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As I come to the end of my Scratch unit and I start reflecting on what I will keep or change I am also thinking about the differentiation possible with coding. Over the years one assignment that I have used, when teaching Java and Scratch, is a slope assignment.
Some kids just attack this stuff. As his Dad said in our meetings today “it’s too bad that this wasn’t taught last year”. Fortunately things are changing and moving back to where they were a few years back.
Task is to create a game that has a help screen, start menu, and a number of other [...]Continue Reading →
As I am back in a Mac lab environment I plan on using Hype with my classes. Adding an animation to an iBook is made a lot easier with Hype 2.0. I took screen shots of the different scratch components I wanted and animated them. Then I took a screencast of the output in scratch [...]Continue Reading →
In the iBook I am making for my robotics&programming class I want to include examples of the different programs that students create. As my final destination is iBooks on the Mac I have used an iframe embed to add some sample Scratch games.
Using what I found here I modified a few lines, adding the Scratch embed information.
Eight years ago the school I worked at began using the work of Charlotte Danielson to guide our conversations about teaching and the creation of a professional growth plan. As I was interested in using an electronic portfolio I began using Mahara to create, collect and display what I learned. Fast forward to today and we have [...]Continue Reading →