Let’s get coding

Today we learnt about a tool that allows us to make a computer do the things we want it to.  Instead of just using a computer, we are learning to make our own games and content.

We started with a simple program called Scratch Jr.  (thankfully there is a Chrome Store App for this and we can use it on our Chromebooks)

Here are some of the things we learned :

I learnt how to make my cat small then big – Emma
I learnt how to change a background – Jordi
I learnt how to program my cat – Tom
I learnt how to change my sprite – Sophia
I learned how to turn to the right and left – Ebony
I learnt how to change my background – Ava
I learnt how to add characters – Niamh
I learnt how to program a different way to what I knew – James
I learned to change my person and make voices – Rose
I learned how to make sounds – Lucas
I learnt how to make a cat invisible and visible. – Sienna
I learnt to change my cats direction – Siena
I learnt how to get big then small – Elva
I learned that you can make a play out of Scratch – Chantelle
I learned how to change animals and make plays – Matthew
I learned how make a voice – Jennifer
On Scratch Jr I learnt to change the background and add new characters I also learnt to change the colour of my cat – Raphael 
I learned how to change my person’s colour – Sam
I learnt that you can make your sprite talk – Caitlin
I learnt how to make it flip, small and big – Annie 
I learned to change characters – Hannah
I learnt how to change the colour of the person – Zach
I learnt that you can make the cat move over and over again – Hannah 
I learnt how to make him talk and how to turn him into a lizard – Ava
 I learnt how to make 2 different pages on 1 project – Sophia
I learnt how too use Scratch – Frances
I learnt how to change characters and delete them. – Declan
I learned to shrink and grow – Mia
On the first video I learnt how to make a car move. On the second video I learnt how to make animals race . – Frances
I learnt how to make a race! – Patrick
I learnt sounds speed and race’s and everything – Emma 
It was great I could make a dog shoot a Basketball into a basketball hoop with only using three buttons – Lucas

We also used Google Classroom to shared our resources (our toolbox), our learning and our questions.

It was really exciting to see what we achieved in just one hour.  Watch out for more sharing about this fun new adventure.

Why code?

One thought on “Let’s get coding”

  1. Why Code????
    It is amazing that’s why and the Middles taught me a little in a short time.
    We need a new dictionary. What is a sprite again?
    These are exciting times.
    What next in coding?

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