Feb 222018
 

LF1 Logging on!

  1. Go to Scratch
  2. Login: stm-ab16
  3. Note down your password

LF2 Movement controls

  1. Go to https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/205492019/
  2. See inside
  3. Scratch cat script
    1. Make Scratch move up, down, left, right when you press the arrow keys:
      1. Events – when up arrow pressed…ScreenHunter_155 Feb. 22 08.16
      2. Up = change y by  5 ; Down = change y by -5ScreenHunter_157 Feb. 22 08.17
    2. Test it out by trying to get past the Egyptian god!

LF3 Choosing coordinates

  1. Look at the Egyptian God script – can you work out how it works?
  2. RH-click on the Egyptian god and duplicate to get two more – one for each level
  3. Change the x y numbers so they patrol left and right
  4. Test the game – make sure it is just possible to get past by going into the tunnels

LF 4 Use drawing tools

  1. Stage – Backdrops
  2. RH click to duplicate
  3. Edit the second backdrop to make a new level

LF5 Makes sprites interact

  1. Scratch script
    1. Add blocks so that, when Scratch touches the door, the background changes
    2. Make a new set of blocks so that, when Scratch touches a baddie, it returns to the start position
    3. How can we make Scratch only move when it is not touching the walls?
 Posted by at 8:34 am
Feb 212018
 

1 Making a page border with your own drawing

  • Use this video to help you make a page border with your own drawing.

Success steps

  1. Start a new j2e5 page
  2. Use the drawing tools to draw a SIMPLE picture
  3. Change colours
  4. Use group button – to make it one picture
  5. Move items with the mouse
  6. Use grid and snap
  7. Use duplicate tool to copy shapes
  8. Select more than one item by dragging a box
  9. Be resilient – take care when lining up shapes
  10. Save with a useful name

Finished?

Put your name in the bottom right hand corner.

Make the page into a topic title page:

  1. Add a BIG title:  Extreme Earth
  2. Use the picture search in j2e to find pictures of the Earth, volcanoes,…
  3. Fill the page
 Posted by at 7:19 am
Feb 202018
 

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LF1 Online Safety

  • Watch “Jigsaw”
  • Why is it called Jigsaw?

LF2 Prezi

  • Log into Prezi
  • Make sure you know your Prezi password

LF4 Crystal Rainforest

  • Click on Logins, Crystal ICT
  • Click on Crystal ICT arrow
  • Login – enter username and password
  • If it doesn’t load:
    1. Go to settings
    2. Advanced
    3. Content settings
    4. Allow – Add
    5. Paste in the following link
    6. http://sherston.com/crystal/ict/Default.aspx
    7. Try again

LF4 Decomposition

  • What is decomposition?
  • How can it help in learning/life?
  • Decompose a simple game
  • Plan a rainforest game
  • Login with Scratch stm-ab15

 

Rainforest alliance

 Posted by at 8:12 am
Feb 062018
 

These tyre marks on the icy drive at the school front door look a bit like some of our LOGO patterns!

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 Posted by at 1:35 pm
Feb 022018
 

LF1 Logging in and eSafety

  1. Go to prezi.com and log in with your school email
  2. If you have forgotten your Prezi password, follow the forgotten password instructions
  3. DO NOT enter your full name or add any personal details to your profile.
  4. MAKE SURE you keep your profile and prezis private.
  5. By using your school email, you are bound by your ICT agreement that you have signed
  6. You are not permitted to use your school email to sign up to anything else.

How did that go?

LF2 Evaluate other people’s Prezis

  1. Look at THREE example prezis – at least one EDU Prezi.
    1. Here are the winners of the 2014 Prezi competition
    2. 2015
    3. 2016
    4. 2017
  2. What makes them effective?
  3. What is not effective?
  4. Look at the Computing colours below for Prezis
  • Red
    • use a template in Prezi
    • use some tools
  • Orange
    • change font, colour, size, position
  • Yellow
    • include pictures, shapes
  • Green
    • attention to detail – lining up, consistent style
    • background music
    • text on appropriate background
  • Blue
    • deliberate choices of layout, style
    • use/edit pathways
    • insert hyperlink to website
    • give references to where you got your info
  • Purple
    • critically reflect on work to improve it
    • show thoughts in learning conversation on j2e page (I chose …. because…. I changed ….. because….)

How did that go?

LF3 Planning a Prezi

  1. Choose a topic from below
    1. A habitat (for example from the Forbidden Kingdoms topic)
    2. An wild animal (for example from the Forbidden Kingdoms topic)
    3. An environmental issue, eg pollution, poaching, plastic, landfill,…
  2. Make a new j2e5 page for collecting ideas – save as “Prezi ideas”
    1. Title
    2. Questions/subtitles/subtopics
    3. Journey. story
    4. Ideas for design
      1. colour schemes
      2. background pictures
      3. shapes
      4. fonts
    5. Zooming ideas
    6. Facts, content – keep it simple and in your own words

How did that go?

LF4 Setting up a new Prezi

    • Share your Prezi with me – help video
    • Text
      • Titles, subtitles, text
      • A few, well chosen fonts, colours
    • Images
      • Labelled for non-commercial use
      • Background images (careful with text on top of different colours)
      • Crop/resize images
    • Background music
      • Add music from www.incompetech.com
        • When you’ve found piece you like – click “download as mp3”
        • Go back to Prezi – insert – add background music – look in downloads folder
        • Don’t forget to include credits for the music (copy text below)
    • Paths and hyperlinks
      • Add a hyperlink to another webpage
      • Make sure the path includes all of your content
    • Think carefully about colours
      • eg text colour that stands out against the background
      • not putting text on varied backgrounds

How do I place a credit for this music in my project?

