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    Quarter One

     

    Assignment Name

    Description

    Total Formative

    Total Summative

    Points

     

    Scratch Surprise

    Students explored the Scratch website and created their first program.  In the program, students creatively shared the fun and exciting things they did over the summer.

    1

     

    0

     

    Super Scratch Programming Adventure Stage 1

    Students learned about sprites and coordinates by creating a program that draws shapes which change colors.

     

    1

    5

     

    Name Excel Spreadsheet Planning Guide

    Students used Microsoft Excel to sketch a program that will draw their name.  All Scratch coordinates were pre-entered into the spreadsheet cells, and students used the coloring tool to color all cells with the coordinates needed to build the code.

    1

     

    0

     

    Name Project

    Students created a project where a sprite draws their name using the pen tools.  The rubric includes using a minimum of 10 coordinate points on the x/y axis, their name being drawn completely and legibly, the backdrop(s) and sprite(s) are personalized, and the project is clearly explained using instructions, notes, and comments sections.

     

    1

    20

     

    Uploading Project Backgrounds

    Students successfully downloaded sprites, backdrops, and coding from Google Classroom, and then uploaded those same items into a new Scratch project.

    1

     

    0

     

    Super Scratch Programming Adventure Stage 2

    Students created their first game which included designing new costumes and programming a sprite’s movements, reactions, and sound effects.

     

    1

    5

     

    Goal Setting

    Students went through a series of exercises to create three SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, timely) to accomplish in CAMS 7 this school year.  Their short-term goal is something they want to complete by the end of the quarter.  Their mid-term goal is something they want to complete by the end of the semester.  Their long-term goal is something they want to complete by the end of the school year.  All goals will be reviewed and revised each quarter and as needed.  Each student had a conference with Mrs. Crissman to review these goals.

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    0

     

    Scratch Card Peer Evaluations

    Students evaluated a peer’s draft of their Scratch Card project.  They reviewed spelling, grammar, punctuation, gave positive feedback, and suggestions for improvement.  The evaluations focused on the rubric that will be used to grade the summative portion of this project.

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    0

     

    13th Scratch Card

    In teams of 2-3, students created a unique Scratch Card which provides a quick way for a new Scratcher to learn a new Scratch code.  Once completed, students presented their card to the class.

     

    1

    20

     

    Broadcast Program

    Using broadcast blocks, students wrote a mini-program where one sprite tells another sprite a joke.

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    0

     

    Super Scratch Programming Adventure Stage 3

    While writing this two-part game, students learned how to control the flow of a Scratch project. You’ll see how to keep score using variables and control the order of the game using broadcasts.

     

    1

    5

     

    Scrapbook Album Planning Guide

    Students created the framework for their next project; The Scrapbook Album.  Using a Google Document, students outlined a description of their project, the steps needed to complete the project, resources they already have, and resources they need to develop their project.

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    0

     

    Scrapbook Album

    Students created an interactive Scrapbook Album about aspects of their life.  The album should include 5-10 “pages” which show the user information about themselves, is controlled through key strokes or mouse input, and plays sound effects or music. It should also include documentation of notes, instructions, and comments.

     

    1

    20

     

    TOTALS

     

    7

    6

    75

     
Last Modified on September 6, 2019