Create a version of the popular phone app Flappy Bird and then add Percy the Parrot of Doom, Invincibility and Increasing Difficulty to enhance the game.
This colorful, exciting workbook introduces programming skills and develops problem solving skills while using proper computing terminology. Unlike a lot of programming resources this workbook has been targeted specifically at able Elementary School or Middle School students.
During a series of increasingly challenging tasks students will create a version of the popular mobile phone app Flappy Bird. They then go on to enhance the game by adding another character, increasing levels of difficulty (using variables) and invincibility mode (using the timer). Students will be expected to think like real programmers solving problems and testing their solutions.
The 52 page workbook contains detailed solutions to each task for both staff (who may lack programming confidence themselves) and students. A glossary of Computing terms is included at the back of the workbook.
Once students have completed the tasks (either on their own or with some help) they should be well equipped to write computer programs of their own.