Conference Reminders

Before our student lead conference one of my students, Sue, spent some time answering questions about the code that Ben had come up with. The questions involved the use of parameters. I have introduced this to them but I think I will need to do a better job of introducing and revisiting this each year. I […]

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Kids Teaching Scratch

I haven’t attended a conference in a long time. This year was a bit different as a major conference was at my school. So I made plans for my students to take part by demonstrating how they used Scratch and the Hummingbird board to create a project. Kids did fantastic and it was a great […]

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Last year we explored if statements and if statements with the five Hummingbird sensors. Students created code that cause a servo or motor or LED to react based on sensor readings. They used all 5 sensors, temperature, sound, potentiometer, light and distance. In the class this year the first year students will continue with this […]

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Design Hunt

In our design hunt activity I asked students to go for a walk and take photos of designed elements found at SSIS. I introduced the design hunt via a short keynote presentation, shown below in video form. This presentation introduced design and designed elements through a look at some of the new items in my room. During the […]

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