Title Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

How did that go?

LF 5 Seeking improvement

  1. Can you use it collaboratively, ie share it? Work on it at the same time? Comment?
  2. Are there eSafety considerations?
  3. Can you find help topics/videos?

How did that go?

LF5 Embedding Prezi into j2e5 page

Here’s how to embed your Prezi in your j2e page:

  • In Prezi, click “present”
  • Underneath the Prezi, click “Embed”
  • Copy the code by pressing the button
  • Open you j2e “Prezi” page
  • Click on the “video/sound/embed” button then on the top option
  • Paste the Prezi embed code into the box
  • Click on your page to drop the Prezi there
  • Place and resize your Prezi on your page and save

How did that go?

 Posted by at 6:50 am
Feb 012018
 
  1. In my files, make a new folder and call it “Dragon maze”
  2. Page 1 – LF Insert pictures and shapes
    1. Make a new j2e5 page
    2. Change the size to 640×480
    3. Add a picture of a castle entrance
      1. I have shared some pictures with you
    4. Draw a shape ScreenHunter_145 Jan. 09 07.52 around the door
    5. Untick the outline so the shape is invisible
    6. Save as “Castle entrance”
  3. Page 2
    1. Make a new j2e5 page
    2. Change the size to 640×480
    3. Add a picture of an entrance hall
    4. Save as “Entrance hall”
  4. LF Organise pages into folders
    1. In my files, drag both your pages into the “Dragon maze” folder
    2. Each time you make a new page, drag it into the folder
  5.  LF Link pages
    1. Open “Castle entrance”
    2. Select the invisible door shape
    3. Click link
    4. Browse
    5. Select “Entrance hall”, link
    6. Ok
    7. Save
    8. View – to test your link
  6. LF Add more pages and links
    1. Add more pages and links to build up a journey through the castle
    2. You could make a j2e5 page which is a map of the rooms like this one: Castle map
  7. LF Refine your design!
    1. Check pages are correct size
    2. Make pages same size
    3. Choose font carefully – keep it consistent
    4. Change background colour?
    5. Link to map/beginning on each page – same

Success criteria

  • Change size of page
  • Insert shared images
  • Draw and format shapes
  • Create links to other pages
  • Use a folder in my files

Finished?

  • Hide a dragon in one of the rooms
  • Get someone else to play your game and suggest improvements.  Then take their advice and improve it!
  • Add animations (magic items)
  • Hide clues or doorways (behind objects that disappear when you click on them?)

 

  • Red – use text, shapes, pictures
  • Orange – resize, move, change font, colour
  • Yellow – working links
  • Green – lining up, page size, detail, map
  • Blue – style choices, intro, animations, seek on and act on advice
  • Purple – polished work
 Posted by at 7:49 am
Jan 292018
 
  1. Create a Prezi about an interesting wild animal.
    1. arkive.com
  2. Work your way down the Computing Colours skills:
  3. Share your Prezi with me ScreenHunter_155 Jan. 29 08.59Share Prezi… Add people: my email
  • Red
    • use a template in Prezi (or start a blank one)
    • use some tools – eg shapes, add text
  • Orange
    • change font, colour, size, position
  • Yellow
    • include pictures, shapes
      • Search for images on another tab
      • Save image as…
      • In Prezi, Insert image…
  • Green
    • Attention to detail
      • lining up, consistent style
      • text on appropriate background
    • Insert background music (see below)
  • Blue
    • Deliberate choices of layout, style –
      • eg life cycle in circle
      • info about eyesight zoomed into an eye
      • Whole shape of Prezi, eg Amazon forest
    • Use/edit pathways
    • Insert hyperlinks to websites
      • references to where you got your info
  • Purple
    • Critically reflect on work to improve it
    • Ask for and act on advice from others
    • Show thoughts in learning conversation on j2e page
      • I chose …. because….
      • I changed ….. because….

How did that go?

Background music

  • Add music from www.incompetech.com
    • When you’ve found piece you like – click “download as mp3”
    • Go back to Prezi – insert – add background music – look in downloads folder
    • Don’t forget to include credits for the music (copy text below)Title Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
      Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
      http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
 Posted by at 8:53 am
Jan 242018
 

LF1 Typing with correct fingers

  • Fingers on home keys
  • Only one finger off at a time
  • 25 WPM and 2 stars to continue

LF2 Exploring j2blast

  • Practise this week’s spellings
  • Try logging in at home

LF Drawing and duplicating in j2e

1 Making a page border with your own drawing

  • Use this video to help you make a page border with your own drawing.

Success steps

  • Log into j2e
  • Start a new j2e5 page
  • Use the drawing tools to draw a SIMPLE picture
  • Change colours
  • Use group button
  • Move items with the mouse
  • Use duplicate tool to copy shapes
  • Select more than one item
  • Be resilient – take care when lining up shapes
  • Save with a useful name

2 Now try a more complicated toy – a car, train, dolls house…

  • Make it big to start with, then shrink it
 Posted by at 7:14 am