A great way to improve your skills when learning to code is by participating in competitive programming and coding challenges.
SchoolConnects in partnership with Codingal—the #1 coding platform for kids, brings to you Code Quest, a free online app development competition for students from Grade 3-8.
Code Quest is a virtual app development competition where participants will be building innovative apps around creative themes. The competition requires participants to apply their computer science knowledge and coding skills.
The participants are divided into two groups based on their grade.
Junior Group (Grade 3-5)
Theme 1: Space Game
Project: What do you like more about space? The glittering stars, the sun, the moon or anything else. Build a game with a space background using an astronaut as one of your sprites
Theme 2: Animation
Project: Choose a chapter from your English Language textbook and build animations to help students understand the topics in the chapter. Build an app or a game choosing two characters and show a conversation between them based on the chapter.
Platforms: Use any block-based platforms such as Scratch or Code.org.
Middle Group (Grade 6-8)
Theme 1: Coronavirus
Project: Build a game, app or a website that explains the experience or understanding of coronavirus. You can explain the virus, symptoms of Covid-19 infection showcase the impact it has had on all of us, discuss precautions we can take to stay safe, or elaborate on any other information related to the virus.
Theme 2: Nobel Prize Achievers
Project: The Nobel Prize is awarded to those whose inventions or discoveries have proven great benefit to humankind. Choose any five Nobel Prize Winners and build an app or a website that showcases their achievements, the discoveries that got them the prize or any other information related to Nobel Prize Winner.
Platforms: Use any block-based platforms or text-based applications.
Get your students to fall in love with coding.