Game Code

English, French
Age range:
8-10 years of age, 10-12 years of age
Resouce type:
Operating system:
Main topic of the resource:
Arts and culture, Everyday life and leisure, Media, Science, nature and technology
Main function of the resource:
Acquire and retain life skills, Build up positive relationships with their family and friends, Develop a positive view of themselves and a respect for their identity, Discover new possibilities and abilities, Enhance and enable creativity, Encourage their sense of self, community and place, Enhance their participation in society, Enhance social/cultural understanding, Have fun and enjoy themselves, Learn and develop, Produce and distribute their own positive online content, Stretch or stimulate imagination
Checklist criteria met:
Age range and objectives, Stimulating experiences, Usability, Accessibility/inclusivity, Reliability, Safety, Privacy
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Game Code is an app on which children and teenagers can code, enabling them to develop a more responsible and critical attitude towards video games. It teaches them key programming skills by making them create their own video game, either step-by-step in the initiation version or freely in the sandbox version.

The app allows them to manipulate code blocks, modify or write code lines in JavaScript, in order to set up their universe and rules, programme the setting of their characters, their behaviours, and so on. Specific media education animations are integrated in the creation process, raising awareness of issues such as violence, addiction, and so on.