In 2018 I used little CoSpaces. My students coded mostly with Microsoft MakeCode for BBC micro:bit (very good) or TinkerCAD Circuits.
Since a few weeks I design new spaces with CoBlocks to allow my students to code with CoBlocks. Unfortunately I don’t know how to deal with the work I ask my students.
In a general way, I wish that my students analyze progressively a modeling that I give, by completing or modifying some lines with CoBlocks.
I am currently working on the simulation of the kinematics of an Ariane 5 launch in order to compare the numerical results with the data of a real launch. The code is currently 227 lines including 200 lines to define functions.
Suppose that in my code there are 3 functions F1 to F3 and that I wish that my pupils work on the functions F1 and F2 by completing a few lines in each of these functions.
I wish to be able to give these different scenes to my students (in their CoSpaces account):
- Scene 1 = F1 to complete + F3 (collapsed and expandable)
- Scene 1 completed = F1 completed (collapsed and locked) + F3 (collapsed and expandable)
- Scene 2 = F1 completed (collapsed and locked) + F2 to complete + F3 (collapsed and expandable)
- Scene 2 completed = F1 completed (collapsed and locked) + F2 completed (collapsed and locked) + F3 (collapsed and expandable)
My needs :
- To choose the order of functions in the program by putting F1 before F3 (impossible to posteriori?).
- To collapse the functions on which students don’t work, like F3, with the possibility to expand them for curious students.
- To lock some functions collapsed by the teacher, as a function completed by the teacher, to prevent students from seeing the code corrected, but also to limit possible errors.
Completed Scene 1 allows students to better understand what is being asked by playing the stage.
Scene 2 allows the student to work on F2 even if he did not succeed the job requested on F1.
I am blocked because I do not know how to do for the work that I wish to give Monday to my pupils.
Thank you for your help.
Daniel Pers, STEM teacher in France