learn’t the hour of code, and to do that we made our own flappy bird games custom made. Just beware that you don’t get raged because mine is a trick, try and find out the secret! here’s the link:
    (Just copy and paste, I don’t know why it doesn’t go in a link.)

    Bye everyone! Rooney.

  19. Nicholas says:

    Hi guys Nick here.

    In ICT we have been making a flappy bird game and I have made my own and I want to share it with all of you and the link is down below.

    By for now but not forever.

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