Topic outline

  • November 11 - November 15

    Monday 

    • Veteran's Day Assembly



    Tuesday



    Wednesday

    • Work on Design Your Own Game



    Thursday

    • Work on Design Your Own Game

    • November 4 - November 8

      Monday

      • Go to CS First
      • Click Sign In in the upper right
      • Choose "I'm a Student"
      • Enter the class code of c3qzr8
      • Choose one of the following to work on:
        • Art
        • Music and Sound
        • Fashion and Design
        • Sports
        • Game Design 





      Tuesday

        • Go to CS First
        • Click Sign In in the upper right
        • Choose one of the following to work on:
          • Art
          • Music and Sound
          • Fashion and Design
          • Sports
          • Game Design 




      Wednesday

        • Go to CS First
        • Click Sign In in the upper right
        • Choose one of the following to work on:
          • Art
          • Music and Sound
          • Fashion and Design
          • Sports
          • Game Design 





      Thursday

      • Go to CS First
      • Click Sign In in the upper right
      • Choose one of the following to work on:
        • Art
        • Music and Sound
        • Fashion and Design
        • Sports
        • Game Design 

      Leave early for 1:00 Career Fair 

      • October 28 - November 1

        Monday

        • Go to Scratch and log into your account and then click the Ideas tab which is on the upper part of the screen, just to the left of the Search bar
        • Scroll down to the bottom of the section of the page labeled Activity Guides and then click the blue bar with "See All Tutorials" on it 
        • Choose one of the tutorials that involves creating a game.  Below are the ones you can choose from:
          • Make a Chase Game
          • Make a Clicker Game
          • Pong Game
          • Animate an Adventure Game
        • Once you choose one of the game tutorials, following the video tutorial provided to create the game -- you can get headphones from the box on the floor behind my desk if needed
        • Be sure to sure your work by choosing File>Save Now (if File>Save Now is not an option, choose File>Save to your computer
        • When you finish one of the above game tutorials, try another
        • You should be doing Scratch tutorials or just playing around on Scratch for the full hour
        • If in the event that you cannot log into Scratch, you should begin working Lesson 15:  Velocity on www.code.org


        Tuesday

        • Finish interactive cards if you still need to
        • If interactive card is complete, you can work on Scratch or go onto Lesson 15:  Velocity on www.code.org


        Wednesday

        • Once you have had an opportunity to learn how to make a couple different game in Scratch using the tutorials mentioned above under Monday's work, I would like you to do the following
        • Create a Halloween based game:  you could be searching for candy, catching ghosts or goblins, creating an adventure game where you have to collect Halloween items - or you can come up with your own ideas



        Thursday

        • Use Scratch to make a ghost catching game that will teach you how to do the following Scratch tasks:
          • Show, hide, and randomize a sprite
          • How to add variables:  add a score and add a timer
        • Use Scratch to make a color memory game that will teach you how to do the following Scratch tasks:
          • Create buttons
          • Add a high score 
          • Add sound


        • October 21 - October 25

          Monday

          • Go over the Interactive Card Project 
          • Finish Lesson 13:  Other Forms of Input:  Bubbles 8-10 for those who did not get it finished last week 
          • If you are finished with Lesson 13, you can begin working on the Interactive Card Project Guide - Be sure to write the topic or theme of your card on the top of your project guide



          Tuesday 

          • Finish Lesson 13:  Other Forms of Input:  Bubbles 11-13 for those who did not get it finished last week 
          • Work on the Interactive Card Project - Be sure to fill out the Interactive Card Project Guide first  and be sure to write the topic or theme of your card on the top of your project guide



          Wednesday

          • Work on your interactive card - be sure to fill out the Interactive Card Project Guide first before you begin - Use the sample guide below if needed



          Thursday

          • No class due to the Shine and Soar presentation 



          Friday

          • Go to Scratch and click Join Scratch in upper right unless you know that you already have a Scratch account from a previous class 
          • Create a username and password that you will remember
          • If it asks for a parent or guardian email, put in your school email so you can easily confirm your account
          • Work on the Interactive Card Project 

          • October 14 - October 18

            Monday

            • Log into www.code.org and complete Unit 3 - Lesson 12:  Keyboard Input




            Tuesday

            • Log into www.code.org and complete Unit 3 - Lesson 13:  Other Forms of Input



            Wednesday

            • Free Choice Friday, however you will be receiving a paper indicating what you are missing and need to share.  Several of you also should've received a request to view the video on your App Slide Presentation



            Thursday

            • No class - Rally Day!


