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AP Computer Science Principles Program Pets

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Students taking AP Computer Science Principles got creative last week, using micro:bits to create micro:pets with animated faces that had at least two images that toggle indefinitely.

The process included students pairing up and interviewing each other about their ideal pets, as a first step in coding by design involves understanding someone else’s needs. Next, the students tried to elicit information about their partner’s likes and dislikes in order to further understand how to create a pet that would meet their partner’s needs.

Finally, the students built micro:pets that matched their partner’s needs and incorporated required programming elements.


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