Lesson: Make Games - Music Video
Time: 45+ mins
IntroductionHope you brought your dancing shoes! In this lesson, campers will apply what they've learned so far to create their own music video with a customized background; background music to dance to; animated Actors that jump and spin; and special effects. "Step 5" of the tutorial includes a bonus activity that encourages campers to add special effects to the Stage.
- Computer, laptop, or tablets (1 per camper)
New Code Blocks
: Play the specified sound file. : Animate the character to perform a specified action. : Pause the program for a specific number of seconds. : Set the specified effect to the specified value. : Change the specified effect by the specified value.
- Coding: Using a computer language to tell the computer what to do
- Sequence: The order in which steps or events happen
- Actors: Tynker characters and objects that can talk and interact with each other
- Command: A specific action or instruction that tells the computer to do something
- Stage: The background of the project where the Actors are placed
- Animation: Changing costumes (pictures) of an Actor many times to give the illusion of movement
- Use code blocks to create a music video
Getting Started (5 minutes)
- Tell campers that they will be creating a music video with dancing Actors and special effects. Next, open the "Music Video" module and play the provided example in Step 1 of the tutorial:
Coding Activities (40+ minutes)The lessons are intended for self-directed learning. Your role will be to facilitate as campers complete the Make Games - Music Video modules on their own:
1. Introduction (Video)
- A friendly robot tells campers that they can decide which game they'd like to create next.
- Tell campers to press any key to continue on to the next module.
- Campers will follow the step-by-step tutorial to create their very own music video with a customized background, dancing music, animated Actors, and special effects.
- Do campers want their Actors to display lyrics? Ask them to use the "say for" code block:
- If students finish early, encourage them to…
- Add more dancing Actors to their music video
- Complete the bonus activity in Step 5 of the tutorial
- Add more song lyrics
- Show their project to a neighbor
Wrap UpUnplugged Activity: Discussion
Review today’s coding adventure by leading a discussion. Ask campers:
- What dancing animations did you include?
- Would anyone like to share their song lyrics with the class?
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