Monday, May 12

Good Monday!

Mr. Colvin’s 4th graders I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.
Here is our agenda for today:
10 Minutes of Typing Club – Make sure to keep you hands on the home row and eyes on the screen.
20 Minutes of Scratch/MaKey MaKey – Before you begin, I would like to do a quick “check-in” to see what was accomplished on Friday.

Monday, May 9

Happy Friday!

Mr. Colvin’s 4th grader and Mr. Marchyok’s 5th graders I’m out sick today. Mr. Schnoor will be you guest teacher today. Please be helpful and courteous to him.

I’d like you to start with 10 minutes of Typing Club.
Following typing please return to you pairs from yesterday to finish coding your game project that I introduced. Please do not get the MaKey MaKey boards out today. Just concentrate on finishing the code. If you finish early you can work on Code.org.

Here are the screen shots for the Scatch game I demonstrated yesterday. Click on image to see it in full size.

Scratch:

Scratch code using arrow keys to move sprite

Scratch code using arrow keys to move sprite

Beetle:

Beetle code for using WASD keys to move

Beetle code for using WASD keys to move

Bananas:

Code for randomly moving bananas

Code for randomly moving bananas

Scoreboard:

Choose "Data" > then "Make a Variable" > "For this sprite only"

Choose “Data” > then “Make a Variable” > “For this sprite only”

Thursday, May 8

Good Morning,

Mr. Colvin’s 4th graders today we are going to take the time to see just how the MaKey MaKey can be integrated with Scratch.
We are going to build a simple two player game that uses the MaKey MaKey board to control two sprites.
You will need to work in a team of two. So find a partner and we will begin.

Wednesday, May 7

Good Morning,

Mr. Colvin’s 4th graders here is our agenda for today:

10 Minutes – Code.org
20 Minutes – Scratch
We will review how to move and follow, so come to to the board to begin this session.

Tuesday, May 6

Good Morning,

Mr. Colvin’s 4th graders here is our agenda for this morning:
10 Minutes of Typing Club Concentrating on keeping hands in home row position and eyes on the screen.

20 Minutes – Scratch We will cover some basics today…
Inspiration

Monday, May 5

Good Monday,

Welcome back Mr. Colvin’s 4th graders and Mr. Marchyok’s 5th graders. This will be our last four week block for Tech Lab this year.

I’d like to start class today with Typing Club. Before you begin though, I would like to have a quick in class discussion about typing and my expectations for these final four weeks.

Following typing we’ll return to Code.org to finish our day.