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
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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
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
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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
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
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
Thursday, March 16, 2017
We are doing Scratch Projects. We get to make a game. I learned a lot. It is really enjoyable, but still very hard. The difficult part was thinking of an idea that you can do and learning how to make things move, but when you do it, the ending product is really cool. We also had to use conditionals. Conditionals are if one thing occurs, then somethings needs to happen, and else something different. We get to play each others games. It is really awesome to see how other peoples turned out. Scratch is a blast.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
As of today, we are still working on Bloxels. Bloxels is an app, that allows children to express their game, programming, and engineering skills with characters, game building, Bloxels, elements, and much more. I personally love making new characters and watching my friends play my games that I have made. Someday, my Bloxels skills might come to use, but until then, I will take it one block at a time.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
In this week in technology, we are making our own video games using Bloxels. During this time period, we have made backgrounds, characters, enemies, and more. While making these video games we learned how to do all of the functions and are on are way to a great start. I think that all of my classmates are doing a terrific job with this project. We all have had a lot of fun doing this project so far and hope we accomplish our goals for our games!
Thursday, February 9, 2017
This week in Technology, it has been really fun. Today, we started using Bloxels. It is our first day so it is really confusing, but we will eventually get the hang of it. Bloxels is an activity where you put little blocks on your board, scan the board on the app, then you get to use that board to create your very own video game! Bloxels are Awesome.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Today, me and my classmates are working on Seesaw and Khan Academy. Sadly, this week is our last week in our Tech rotation. I think everybody enjoyed Tech. I am working on What's For Dinner on Khan Academy. I am in the middle of making a pizza! I am very exited to finish it. After I finish it, I will post it on Seesaw. Seesaw is a program at which you post the things you make. I am so exited for Technology next year and my classmates are too.