Happy New Year! After the first quarter ended seventh graders spent the month of November in consecutive health classes. When December came it was our turn in technology class and we participated in the international event called the Hour of Code. Students had several choices of activities in which to engage to hone their computational thinking and problem solving. Now it is time to share our learning with the world.
Our second quarter graded activities have just started and will be as follows:
1. Submit 003-7 in Google Classroom.
This is simply a screenshot/snip of either a block of code written by the student or the staging area for the running of the program to demonstrate some activity worked on. We discussed the difference between snips and full screenshots and also viewed a short video on doing both on a Chromebook. Students were able to submit in class on January 6, though the official assignment due date was January 7.
2. Submit 004-7 in Google Classroom.
This assignment was another submission of a screenshot/snip to demonstrate how much progress was made while working through the sequences in Hour of Code. Students could submit as many images as necessary to demonstrate what they had accomplished and also could include any private comments as needed. Due date: January 16.
3. Submit 005-7 in Google Classroom as well as submit a blog post for publication.
All of these assignments were explained in class on January 6. There is a checklist of items to be included in the post and students will highlight each item in the list as it is completed. The list will then be submitted to indicate each step has been followed. Due date: January 21.
Students need to be referring to the Google Classroom Calendar for a list of due dates for assignments in any subject area. There is nothing that requires a student to physically be in school to work on these assignments, so even if absent students should be able to meet deadlines. We hope that when the posts are published and students have demonstrated their learning as well as their thoughts on coding in general, that you will visit their posts and leave comments. Comments are always greatly appreciated!