6th December 2017

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

Newcomers

The XY Coordinate System

Go here to Learn about the XY Coordinate System and follow the instructions. Note that the link for the Ant Farm Game starter project does NOT work. Use this starter project instead:
The Ant Farm Game Starter Project

Scratch 1 (Beginner)

Quest Game

Click here for instructions for the Quest Game project

After you have completed all 6 add-ons try making some of your own customisations to the game. Can you think of other ways that you could improve your game?

Team up with someone else in your group and play the 2 player version of your game (that you created in one of the add-ons). Play their game too and notice if there are any differences between your version and their version of the game.


Add your project to our studio
Share your project by clicking the Share button. If you don’t see the Share button, it is because you have not confirmed your Scratch account email address. After registering for Scratch, you will have received an email with a link to confirm your account. If you cannot find the email you can resend it. To resend the email, go to your Account Settings, click the Email tab, and follow the instructions there.

After you have shared your project add it to this studio.

Scratch 2 (Intermediate & Advanced)

Make a platform game

We will complete this project between this session and next week’s session and we will do a show and tell next week.
Click here for instructions

Add your projects to the Platform games studio.

Web Development (HTML, CSS & JavaScript)

Web page layout with HTML & CSS

  1. Have you completed the web page alyout tutorial? If not, complete it now.
  2. Have you completed the layout challenge? If not, use what you have learned in the layout tutorial to create the following layout example:

  3. Learn JavaScript basics.
    Follow this video tutorial to learn some JavaScript. You can follow along and try out all the examples in Trinket.

Introduction to Robotics

This is a new session with Nathalie. An introduction to robotics using mBot robot kits and a block programming language called mBlock which is similar to Scratch.

Introduction to Robotics session information

Raspberry Pi (with Microcontrollers and other cool stuff)

A collaborative group exploring how computers can interact with the outside world through a range of sensors and controllers. Primarily we’ll be using the Raspberry Pi (http://raspberrypi.org) computer in conjunction with Arduinos (http://arduino.cc) and along the way we’ll learn about Python, C and C++ programming, digital and analogue electronics and about working together.

Electronics, Microcontrollers and Raspberry Pi session information