Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Roosevelt Island Girl Scouts Inspired To Become Computer Game Engineers - Learn To Write Detailed Algorithms From Cornell Tech Director Of K-12 Education Diane Levitt

Roosevelt Island Girl Scout Troop 3001 Leader Aiesha Eleusizov shares these photos and reports:

Brownie Girl Scout Troop 3001 inspired to become computer game engineers!

To help the girls earn their Making Games badge, Diane Levitt,

Senior Director of K-12 Education at Cornell Tech, taught the girls

the importance of writing detailed and specific algorithms and how to use algorithms to create a computer game. The girls created their own algorithms

for a game of hide and seek and tested it out playing the game both in real life and on the computer. Through test runs, the girls quickly learned that if you miss an instruction, the game doesn't run quite as you expected. The girls had such a good time,

they didn't want to stop coding their game of hide and seek! They were excited to meet the Hour of Code challenge at home.