Week 14 (Week beginning 13th July)

1. The main task for today's lesson is to continue to work through the OSA online e-safety course that you signed up to last lesson - once completed (which you may or may not do today) you will be awarded with a course completion certificate, which will provide you and future employers evidence that you are a responsible online users. This will look great on your CV!

Please complete as many of the tasks as you can in 30 minutes.

Once you have the certificate, email it to me (swickins@sidmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk) so that I can reward you praise points for your efforts!

Extension:

2. Try to complete the whole course.


Week 13 LESSON (Week beginning 6th July)

1. As last week was the last lesson given to the Scratch project, please ensure your project is finished (as well as it can be) and shared so that I can play your game.

2. The main task for today's lesson is to begin working through the OSA online e-safety course - once completed (which may take a few weeks) you will be awarded with a course completion certificate, which will provide you and future employers evidence that you are a responsible online users. This will look great on your CV!

3. To get started, simply read the guide attached below CAREFULLY and COMPLETE EACH STEP OF THE GUIDE.

https://www.onlinesafetyalliance.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Introduction_Microsoft.pdf

Please complete as many of the tasks as you can in 30 minutes.

Once you have the certificate, email it to me (swickins@sidmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk) so that I can reward you praise points for your efforts!

Extension:

2. Complete at least one badge on the iDEA website.


Week 12 LESSON (Week beginning 29th June)

1. This is the last week on developing our own Scratch Computer game.

Today, you will finish off building the game that you have designed.

Please do the following:

- sign into your scratch account
- open your new project
- spend 30 minutes continuing to create your game.
- make sure your project file is shared so that I can see your game.
- if you haven't quite finished, please don't worry, these are difficult times.

Extension:

2. Spend extra time finishing your game
3. Complete at least one badge on the iDEA website.

 


Week 11 LESSON (Week beginning 22nd June)

1. This will be our second to last week on developing our own Scratch Computer game.

Today, you will continue to build the game that you have designed.

Please do the following:

- sign into your scratch account
- open your new project
- spend 30 minutes continuing to create your game.
- make sure your project file is shared so that I can see your progress.

Extension:

2. Spend extra time developing your game
3. Complete at least one badge on the iDEA website.

 


Week 10 (Week beginning 15th June)

1. Today you will continue to build the game that you have designed.

Please do the following:

- sign into your scratch account
- open your latest project.
- spend 30 minutes continuing to create your game
- at the end of the 30 mins you will not have finished - this is to be expected - please don't worry - you should not have finished! 🙂
- if you didn't last week, please make sure you share project file so that I can see your progress, and future progress in the next few lessons. If you have already shared it, there is no need to share it again.

Extension:

2. Complete at least one badge on the iDEA website.



Week 9  (Week beginning 8th June)

1. Over the last few weeks you have learnt all the skills needed to code a computer game in Scratch. Last lesson you designed your very own game.

Today, you will begin to build the game that you have designed.

Please do the following:

- sign into your scratch account
- create a new project and give it a name such as 'My Year 8 Game'
- spend 30 minutes making a start on creating your game
- at the end of the 30 mins you will not have finished - this is to be expected - please don't worry - you should not have finished! 🙂
- you MUST share the new project file so that I can see your progress, and future progress in the next few lessons.

Extension:

2. Complete at least one badge on the iDEA website.



Week 8  (Week beginning 1st June)

1. Watch the video lesson below, then complete the lesson activities underneath.

2. Tasks for the lesson (basically, everything you have seen in the video)

- Decide on an idea for a computer game which you will program that has movement, scoring and at least 2 levels. Take 10 minutes to complete the 'Design Cover Sheet': DOWNLOAD THE SHEET HERE
- On a piece of blank paper, sketch out your designs for Level 1 and Level 2 - just like I did in the video. Make sure they are detailed and fully annotated.

- If you are able to, take a picture of your work and submit it on Show My Homework.

Extension:

3. Complete at least one badge on the iDEA website.



Week 7  (Week beginning 18th May)

1. Watch the video lesson below, then complete the lesson activities underneath.

2. Tasks for the lesson (basically, everything you have seen in the video)
- Create a new backdrop
- Set the first backdrop appear when starting the game (green flag clicked)
- Make an end of level sprite (a key or a door maybe), make it hide at the start of the game and appear after a score is achieved (as shown in the video).
- Make the new backdrop appear when the end of level sprite is touched by the main character.

