Friday, December 13, 2013

Hour of Code!

Then we did a little all together.
We started as a class watching an
introduction video during lunch.

The Hour of Code is all about learning how to code a computer. That means we learned how to tell the computer what to do. We played coding games. One of the games was Angry Birds. We had to get the bird to the pig. We all enjoyed that game!

Then it switched to plants vs. Zombies where it got a little harder. We had to get the zombie to the sunflower to win. There were all different command blocks you had to use to get the zombie to the sunflower. In between the levels, every five or so, were videos to teach you how to use the command blocks. There was 20 levels. Once you finished all 20 you got to do whatever you wanted. There were some games like light bot and hop scotch. Some people, if they wanted, they could use scratch. Scratch was fun but challenging to figure out how to use. We all had fun learning how to code!

By Meghan and Grant

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Google Earth

Thinkers on Google Earth looking at the Titanic.
Google Earth is a program where you can look at the different parts of the earth. You can look at the earth, or even go into outer space! You can see parts of the earth from every angle! Google Earth is a fun and easy way to get directions, or see countries, states, cities, and more. You can even see stars in Google Earth!

You can type in any place in the world. Say you typed in the White House. You could follow the roads and see the front of the White House, or even see the inside of the White House! If you type in Titanic, you can even go under water and see where it sunk! There is so much you can do with Google Earth!
Getting step-by-step directions.

By Brigette and Nick

Going from the Cider Mill to Conant.
Two Thinkers enjoying Google Earth.
A Thinker looking at the stars!