The Computer Science K-12 Express
Issue #7, December 22, 2017
News You Can Use
- Change the color of the snowflake
- Change the size of the snowflake
- Make more that one snowflake
Need some help? Look here.
If you successfully complete all three challenges (even if you look at help), take a screenshot of each of the three and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your name entered into a drawing for a prize! Names will be drawn on Monday, January 8, 2018.
(This challenge was created by using trinket.io, writing the code, and then linking for others to use. The code can also be embedded into most websites and learning management systems, like Canvas.)
A Makey Makey is a small device that allows students to connect with a computer and create interactive experiences for others. For more information on what a Makey Makey is, click here. It might be what you are looking for to connect coding in your classes.
The video below has some more great ideas as to how Makey Makey's can be used in the classroom. More great resources are the Educator's Guide, Lesson Plans page, and the Sparkfun page which also has a link to a cool interactive blackout poetry lesson. There are so many resources on the web for Makey Makey's that it would take a very, very long time to list them all here, but here is one more (instructables) just for fun. Ok, two more (Makerspace for Education)!