            Friday

            • No school 

            • October 7 - October 11

              Monday 

              • Log into Code.org 
              • Make sure you are caught up through Lesson 7:  The Draw Loop 
              • Begin Unit 3 - Lesson 9:  Sprite Movement - Work completely through lesson, including bubbles 14-15 where you will be creating a project 



              Tuesday

              • Log into Code.org
              • Make sure you are caught up through Lesson 9:  Sprite Movement - all the way through level 15 



              Wednesday 

              • Use today to try to finish up through Lesson 9:  Sprite Movement - all the way through level 15
              • Play with code.org's Hour of Code Activities, Scratch, or Tynker to give you more experience with block coding 
                • You can experiment and play with several of the different activities to make you more comfortable with coding
              • You should be doing something coding related for the hour!



              Thursday

              • Learn about Boolean expressions
              • Guess the Animal Activity


              Friday

              • Begin working on Lesson 11:  Conditionals

              • September 30 - October 4

                Monday

                • Finish your presentation if needed
                • Those who are finished can move onto the next work which will be www.code.org's Unit 3 on Animations and Games 
                • Complete the following:
                  • Lesson 1:  Programming for Entertainment - Bubbles 3-6 to experience using stamp pad, animated comics, alien jumper, and hungry bunny
                  • Lesson 2:  Plotting Shapes - Bubble 2 - recreate the images on the handout
                  • Lesson 3:  Drawing in the Game Lab - Read Bubbles 1 and 10, watch the two videos on Bubble 3 and 5 before doing Bubbles 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9


                Tuesday

                • Continue working on code.org Unit 3 - Animations and Games 
                  • Finish completing Lessons 1-3 from yesterday -- please do not forget to Run and Finish each bubble before moving onto the next
                • Begin working on the following for today:
                  • Lesson 4:  Shapes and Randomization:  Work your way through all the bubbles in Lesson 4 which will teach you how to create shapes with width and height, change the background, and randomize your shapes 
                  • Lesson 5:  Variables:  Work your way through all the bubbles in Lesson 5 which will teach you how to use variables in programming


                Wednesday

                • Continue working on code.org Unit 3 - Animations and Games 
                • Make sure you have completed the work from the last two days, Lessons 1-5 (see Monday and Tuesday above)
                • Begin working on the following for today:
                  • Lesson 6:  Sprites - work through all the bubbles and videos (get headphones if needed) in the lesson and create a scene at the end - your scene must include the following:
                    • At least two sprites (can come from code.org or upload your own, a background, text that you change the size and color of
                    • Use the code from bubbles 11, 12, and 14 to help you if needed 



                Thursday

                • Continue working on code.org Unit 3 - Animations and Games 
                • Make sure you have completed work from the last three days, Lessons 1-5 (see Monday-Wednesday above)
                • Begin working on the following for today:
                  • Lesson 7:  The Draw Loop - work through all the bubbles and continue your scene from yesterday by making your sprites move




                Friday

                • Free choice Friday - Happy Homecoming!

                • September 23 - September 27

                  Monday

                  • In www.code.org, make sure your app is usable and your links work.  Someone should be able to get on your app and click through it to see all of your pages and the information on them.  Have at least two other people use your app and click through it and record their findings on the handout provided to you.  Once they have provided feedback, please make sure to make any adjustments needed to make the app functional and appealing to the eye.


                  Tuesday

                  • Finish yesterday's work if needed
                  • When your app is complete, it has been tested, and corrections have been made, you will be creating a Google Slides presentation following these App Presentation Guidelines



                  Wednesday


                  Thursday


                  Friday

                  • Continue working on your presentation - I added directions for the screen shots to the App Presentation Project 
                  • Cover how to do animation and transition 
                  • Be sure to read through the rubric when you think you are finished to make sure you have added all the required elements and check to make sure you have good spelling and grammar 
                  • Share the presentation with me when you are finished

                  • September 16 - September 20

                    Monday

                    • Go to www.code.org and log in 
                    • We will be doing Lesson 12:  Digital Design which is part of Chapter 2:  App Prototyping.  As part of this lesson, you will be learning about the app lab and creating a digital version of a prototype provided to you. 
                      • Bubble 1:  First we will be looking at the Model Screen Design to learn about element ID
                      • Bubble 2:  Watch the a video to learn about the app lab in Code.org
                      • Bubble 7:  Tour of Design Mode
                      • Bubble 11:  Design Mode Elements/IDs
                      • Complete Bubbles 3-6
                      • Complete Bubbles 8-10



                    Tuesday

                    • Go to www.code.org and finish the Lesson 12 assignment from yesterday which requires you to complete bubbles 3-6 and 8-10.  When you get to bubble 10, be sure to do the following:
                      • Check over the prototype to make sure you've included everything - your screen should include all the items that the prototype does
                      • Make sure your IDs match the ones on the prototypes
                      • Clean up any rough edges by resizing or moving around elements to make it as close to the prototype as can be
                    • Once you have finished bubble 10, you can move ahead to bubble 13 following the guidelines below:
                      • Begin creating the home screen of YOUR app prototype
                      • Since this is the home screen, you IDs should contain the word home in them.  You can use the recycling app prototype to give you ideas of what to name them.  Remember they should be all lowercase, use _ to connect your words, and they should describe the element they go with 
                      • DO NOT click the Submit button unless you are absolutely sure your home screen is the way you want it



