Project 252

Google Blockly Maze

Contributed by Mags Amond (@magsamond)
EdTech Tool Name:Google Blockly Maze
Bref Description:The perfect all-round introduction to computational thinking and simple programming
Type of EdTech Tool:
  • Web (access through web browser)
Website/Weblinks:
EdTech Tool Usage Keywords:block programming, introduction, computational thinking
EdTech Tool Uses:This ten stage maze challenge, from the amazing Neil Fraser (https://neil.fraser.name/), is the ideal introduction to computational thinking and programming. It is based on guiding Google's "map man" through increasingly difficult mazes using drag 'n drop commands. Suitable for beginnner's of every age - and level 10 has been known to frustrate even seasoned programmers.
Education Level(s):
  • Primary (Junior)
  • Primary (Senior)
  • Primary (SEN)
  • Post-Primary (Junior)
  • Post-Primary (Senior)
  • Post-Primary (SEN)
  • Third Level/Higher Education
  • Other: Coderdojo
Academic Subjects:computer science, math
EdTech Tool Pricing Structure:Completely, 100% free
Further info:
Comment:Watching learners engage with Google Blockly, in school or in Coderdojo, has been a sheer joy. The back story of programmer Neil Fraser is well worth a read.
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