In this lesson students will create a scrolling background using code in the online animation program Wick.
Wick Editor is one of my favorite new programs. Wick is a free browser-based toolkit for making basic animations and interactive applets for the web. It's built to make it as simple as possible to get some images and sounds together, make them interactive, and publish your project online.
Wick is a hybrid of an animation tool and a coding environment, heavily inspired by similar tools such as Flash, HyperCard, and Scratch. It was developed in response to a growing need for such a tool for the modern web.
No prior knowledge of keyframes or Wick is required. This is a step by step tutorial. The project can also be exported to a html file that is viewable on the web. This is a great introduction to Wick Editor. Best of all, Wick editor is an internet based program with nothing to install.
The lesson is provided as a Powerpoint, PDF, and with a link to the Google Slides Presentation, which is completely editable. This lesson can be done on Chromebooks and is Google Classroom ready.
This is a great lesson explaining how scrolling backgrounds are made, which are useful in learning how to create video games.