What you need
Device to play music and access to the Weavly coding environment
Quiet environment to hear sounds
Adult moderator for one or more learners
Mix it up!
In this activity learners can explore the sound features of the different action blocks. Each action block has a unique and distinct sound. Once action blocks are played as part of the program, Weavly can provide real-time sound for each action block. This activity encourages learners to use their sensory ability to identify cause and effect, and inspire creativity in their programs.
- Open the Weavly coding environment.
- Add a “Move Forward” action block to your program.
- Play your program and listen to the audio sound for that action block.
- Ask the learner to repeat the sound they heard for that selected block.
- Refresh the scene, delete the action block in your program area and repeat the previous steps for the remaining action blocks, such as Move Backward, Turn Right 45 degrees, Turn Left 45 degrees, Turn Right 90 degrees, and Turn Left 90 degrees.
- Now ask the learner to build a sequence of different action blocks and play their program. Encourage them to carefully listen to the sounds and try to recognize when their character is moving versus changing directions.
- When asking learners to repeat the sound, consider singing or sounding out the audio (i.e. beep beep, chi chee), as well as using kinesthetic movement (I.e. clapping, tapping).
- Set up a space with a relatively quiet environment to detect audio changes or use headset/earphones.
- Turn off pen toggle feature to help learners focus their attention on the sound.
Add multiple action blocks to their sequence and use the speed control to play with the speed for the musical creation.