Today was great! 6th grade students are working on keeping score with their random coin flip, 7th grade students are cleaning up their coin flip games, and 8th grader are 3 days into a self-choice project. I had a lot of time to answer individual questions and help debug programs today. I overheard some great quotes...
"This is a long thinking process."
"That was the most funnest class I've ever had, besides Pong."
"Mr. Hartman, I don't think Scratch inputs are still case sensitive." I did not realize this, what great awareness by a student to point it out.
"Mine [coin flip game] works perfectly, every time. I'm so proud of myself."
Last night I built some example projects for students to reference - linear projectile motion, vertical jumping, platformer jumping, and a high score table. Next is getting a ball to move in a parabolic arc like you'd see in volleyball. One student volunteered to figure this out for me. I can't wait!
Example projects and student projects will be posted here.
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