Makey Makey

Makey Makey

Two years ago, I bought six Makey Makey kits. Today was a good day as we were finally able to use them for the first time.

All students successfully completed their first task (see picture) and I really enjoyed watching them solve the challenges they encountered. A big thank you to Sacha for sharing his expertise with us!

 

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Roedde House & Coding

Roedde House & Coding

Good afternoon parents,

I’m sure your child told you about this already but there were some unexpected changes just before our two week break and we were unable to visit the Roedde House Museum. This outing will now take place on Wednesday April 19 (morning only). I will be looking for one parent volunteer so if you are available that day, make sure to mention this on your child’s permission form which will be going home today.

As we had a bit of extra time in class that morning, and to make the best out of our day, the students, Anne and I did some coding together. I introduced them to a new app I discovered during a workshop I recently attended.

Here is some information, should you want to also do some of it at home with your child.

Apps to try:

One thing that I keep hearing when I attend workshops on coding is that there aren’t a lot of women who code. If your daughter is showing an interest in coding, this event may be for you.

Strathcona – National Girls Learning Code Day

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Have a great weekend,

Annie

Hour of Code

Hour of Code

The students participated in the Hour of Code last week. I tried many of the activities from the main Hour of Code website and really enjoyed them.

If you would like to continue working on this at home, here are some sites to get you started.

  1. Hour of Code
  2. Khan Academy – Hour of Code
  3. Hopscotch – Hour of Code
  4. Tynker – Hour of Code
  5. Codesters – Hour of Code
  6. Scratch (can only be used with a computer)

Have a great day!

-Annie