Hello to my awesome 8th grade science students!
Do you ever wonder why your computer works? How does it know what to do? Why does the internet come to my house and why can I take my classes in a virtual classroom? Well, the answer is coding! I thought it would be fun -- for extra credit -- to look into the world of computer science. When I was a student at the University of Utah, I graduated in Biology -- but also took courses in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science -- were I learned some basics of computer coding.
A new method has been developed -- and is made accessible for students on the following website: https://code.org
In our honors lab class -- and for extra credit, you can join this web site and create basic programs. The creators (many of the coders of popular sites like Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter), have made a student - friendly site for us to use. We can code fun platforms such as Star Wars and Minecraft.
Your student account (for extra credit) has already been made. Pease visit this link to get 2 extra credit points and verify your logins. I have put your infomation in as LAST NAME, FIRST NAME. Here is the link:
Please join me in this fun adventure -- and enjoy some extra credit in science class! You will need to respond to this email and message me to get your your SECRET WORDS to login.
You are awesome and have a great day!
Mrs. Shannon J. Mower, BS, MATS
Here are some screen-shots to walk you through the join-in process.
|Click on the purple link above. This page will open. Click on your last name.|
|If this your first time, you will need to update your account information.|
|Select a course!|
HERE SOME SAMPLE PROJECTS.