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The students of 8th grade science classes got to learn and practice programming concepts when they created their own True/False science quizzes in the coding program Scratch. After learning about variables and conditional statements, students spent three days programming, debugging, and testing their quizzes, before they unveiled them to their classmates.
This project served not only as an introduction to programming for the students but also as a study review guide for their science final exam. For technology class, the students’ programs were evaluated according to several criteria, including the user interface design and functionality of the gameplay. Students were engaged in this project as a way to study for their exam and have fun with coding. See Carlie's, Olivia's, or Angel's finished programs.
Seventh-grade students in Social Studies classes recently took virtual trips to Japan to research popular culture and report back to their classmates with fun and informational videos. With the power of the internet at their fingertips, students first did extensive research on the topic of their choice, then they used the magic of the green screen and video editing software to create videos that explored their topics. From manga to vending machines to Tokyo street fashion, students covered a wide range of fascinating topics.
impact the economy, society and the environment through the lenses of Migration, Habitat Preservation, Pollution, Water Resources and more. To summarize and synthesize their learning, students worked together to write a script, take 100+ photographs and then edit their movie. Students were engaged throughout the process and enjoyed watching everyone's videos.
chose what instruments to make and how. They also chose what kind of music to make... sort of; it's difficult to make music with home made instruments, but several were very successful. Regardless of the quality of the song, students had fun and learned a lot about sound. More student videos can be seen here.