Feb 042019
 

Quick Activities

  • Drawing the Internet (whiteboard and pens)
  • Online Choices Compass
  • Digital Compass (Computer Room)
  • Interland

  • What would you do?
  • Who owns the Internet?
  • Rounds – Q+A

Videos to watch and discuss:

Safer Internet Day Website

 

 

Jan 072019
 
  1. Go to Scratch:  https://scratch.mit.edu/
  2. Click “Start creating”
  3. Watch the intro video
    1. What is different in Scratch 3?
    2. What is the same?
    3. What did you remember? What is new to you?
  4. Click “Tutorials” – start with “Animate an adventure game”
  5. If you finish that one, develop it, or try another tutorial.
  6. How could you use Scratch for a topic based project?
  7. Save your work to your Google Drive.
  8. You could also try Y4 task – hyperlinked pages in Scratch – a way of setting up an interactive ebook with linked pages in scratch.

 

Sep 192018
 
  1. Log into your Chromebook
  2. On the j2launch page – click 
  3. Click j2e5 
  4. Explore  the tools – what can you add to the page?
  5. Save  as “my first j2e5 page”

Calligrams

  1. Go back to the first tab – j2launch
  2. Click on “My files” 
  3. Click on “Shared files”, your class folder
  4. Click on the “calligrams” file to open it
  5. Click save 
  6. Use the tools in j2e5 to make the words come alive
  7. Try out as many tools as you can – BE CURIOUS
  8. Do some of your own words and ideas if you have time
Sep 102018
 

Expectations

  • Come in quietly (starts in playground/class/corridor)
  • Keep equipment tidy
  • Feet down
  • “In Computing…” poster

Logging in

  • Open lid gently
  • Type in first few letters and 18
  • Type in password (don’t tell anyone)
  • Click “sign in with Google”

Logging out

  • Press and hold power button
  • Close lid gently

 

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.
May 012018
 

Choose one of these projects:

Spiders!

  • Visit this website about British spiders:
  • http://britishspiders.org.uk/wiki2015/index.php?title=Category:Spider_Species
  • For each type of spider:
    • Find its length in cm.  You could use CTRL-F and enter cm to find it quickly on the page
    • On another tab, search for a picture of the spider – use “.png ” in your search to find pictures without a background, eg “huntsman spider .png”
    • Copy and paste the image to your j2e5 page
    • Use the ruler or measuring tool to make the spider the correct size
    • Label the spider

Rivers

  • Start a new j2e5 page
  • Make a new table with 1 column and 10 rows
  • Visit this website to find out the longest rivers in the world and their lengths:  http://www.ducksters.com/geography/worldrivers.php
  • Put the information in your table
  •  Create a graph from your table by selecting it and clicking the graph button
  • Add a picture of the world with the rivers labelled (in shared pictures)
  • Add a title and make the page into an attractive poster – make things as big as possible to fill the page.

Mountains

  • Create another poster about the tallest mountains on each continent
  • Use the information here:  http://encyclopedia.kids.net.au/page/li/List_of_mountains
  • Search for “seven summits map” to find a map of the world with these mountains marked on – add it to your poster
  • Add a title and some pictures