Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Starting with Scratch!

We were first introduced to coding (also called programming) back in December during Hour of Code.  We really had fun experimenting with the different activities during Hour of Code.  A few months later, we got to meet some kids from BHMS that are on the robotics team, and are really good with programming using Scratch.

Ms. Diem asked them if they would come and teach us Scratch and how to use a MaKeyMaKey to program games and stuff and they said yes!  Every Wednesday for the last half hour of the day, we check out some laptops to use for Scratch.  Ms. Diem also got one MaKey MaKey for us.  We've had a few lessons on Scratch already.

Some of us created Scratch accounts at home and have created games and other programs.  We've even learned how to turn the computer keyboard into a piano, or a band!  Coding is not simple to do, but the more we do it, the better we get!

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