I’m an ICT teacher.
Today my year 7 pupils (aged 11 and 12) have been designing and creating their own computer games using a free program called Scratch.
The level of planning, thinking and problem solving that they have shown has been incredible. I’m so proud of them. For me, the best bit was when several of them wanted to stay at break to carry on.
One boy even recorded a video for me explaining how he had solved a problem with our ‘pacman’ style game. I’ve added it to the lesson so that my other pupils can learn from him.
If you haven’t tried Scratch, do it. It’s great fun as my pupils will tell you.