Small Tasks that “Scaffold”
Last night in Amit’s class on learning and teaching code, we discussed the role of “small tasks” or “puzzles” as an early stage of learning to code.
I documented some of the process at the time, so have included links to those posts. Unfortunately some of the image links in the posts seem to have broken (Wordpress weirdness?), but I was able to fix many of them.
First: draw a smily face using SVG.
Looking back,it makes me smile to re-read this progression and see how nice it was to celebrate the small successes. Small steps, put together, really can take you a long way :).