Read: Shadows on Our Skin by Jennifer Johnston ★★★★★ heartbreaking. 📚
All the photos I’ve uploaded this year,
Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Inspired” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Watched: Marriage Story ★★★★★ lovely performances. Touching. 🎥
Thanks, a really clever idea. Going to try and fit this in before the break. Great examples of questions to adapt to other seasons, topics.
Until recently I’ve never been a fan of QR codes, preferring to AirDrop Notes with links. But I now appreciate that they do generate a wee bit of extra interest. (I like I can auto create them too, for example).
We finished the micro:bit decorations as planned last week.
I put a quick video of the result on the Class Blog
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Read: The Leavers by Lisa Ko ★★★★★ great read that grew and grew on me. Chinese illegal immigrants in New York and back in China. Great characters and story.📚
A bit of rainy day prep today. Planning using micro:bits for simple Christmas decorations.
Last session we did a time consuming, but worthwhile, microbit guitar project. We’ve use them for decorations before and I thought this might be a simple intro for the new pupils in the class and a simple refresher for last years pupils.
The app seems to have improved even since June. At that point we started finding it easy to create code and flash the microbits form our iPads. Today I tried the app on my phone and was surprised as to how easy it was to code (simply) a microbit on my phone.
The other is you can now embed makecode, the code or the emulator. This one is a dice and number picker, we made ones like this for maths games last session. Try the buttons and ‘shake’.
Maybe you could always embed code I didn’t notice it before. I am impressed by how the editor has improved over the last few years. The first few times I used micro:bits in class we stitched away from our iPads and used PCs, i can see no good reason for doing so now.
Watched: Non-Fiction ★★★½☆ I enjoy a french talking & smoking movie. The chat was a bit fast in this one and cigarettes mostly half finished.