As you finish your final products for our coding unit, I want you to:
- Always, refer to the criteria to make sure you have met all the requirements needed to be successful.
- Create a feedback form (either digital or analog) to gather feedback when we PLAY and give feedback to each other next class.
- If you have created a game on Scratch, please share it publicly and link it here, so everyone can access it.
We’ll show this at the MS Assembly today, but incase you wanted to watch it again, here it is:
The Hour of Code at Canadian Academy was a huge success. We had over 350 Secondary students and teachers participating between 2:25-3:25 last Friday and Ms. Shigeta did coding with all elementary students from KB through Grade 5 in their classes.
Through this whole school initiative, we hope that we peaked students’ interests with programming and Computer Science. Regardless of a person’s passion, understanding programming will allow them to create products and solutions in any field.
If students are interested in programming, we encourage them to sign-up for after school clubs, participate in Life is Tech camps around Japan and internally they can sign up for Design: Programming in Grade 9 and code in Grade 10 Design.
Here are the pictures from all of the Hour of Code events last week:
1. Secondary Hour of Code 2014
2. Elementary Hour of Code14
I’ve had a great Fall Break. I did a lot of fun things with my family.
I’ve created a Donut Selfie as I asked you too. I edited everything in the iMovie App on my phone, which was a challenge for me, as I’ve never done this before. I do like the app a lot, and need to make more with my phone. Some of my transitions are choppy and need work, but I decided that since this is more of a “fun” assignment and not a polished piece of work, that it didn’t have to be perfect.
What I liked/learned:
It was fun to take the selfies. I like the motion bit and I had never used Slo-Mo or play with the timing of my clips too much before (now I will!)
What I found challenging:
Take good donut selfie shots. I was forever cutting out half my head, or the light was bleaching out the background, or after watching my video, I realized that my clip wasn’t so interesting. I found it hard adding audio to the iMovie option because I couldn’t seem to blend the music well and I wanted to follow copyright laws for the music I used (under 10%).
Here is mine… I can’t wait to see yours!
Stian Eikeland via Compfight
The word “hacker” has negative connotations.
Watch this video and think about it. Is the word hacker any different from remixer, designer, creator?