Buncee Interactive Canvas
Concept: My canvas is an interactive Blockly coding canvas. Blockly code uses coding blocks to build creative and engaging coding sequences for children. If any of the blocks on this canvas were put together, the experience would be code filled with the arts, an undeniably amazing combination.
Check out the following interactive canvas (using Buncee) and then enjoy a learning activity I developed to go along with the canvas. Tying coding to The Arts was a fun activity.
List of resources for use on canvas:
Kibo: Create a robot and program it
Coding Art: Using Scratch to create a drawing app
Hopscotch Art: Using Hopscotch to code drawings
Robot Drawing: Using Blockly app and lego to have Dot and Dash draw
MakeyMakey: Using code to make awesome musical instruments
Xylo App for Dot and Dash: Using coding robots Dot and Dash to create music on attachable xylophone.
Robo Boogie: Code a robot on this fun website to dance! You can copy the dance too!
P.E and Movement:
Dance: Coding your favorite dances like the Hokey Pokey.
Relay Programming: Coding while having a relay race!
Create w/ Code: An amazing resource that includes movement, art, and music!
Coding Creativity Showcase
Students will the canvas above to explore the different artistic resources above. Our class in fortunate enough to have access to all the listed resources. Students will create an artistic coding activity to share with their classmates.
1. Creativity and innovation Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
Students can interact with interactive canvas either in small groups or as a whole class using the Promethean SmartBoard.
Students will sign up for a creative task using one of the highlighted resources.
Students will then have time to create a creative coding activity.
When students are ready they can showcase their activities and/or art pieces with their peers.
The following summative rubric will be used to assess students.
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