Create your own logo using the Scratch programming language. Begin by watching the introduction video. From there, select a style of your choice for each of the six letters and view the videos to learn how to add the effects such as changing color, spin, and bounce.
Learn the basics of coding as our school participates in the Hour of Code. In Minecraft Adventurer, use blocks of code to take Steve or Alex on an adventure through a Minecraft world. In Minecraft Designer, program animals and other Minecraft creatures in your own version of Minecraft. Click on the picture below to get started.
Try other tutorials at Code.org
Do you have your own personal account for an app or website? Do you know if the password you chose is strong? Learn about the Do’s and Don’ts of creating passwords and the importance of having a password that is secure. The information will be presented via a Nearpod interactive slideshow on the iPads. If you have extra time, head to the Tower of Treasure on Interland.
The Internet is amazing, but there are safety rules to keep in mind while using it. We’ll start by viewing a map of the Internet and discovering the most popular websites. Then you’ll take a digital citizenship pre-test on the iPads using Socrative. The pre-test will ask you questions on topics we’ll explore this year, so don’t worry if you are unsure of the answers to some of the questions. If you have extra time, try Mindful Mountain on your iPad.
I’m looking forward to another great year of helping you use technology with your learning. I’ll begin by showing you a slideshow that reviews the technology that’s available in our school. Then you will log in and follow the directions on a checklist to locate and bookmark the technology blog. Once finished, log into your Google Drive account and complete the quiz.
Finished? You can make a free choice under Kid Links.
August 17, 2017
Greetings Cottage Cougars,
I hope you are enjoying the summer break. I kept busy this summer with traveling and spending time with my family. Along with going to the beach several times, I also visited Bermuda with my wife.
This week I went into school and started getting the technology ready for the new school year. There are over 200 iPads, about 75 laptops, and approximately 50 desktop computers. That’s a lot of devices for kids and teachers to use! This year your class will do more with coding and exploring the maker space activities.
Enjoy what’s left of summer vacation and I look forward to seeing you soon!
Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda