Learning How to Code

Resources for Learning How to Code

Code Studio- New to coding? This is the place to start.

Scratch- Scratch is a coding program designed by MIT. It works the same as Code Studio, but it will be easier if you have done some practice on Code Studio before you use Scratch.

Tynker- Learn the fundamentals of programming by creating games. Sign in to Ms. Casassa's Tynker Classroom Classroom Codes: Grades K-3: 23506695, Grades 4/5: 76960909, Grades 6-8: 78954566


Sunday, February 26, 2017

iCivics-Learning About our Government

The Supreme Court
You have been learning about the branches of government and the constitution in Social Studies this year.  Today you are going to explore the Supreme Court and your rights as a citizen as you help decide the case against a middle school boy's right to wear his favorite band T-shirt in school.  A fashion statement or an expression of his free speech?  Listen to the argument and decide!
Click here to join our iCivics classroom
Class code: Taft72699
password:  barnard

If you have time after you finish your Supreme Court case, play the Immigration Nation game.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Grade 4-5 Black History Month-Learning about famous African Americans

February is Black History Month- Today in tech class, your job is to learn about a famous African American.  Using the resources below, read about at least three African Americans.  Choose one and complete the graphic organizer.  Then, create a Voki presenting this famous American to your class. All these resources are on your Google Classroom page too!
Resources
Fact Monster-Notable African Americans
Infoplease- Famous African Americans
African American Biographies
Time for Kids-Black History Month
Famous American Inventors

Link to Voki classroom



Grade 2-3 Learning about the Moon

Let's learn about the moon with Annie and Moby on Brain Pop. After we watch the video, fill out the definitions.  Then we are going to create pictures using Kidpix to explain what we now know about the moon!

Click here to watch the movie  log in using-
barnard1
brainpop

If you finish early, you can explore the other activities on the Brain Pop site on the Moon!

Grade 1-Learning about the Sun

Let's learn about the sun with Annie and Moby on Brain Pop. After we watch the video, fill out the definitions.  Then we are going to create pictures using Kidpix to explain what we now know about the sun!
Click here to watch the movie  log in using-
barnard1
brainpop

If you finish early, you can explore the other activities on the Brain Pop site on the Sun!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Grade 2/3-Learning about Bats

Show what you know!  Create a slide in our presentation Bats Around the World that teaches us about your bat.  I have created a slide for you as an example. Click here to go to our class presentation.


Games and other interesting information-
Incredible Bats
Bats Info

Click these links below to begin your research on bats


Types of Bats 
List of Bats 
25 of the Cutest Bat species
List of Bats (Encyclopedia Britannica)
National Geographic for Kids
Kidzone-Bats
bats4kids
Science Facts-Fun facts about Bats
Ebscohost-Primary Search
Infoplease-about bats

Grade 4/5-Voki for The New Year

Today we watched a Brain Pop video on New year's traditions and customs around the world.  You will be creating two Vokis today related to that topic.  The first Voki will explain a custom you found interesting.  the second Voki will describe a resolution you have for 2017.  Complete the graphic organizer before you go to Voki.  Once you have completed it and had it approved by an adult in the lab, you may go to Voki. Log in using your Barnard school.org Google account so you can save your work.
Click here to go to Voki
Click here to add your URL of the Voki