Several questions as I was in unit 6 with Circuit Playgrounds when the closures occurred. I would like to have students review what they have learned by going into game lab, app lab, etc that we used in previous lessons and create something else using hte units and lessons we previously created as reviews. Can I have students create coding in Game Lab or App Lab and be able to see it without it being connected to a CS Discoveries Unit. If so, are there any premade instructions or rubrics for something like this somewhere?
That’s a great idea, @delilah.heil. Yes, there is a way you can have students directly access game lab and app lab.
Here’s a link to gamelab. If you scroll down, there is a section called “Sample Projects”. If you mouse over them, they give students a challenge. If you click on them, they open up with some sample code that is annotated with comments. Students can run the projects and then add to them. There’s also a gallery of other student projects they could explore, remix and/or try to improve on.
They can also just create a blank project from scratch. It will be saved in their account and if you allow sharing, they can copy a URL to send to you.
Same thing exists for App Lab here: https://code.org/educate/applab
Both also have videos at the bottom of the page to remind (or teach) students how to do certain things.
I hope this helps a little! I vaguely recall some other teachers posting gamelab challenges for their students, but I couldn’t find the link to that. It’s somewhere in the forum!