                    Wednesday 

                    • Go to www.code.org and log in 
                    • If you have completed Lesson 12:  Bubbles 3-6, 8-10 as well as Bubble 13 to complete the home screen prototype of your app
                    • Go onto Lesson 13 and complete the following Bubbles:
                      • Go over the days's lesson about creating and linking screens
                      • Bubble 2:  Create a new "about" screen
                      • Bubble 3:  Add information to your "about" screen using the prototype provided
                      • Bubble 4:  Create a new screen by using the import function and copying and pasting the provided URL to make a "search results" screen 
                      • Bubble 5:  Create new screen by using the import function and copying and pasting the provided URL to make a "contact" screen 
                      • Bubble 8 and 9:  Use block code to create an event that will take you to search results when you click on the search button
                      • Bubble 10:  Use block code to create events that will link all of your buttons from the home screens to the corresponding screens and back to home again -- You will not be able to create a link from the "send" button on the Contact page 



                    Thursday

                    • Log into www.code.org and continue working through Lesson 13:  Bubbles 2-5 and 8-10 if needed 
                    • Move onto Lesson 13:  Bubbles 13-14 which will have you import your own app design from Lesson 12 using the steps below
                      • Go to Lesson 12:  Bubble 13, make sure your own app main screen is updated and click the Share button in the upper left 
                      • Copy the URL of your app screen and go to Lesson 13:  Bubble 13, choose Import Screen and paste in the URL link of your app main screen that you copied
                      • Now that you have your main app screen imported, continue working on creating the other screens you designed in your paper prototype
                      • Once you have created all the screens, you can work on linking them together so your app is interactive



                    Friday

                    • Continue working where you left off yesterday
                    • Goal is to have your own app, along with all of your screens, created digitally and linked together to be a working prototype

                    • September 9 - September 13

                      Monday

                      • Using the Prototype Brainstorming handout and the iPhone Prototype paper, begin sketching out all the possible screens you might have which may include the following items.  Also consider the buttons you might want add to take you to and from other screens. 
                        • Loading screen
                        • Main menu 
                        • Settings
                        • Help
                        • Search
                        • They could be many more depending on what your app is




                      Tuesday

                      • Watch the first half of Myth Busters Dangerous Driving episode
                        • Answer the first two questions of this document before watching the episode



                      Wednesday

                      • Watch the second half of Myth Busters Dangerous Driving episode
                        • Answer the last two questions on yesterday's document above


                      Thursday

                      • With a partner, complete the Distracted Driving Technology question and brainstorm activity
                      • Go to www.code.org, click Sign In in the upper right, type in this 6 letter section code:  LCLDFK in the upper right and click the Go button.  
                      • Fill out the form using the following guidelines:
                        • Display Name:  use your first and last name
                        • Email:  use your school email
                        • Password:  use your sps password
                        • Password Confirmation:  confirm your sps password
                        • Age:   enter your age
                        • Gender:  enter your gender


                      Friday

                      • Talk about distracted driving activity from yesterday
                      • Free Choice Friday time if behavior earns it


                      • September 2 - September 6

                        Monday

                        • No school 



                        Tuesday



                        Wednesday

                        • Continue working on the Choose Your App assignment from yesterday.  Remember, on the second page, you should be getting a piece of computer paper to draw three pictures.  One would be a picture of your app icon, one is the input screen of your app, and the other is the output screen of your app




                        Thursday 




                        Friday

                        • Complete the What's for Lunch Prototype Activity
                        • Go over the Prototype Element Brainstorming sheet
                        • Begin creating a more in depth prototype of your app - use the phone screen handouts to draw them on using the prototype elements 
                          • Create as many screens for your prototype that you think you would have
                          • Use apps on phone to look at for examples




                        • August 26 - August 30

                          Monday

                          • Went over syllabus and lab rules
                          • Took Kahoot survey on cell phones 
                          • Watch Video 1 on teens addiction to phones and discuss 
                          • Watch Video 2 on teens and social media and discuss


                          Tuesday


                          Wednesday




                            Thursday

                            • Create a Technology 8 folder in your Google Drive
                            • Finish the Input, Processing, and Output assignment from yesterday if necessary
                            • Begin the Mobile Apps That Need to Exist assignment 
                              • Make a copy in your Technology 8 folder in your Google Drive
                              • Share the document with me


                            Friday

                            • No school