Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Got Legos? We Need Them In Infotech!

If you have Legos that aren't getting any love at your house, we can put them to good use in Infotech.

We have a number of building challenges we would like to do like building zip lines. We would also like to try our hands at stop-motion movie making with the mini figures. Simply box up or bag up old Legos you would like to donate and drop them off to Mr. Losik at Blue Star. Donations are permanent and the bricks won't be returned. We promise to put them to good use.

A special poster will be created though recognizing all of the students' families who donate. Even just a handful helps.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Design with the Design Squad and Save the Fidgets

PBS has a great show called the Design Squad and with it comes a ton of fabulous challenges at PBSkids.org where users have to save little robotic creatures called Fidgits.

How many challenges can you complete?  Every challenge will require you to follow the design process. 1) Define the problem 2) Ideate 3) Prototype your solution. 4) Test 5) Repeat the process until it is perfect.

Play now.


Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Get Jumping with "Jump Key"

Here is a new game from ABCYa.com to help you master the layout of the keyboard and build speed along the way.

Type the correct letter and make it to the top. Level up and conquer all of the challenges.

Give Jump Key a click and get jumping!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Build a Bridge at Toy Theater


There are all kinds of great learning activities at ToyTheater.com. The Bridge Builder is just one of them.

Give it a try and see how it comes to other building projects we have used.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

EA Sports Madden Football By The Numbers: The Math and Science Behind The Game

The NFL Players Association, EA Sports, and Discovery Education have teamed up to bring Madden Football to the classroom. These activities explore the math and science behind the game. 

See how much you really know about football at footballbythenumbers.discoveryeducation.com.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Hour of Code: Minecraft

Last week we completed an hour coding by building Star Wars games. This week is all about coding in Minecraft. Watch all of the videos and follow directions closely as we continue to think in new ways and creatively problem solve.

Are you ready? Give it a go!


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Build With Legos In BuildWithChrome.com



Check out buildwithchrome.com and make awesome stuff right within your Chrome browser.

There is a lot to explore here but not all of the distractions at the main Lego site.

Get started in the main building area. When asked to sign-in just cancel.

What will you build?


Hour of Code: Learn to Code with Star Wars and BB-8


The Hour of Code project has teamed up with Star Wars and it could not be any more awesome.

In lesson 1 learn to use blocks of code to program BB-8's movement and then dabble in some java script. Give it a shot and begin to build your own galaxy with code.