Thank you for attending our Academy Day! It was great to see so many faces!
Click here for a quick walkthrough on Scratch.
Kindergarten-Second grade group made a "Cat Animation" and Third Grade-Sixth Grade wrote their own "Rock-Paper-Scissors" game.
The kids learned about how to come up with a plan before they write their programs. They tried to find out what their program should do step-by-step to accomplish a task. We discussed about different cases that might happen and tried to address all those cases in our programs. You can find some of the material we discussed here: My very first computer program!
Below are some example programs that the children created!
We were unable to retrieve every students work, however you can download the programs from your childs age group and see some examples of what they did!
The kids also learned the difference between a flat website and a dynamic website. They learned what a database is, what are data types, and how to classify data into different types. They learned about logic, structure, and formatting.
There were classroom excercises where students participated as living programs. They learned how to fill a database with data. They learned how to pull information from the database using an application they helped write. They learned how to build onto that application to make it look differently.
They received an introduction to the four interractions with a database "CRUD" Create, Read, Update and Delete. They were able to review the code for a management system that uses CRUD and use that management system to update their information.
They were able to design their own web applications and participated in a question and answer session about web development. Be sure to ask your child what their "Hacker" nickname is!