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Class Notes-Getting Started

Blink using mBlock and an Arduino Pin 13 has an LED incorporated into the board. So we can use that to see if everything is working. We will start in Scratch mode. Try these blocks out. This is similar to what we have done with Scratch and the Hummingbird. We are setting pin 13 high or […]

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Working With Safari

I was reading a post about different extensions you could use to clean up text on a web site. The post went on to describe one of the features of the tool was that you could combine the different pages as a pdf and read them. The extension mentioned could be added to Safari. However, this […]

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Creating an Animated Widget

I am using Hype, once again, to create an iBook widget. The animation below is iteration 6. I think I have three or four more to go before it’s completed. Still need to add content to the build and evaluate a prototype buttons. Once done it will be ready to export as an iBook widget and dropped it into […]

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Updating Software

I use Apple Remote desktop for a number of things. Sharing my screen with students instead of using the projector, copying updates of my class iBook to student machines, sending messages to all machines for the start of a class are just a few of them. Today I updated the lab to Yosemite 10.10.3 and […]

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File Upload Widget

I was looking on the Bookery for a way to have students upload their Scratch projects to me from within their class iBook. Didn’t find anything and I thought about using JotForm. Using JotForm I created a file upload form. When the form was created I linked it to my Dropbox account. Then from the Embed […]

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