October 22, 2017
Firstly, what is a passion project you may ask. Well, to sum it up basically as the school captain for 2017 I get to create a program that uses my skills to teach others and/or to make the school a better place. My Passion Project for this year is that I’m running a program to teach girls that aren’t confident with coding and animating so they can feel better about it in the future.
The next couple of weeks you will be making your very own animation or game using the program called Scratch. These are the steps to get ready to start making!
- Click this link: https://scratch.mit.edu/
- Login you should all have scratch accounts as it was part of our homework this week but if not tell me.
- Click create and your ready, but don’t start yet!
Together as a group we can come up with suggestions of what you want to. If you already know what you want to do then you can share that with the class to give them some ideas.
For the rest of the session you can make what you have planned if you’re stuck then come to me but try and figure it out yourself.
February 6, 2017
Today was Safer Internet Day and all of Victoria’s schools participated in a webinar on how we can stay safe online. It included information on how to keep your details private online, this included things on the dangers of strangers online, how to prevent bullying and what to do if you do get bullied. During the webinar it gave us opportunity’s to answer questions though a chat. We found out that half of our group had been contacted by strangers online. Some of the things they said were tell a trusted adult and report anything that makes you feel bad and keep any evidence so they can can work out who did it. I already tell a trusted adult if anything upsetting things happen online. A goal for future internet use would be to be mindful which websites I go on and which ones I think aren’t helpful.
December 6, 2016
The first period today was the hour of code. It’s where we learn about how we can control what the computer does though basically a different and or efficient language called coding. We watched a video on different famous people that told us about how important coding is and what they were like when they started out. They explained that coding is used in many different ways that we didn’t know about like most devices. We played around with some coding games that taught a lot.
I learnt that you have be very specific when giving computers commands because they can’t understand whats going on inside your head. When you do make an error when you are programming it’s called a bug because little bugs used to crawl into machines and break them. To debug you need to work out what’s wrong before you try to fix it.
I would like to learn more about how the computer understands and interprets the different codes we give them and how to create more advanced games/ problems to solve.
It confused me when we had to put repeat brackets inside repeat brackets which I didn’t understand the point or how it works.
How we could improve how we teach coding by getting into teams and creating different games to challenge other teams by them having to work out how to win the games created.