Thursday, December 21, 2017

Bloxels Stacking Up By: Lexi

This week in technology, we are learning how to make a game using Bloxels. Bloxels is a game where you can create your own personal game using tiny cubes. It is sometimes a little bit challenging because if you want to jump and there is something like fire next to a power up or just a patch of grass you have to find a better way to get there. My favorite part about it is that you can create almost anything you want. You just have to be creative. I learned that if you shoot at a certain block you can get a power up like a bomb, but if you don't have enough yellow coin blocks you can't use the advantage. When you first create the game you design it on a plastic grid. Then, you scan it with the Bloxels app, and there it is when you play the game! 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Having Fun With Coding! by Julia F.

In Technology, we are coding JavaScript on Khan Academy. I am working on animations and making an exploding sun! Some people are working on "Whats for Dinner?" That is a project where you make your own dinner. Some people are working on "Funky Frogs," or "Bucktooth Bunny." Coding is a lot of fun! 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Joy of JavaScript by Wendell

In Technology exploratory, we are learning how to code. Specifically, we are learning JavaScript with Khan Academy. I am learning about coloring with code, and I have made the background of coloring a snowman. We started with learning about how to code the shapes like rect(), line(), and other codes like that. I like the choice of starting with the simple snowman because it doesn't get much more simple than that. Some vocabulary words we learned are, HTML which stands for Hyper Text Mark Up Language, Algorithms, and Abstractions. So far I have really enjoyed learning about coding.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Master Coders We Will Soon Be by Rachel

We have just started coding with Java Script and Khan Academy. We have all started to make snowmen and watch the videos on the site. We are all having a good time coding, and have learned the first steps to becoming a master coder. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Unplugged Coding by Drew

Unplugged coding is basically coding but on a sheet of graph paper. It is also a little easier than regular coding because in regular coding it is more complicated and includes colors. I think mostly everybody is getting it but some of us are struggling a little bit. We are doing this in partners so we teach each other as we go. I hope there will be more fun things to come. We have also learned about HTML, which is hyper text markup language. HTML is the base of a website that can be used with JavaScript. To conclude, I hope technology won't become more difficult but we will try to make the best of it. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

New Vocab by Samantha

We have learned how to code. We learned to do conditionals. Conditionals are statements that refer to coding. If/else are the words that we use to make up a conditional statement. We created card games using conditional statements. Today we made robots and learned about variables. A variable is something that can change and is a place holder for information. 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

What Is An Algorithm? by Ben R.

In 5th Grade technology we have been working on learning about coding and the history of video games. We have also been learning about programming robots. Right now we are making our own algorithms (al-go-ri-thms). Algorithms are a series of instructions that get a specific task done. Take the morning, for example. In the morning, you wake up, get dressed, brush your teeth, comb your hair, and eat breakfast. That was an algorithm.