Looking for inventive ways of stretching your pupils to develop their coding skills?
Hakitzu is a great game from Kuato Studios which puts you in control of robots during combat. The studio have been running a brilliant 100 Hours of Code programme – visiting schools and using their game to show pupils and teachers how fun coding can be. And it is fun!!
As with any app in the classroom there are some practical constraints (though this may change as the app updates)
- an email and username is needed for the competitive element of the game – if the children have one they wish to use then great – or you can provide with names and made-up email (do try this first though in case that changes!)
- The tutorial and initial sections of the app are easily accessible – and you could easily let them play with this first and then bring them back to see what they are finding difficult
- to play the competitive elements the wifi in the class needs to be good…
A great dropbox for Hakitzu resources here – lots of ideas here!