Archive for January, 2019

Electronic Circuits how they work

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What is a circuit made of…..

      1. First you need a power source that produces an electron flow (electricity)

 

  1. Then you need a path for these electrons to travel on/ The Electron flow is  called the current.

 

  1. Then you need a Load. The electrons flow into the load to power it. A load is whatever is powered by the electrons like a light or a TV.

 

  1. Finally you need a switch to turn the circuit on and off. A circuit must be closed to work.

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

Let’s watch the Movie on Electric Circuits and compare what we have learned so far.

Part 2 lets use pencils to  connect our Makey Makey . First you have to color in our paper with  with Pencil (graphite) to the edge of the paper. Make sure no empty spaces. then attach your Makey Makey to the paper and choose a site to show.

Questions: If the Makey Makey works what does that tell you about graphite (pencil lead) and electricity?

We will break into groups and see how this works.

photo-on-2-17-17-at-9-24-am-2http://makeymakey.com/gallery/?tag=graphite

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Scratch Lesson Special effects Background and Sprites

Step 1   get rid of the cat

Step 2. put in the Rays background

Step 3 write a code for this background (before we put in the sprite)

Step 4 Now put in this sprite Dragon

Step 5. Let’s Code the Dragon


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Today in Mr. Mac’s Class.

1st period

This morning we are working on your new skill dividing decimals that you were introduced to yesterday.

2nd period

Then we have gym class.

3rd period Mr. K.

4th period

Computers half of this class will be a small Student Council Meeting. We have to announce the Valentines Day Party plans

5th period

Lunch Snack Shop

6th period

Introducing this is the holocaust and Kahoot

7th period you have Art

8th period Round up homework and choice time for those who have earned.


Flocabulary Accounts Here

https://www.flocabulary.com/join-class/

 

Ms. Blair’s class use this code          QMS8HQ

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Ms Dickerson’s Class use this code: 4DZTV8


Scratch 3.0 Tell us what you think

Take the Survey and then in a few sentences tell me what you think of the New Scratch 3.0 platform.

https://teacher1.survey.fm/scratch-3-o

After you take the survey come back here and blog you response in at least 3 or 4 sentences. 

Do you find  Scratch 3.0  easier or harder overall ?

Do you like the new layout of the menus/toolbars?

Over all do you think it is easier to code in Scratch 3.0, the new version?

What new features do you like? 


How Costumes can be used in Scratch

Lets take a look at how Costumes  and backgrounds can be used in Scratch today. We can use costumes for movement. Recreate the code I write then explore this feature on your own.

First lets work with the  next costume block pastedgraphic-6

Then we will play with  the next background

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Here is the first code we will use

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Mr. Mac’s Class Introducing Anne Frank

Today we are taking an online test on Angel Island this morning  on Piersan

 

Later today  we will be working on Introduction to Anne Frank.

Watch the two movies and do the quizzes as a pre reading exercise.

What was the Holocaust? 

 

Anne Frank

What was the Holocaust?

 

Read Pages 1-17 in What was the Holocaust.

https://www.annefrank.org/en/anne-frank/secret-annex/landing/#boekenkast


SCRATCH 3.0 I S HERE

CHOOSE THE TUTORIALS ON ADDING ARROW KEYS TO WALK AROUND SCRATCH AND TAKE A LOOK AT THE NEW PLATFORM.  THEN  CREATE A SCRATCH PROJECT USING THE ARROW KEYS

IT IN THE NEW SCRATCH 3.0

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/277137917/editor


Typing Practice

Lets start  with  20 minutes of typing practice. Now to be honest with my students I don’t like “typing practice” we code that is what we do, we use our brains to figure out and create simple and complex codes. However just like learning to write you have to know how to type I learned using the home keys ASDF JKL: on what we call the Qwerty keyboard. I am not saying you have to learn the way I did but I can type without looking at the keys. Which is a pretty cool trick. You can be a quick person that uses two fingers to peck out the words and as long as you are pretty fast then that is okay. But you have to be able to type with speed and accuracy so from time to time we will practice typing.

Here is the Qwerty keyboard with proper finger placement.

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 Use  the games  below to practice typing

https://www.freetypinggame.net/Default.asp