Coding Geometric Shapes

Lots of things to try today/tomorrow:

You can continue to code with modkit, but if you are simply trying to show a shape you can also use Scratch (not ipad friendly) or try Snap! (iPad Friendly Woot Woot!)

  1. Guess the shape? Code the shape for your Robot. Record your work.

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2. Guess the Shape? Code the shape for your Robot. Record your work.

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3. Code your own shape and challenge someone else to Visualize/Verbalize and Verify it. Record your results.

4. Code a pentamino (tricky) and try to create a pattern design. Record your results.

5. Create a tessellation (Good luck to you!) Pen down on Scratch/Snap will be very helpful here.

6. Visit this Scratch page and see if you can use it to help you tile a plane with a tessellation.  Scratch Tesselation

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SuperBowl Predictions

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Having trouble making a prediction this year?  Unsure of who is even playing??  Does that guacamole taste funny to you?!?

Help is here.  Through a helpful #pln I have collected some data for you to make an informed prediction for this weekend’s big game.  Once you have completed this task you can call yourself an official prognosticator!

View the Google Sheets of random predictions.


Link to Data

  1. View the Data
  2. Make 2 observations
  3. Decide on a winning team
  4. Choose a final score
  5. What was the biggest factor for your prediction?
  6. What was a non-factor for your final prediction?
  7. Name some other factors that affected your prediction (outside of the data given).

Complete the Google Form 

Enjoy the Game and best of luck (there is a prize for the most accurate prognosticator 😉 )

—-Not a member of the great #hfi78? Feel free to pit your wits against ours—-




Graphic Novels – Add some Dialogue/Storyboarding

You have been busy writing your narratives, building characters and creating plots and settings.  Now it is time to start thinking about putting your work into a graphic/visual format.

To do this you will need to pick out the most important parts of your story and plan how to retell this with images/narration and dialogue.

Presentation with student examples


When creating your covers pay attention to the finer details.

What must you include??

Title – Author – illustrator – imagery – extras

Extras??? Check out some examples in the class or below: What can you add?

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I am going to post some resources for you to look into:

Example of a planned Graphic Novel Page

Planning your novel

Parts of a Comic – Important to understand

This is a youtube playlist, Video 9 – Ten tips for storytelling might be your best bet.


View my Flipboard Magazine.