Kodu Game Lab Community

Kodu Game Lab contains a variety of materials designed to support teachers to learn about Kodu, a visual programming tool available on multiple platforms including Windows. This online resource contains lesson plans and activities for teachers including a downloadable classroom kit, and links to videos that provide support in getting started. It also contains self-paced courses and tutorials that teachers can use to develop skills in using Kodu and enhance the learning experience for students.

Additional details

Year band(s) 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10
Format Web page
Core and overarching concepts Implementation (programming)
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Investigate simple problems for known users that can be solved with digital systems


Follow and describe algorithms involving a sequence of steps, branching (decisions) and iteration (repetition)


Follow and describe algorithms involving sequencing, comparison operators (branching) and iteration


Design algorithms involving multiple alternatives (branching) and iteration


Implement algorithms as visual programs involving control structures, variables and input


Design algorithms involving nested control structures and represent them using flowcharts and pseudocode


Trace algorithms to predict output for a given input and to identify errors


Implement, modify and debug programs involving control structures and functions in a general-purpose programming language


Design algorithms involving logical operators and represent them as flowcharts and pseudocode


Validate algorithms and programs by comparing their output against a range of test cases


Implement, modify and debug modular programs, applying selected algorithms and data structures, including in an object-oriented programming language

Keywords Computer programming, Algorithms, Decision making, Design, Coding, Problem solving, Teacher learning, Kodu, Website, Web page

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