5th Grade – Students were introduced to creating block code in Scratch. Students went to scratch.mit.edu and logged in with the username and password created for them. Once they clicked get started, students completed the registration page then clicked Go to Class. Students clicked on IDEAS, scrolled down and clicked on Animate a Name. They followed the tutorial to animate their name. Students gave the program the title of their first name. When they completed the task, they shared it and added to the studio created for this project.
Here are a few examples of completed projects:
4th Grade – Students worked on completing their animated snowman gif and posting it to their blog.
3rd Grade –
Students learned about the acronym Harry Potter Can Fly. The image above was created by Wes Fryer’s daughter, Rachel, in order to help students understand the importance of preserving the intellectual property rights of others. They understood that the four letters stand for the order they should consider using when looking for content: 1)H- make it yourself 2) P-search the public domain 3) C-search creative commons 4) F-when all else fails (if using it for educational purposes and it falls within the guidelines) claim fair use. Students clicked on the slideshow to get their own copy a slide with the letters H, P, C, F. Students created their own unique acronym for HPCF. Students used the text box tool to add the rest of the word next to each letter. Students used the explore tool to search for a picture to go with their acronym. Here are a few examples of student creations: