Archive for March, 2018

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.



2018 Tech Fair Links for Tech Coaches

Tech Fair Links

Hour of Code Links 

Write Your First Computer Program

Redesign the Google Doodle

Train your Dragon in Tynker

Short films about ways to work with Scratch for the above link


Makey Makey links




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.

Some of our New Robots!

Brainpop movie on robots

Google Doodle


Let’s Make the Google doodle dance

1st select a song ( don’t take too much time doing this)

2nd. Choose the Play sound button

3rd. Program the Letters to whirl or Twist  ( the Change color block does this)

4th Add Repeat  to get it to whirl more 

5th  It Works now Press the stop block to reset the effect.

 6th  Now we are going to make this letter dance

add another repeat block get Change color block change it to whirl but this time make it  – 25

Now Copy this code to all the letters. All the sprites dance to the music.

Good Morning

Our day .

Remember you are responsible for what you do no one else. 


810 820 practice math sheet

8;30 to 10:20 .  Explorers of North America

10:20 to 10:50 Student Council meeting


Lunch ( you have to earn playing outside)

12:30 Coding and Scratch and Circuits

1:20 Choice time