Remix: Creating a copy of something and using that copy as the base for something new.
Hit the green "Remix" button in the upper right hand corner of the screen to open the web editor (Mozilla's Thimble). Click "tutorial.html", which will provide step-by-step instructions. A handout with the tutorial printed on it is also available during Hour of Code.
This activity covers:
Further directions appear in the tutorial linked below
Follow along with the slides (or the videos, if you need additional guidance)
You will be creating your app using the development tool LiveCode. LiveCode combines a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) user interface with coding to create applications for iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux, Server & The Web all from the same code. LiveCode uses the LiveCode programming language which is designed to be as close to natural language and speech as possible.
According to their website, "The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104." Answers to frequently asked questions about the program. This is Loyola University New Orleans Monroe Library's third year to host an Hour of Code event, and we're excited to bring this program to our community.
There is a list of all Hour of Code activities for all ages.
Want to keep learning? Go beyond an hour to find local classes, view tutorials, and read material for teachers.
So come code with us on Thursday, September 21 from 12:30-1:30 pm in the library’s second floor computer lab (room 229). All you need to bring is your curiosity!
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