Wednesday, February 21, 2018

More Programming! by Levi

Blogger and Proof Reader Working Together
What's For Dinner? 

Today we are in Khan Academy learning more about the basics of Java Script. Some of us are working on a simple snowman. We are making a snowman with snow and a sun using Java Script. Some other people are working on making a dinner plate, and it is where you make a program from scratch to make a dinner plate with your dream dinner! Yesterday, we played technology Jeopardy as a class. There were questions about tech vocab words and more about the computer. Vocab words included variables, conditionals, and parameter. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Coding Fun by Molly R.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Right now in tech everyone is doing different activities. Some people are working on their simple snowman and some are working on what's for dinner (both coding activities). I just started to work on what's for dinner. It is not so hard but you have to remember to go step by step to complete a certain task. But instead of saying all of that you can say algorithm, which is one of  our seven vocab words. Maybe you can learn some coding vocab words! You never know when they might be helpful in your life!      

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Unplugged Activities, Avatars, & Technology Tips by Ben and edited by Isaac

In technology we have been doing Scratch and basic coding activity's not on the computer. We call these activities unplugged. One of the non-computer activity's is a card game where we have to write a code on paper using conditionals. One more thing we did that wasn't on the computer was a cup stacking game where we had to write a code with arrows and another person had to try to be a robot and stack the cups by following the arrows. During this process, we learned that you should rethink your steps if you discover a bug in your program.

On the computer, we each made an avatar and we put our avatars in Scratch. We create avatars to protect our identity when we are online. In Scratch we made our avatars say a technology tip that we thought was important. Then, we had to post that on a padlet wall and we each got to share our Scratch creations. 

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.