Categories: Brian Callahan, James Davis, Lessons and Activities
Brian Callahan and James Davis have started running power lunches on Mondays. This will document the first experience.
All computers start opened to a intentionally difficult CSnap game ‘helicopter’ https://community.csdt.rpi.edu/projects/227/NaN
The students were told to press 1 to start, and use the arrow keys to direct their little helicopter / rocket. After a couple minutes the students recognize that the game has a fair number of flaws, the most important of which is that it’s too difficult. Direct the students to change the code at their leisure, and tell them to change it to get as many points as possible.
To keep students engaged we did 3 things: