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Last week’s iLearn sessions were all about Scratch. Mr. Korassa from ECSD came in and worked with the students to program a calculator. The class began by creating sprites (computer graphics) to represent the different buttons of the calculator. He then taught us how to program the calculator to add, subtract, multiply, or divide two numbers. Students then applied their new skills to create both an area and volume calculator. It was a… Read More

You’ve seen it installed on our lab computers and you may even have clicked to see what it does – the happy cat running from one side of the screen to the other. It’s Scratch (from MIT). I went to a session this afternoon to explore it and built a calculator as well as a digital story. It’s like coding with LEGO blocks. You can make a simple program or a complex… Read More

Sphero is coming! SPHERO is coming! SPHERO IS COMING! I’m excited to announce SJT is now going to program Sphero. It’ll make it’s home in our CTS 9 program with our Coding unit. Looking forward to seeing students program Sphero to accomplish a variety of tasks. A review will be posted once my researchers (current grade 9 testing team) experiments with Sphero for a few days.

It all started with fun and games… Plants vs Zombies. Anyone can code. Give it a try at http://code.org