Finals week and CREU Final ReportThis week was my finals week in school and I also collaborated in the CREU final report of the year. Now, the stress from school has ended and I feel more confident collaborating to the project for the summer.
(Written on May 6, 2017)
Blockly - Github
This month I have not successfully reached my goals. It has being an extremely busy month in school, and I have not been able to work on the blocks as I wanted. However, I have being working a lot with App Inventor which has helped me to understand better how to use Blockly. Also, on my Senior Project class, I have been working a lot on web development which has helped me to learn more about layouts and functions what will be beneficial for our " Hopper's Fables " final website project. My goal is to collaborate this week’s harder to reach our goal and have a demo to show before may 5.
Redoing last week work
Work accomplished. This week, I read about common core vocabulary and math for 6-7 year olds. This was my task for last week but I miss understood. Instead of doing common core math for 6 -7 years old I did it for 6 and 7 th grade :( So, I have work on it this week. Next week, I am working on Blockly. It is confusing how to use blocky throughout Github.
(March 24 - March 30)
Math problems for 6th and 7th grade
Work accomplished. This week, I created a word document for my group . This document has 4 math problems per scene in the " first day of school" story. Also, I did a summary of some vocabulary core values articles for 6th and 7th grade.
(March 18 - March 23)
Good news from SIGCSE Conference
This week I met with my groupmates and we are ready to move forward with the coding and graphics. My task for this week the follow;
- Read the Common Core Standards for Mathematics article and look at Common core vocabulary.
- Create a main point summary from the above article and regarding common core vocabulary documentation.
- Come up with 4 math problems for each scene in our "First Day of School"
- Design 5 to 10 blocks for each scene
(March - March 17)
Ready to start coding :)
(March 4 - March 10)
(Feb 25 - March 3)
Evaluation of Terminology Done
(Feb 19 - Feb 24)
(Feb 12 - Feb 18)
Goal: Finish my evaluation of the terminology, finish poster, and have and advance of our programming work.
Programming and evaluation of terminology!
(Feb 06 - Feb 11)
Lesson's Learned: This week, I learned the importance of terminology in our language. My groupmates came out with an excellent idea for student survey activity and I really like it.
Goal: Finish evaluation about Frozen and Snap against our rubric and the programming work before the conference
Graphics Done !
(Feb 01 - Feb 05)
Work Accomplished: This week I finished the ingredients graphics for our language, the consent form, and the CITI training. I used Illustrator for the graphics and I enjoyed it so much. This was my first time using Illustrator and I am surprise how incredible things I can do with this magic software.
Lesson's Learned: I learned how to use many of the tools in Illustrator, I learned the importance of the CITI training, and the rules for the consent and IRB forms. I really appreciated that parents are aware of their kids participation in research survey activities through school and that kids are not forced to participated if they do not feel comfortable participating.
Goal Next week: The goal for next week is do an evaluation of Frozen and Snap terminology against our rubric, and work on poster for conference.
Research paperwork, CITI Training !
(Jan 23 - Jan 31)
During this week I am doing 4 things:
- Signed Consent form
- Parental Consent form
- Assent form
- the CITI Program of minimum risk training
First two weeks of Spring Semester :)
(Jan 9 - Jan 20)
ADD/DROP classes, getting to know my professors and classmates, making group teams
- Click here 2D maze game with device orientation.
- Click here Insertar una imagen en un Canvas HTML5.
Graphics: Display items within the grid
(Dec 15 - Dec 31)
(Dec 9 - Dec 15)
Snap terminology is huge. Snap shares many words with other programming languages like frozen and scratch. However, it has some uncommon words that in my opinion they are not clear for kids. Read More
(Dec 9 - Dec 15)
I found Frozen terminology very clear; short words, one-word instruction, and, common words. Read More
(Dec 3 - Dec 9)
During this week, I am documenting the words used in Snap and Frozen. Terminology is a very important factor in any programming language specially...Read More
Start coding on Blockly!
(Nov 25 - Dec 2)
We finally started coding. My task during this week was to code the blog "turn". Turn left and right.Read More
ACM Mid-Southeast Conference! Fall conference
My reseach mates and I got accepted to present our project at the ACM Mid-Southeast Fall 2016 Conference on Nov 11. So during this week we were getting ready for this big dayRead More
Blockly, JavaSript, HTML ...
(Oct 18- Nov 6)
During these two weeks we were also working on our abstract and submitting paperwork for conferences :)
No more to read :)
Hopper's Fables: Rubric (Final!!!!!!)
id = "date" (Oct 11- Oct 17)
This week we are working on finalizing our rubric according a 3 point rubric evaluation.Read More
Hopper's Fables: Rubric (close to the final product)
id = "date" (Oct 03- Oct 11)
This week we are working on finalizing our rubric and work on our proposal.Read More
Hopper's Fables: Rubric
(Sep 26 - Oct 03)
This week we are going to focus in elaborate our rubric and the storylines of out languageRead More
Keep doing reseach about existing block languages
(Sep 19 - Sept 26)
During this week we are continuing doing research about other block programming languages and their evaluation in education. I found out very interesting artilces that evaluate Scratch and App Inventor on programming skills, but have not found an exisiting block programming language that foucus on math and reading skills. This is why our language will be unique and most sucessful. Through out our storylines, kids will not only gain programming skills but also math and reading skills. Read More
Brainstorming- Characteristics of our language
(Sep 12 - Sept 19)
During this week I am doing more reseach about existing block programming languages, especially on those that according professionals are best block programming languages in education. Among those languages are Scracth, Scratch Jr. App Inventor, Lego, and Alice. Our task is do research about the evaluation of those top block programming languages so we can start elaborating the reubric of our block programming language. What wil make our language unique? What characteristics it must to have? What would be nice to have?Read More
Reseach About Existing Block Programming Languages
(Sept 3 - Sept 12)
My task during this week is to do reseach about existing block programming languages, read the article Predicting Quality in Educational Software: Evaluating for Learning, Usability and the Synergy between them by David Squires and Jenny Preece, and get familiarized with Scratch and Blockly.Read More