I just created a Land the Helicopter game using Scratch! Press the green flag to let gravity lower the helicopter down on to the platform. Use the left, right, and up arrow keys to maneuver around the clouds. Hit one and the game is over. Land on the platform and you win! Press the green… Continue reading Play Land the Helicopter Game Made with @Scratch
I just created a Rock, Paper, Scissors game using Scratch! It was so much fun! After getting the basic functions down, I kept wanting to take it once step further. When Cat wins, he meows. When Crab wins, she does a little dance. When they tie, they both shake with frustration. 🙂 And I added… Continue reading Rock, Paper, Scissors Game with Scratch
Bloomberg recently posted a very long article by Paul Ford called What Is Code?. I have been reading bits and pieces of it at a time for the past several days. But for someone who is learning how to code, wants to understand how computers work, and how they will change our future, this is a very… Continue reading What is Code?
As I have said before, I am digging more into coding since I started working with LEGO robotics kits with public libraries all around Texas. I am saving lots of resources (with an emphasis on FREE) on learning how to code here. Even though I am also currently taking a course on Scratch, my husband and… Continue reading EdX & W3C HTML5 MOOC begins June 1
I am currently taking a Programming in Scratch MOOC and just completed my first project. I am rather proud of it! //scratch.mit.edu/projects/embed/63198768/?autostart=false
Coding programming for kids is going to be/is already the next big thing! Catch this free webinar to learn more on implementing it in your library!
Cracking the Code – Coding in the Library
Wed, May 19, 2015, 2:00–3:00 PM CST
Join us for a webinar to look at FREE resources for teaching K-12 computer programming via your library. The best part? You need zero coding experience to participate! All you need is a willingness to have fun, let your patrons be the experts, and to provide time for kids to get excited about designing their own programs. Perhaps you have heard about Hour of Code? Well the hour for coding in your library is now! Don’t miss out!
The webinar will be presented by Leah Mann, Library Media Specialist at Killian Middle School in Lewisville ISD. Lea has fourteen years experience as an educator, including eight as a school librarian. She has a passion for providing opportunities for students to explore in a variety of ways and is excited to be a part this dynamic season for libraries. Leah has presented on a variety of topics at TLA, TCEA, SXSWedu, and ESC Region XI and is excited to have recently added coding to the mix, and to present her first webinar.
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