Teaching 8th Grade computer programming under Shelter in Place is working just fine. My class is creating a “Ready Player One” style quest with 3 video games linked together. They are really motivated because this end-of-the-year project will become one of the celebration activities at the end of school. That’s right: no Field Day, no Graduation practice, so you need something fun and virtual to do with students during school hours after exams.
With my students coding their hearts out on Construct.net, I had time to work on improving the user experience for ABC Essentials – our wellness app. Building it without code was interesting. Now that I’m using the whole toolset, it is SO MUCH BETTER. The team at Salesforce.com really nailed the developer experience with Lightning Web Components (LWC) and VS Code as the development environment. The platform had always been great for users, now it is first class for developers too!
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