All about creating conditionals

Here is the code we wrote last time

Write 5 sentences about your use of conditionals in Scratch.

Start your Writing with Conditionals are…….

Include the following information What is a conditional Talk about “Cause and Effect”.

What blocks in Scratch are conditionals?

What are the function of the Sensing blocks in Scratch?

What  part of the code did you write in Scratch that were the conditionals, What blocks did you use?

What kind of a conditional would you like to write in future programs?

Statue Of Liberty

For our project: An old post on the Statue Of lberty

Stuff From Room 311 Sort of - 373R's Web-log

The Light of Liberty

Photo: The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is 151 feet, 1 inch (46 meters, 2.5 centimeters) tall.

Photograph by Dean Conger

Photograph by Dean Conger

Peter Winkler

On July 4, 1884 France presented the United States with an incredible birthday gift: the Statue of Liberty! Without its pedestal it’s as tall as a 15-story building. She represents the United States. But the world-famous Statue of Liberty standing in New York Harbor was built in France. The statue was presented to the U.S., taken apart, shipped across the Atlantic Ocean in crates, and rebuilt in the U.S. It was France’s gift to the American people.

It all started at dinner one night near Paris in 1865. A group of Frenchmen were discussing their dictator-like emperor and the democratic government of the U.S. They decided to build a monument to American freedom—and perhaps even strengthen French demands for democracy in their…

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Create your own Ozobot Track

Using Markers and these codes.

Create your own Ozobot Track.

Have your track begin at one point and end make a continuous loop meaning your track should be closed. like this track  Include at least 5 different codes from above.  When you finish your track. You will be given a chance to try it out.

The point of this lesson is to get to know how the different color combinations will code the Ozobot/Evo to do different things.


Let’s turn the Google Doodle into a game . Watch Directions here:

Learn how to have the laters chase your mouse.

Choose a sprite. Step 1.  Choose forever and point towards mouse pointer

Step 2  a motion block move 10 step Step 3:   get an if block * what kind of a code is an if block?
 Step 4 go to the Sensing Menue and get a touching Color block 

Ozobot can identify lines, colors, and codes on both digital surfaces, such as an iPad, and physical surfaces, such as paper. You can calibrate the robots to follow lines by holding down a power button. Then you can draw lines for the robot to follow in an app.. Different color code will make the Robot do different things. Today we will explore the Ozobots using markers paper and the Ozobot App.  Evo can also be coded using a program called Blockly and can do several other things when connected to an ios device (ipad, phone, tablet)  Blockly is very similart to Scratch a language you can write in quite fluently. 

 Let’s take a look at how lines can be drawn. Some basic rules and codes that will help you code these Ozobots with color and ios device . 

Tech Fair 2018





On Thursday and Friday, we had our annual Technology Fair. All went very well. Except for the weather. Our Fair was supposed to be on Wednesday and Thursday but unfortunately, the weather had other ideas and dumped tons of snow on Wednesday and we got a  snow day  we moved it to Thursday.

I want to thank all the coaches who worked so hard at the Tech Fair.

This year featured Lego’s Scratch, all kinds of Code and lots of robotics. We had 18 stations in all. Some of our Robots featured were:



Sphero BB8

Sphero R2D2



Ozobots Evo


Cozmo a robot who gets smarter as you interact with him.


If you attended the Tech fair Please write at least 7 sentences telling me what you liked. and what you learned. What would you like to see at next years Tech Fair.. If you were a coach please tell me about your experience as a coach. If you did not get to go to the Tech fair you can write 7 sentences about some of the robots you would like to work with in class and or why you did not get to attend the fair.




The Ozobots we have are called Evo.

The Science of Ozobots using optical sensors on the bottom and motion sensor on the front and back. This allows Evo to  sense color and an object in front of it and behind it.  The earlier model was called Bit and only followed color could not connect to an IOS device to be controlled.

Ozobots  use optical color sensors to follow color patterns.

Makey Makey

Makey Makey Classic works through the opening and closing circuits, just like any other button. Instead of the circuit being closed underneath your keyboard, the circuit is closed through the conductive objects you connect with alligator clips like your hand or your lunch or some tinfoil or lead pencil or playdoh.
Remember the principal of circuits a circuit must be closed for the electricity to flow. Under this principle, you make an extension from your computer to the outside object giving that outside objects the same property as a mouse or keyboard.
When you press down on your mouse or key on your keyboard you are close the connection and the electricity is connected and flows. So you extend the connection outside the mouse/keyboard of your computer by plugging in a makey makey. But it all about closed circuits.

Google Doodle -Computer Science For All

Have some fun redesigning the Google Doodle Here.