Tag Archives | Scratch

Great Tips

Great tips via CSTeachingTips.org. Never considered number four but what a great idea. Also getting students into the habit of talking through their coding for debugging purposes is a real useful practice. This is one of the reasons I also like pair computing. Having them talk while entering the code makes it easier for them […]

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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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Traffic Light

Added a traffic light project to the grade seven Coding and Robotics course. As I learn, I need to make the Coding and Robotics more integrated than I did the first time I taught it. Use the robotics possibilities  to add a physical dimension to what I teach. My first trial was with the Morse Code project where I used […]

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Robotics at SSIS

Last year we decided to add Robotics to our Middle School Technology offerings. I was given the freedom to choose the tool for this class. As we have taught Scratch here for the past seven years I was hoping to find something that would allow us to make “robots” but also allow the students to use their Scratch […]

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