Friday, December 8, 2017

Tech Badge Leader Board

Congratulations to Lake View teachers and staff for taking 1st place for another week. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Google Santa Tracker

Holiday Fun from Google

Want to relax and have some fun after a day of grading essays or projects? Then I have the place for you. Or maybe you need a moment of peace and quiet? Then I have a website for your students. 

This site opens a new game or learning opportunity daily until Christmas. You or your students can:
  • Play games such as Wrap Battle, Gumball Tilt, or Gift Slingshot
  • Learn about other countries' holiday traditions or how to say "Merry Christmas" in another language.
  • Complete coding Challenges to create snowflakes or make elves dance. 
  • Track Santa's Journey on Christmas Eve using Google Map. 
So after a long day of grading or taking exams, sit on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa, and visit Santa's Village for some fun and relaxation.

Computer Science Education Week
December 4th - 10th

Hour of Code Begins Today!

Here are a few activities more activities: 

Anyone can quickly code at today. Check out this video to how.

Have fun with Hour Of Code at Tynker this week. Students can have coding with Barbie's Pet Vet, Dragon Blast, or Monster High. There are all types of STEM activities that can be used throughout the year. 

Make your own street art. Try out Kano Computing's free Street Artist coding challenge. 

Don't forget to share with us your Hour of Code activity. Tweet it out with #SanAngeloCodes. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Coding with iPads

Computer Science Education Week
December 4th - 10th

Here are a few coding apps for the iPad that we have tried and liked.  

Scratch Jr. is coding for young children in which they can program their own interactive games and stories. While at the same time learning how to solve problem, design projects, and think creatively. 

Hopscotch is for students who have no coding experience to learn the basics of programming, logical thinking, and problem solving. 

Daisy the Dinosaur is for the youngest of coders. It is easy to use with the drag and drop interface. Students will learn the basics for objects, sequencing, loops and events by solving challenges. 

CargoBot is a puzzle game where students code a robot to move crates.

Tynker uses visual block coding or the Apple's Swift Coding to solve puzzles, control robots, or build games. Check out the Hour of Code: Tynker for even more programming fun.

Lightbot: Code Hour requires users to use programming logic to solve puzzles and challenges.  

There are plenty more apps out their that are free or available for a small fee. These are just a few that we recommend you try. 

This Week's Leader Board

There is no change to the Leader Board this week. Congratulations to Lake View for staying on top for another week. Shout out to Goliad! The Goliad Eagles soared this week earning over 30+ badges in a week. They on the heals of Glenmore. Will Goliad be on the platform next week? Will Lamar and Glenmore keep their spots? Can Lake View go another week in First Place? 

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