Category Archives: Computing

Which game is best?

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You be the judge…

Year 5 created games exactly like you did in year 5, however I learned lots from teaching you so that I could improve what I taught to make the games even better.

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/165429113/

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/165426300/

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/165429689/

Please play each of the games and let me know 3 stars and a wish (3 good things, 1 that could be improved about each one) in the comment sections below.

 

Talk to me!

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We will be doing more on the Talk to Me APP using

APP Inventor

The video below will remind us what to do!

If you can add one button…  Can you add more?  Can you get it to say lots of things?

Have you managed to change the background? Button colours?  Layout?  Text style?

Remember using Google Chrome works the best, but we may need to enable the flash player.

I will name that tune in one!

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Today in Computing you are going to create music.  Using Isle of Tune you can write and compose your own music.

From the website go to Play.

When you are ready Press Create Island.

This screen shows you exactly what you need to do…

1- Make a road – This is the musical stave.

2. Add Street furniture and houses – these are the notes.

You can alter each item to make a different sound, pitch or beat!  Experiment.

3. Drop in a car and this is the musician.  As it passes each item something will play.

 

After you have played with the program can you make you own version of Frozen’s – Let it go?  If you make the line marked in Yellow you will get the outline of the song!

When you have finished if you press share and name your island you can post the link of your work on the blog.

 

Hour of Code

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As a school we are really taking a full part in the Hour of Code week which started on Monday, today it is your turn in Year 6 to having a go at coding 🙂 

I am expecting that Year 6 will definitely be enthusiastic about the challenge and you can apply the skills you learned last year when you wrote your own Scratch Game, but this time you will be using a text based language called Python!

As we learned last year you don’t always manage to get your program right first time so one part of BEST you really need to do in coding is S – stick at it!  Before you ask your teacher for help there is a lot you can do for yourself – the VIRTUAL STUCK STATION!  The program will give you help so use them!  Also if your code is wrong the computer will give you hints so you know what you are missing!

Best of luck

Mr Connolly

The Code Master!

Take me to the challenge Code Combat

 

Be safe… be seen. (well almost!)

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Adding a picture to our Google account really helps other users find us, but is it safe?

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For some online systems like Facebook it can help people find and friend people that we know in real life.  However you can only have Facebook from the age of 13!

From our earlier work on internet safety we need to think carefully before we put images and information online.  Our school e-mail already has our name, school and so adding a picture is a step too far.

BUT we want to make it easy for our friends so we can add a picture of ourselves… Just not a photograph but an AVATAR.

An avatar is an image or symbol that represents you in the online world.  Today we are going to make our own avatar using one of the websites below.  This image is what we can use to be our Google profile picture.

https://mybluerobot.com/create-your-own-avatar/

http://avachara.com/avatar/

http://www.twinkl.co.uk/avatar

http://www.manga.com/content/avatar-face-maker

http://doppelme.com/create/

http://www.planetcreation.co.uk/createpic/

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2006/10/mii-v3.swf

When we have made our avatar we have a big decision to make with some websites…  Do we give our e-mail address to them to download the image?

What do you think we should do?