Engage students in fun coding activities to create interactive animations introducing themselves to others.
This activity supports the development of the following social-emotional skills: self-awareness, social awareness, and relationship skills.
Engage students in a discussion about identity. You might explain: "Our identity makes us who we are, like our experiences, beliefs, hobbies, and more! What else do you think our identity includes?"
Then, ask students to use one of the self-guided coding tutorials below to create an interactive animation introducing themselves to others. Students can choose from:
As students work on their animations, prompt them to reflect on how their coding project is related to their identity. What do they want to share about themselves with others? How is their identity represented through their avatar’s appearance, actions, and location?
Facilitate a live virtual exchange to invite students to share their animations with your Empatico partner class. Encourage students to share stories about themselves and their community, and ask questions to learn more about each other.
Alternatively, you might challenge them to code their animations together over a live virtual exchange, and participate in a joint coding session!
Guide students through a post-activity reflection by asking the following questions:
This activity was created in partnership with Code.org.