## Monday, December 09, 2013

### Playtime: The Hour of Code

An Hour of Code 2013 begins today.  Will you participate?

Though resistant to take on one more thing, I will participate--why not?

Here's an opportunity to learn something new with countless avenues for exploration, exploration that will benefit my students and me.

My students will engage in this effort at home, during tech class, and in our class this week.

I will engage with an attitude of play and investigation--I'll have some fun with it!

Let's see what happens?

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Charting Coding Play This Week

12/12/13
Instead of recess on the icy, freezing cold playground, students had more time to play with code today.  Their creations are outstanding and their enthusiasm wonderful.  We'll have more time again tomorrow to work on projects too.  I'll take some pictures and add them to this post.

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12/11/13
The students had a great hour of code in the tech lab with our tech integration specialist.  Students explored "The Hour of Code" website and made a number of different choices.  My favorite part of their "Hour of Code" was the troubleshooting they did with each other as they tried to figure out how to better their SCRATCH games and creations as well as efforts in other programming languages/tools.  Terrific excitement and a very positive learning hour.

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12/9/13  6:00 a.m. Creation with Khan's Hour of Code

My Code
background(0, 21, 255);
ellipse(150, 100, 50, 50);
ellipse(150, 175, 100, 100);
ellipse (100, 100, 10, 10);
ellipse(100, 75, 10, 10);
ellipse(50, 89, 10, 10);
ellipse(60, 68, 10, 10);
ellipse(150, 40, 10, 10);
ellipse(175, 30, 10, 10);
ellipse(275, 200, 10, 10);
ellipse(250, 68, 10, 10);
ellipse(220, 98, 10, 10);
ellipse(270, 98, 10, 10);
ellipse(225, 75, 10, 10);
ellipse(60, 198, 10, 10);
ellipse(60, 138, 10, 10);
ellipse(260, 168, 10, 10);
ellipse(210, 128, 10, 10);
ellipse(30, 38, 10, 10);
ellipse(10, 18, 10, 10);
ellipse(26, 68, 10, 10);
ellipse(250, 250, 10, 10);
fill (1, 1, 1);
ellipse(155, 90, 5, 5);
ellipse(140, 90, 5, 5);
ellipse(150, 190, 10, 10);
ellipse(150, 170, 10, 10);
ellipse(150, 150, 10, 10);
ellipse(150, 110, 5, 5);
ellipse(145, 100, 5, 5);
ellipse(142, 109, 5, 5);
ellipse(135, 106, 5, 5);
ellipse(157, 109, 5, 5);
ellipse(162, 105, 5, 5);
fill(400, 9, 0);
textSize(20);
text("Happy Hour of Code, Team 15!", 60, 300);
fill(72, 255, 0);
triangle(195, 250, 390, 250, 290, 45);
fill(77, 10, 10);
rect(270, 250, 40, 20);
textSize(20);
fill(255, 0, 0);
text("Ms. Devlin's First Code with Khan Try It", 20, 350);

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Project 2
I feel like a baby learning to walk--happy with myself, delighted, want to try some more. . .