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! 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Coding With Khan Academy by Izzy

In technology, we are learning how to code on Khan Academy. We have also learned new vocabulary words such as algorithm, nesting conditional statements, and abstraction. Algorithm means a series of instructions in a specific order to complete a specific task. A conditional statement is the rules inside of a condition using if/else statements. Abstraction means to pull out specific information to make one solution work for multiple problems.  Khan Academy is teaching us how to code in a challenging, but fun way!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Coding with Shapes by Morgan

In class, we are learning how to make lines of code by using Khan Academy. Our class is being taught how to make a face using variables, ellipses, and other codes. Variables are place holders for information. Our class has also learned what an algorithm is. An algorithm is a set of instructions that makes something happen or occur. We are being educated in an enjoyable, yet difficult way. Mrs. Mittleman's class is having fun using Khan Academy and learning all about coding!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Final Week Of Tech And So Sad To Go by Avery and Ari

Mrs. Seff 's class is so sad and they will miss their wonderful teacher Mrs. Brown. It is our last week of technology. For our final week, we've been using Swift Playground. It is an app that teaches us a programming language for Apple devices. The programming language is called Swift.  Swift has similarities to JavaScript because you can create your own functions, use loops to repeat functions, and some of the commands use the same terminology.  Mrs. Seff 's class has had a marvelous time in technology and hope to do it next year in Middle School!