Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

The last chance to retake the unit 1 quiz is Thursday, November 16th @ 8AM.
All other makeup work may also be completed on Tuesday/Thursday mornings at 8AM.

The first quiz for Unit 2 is Friday, November, 17th.

Warmup

  1. Review the vocabulary here. Pay especially close attention to the sections on Memory & Storage.
  2. Prepare for another multiple choice review.
  3. After the review, freely explore Scratch

Work Session

Watch this video about uploading and downloading projects for Scratch.

Continue exploring loops, variables, and conditionals in Scratch with Mr. Willingham.

Here is yesterday’s work if you need it. 7-1.Doe.John.FirstProgram.0.1.sb2-2e1er2t

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Thank you to those who have retaken the unit 1 quiz already! Quiz corrections and makeups are Tuesday & Thursday mornings @ 8:00 AM. The last day to retake the unit 1 quiz is Thursday, November 16th.
All other makeup work may also be completed on Tuesday/Thursday mornings at 8AM.

Warmup

  1. Check your grades for the class. If you have any zeroes, you are missing work. Please turn in all missing work from Unit 1 and Thursday’s Hour of Code.
  2. Preview the first set of vocab for unit 2 here.

Work Session

As a class we will look at and manipulate all of the parts of a computer while discussing their function. You can find the bulk of today’s discussion here.

The quiz over the parts of the computer will be Friday.

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Warmup

Take the first 10 minutes to explore a program of your choice on http://Scratch.mit.edu. Use the blue see inside button to see what code is needed to make a program work. You may make changes as you like. See what you can make happen. Explore.

Work Session

Start exploring the first program that we will work with. Take some time to understand how it works. You will not turn anything in today, so mess around with the program. See what you can make happen. The program and some instructions can be found here.

Just a few people did not finish yesterday’s assignment. Take care of business. Get your work turned in.

 

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Work Session

Pick one of the following. Complete the activity. Download the certificate after you finish. Upload the certificate to your shared folder in OneDrive. Leave the certificate file name as-is.

If you finish early, try another of the options or study vocab here. If you don’t finish, you have homework. Your Hour Of Code certificate is due today.

Work alone. Work silently. Be respectful.

Minecraft Adventure

Minecraft Designer 

Moana: Wayfinding With Code 

Too easy? For some of you, these activities may be too easy. Complete one of them (that should be quick and easy), turn in your certificate, and then create a program in Scratch. Make whatever you like, but make sure you save your work to the computer, and be prepared to explain to Mr. Willingham what kind of experience you have with programming on Monday.

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Thank you to those who have retaken the quiz already! Quiz corrections and makeups are Tuesday & Thursday mornings @ 8:00 AM. The last day to retake the quiz is Thursday, November 16th. Quiz retakes will NOT be available November 7th or 9th.

Final Project

The final project is due by the start of class on Wednesday, November 8th. This means you really need to turn in your work today. If needed, you may come in early Wednesday to work on the project as well. Instructions Here

Save your project as 7-1.LastName.FirstName.FinalProject. Turn it in to the shared folder in OneDrive. Office365 Instructions Here

Finished Early…

Use the time to make every part of your project better first. Have a neighbor listen to your work.

  1. Check your drums. Are they interesting? Due they provide a good sense of time?
  2. Check your bass line. Are the rhythms effective? Are the notes right? Is the instrument the right one?
  3. Check your chords. Are the chords in the correct order? Is the instrument the right one? Are you using the arpeggiator effectively?
  4. Check your melody. Is your melody interesting? Is it catchy and singable? Is the instrument the right one?

Now you may preview the 2nd unit by exploring Scratch @ scratch.mit.edu.

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Thank you to those who have retaken the quiz already! Quiz corrections and makeups are Tuesday & Thursday mornings @ 8:00 AM. The last day to retake the quiz is Thursday, November 16th. Quiz retakes will NOT be available November 7th or 9th.

Warmup

Listen to the following then follow the link to the instructions at the bottom of this post. Click the image for a full-size look at what your final project will look like.

32 Bar Form with Bass Line, Chords, and Drums
32 Bar Form with Bass Line, Chords, and Drums

Preview the instructions here.