February 16

Debate Unit

A little while ago my fellow classmates and I started a unit in reading, it was debate. We were already in in reading groups soon our reading groups would become our debate groups. Every group decided on a topic my group decided to do, Should We Drink Tap or Bottled Water? After this everyone did research on the pros of water bottles and the con of them. We did the same thing with tap water. Once we did a little research we decided who would be on the tap water side of the argument and who would be on the bottled water side of the debate. My group consisted of Avery, Dani, Barbara and Hana. We where the only five person group which meant one side of the argument would have three people on it while the other side only had two people on it. Even after doing research everyone in my group wanted to do bottled water except Barbara. I decided that I would be on tap water with Barbara. We also wanted the teams to be fair. Once we were in our groups we did even more research, but this time only pros of the topic you are doing and con of the other topic.¬† We did a practice debate and it went well. We collected pictures to make our debate stronger. Barbara my debate partner went on vacation a week early, which meant I didn’t have a partner. So Hana was kind enough to switch over to my side of the debate. We had to regroup a little and I had to teach her a couple of things, but it wasn’t that hard. We did our formal debate yesterday. I think it went pretty well, but we could have done better. Why don’t check it out for yourself:

February 14

Coding – #3

Hello everyone, today I made another coding project! Once again I used Tynker this was the final project I can do on Tynker. It was super fun and interesting I learned a lot of things about coding from using Tynker. I told you guys that I would make a game, so just like I promised I made a game. I did not really follow the instructions what I did was I took the basic elements that ¬†they gave me and reprogrammed it to make it so you can play another game. Part of the reason I did this was because I didn’t understand what the original point of the game was. The way you play the new game I made is: You hit the play button a ball will drop down and you need to try to keep it up using the platform. You can move the platform both ways using the arrow keys. To move the platform use the right arrow and left arrow on your keyboard. This game was a lot of fun to create although it was tricky and I faced many challenges it was all worth it because now I have a really cool game that I made myself! Why don’t you guys try mine out and then make your own:

February 13

Coding – #2

Today I made another code. I used Tynker again, Instead of a rock band I made a googly eyes game. I coded it so when the games starts the right eye follows you mouse when you are ready you click the up arrow on your computer and it moves the mouth back and fourth. The goal of the game is to have the eye try to keep up with the mouth. It was kind of hard to come up with this idea once I got the basic code down it was tricky to figure out how the elements work. From working on Tynker I have noticed that it is hard to make sure all the actors work together, like you can’t just fosuce on one actor and expect the other actors to not interfere. This was a fun code to work on because it is my first game. It really isn’t a game, but it is a start. I hope to work on more game codes. I like making game codes because you get to use a lot of creativity and you can customize it and make it unique. Here is the game I made, I hope you have fun playing it!

February 13

Coding – #1

Today my teacher told my peers and I that we would have to create at least fours pieces of code. I loved this idea. We have to use Scratch or Tynker to create the code, we have to use the two websites at lest once, so for example I can’t do all my code on Scratch, but I could do three on scratch and one on Tynker. I decided that I would be a good idea to start with Tynker because it gives you tutorials then lets you add other things into the basic elements that they helped you create. I made a rock band for my first project. When the actor is clicked it plays its song that I programmed it to play then it stops playing it and leaves the stage background so you can no longer see it or hear it. This was a fun code to start off with and I feel like I had a lot of freedoms, but a couple of guidelines to help me a long the way. This took some work and I had to tweak it several times, but in the end it all worked out. Why don’t you check it out and after watching what I created hopefully it will inspire you to make a code as well!