Jul 052018
 

Typing.com until 9.15 (ELM), 10,45 (FIR), 11.35 (HOLLY)

  • Make sure you are using the correct fingers – especially particular children – you know who you are!
  • Make sure you are stretching yourself (not too hard – not too easy)

Main activity

Choose one of the following activities

  1. Continue with the class database

    1. Shared files, British Birds
    2. Use the RSPB website to find information
    3. Enter in the database
    4. I have added a “Who did this record” field – add your name to show that it is your one.
    5. If it keeps on not working, go on to activity 2 or 3…
      1. Bird song
        1. Under the audio clip, click on the link
        2. Download audio file
        3. On the form, upload clip
        4. Then click “my pictures”
  2. Start your own database – choose your own topic

    1. j2launch – j2data – database
    2. On the “define” tab – add fields – think of all the fields you need – you can add more later
    3. On the “form” tab – add data
  3. Create an information poster about a British bird

    1. Include: bold title, pictures, information
    2. Can you include the bird song?
      1. Under the audio clip, click on the link
      2. Download audio file
      3. In j2e click picture icon  then + then “choose file”

FIR – We need to reset passwords

  • Please think of a new password with:
    • letters and numbers
    • at least 8 characters long
    • a capital letter or different symbol, eg !?:()&$£\/<>
  • …and write it in your Reading Record.
  • Next time you log in, it will ask you for you password and then to enter a new one (probnably twice)
  • Make sure you don’t tell anyone your password!
Jun 252018
 

 

  1. Go to my files, shared files
  2. Open British Birds database
  3. Visit the RSPB website to find the information on birds to fill in the form
  4. Enter the details in a new record in the form

 

  1. Bird song
    1. Under the audio clip, click on the link
    2. Download audio file
    3. On the form, upload clip
    4. Then click “my pictures”
Jun 192018
 

1 Coding game elements

2 Work on parts of your game:

  1. Animated sprite – walking/running
  2. Movement
    1. keyboard controls
    2. jumping (use float up/down ideas, but not forever…)
    3. gravity
  3. Enemy – movement
    1. patrolling or
    2. auto following main sprite or
    3. keyboard controls
  4. More parts

Success!

  • Try out ideas
  • Change block groups
  • Build block groups  –> test (green flag) –> change –> test –>
  • Be curious
  • Be resilient
  1. Character moves (animation and keyboard controls)
  2. Baddie moves automatically
  3. Different levels – magic door

 

Jun 112018
 

After typing.com practice..

  • Open your Scratch project and your plan
  • Reflect on where you are up to
  • Identify your next steps

1 Making links

  • Greek story
    • elements/features of Greek myths
    • Hero
    • Monster
    • Quest
    • Gifts
    • Setting
  • Maths

2 Coding game elements

  • Help sheets also available on paper
  • Walking sprite
  • Moving sprite
  • Jumping sprite
  • Portal to next level

3 Work on parts of your game:

  1. Animated sprite – walking/running
  2. Movement
    1. keyboard controls
    2. jumping (use float up/down ideas, but not forever…)
    3. gravity
  3. Enemy – movement
    1. patrolling or
    2. auto following main sprite or
    3. keyboard controls
  4. More parts

Success!

  • Try out ideas
  • Change block groups
  • Build block groups  –> test (green flag) –> change –> test –> …
  • Be curious
  • Be resilient

 

 

Jun 062018
 

We will use Branch, part of JIT to make branching keys.

  • Log into j2e
  • Go to “my files” then “shared files”.  Open River Animals
  • Click “sort” then make up Yes/No questions to sort the animals.
  • Adding more animals
    • When it tells you that your diagram is complete:
      • Play it to test it out
      • Add a new animal
        • Think of a new animal – you could use this website to help find new animals: A spotter’s guide to waterway wildlife 
        • Play the game and answer the questions
        • At the end say “no” then “yes” (you want to add it to the list)
        • Search using the world button and drag a picture into the box (use .png in your search to get a picture without a backgound)

  • Woodland Animals
  • Make sure you are in “advanced” mode
    • Click “sort” then make up Yes/No questions to sort the animals.
    • You could use this information sheet or fact sheets to help you or more detailed information from the Woodland Trust
    • Adding more animals
      • When it tells you that your diagram is complete:
        • Play it to test it out
        • Add a new animal
          • Think of a new animal and play the game and answer the questions
          • At the end say “no” then “yes” (you want to add it to the list)
          • Search using the world button and drag a picture into the box
  • Birds of Prey 
    • Use the RSPB website to find a fact about each bird and enter it into the description box.
    • Now make up Yes/No questions to classify the birds in a branching key.
    • Follow the instructions in the Woodland Animals above, to add more birds.
  • What else apart from animals could you classify using Branch?
Jun 062018
 

This term, we will be creating animated stories using JIT.  The first stage is learning how to use animate in JIT to move objects around the screen.

    1. Log into j2e and click on JIT
    2. Watch the first video then have a go
        1. Choose your own background and character
        2. Make sure you move it only a little each frame

You should now have:

  • A character moving smoothly across the screen

Tip – if your animation is not smooth enough, add more pictures in between the jumpy pictures.

Now watch these videos in turn and have a go at each technique.

 

You should now have:

  • A character moving smoothly across the screen
  • Something added to the background picture
  • Some effects added to the character

 

You should now have:

  • TWO character moving SMOOTHLY across the screen
  • Something added to the background picture
  • Some effects added to a character

You should now have:

  • TWO character moving SMOOTHLY across the screen
  • Something added to the background picture
  • Some effects added to a character
  • A “mix” page with your animation and a descriptive sentence.
  • ** More than one page – carry on the story…
  • ** Use the microphone to record and play your narration.