SCRATCH GAME DESIGN

Try my Scratch game below. What do you like about it? What do you think needs improving?

New to Scratch programming? Try these useful tutorial cards.

TIP: think of a game that you like playing in real life, or on the Scratch community. Use this as a format for your game, Here’s some ideas:

  • Pong
  • Super Mario
  • Maze
  • Memory cards
  • War/battle
  • racing car
  • Choose your own adventure

Garage Band

Garage Band on the iPad is a fabulous tool for creating your own music which you can use with integrity in any of your own multimedia projects.

TIPS:

  1. Find a classmate who is an expert in Garage Band. Ask them to be your GB Buddy.
  2. Watch this YouTube clip:

3. Think LOOPS! These are patterns of music that can be joined together to create a catchy song.

4. Aim to create on the iPad as quickly as possible – they are not always available. Keep a note on which iPad you are using.

5. When you are happy with your tune, get it onto your PC. Try emailing it to your PC. (this might take a few minutes, so be patient.) This guide is useful.

6. Plan B for getting your Garage Band song onto your PC: airdrop the song to your teacher’s iPad. They can then send it to you via email OR OneDrive.

Once you have received your song on your PC, use Audacity to make changes, including putting it in a format which suits your project. You will need an extra bit of software called a LAME Encoder. This can be downloaded onto your PC from here.

SPACE-CURIOUS!

THE BIG PICTURE: Exploration of observable patterns helps us to understand the universe. Our curiosity about space can lead to new understandings.

TASK 1: WHAT DO YOU ALREADY KNOW?

Take this quiz.

TASK 2: ECLIPSES

With a partner, read this page.  Add to your OneNote space. Tell us what you know from this page about our solar system.

TASK 3: HEXAGONS

Search on ABC Splash. Use the search term ASTRONOMY. Choose your resources carefully to add to this understanding: The Earth is part of a system of planets. Add your new understandings to your OneNote.

 

Pinjarra: Battle or Massacre?

  • We are learning to understand perspectives of groups in an event in history.
  • We are learning to think about how language – the words we choose – reveals perspective.
  • We are learning to think about how language defines significance.

RECORDING OUR THINKING

Use the THINK-PUZZLE-EXPLORE chart as you sift through the information sources.

LISTEN TO THESE ABC RADIO AUDIO CLIPS

  1.  FROM http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/awaye/the-end-of-the-beginning/3668818

2.  FROM: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/creativeinstinct/the-pinjarra-massacre/4046414

3. 

AN UNUSUAL STORY FROM MODERN TIMES:

https://open.abc.net.au/explore/130197

AN INTERESTING SCRIPT FROM ABC LATELINE TO READ:

http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/stories/s277818.htm

CHECK OUT THESE  VIDEOS

MOBILE DEVICES VIEW HERE:  https://app.emaze.com/@AWICLQOL#1Powered by emaze

A USEFUL TIMELINE

FROM: http://mediawithmrsjames.weebly.com/year-8-ccc.html

Newsworthy

Follow the links to create a news report about these events in our history:

EVENT LINK
Mrs Dance chops down the first tree in Perth https://goo.gl/CdwbFS
Jandamarra at the Battle of Winjana Gorge https://goo.gl/VazH0F 
The opening of the Goldfields Pipeline https://goo.gl/7fJ2kV
C.Y. O’Connor in trouble https://goo.gl/XBx3Bd
The funeral of Moon Chow https://goo.gl/cX2kJM
The death of Stanley Harrison, timberman https://goo.gl/Coq4Qw
The hanging of John Gavin https://goo.gl/Z6nTis
Rosendo Salvado gives a concert https://goo.gl/y49W70
Henry Wildman tries to escape https://goo.gl/NyDfd3

https://goo.gl/c5t3S7

The Catalpa convict escape https://goo.gl/BsXzZf
The death of Yagan https://goo.gl/QOlp8J

https://goo.gl/xhANeF

WA celebrates self-government https://goo.gl/xV9aMz
The rescue of Varischetti https://goo.gl/vfE2p5
Finding Warri and Yatungka https://goo.gl/QpssRi

https://goo.gl/RbejsS

Pitman and Walsh https://goo.gl/pbGSR8

GOLD!

Ms Lockyer’s Top Seven information sources:

 

1.  http://www.egold.net.au/home.html

Good for: pictures, women’s lives, mining techniques, Eureka, effect on Indigenous people

 

 

2.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo81c6GQPQM

Good for: life as a prospector, the development of Kalgoorlie

 

 

3.  http://www.sbs.com.au/gold/

Good for: Chinese on the Goldfields, health and doctors, daily life, Eureka, technology developments.

 

 

4.  http://museum.wa.gov.au/online-collections/dwyer-and-mackay

Good for: photos of people and places on the Goldfields

 

 

5.  http://museum.wa.gov.au/explore/wa-goldfields

Good for: mining techniques, life for women and children, villains, photos.

 

 

6.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6iSo209fPU

Good for: an amazing story of an heroic rescue in the W.A. Goldfields.

 

 

7.  http://www.goldrushcolony.com.au/australian-gold-history-culture-info/immigrant-influences-australian-gold-fields/population-goldfiel

Good for: law and order, living conditions, women’s lives.

Sharks! Part 4

How’s Ms Lockyer going on her Sharks! work? Check out my first Scratch game here. I need a bit of help to get it working. Do you have any suggestions?

If you have a Scratch account, you can see the script for my game here, and can perhaps spot my mistakes:

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/106799201/

I have had a go at making a graph to help explain what I learnt from the Twitter feed:

shark graph

Can you give me some feedback on my graph? I am wondering how I might improve it. I am also wondering if it shows any AHA! information on our inquiry. Please leave a comment here.