Python & Creative Writing
This series of workshops, titled Be a Digital Fortune Teller, was originally offered to girls in grades 6-8. The workshops combined basic Python coding with creative writing. Using coding skills such as variables, conditionals, and lists, students built a variety of creative projects, from personality quizzes to fortune tellers to Choose Your Own Adventure games.
In each workshop, students learned a new coding skill and then applied it to making a text-based computer game. Students seemed to thoroughly enjoy crafting stories and amusing their friends, and the activities provided great motivation for mastering coding concepts.