Doodling in Code: A simple framing of coding activity that invites creative exploration and playfulness

Presenter(s): Adam Colestock (US)

Summary: In my work teaching kids to program, I sometimes see kids overwhelmed by the scope of their favorite projects on the Scratch site and the ambitious games that they want to create. I propose that occasionally framing the work of coding as ‘doodling’ for developing programmers provides an entry point that is inviting and promotes exploration and play.

Type of participation: Ignite