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We have been using code.org here this week with no problems.

Edith Fogarty
Technology Integration Facilitator
Bradford Elementary School
143 Fairground Rd
Bradford, VT 05033
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On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 11:35 AM, Marlboro School Email <
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> I used scratch jr (app) with 1-5th grade for the month of December. Worked
> great in the lower grades, and the kids really loved it. Loops and
> conditions are included in what they can do with a simple app. Then I
> switched the 4th/5th class to scratch because I challenged them to make
> math games for their classmates and sharing them for others to play was a
> problem in scratch jr.  We used challenge cards to get them to understand
> what was possible in scratch and they are still using it.
>
>  In K, I used The Foos, (app) which I think was extremely successful. I
> have a very low level group of K this year, so having no instructions to
> read was great for them and it was much more engaging than kodable, for
> these kids. I didn't need to do any group instruction, just watch them
> figure it out.
>
> Because of the warnings about code studio, I used code monkey and
> pencilcode.net for 5th/6th, and that also worked well. I hope to go back
> to coding with all the classes, but we are now doing a full-school Rube
> Golberg-type machine making unit and physical computing/engineering is
> taking precedence at the moment.
>
>
>
> Rochelle Garfinkel, MLS
> Librarian / Educational Technologist
> Marlboro School
> PO Box D
> Marlboro, VT
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> On Jan 9, 2015, at 10:49 AM, Rodney Batschelet <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> We are doing all we can to make the hour of code become the year of code.
> My own experience with coding is mostly with PERL, but have some experience
> with javascript, python and php as well. While they do not strictly come
> under the classification of code, I also have experience with html 5 and
> css 3 which I plan to have our 4th graders and up do some work with.
>
> With the younger groups, block coding, such as scratch jr, tynker and
> coding principles iPad apps like kodable, robo-logic, daisy dinosaur,
> cargo-bot, bee-bot, hopscotch and light-bot are the order of the day.
>
> For an intro to html, The Super Easy HTML Practice Game app for iPad is
> ideal for an intro to HTML.
>
> I also try to have the 7th and 8th graders try MIT app inventor and some
> SQL database exposure.
>
>
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> On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 9:50 AM, Mark Kline <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> I forgot to mention in my previous post that the tynker.com activity
>> would not work in all browsers. That's not a huge problem unless you give
>> up after trying one that doesn't work, thinking that the problem is the
>> site or your computer.
>>
>>
>>
>> *Mark Kline, M.Ed.*
>> *Technology Coordinator**Waterbury-Duxbury School District, Vermont*
>>
>> On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 9:45 AM, Mark Kline <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Lucie,
>>>
>>> We mostly used code.org during the Hour of Code activities. I am
>>> currently working with a group of kids who got interested in coding in
>>> December, so we are working on taking it further. Since they had used some
>>> of the code.org activities previously I chose to delve into the
>>> tynker.com site.
>>>
>>> They're currently doing the "Dragon Dash" activity at
>>> www.tynker.com/hour-of-code. It's great for problem solving!
>>> Unfortunately, we seem to be running into quite a few instances where
>>> students code is fine but the site won't work with it -- but if they try
>>> again with the same code it does work.  Of course, that tends to lead them
>>> to believe that all problems are due to the site, even when it's in the
>>> structure of their code blocks. Sadly, I can't really recommend the
>>> activity (or possibly the site -- I haven't had enough experience with
>>> other activities there to be sure) until Tynker fixes the problems.
>>>
>>> Next week we plan to use Scratch to build a Pong game. (Retro is the
>>> theme -- day 1 included building a quick "Hello World!" program in Python ;)
>>>
>>> In the 3rd week (optimistically - our sessions are only 30 min./day) I'd
>>> like to do some "typed coding" with them. Processing is nice for this in
>>> that it's very "C-like" in its structure, yet you can work with graphics
>>> quite easily. Kids like the graphics, even if it's just Pong! ;)
>>>
>>> I'm no modern coding expert -- my main experience is with lots of BASIC
>>> -- but would be happy to share with others what kids can do in modern
>>> languages with a small amount of guidance. Let me know if I can help in a
>>> hangout.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> /\/\ ark
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> *Mark Kline, M.Ed.*
>>> *Technology Coordinator**Waterbury-Duxbury School District, Vermont*
>>>
>>> On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 9:25 AM, Lucie deLaBruere <[log in to unmask]>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> So glad to see  the "Beyond Hour of Code" activities happening.
>>>> Shannon what are you doing with Processing?
>>>>
>>>> Mark,  is your school using TYNKER overall  or are you speaking of the
>>>> Tynker of the Tynker tutorial?  Have you used it on an iPad?  I'm doing a
>>>> presentation on Learning to Code with Mobile for FETC and wondering if I
>>>> should include Tynker App in that presentation?
>>>>
>>>> Hoping to have a monthly Google Hangout called "Beyond Hour of Code" to
>>>> help paint the picture that this is a ONE time a year 'hour long" event.
>>>> Perhaps the two of you each be a guest (maybe with student... ?)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Lucie
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 11:19 PM, Shannon Walters <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Anyone else still running into HOC and Code.org resources running
>>>>> REALLY slowly?  2 days and counting of slow access for my eager coders...
>>>>> I do have students up and running with Scratch and Processing, but for
>>>>> some, the scaffolding of code studio (leran.code.org) is really
>>>>> helpful.  Sigh.
>>>>>
>>>>> Shannon
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> *Shannon Walters*
>>>>> Teacher Librarian, Integrated Arts Academy
>>>>> 6 Archibald Street Burlington, Vermont 05401
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>>>>>
>>>>> *"Students need to move from being simply knowledgeable to being
>>>>> knowledge-able." ~Michael Wesch*
>>>>>
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>>>> Lucie deLaBruere
>>>> www.LearningWithLucie.com
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