Thursday, March 24, 2016

This week we had our last Coding Club meeting of the year.  I hope everyone learned something new and had fun during our time together!  We covered quite a bit over our 8 weeks.... nested loops, algorithms, debugging, conditionals, we even learned binary!  Sign in to your account whenever you want to continue your lessons, make a game, or create some code art.   

Keep following our blog, twitter, and Facebook to find out about coding classes in the area, coding games you can play through out the year, and information on next year's club.  

Congratulation to Loukas, Campbell and Taylor for winning The Most Badges Competition!  Check out the BTV link for March 23rd below to see them receiving their awards! 

We hope you all had a great time, thanks for joining us! 

BTV Link

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The last Coding Club meeting is tomorrow!   
Track 1 come join us!  We will play some games, take photos for the yearbook, and find out who got the most badges!  See you tomorrow 8am.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

FREE Coding Classes 
Tech Talent South has another round of free coding classes starting 4/12/16. Enroll now, before all spots are filled!
Want to know who your kids think is cool? 
Check out these amazing programmers they discovered....

Aubrey K.
I choose Matheus Valadares was the creater and coder of the hit game He is awesome (Aubsome) because is one of my favorite games. I still play and I get better every time! :]

Kanav P.
sergey brin because he is the cofounder of google. Serge Brin and Larry Brown started their company in a garage when they left Stanford.

Savannah H.
 Tim Berners Lee made the world wide web. I think it is awesome because it must of taken years. Think about how big the web is. It is BIG.

Maxwell C. 
My amazing computer programmer is Shigeru Miyamoto. He was born on November 16, 1952. He is a Japanese video game designer and producer at Nintendo. He made some of the best games of all time like: Donkey Kong, and created the first Mario game ever. He also made the Wii u and the Wii. He is still alive today. He still works at Nintendo.

Carter S.
I know we all love to play with Siri on our parent's phones. Dag Kittlaus helped to create the the first true automated Virtual Personal Assistant for mobile devices - we know as Siri. In Norwegian Siri means “beautiful victorious counselor”. I think it would be cool to create something that helped people on a daily basis.

Taylor M. 
Guido van Rossum is a Dutch computer programmer. He created the well known Python programming language. Python was developed while Rossum was working at Google. He also created Mondrian, a code review system internally used by Google. 

After 7 years of working at Google, he is now working at Dropbox. He is rated number 8 on the top 12 greatest programmers. His wife, Kim Knapp, an him now live in Belmont, California.

Clay R.
Dr. Littleton Meeks is a tech expert who helped who helped develop LEXIA Learning Systems. He was asked to develop the computer program by Bob Lemire because his son was autistic and needed help learning. Now all kids can use LEXIA to help them learn. I use LEXIA at home in kindergarten.

Madison R.
Bob Kahn created the tcp/ip protocal. this is the protocal that allows computers to communicate with other computers. When computers communicate they form a network. Tcp/ip is the addressing of a computer network, much like your street address it tells the network where a computer "lives". The Internet is the largest network in the world. Without TCP/IP the Internet would not work. I think that that is really cool.

Keshav P. 
Bill Gates is an American business magnate, philanthropist, inventor/entrepreneur and computer programmer. In 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Anderson co-founded Microsoft. Microsoft later became the world's largest PC software company. Bill Gates is awesome because he invented one of my favorite computer companies. On Microsoft computers, you get to do many things. You get to type amazing reports, make power points and get amazing info on Google Chrome. Try going to to find amzing info about Bill Gates

Thursday, March 3, 2016

This was the last meeting for Track 1 students :( We hope you had fun and learned something new and interesting.  I will be emailing parents a questionnaire about the club for STUDENTS to complete.   Let us know what you thought, what you liked, and what you didn't.  Help us make the Coding Club better for next year! 

Track 1 you are welcome to keep doing homework each week.  Remember each turned in assignment earns you a badge, and the students with the most badges on March 23 will get something special!  You are also welcome to join us while you are tracked out, we don't have enough Chromebooks but there are plenty of IPads for you to use.  

BTV was recorded earlier this week so we were not able to announce who will being talking toys home.  Friday morning teachers will be sent emails and toys will be dropped off in the classrooms of those students who were chosen.  Please remember to return them to Mrs. Hawley Monday morning. 

Homework is posted.  Please challenge yourself with this one, don't take the easy way out and just draw a shape!  You will see what I am taking about when you log onto Edmodo.