Saturday, 21 June 2014

Happy Summer Holidays

Cinemagraph created by Rebecca Mock
(A Cinemagraph is a still photo that moves like a movie)

Dear kids,
Summer holidays are here, and alll of us need a time of relax; but it is a time to say goodbye to 6th grades who will not return next year!
Congratulations for your graduation, guys! I'm really happy for you and I wish you a great succes in your future life.
But remember Albert Einstein's words: "There is a force more powerful than Steam, Electricity and Atomic Energy: that force is the Will!"

I wish you a happy summer, wherever your adventures take you!
Please, Keep in touch!

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Monday, 9 June 2014

The year we learnt to code



Hi everyone! 
Last week, on June 4th, we celebated the III Congress Ponte dos Brozos in Arteixo Innovación Building.
Many personalities from politics, culture and education, teachers and families were there. 
In the coffee break, people enjoyed the opportunity to see some of the projects and interacted with our students who showed their skills and had a great fun challenging the visitors.
The event was a great success!

This is our presentation "The year we learnt to code" about our project for 3rd Grade using Hopscotch


Sunday, 8 June 2014

Coding in Arteixo, our new Website


Hi there!
Teachers and students from class 3A and 3E are very excited to welcome to our new website 
"Coding in Arteixo" where you will find our projects using Hopscotch iPad app.

All  projects were created by 3rd grades and teachers at CEIP Ponte dos Brozos Primary School.
We hope you enjoy our world of fantastic characters, interactive art, animated stories and games.

Just click the link under each screenshot and you can watch it from any web browser, no iPad requiered.
Or, you can open directly from your iPad. Just click on the icon and choose open in Hopscotch.

Have fun!

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Animated stories using Hopscotch, Coding for Kids



Hi guys! 
Here you are your animated story using Hopscotch turned into a cartoon video.
Well done! You are very good coders but  excellent actors too!

Congrats! 
Your animation has all the elements of a good story:

  •  It has got a title: "Escape on a starry night" 
  •  There is a narrator and there are some dialogues
  •  There is a setting: Where and When the story takes place. 
  •  There are heroes and villains, main characters and supporting characters, protagonists and antagonists... 
  •  There is a plot that is all the action that takes place during the story. 
  •  There is a conflict: the robbers try to escape from the police but the hero stops them. 
  •  There is a climax: the villains are defeated and Pod saves Hopscotch City. 
  •  There is a resolution: Hopscotch characters go out and celebrate the victory. Everybody is happy. It's a happy-ending.

* Get Hopscotch: Coding for kids, a visual programming language


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Sunday, 1 June 2014

Kids react to old computers!

Hi, guys! 
Have you ever seen an old computer like this one on the video? Have you ever heard about old floppy disks?
Check it out on this hilarious video: "Kids react to Old Computers" 
The kids are 6 to 13 years old and they discover one by one a huge and old Apple computer. A computer before the Internet Era!

Before the Internet even existed?!
One of the kids asks: " How do I look up for homework? 
"Go to the library" - The man behind the camera says.
Pretty funny, isn't it?

Enjoy it!

Sunday, 27 April 2014

At the Maths Fair with Hopscotch, coding for kids


Hi there!
Yesterday, we were at the 5th Maths fair organised by AGAPEMA, the Mathematics Teacher Association of Galicia. 
Thirteen schools from the city of A Coruña and the metropolitan area took part in it.

Our school exhibited our Programming Language project:
1st grades were showing their experiences with Sphero, Daisy the Dinosaur, Move the turtle and Tynker,
5th grades with Scratch ,
 and  3rd grades were there to show our experiences in the classroom using Hopscotch coding for kids.


It was a great saturday!
Coding is fun, isn't it?

* I would like to thank all students for their participation and the families for their support.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Series Online

Hi, guys!
As I promised, here you are all the books about Greg and his friends.
Click on each book and look inside.
        

1.- "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" (A novel in cartoons) - It's the first book of the series. Greg starts at a new school. The book covers from September to June.
2.- "Rodrick Rules" - The second book is about Greg's relationship with his brother Rodrick.
3.- "The Last Straw" - The third one of the series. Greg's father is the main antagonist of the book.
4.- "Dog Days" - The fourth one is based on Greg's summer holidays.
5.- " The ugly Truth" - The fifth boo of the series is about Greg and Rowley's friendship. It's the end of Middle School. They are changing and they have matured.

        

6.- "The Cabin Fever" - The sixth book of the series covers the months of November and December. It's Christmas time. There's an animated film based on this book.
7.- "The Third Wheel" - The seventh book of the series covers the months from January to February. Gary Heffley is the main antagonist. This book is based on Valentine's dance in the gym. Love is in the air!
8.- "Hard Luck" - The eighth book of the series of a Wimpy Kid. Greg's luck is out! It continues a situation which happened in the ending of its predecessor. 
9.- "Do-It-Yourself-Book" - Lots of pages of fun stuff. You can create your own cartoon scrapbook. Do as the Wimpy Kid does and write your own journal.
10.-  "The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary" - Book about the movie. With photos, script pages, storyboard sketches, costume designs and more...

* Join The Wimpy Kid ClubWimp Yourself  and play lots of wimp games.
Register. It's free and easy. Just choose a nickname, write your email address and a password will be e-mailed to you.


Wimpy Kid Film series:

1.- "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" (Year 2010)


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Saturday, 8 March 2014

Happy International Women's Day 2014!


Hi guys!
Let's inspire change:
More women in science, engineering and technology!
Girls, the World needs you. The future is yours!

* I made my project using Hopscotch. You can play with it from any web browser, no iPad required.

* And here you are "Labels against women" one of the most powerful commercials I've ever seen. 
It's about a man and a woman doing the same things but the words associated with them are very different.
 Why? 
Don't let labels hold you back!



Happy Women's Day!


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Friday, 14 February 2014

My Hopscotch projects for Valentine's Day


Hi guys! 
Look what I made for Valentine's Day using Hopscotch.
If you want to play with my projects, click and open them from your iPads. You can remix them and create a Valentine's project that shows some LOVE!

1.- "Love is in the air" - http://hop.sc/1fjZkwJ
2.- "Be my Valentine" - http://hop.sc/1aOAdDk

 
3.- "Valentine's Day" - http://hop.sc/1eKqhvI 
4.- "Red hearts for a Valentine's day" - http://hop.sc/1irprTe 

  * Waiting for your projects, kids!