We have seen some "programming" (via the
code.org course), discussed what programming is, and created a story telling program and an initials-drawing program in Scratch. There are still things you (or your students) can do with Scratch—more involved animation, trivia/quizzing, etc. Another is drawing a scene using polygons and spirals. This extra credit assignment will allow you to further explore Scratch drawing, additional mathematics available through Scratch programming, and exercising creativity when programming. The task is to draw a scene, e.g., house with yard, etc.; row of houses; a garden; etc.
The program you plan and implement should include as many as possible of the elements identified below. It may be completed individually or with your pair-programming partner. The elements of the scene should (mostly) be made up of polygons and spirals.
There is no PAC commenting on this activity. However, a report on the experience is to be submitted to the instructor. The report should:
In addition to the submission message above, you are to share it with the class by placing it in our studio. That process involves:
I think the following approach works
It should show our class studio (PEEE_fall17) as a link and a checkmark (also as a link)
It should turn green.
You should be able to see that your project has been added to the studio.
That should be all it takes to "submit" the program. Whichever partner submitted the program should have the other partner sign in to Scratch and double check that the project is available in the studio. Don't forget that both partners need to individually complete the PAC assignment for this activity.
Note that you should always be able to get back to the project page or to the Scratch programming environment from which you can access the project page. If you joined Scratch, your projects should all be available and be saved regularly by the system.
The maximum amount of credit for a single program is half a letter grade (7 points). Half that will be awarded to programs that meet all the specifications noted for the program that also have reports that are minimally satisfactory. Higher/better scores will depend on the quality and complexity of the program and the report produced.