24th Feb 2016

Here are the activities that each group will be working on today:

Newcomers

If this is your very first time here we’re going to do Minecraft Hour of Code, click on the link below to get started. You will need to create an account with a username and password. Pick something that you will remember when you come back next week.
http://studio.code.org/sections/YFNYAS

After you’ve completed the Minecraft Hour of Code continue working your way through the exercises in this course:

http://studio.code.org/join/BXHREW

Click the Sign In button in the top right corner and sign in with the email and password that you used to create your account last week. Then you should see a message on a purple background with an orange Continue button – click the Continue button.


Scratch – Guided

Can you make this Fish Eating Game?:

If you are up for a challenge you can try to make it without any instructions!

But no worries if you prefer to have some instructions to guide you, here are some instructions for making the game.

EXTRA CHALLENGE: Use your own ideas to make the game better.


Scratch – Freeform

Continue working on creating your puzzle game. If you did not start one last week, get started now! If you already finished one last week, time to come up with a new idea for your puzzle game. We will work on this project for a few weeks and then do a show and tell.

Remember, start small get something working then expand on it. If you need an idea for a puzzle, here’s one:

Batgirl (1)

This is a 3×3 version of the puzzle. You could start small by starting with a 2×2 version of the puzzle. Once you’ve figured out how to do that then you can expand it by making a 3×3 or a 4×4 version.

Need more inspiration? See this Scratch Puzzle Studio.


Learn JavaScript

Continue working through the lessons on Codecademy to learn JavaScript, just click the link below to get started. Use the login you have already created or if this your first time, start by clicking the Sign Up button in top right corner of screen and create an account for yourself to track your progress.

https://www.codecademy.com/learn/javascript