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.  

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Getting Situated into Technology by Leeya


Even though it is the beginning of the year, we have done so many fun activities so far! This year we have the opportunity of getting an email. Since we are the oldest now in the school, we have more responsibilities. We can email teachers if we need anything to do with homework, projects, or a test. Also, this year we have a website called "Seesaw" which enables the whole class to see assignments that we need to do. We have profile pictures to tell who we are but instead of having a real picture we created avatars so no one can see our true face for protection. So even if it is the beginning of the year, technology is really fun!    

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

How Information Travels Across the Internet written by Emily C. and edited by Jack T.


This week we are learning about HTML. It is very interesting to learn about. We have also learned about how information travels across the internet  There are a lot of steps in the process. First, you have to put your domain name in the URL (Uniform Rerecord Locator) bar. Next, it goes to their server, and the server receives the message. Third, it allows you to go on the website and do whatever you want. That is the process behind how information travels device to device!