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

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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

Monday, December 5, 2016

Barnard School Students Participate in "An Hour of Code"

The Hour of Code is a great way for every student to try computer science for one hour. In 2015, the Hour of Code reached 100 million hours served, making the Hour of Code and CS Education Week the largest education campaign in history. December 5th – 11th is Computer Science Education Week, an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take an interest in computer science. Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) was created to raise awareness around the need to elevate computer science education at all levels and to underscore the critical role of computing in all careers.

2nd-5th Graders- Start off with a review at Tynker and then you can try Code Studio.
1st Graders- Try Coding on this fun game

Monday, November 14, 2016

Become a Smart Consumer

 Today we are going to think about how advertisers persuade you to buy their products.  Once you enter the mall, go to the West Terrace. Click on the Mall Map and play the Market-Match Wireless Game. Then you can choose to play any of the other three games in this area of the mall.
Click here to play the interactive games.
Click here to read more about product promotion
Click here to read more about targeting advertising

Monday, October 31, 2016

Create a Voki on a character

You have been writing about characters for your Reader Response Blog.  Using what you know about your characters, create two Vokis that introduce your character.  You can make up what they say but your goal is for us to understand the most important character traits by listening to them. Please post to your blog when you finish.

Click here to get to Voki