The Electronic Pencil

The Sixth Grade Writing Workshop Weblog

Video Game Feature: Into An Animal Cell (by Sara)

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Give Sara’s game a play. Notice how she used the storyframe concept to weave in the science within a video game.

Play Inside An Animal Cell by Sara

Or play it right here:

 

 

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December 17, 2014 at 9:15 am

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What We Did with Hour of Code

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Our collective time with Hour of Code activities (sort of):
Hour of Code 2014

 

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December 15, 2014 at 10:20 am

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Hour of Code: Making Flappy Bird Games

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Make your own Flappy Bird game (but first, learn how to code it).

flappy spaceship

You can play Mr. Hodgson’s game — Flappy Spaceship – http://studio.code.org/c/53118390

Or Mr. Hodgson’s son’s game — Flappy Santa – http://studio.code.org/c/39112595

When you make YOUR GAME, be sure to get the link and share it at this site. (Just click on the wall, add your name and the name of your game, and paste in the link to your game).

flappy padlet

When you are done, head on over to the full Hour of Code page. There, you can try your hand at an Angry Birds programming challenge, a Frozen math puzzle, or consider something more challenging, like the Javascript programming tutorials. The Hour of Code does not end this week, so feel free to return when you want.

- Mr. H

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December 7, 2014 at 9:00 pm

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Play the Hour of Code: Frozen

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Hour of Code Frozen
Click here to go to the game. See how much code you use and how far you can go …

When you are done with all that, if you have time, check out the other Coding Activities, including this Angry Birds programming. It’s all free and available whenever you have time and interest through the Hour of Code.

– Mr. H

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December 5, 2014 at 7:15 am

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Game Design: Good vs. Bad

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Here are some of the ideas that we generated during our writing and discussions on game design elements:
gooddesign

baddesign

 

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December 2, 2014 at 8:57 am

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Using Gamestar Mechanic

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gamestar

Hello Sixth Grade Gamers!

In the next month, we will be using a site called Gamestar Mechanic to design and publish science-based video games. For now,  your MISSION is to join the site, and join our classroom, and begin the first Quest — which gives you experience, and tools, and moves you towards being able to create and publish your own video games.

GO TO GAMESTAR MECHANIC TO CREATE  YOUR ACCOUNT AND PLAY SOME GAMES

 

– Mr. H

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November 24, 2014 at 7:00 am

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