Month: March 2016

Grade 7: Playing with Scratch

Since I am out today,  you can easily follow this tutorial and create with Scratch.

Save what you create, so I can see it next class!

In class today, you need to watch this tutorial:

As you watch this tutorial, I suggest you open Scratch so you can play around as you watch (if that works for you).  Refer back to this tutorial to help you if you get stuck.

Play tutorial > Pause & Try it Out  > Repeat

Then, you will need to create something that uses the “double jump” scripting you learned from the video.

If you have any issues with the web-based Scratch, you may want to download the Scratch Offline editor:

If you are successful with this, then try this challenge:

What’s the coolest thing you can create with 10 blocks?

Grade 6: The Teachers of the Future!

the science teacher

Black Zack via Compfight

Congratulations on finishing your tutorial videos!  This week we enter the last stage of the Design Cycle: Evaluating. Before you really reflect on both the process and the product, I want you to get feedback from at least ten people.

I know getting feedback for your work can be intimidating, but as a designer, it is essential.  You need to seek and receive feedback in order to continue to improve.

So today, follow the agenda (with resources below):

  1. Open the tutorial feedback form sent to you via email and embed/insert link to your video. (Video playlist here)
  2. Fill out your information on this document so others can easily find your video & feedback form.
  3. Give GOOD feedback: Objective, honest, kind, helpful, thoughtful
  4. Seek Feedback – you should have at least 10 people give you feedback on your video (at least 2 HS students/adults) by next class.


You are the Designers of the Next Generation


First, let’s start with this cool, extravagant, product, the pancake bot:

This is definitely an example of a remix.  This was probably born due to a love of pancakes and thinking about how popular 3-D printers have become over recent years.

Now, I also want you to take 10-15 minutes to look through KickStarter.  We’ll have a discussion when you are done.