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 172019
 

Work through these videos in order.  Don’t forget to save!

  1. Video tutorial – seeting up page links in j2e5
  2. Video tutorial  – setting up page links in Scratch
  3. Video tutorial 2 – using page numbers as links in j2e5
  4. Video tutorial 2 – Making page links and hiding links in Scratch
  5. Video tutorial 3 – Show what page we’re on – in Scratch

Now you have set up the links for an eBook in j2e5 and Scratch.

Using your knowledge from your Roman topic, create the content for your eBook.  Choose a small topic, eg Roman Food.

  1. An attractive title page
  2. 3 more pages of information with one sentence on each and a picture.
    1. Whe you search for pictures – use “Images – tools – usage rights – labelled for non commercial use
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.

 

Jan 072019
 

Video tutorial

  1. Open “linked pages template” in shared files, st-marks
  2.  Making the hyperlinks:
    1. Select “Next”
    2. Click “link” on the tool panel
    3. Type “#page 2”
    4. Click “ok”
    5. SAVE
  3. Testing the link
    1. Make sure you have saved
    2. Click “view”
    3. Click on the link
  4. Now create the link back to page 1 from page 2
  5. You could also have the page numbers at the bottom so you can skip to any page.
  6. Can you make a button with shapes and text?
  7. Add a link to my blog:  https://st-marks-wilts-sch-uk.j2bloggy.com/MrWs-Computing-Blog/

Video tutorial 2 – using page numbers as links

More to think about

  • HTML is the language that is used to make webpages.  Click on this link to see how links work in HTML : HTML links
  • Make a simple adventure game by creating pages with doors which are links to a new page.  It could be a maze…
Jan 052019
 
  1. Create and save two pages in j2e5:
    1. Page 1
    2. Page 2
  2. On Page 1 you need
    1. Title:  “Page 1” – make it big!
    2. “Link to page 2”
  3. On Page 2 you need
    1. Title:  “Page 2” – make it big!
    2. “Link to page 1”
  4.  Making the hyperlinks:
    1. Select “link to page 2”
    2. Click “link” on the tool panel
    3. Click “browse…”
    4. Select Page 2
    5. Click “ok”
    6. SAVE
  5. Testing the link
    1. Make sure you have saved
    2. Click “view”
    3. Click on the link
    4. If it doesn’t work, try step 4 again.
  6. Now create the link back to page 1 from page 2
  7. Can you make a button with shapes and text?
  8. Add a link to my blog:  https://st-marks-wilts-sch-uk.j2bloggy.com/MrWs-Computing-Blog/

More to think about

  • HTML is the language that is used to make webpages.  Click on this link to see how links work in HTML : HTML links
  • Make a simple adventure game by creating pages with doors which are links to a new page.  It could be a maze…
Sep 202018
 
  1. Typing
    1. LF Keep hands still – fingers on home keys
  2. Finish j2e5 skills page and save
    1. LF Use more tools in j2e5
      1. Have a go – try something – be resilient
      2. Be accurate
  3. Book covers
    1. Go to “my files”, “shared files”, your class folder
    2. Look at the different book covers
    3. Keep the cover you are doing on the page.
    4. Use the tools in j2e to copy one of them as accurately as possible.

Things to consider:

  • Start with the cover background colour and build it up in layers.  Break the problem down – decomposition
  • Use 3 or 4 search words to find an exact picture match
  • Large background picture – crop then lock in place
  • Search for png images (without white background), eg google “apple png”
  • Copy and paste images from the Google Chrome (or drag onto j2e page)
  • Choose font carefully
  • Use layers (like a paper collage) = piles of paper tools bottom right
  • Keep improving…

Useful tools…?

Stormbreaker sphere video:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=17c6qWtFTbxyR4Oob5jG59-uxL6naW2ti

Finished?

Find “More Stormbreaker book covers” in shared files and have a go at another one…  What different skills do you need?

Sep 102018
 

Expectations

  1. Look at Y3 post “Welcome to the Computer Room!”
    1. How would you rate yourselves this morning?
    2. Is there anything you would add for Y3s?  You could add as a comment

Aspirations

  • What would you like to achieve in Computing this year?

j2e5 skills

  1. In my files, shared files, open “j2e5 skills”
  2. Copy the objects exactly
    1. Y4 Open “food and farming book covers”, choose one book cover to copy.
    2. Y5  Open “stormbreaker cover” from shared files – can you make an exact copy using j2e tools…?
    3. Y6 Open “mayan book covers” – choose one book cover to copy exactly using j2e tools
  3. TIP 1 : start with the cover background colour and build it up in layers.  Break the problem down – decomposition
  4. TIP2: use 3 or 4 search words to find an exact picture match

typing.com

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!