Make sure you complete this in your Scratch account (which you made a few weeks ago). When you have completed this, make sure that you SHARE the project so your teacher can see your work.

Extension:

3. See if you can make some baddies for your second level (Tip: These need to be hidden at the start of the game and show when the second level broadcast script is run).

4. Complete at least one badge on the iDEA website.



Week 6  (Week beginning 11th May)

1. Watch the video lesson below, then complete the lesson activities underneath.

2. Tasks for the lesson (basically, everything you have seen in the video)
- Create a baddie sprite
- Program it to move automatically
- Program it to hide when touched by the bullet and increase score by one
- Program the main character to go back to the start if it touches the baddie.

Make sure you complete this in your Scratch account (which you made a few weeks ago). When you have completed this, make sure that you SHARE the project so your teacher can see your work.

Extension:

3. Try to develop your game by making more baddies sprites that you need to shoot.

4. Complete at least one badge on the iDEA website.



Week 5 (Week beginning 4th May)

1. Log into this website (sidmouthcs.com) by clicking on the Login button top right of this screen.

Remember to use your normal school username (not email address) and school password. If you get 'Error Creating User!' message when trying to log in, it means you have entered your email address and not your username!

2. After logging in, go to this page: https://sidmouthcs.com/courses/year-8-shooter-game-maker/

3. Scroll down to the two QUIZ links at the bottom of the list. (See image below)

 

4. Complete both quizzes, making sure that you read the feedback after each answer is submitted. You have three attempts at each quiz. Keep attempting the quizzes to record your highest score.

Extension:

5. Complete at least one badge on the iDEA website.



Week 4 (Week beginning 27th April)

  1. Watch the first of two videos below:

IF YOU HAVE USED A USERNAME WHICH WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO IDENTIFY YOU, PLEASE EMAIL ME YOUR USERNAME!

Just in case you did not create a new scratch account last week, here is the link. You must not click this if you already made an account last week.

Your Scratch Sign Up Link: http://scratch.mit.edu/classes/283918/register/4d8dvtfej

2. Watch the Video Lesson to learn how to program a shooter.

3. Log into your newly created scratch account and program the following:

  • Draw a shooter sprite
  • Create a 'Direction Variable' and make it store either a 1 or a 0 depending on the direction of the main character.
  • Program the shooter sprite so that it fires out left or right when the space bar is pressed.

...basically, replicate what you see in the video.
4. IMPORTANT: Make sure you click the SHARE button at the top of your coding page - This will allow me to be able to see your file automatically from my teacher view of the class.

EXTENSION TASK

5. Complete at least one badge on the iDEA website.



Week 3 (Week beginning 20th April)

  1. Watch the video and learn how to sign up to scratch with a new 'Sidmouth Student Account'. YOU MUST USE THE LINK BELOW.

WHEN CHOOSING YOUR USERNAME, PLEASE MAKE SURE I CAN IDENTIFY YOU!

 

Your Scratch Sign Up Link: http://scratch.mit.edu/classes/283918/register/4d8dvtfej

2. Watch the Video Lesson below (or read the lesson presentation which you can find in the "8.5 "Shooter" Game Maker" unit of work on the 'Lesson 1' page (you will need to log in first to access it)) to learn how to program gravity.

3. Log into your newly created scratch account and program a sprite to do the following:

  • Walk along platforms.
  • Fall off platforms (due to a gravity script explained in the video)
  • Jump onto a platform (due to the jumping script explained in the video)

4. IMPORTANT: Make sure you click the SHARE button at the top of your coding page - This will allow me to be able to see your file automatically from my teacher view of the class.

Extension

5. Complete at least one badge on the iDEA website.



Week 2 (Week beginning 13th April)

NO LESSON



Week 1 (Week beginning 23rd March)

Although many of you have already done this, you first need to sign up to https://idea.org.uk/.

***You MUST follow the guidance on the sign up info page!***

Guidance on how this should be done (including information on how to link your account to your class using an organiser code) is explained here: SIGN UP INFO

***You MUST follow the guidance on the sign up info page!***

Once you have signed up and entered your class organiser code, you need to start working through the badges.

Regardless of whether you started last week or not, you need to spend a minimum of 1 hour working through badges of your choice.

I will be able to monitor what badges people achieve and will begin to celebrate their successes on the Award Celebration page.

After Easter, your weekly lessons will generally follow the normal CS curriculum that we deliver each year, but we will also continue to dedicate some lesson time to the iDEA award too!


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