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Code Your Own Emoji with PixelBots

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Create a new emoji! Sketch your idea, then use code to draw your design on the online PixelBots platform.

Students of all ability levels learn to transform their ideas into reality using code. After imagining and sketching an idea for a new emoji, students learn how to use code to give a virtual PixelBot instructions for moving around and painting a pixel art grid. Advanced students can use more sophisticated code, like functions, to paint even more complex emoji.

Students then use what they’ve learned about code to write an algorithm that tells PixelBot exactly how to draw their emoji!

Age Range

Elementary School (ages 4 - 11),

Relevant Subjects

Engineering, Maths, Technology, Computing, Design & Technology,