Interested in Doing a Little Coding?

AVID 7 and 8 are meeting in the cafeteria to do a bit of coding.  Check back for updates and pictures…

 

Want to do a fun coding activity?  Go to https://www.khanacademy.org/search?page_search_query=coding

Here are some more code activities http://www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/AHeath/middle.cfm

 

Want to learn how to build an app for your phone?  Go to http://www.appinventor.org/

 

Pixar In a Box by Aaliyah R.

Last week, in AVID, we discovered a website that teaches computer animation. The website is called Pixar in a Box. It can be found on Khan Academy. It has everything needed to teach computer animation. It shows videos and guides it even has practice lessons. It also has quizzes so a person can fully understand what a person needs to do. If a person gets an answer wrong a person can watch the video again or practice more with the activities they have. It all starts with the lesson guides. From there, a person can practice virtual cameras, effects, patterns, rigging, animation, environment modeling, character modeling, and  crowd rendering. There’s lots of stuff to do. If a person wants to do computer animation for a living I recommend Pixar in a Box because it is very helpful. I think it would be the perfect website to help a person if a person would like to do this for a living.

Teens and Technology

A new study suggests that parents are not aware of what student’s do while on-line.  The study goes on to say that only 13% of teens think their parents know what they do on-line.  These are scary numbers.  Parents need to be aware of what students are doing on-line for their own safety.  I don’t believe students completely understand the risks that might be involved using the web.  Parents  and students need to have serious conversations about using the internet safely.  Interested in reading the entire article?  Click here!