Daily Computer Challenge

April 7th

Edit the following document and make a poster below the directions

  1. Take this document.  Click file (in the top left corner) and then Click on make a copy.  -Click on yes to rename it copy of (or choose another name)
  2. Now that you can type on the Document, Take the text to edit and change the font
    1. Do this by clicking on “Arial” and select more fonts. 
    2. Scroll down.  Click on the font called Lobster.  Use that font for the words. (Highlight the words below and click on Lobster.
    3. Change the size of the words to as big as you would like.  The size of the font is where the number 11, in almost the center of the tool bar is. 
    4. Click on Center to center the text now.  That is the square that has four different lines (it is right above the 5  on the toolbar)  
    5. You can delete any directions when you are done. 

Text to Edit

To Error is Human 

To Arrrr is Pirate

Here is the document to edit : Edit by clicking on this link

Extra coding activity:  

This week, we’ll welcome actor and investor Ashton Kutcher, along with Mia Gil Epner, a cybersecurity expert and former software engineer for the National Security Agency (NSA). Together we’ll learn how data is protected, and we’ll try an interactive teaching format that’s a first for us.

Wednesday, April 8 at 10am PT / 1pm ET

To participate: 
1) Add Code Break to your calendar
2) Download Zoom on your computer or smartphone in advance. An option to watch via your web browser will also be available at the start of the episode.
3) 2 minutes before the episode, visit this page for the link to join.
4) Bring a pen + paper, you’ll need it

Present your code creations to Ashton Kutcher!
We will pick a few lucky students to personally demo their code to Ashton Kutcher. To participate, as you complete last week’s activities, share your interactive card or app. Post a share link to social media with #CodeBreak (or email it to us at codebreaktech@code.org).

Join us early for a unique interaction with our special guests
Everybody will get to participate in this class, but we have a unique interaction planned for the biggest fans. To participate on camera, join this limited Zoom meeting 1 hour before the episode, first come, first serve.*

We want your help
Last week we had students join Code Break from as far away as Bangalore, India and Ghana, Africa. Help spread the love — invite other parents, students, and even entire schools to join. Share this email, or share on Twitter, or on Facebook. And thank you for all the loving tweets about #CodeBreak, keep them coming! 🙂

Hadi Partovi
Founder, Code.org 

April 6th

Pirate Week:

Check out this resource to help you answer today’s questions-  About Pirates

Questions:

  1. What are sloops? And how many people and cannons could they carry?
  2. What are schooners and brigantines?
  3. What were these pirates typically after?
  4. Where did Pirate Sam Bellamy’s, ship Whydah sink?
  5. What did the pirate diet typically include?  What do you think about this?
  6. Name two books that you can read about pirates.
  7. Think about one question you have about pirates, their diet, their quests or life.  See if you can find an answer to that question by doing a basic Google Search on line.

April 2

Find a copyright free photo to use. * Copyright free photos allow you to use them however you would like.  Unsplash is one of my favorite sites, and you don’t need an account.

Here is one site that you can use:

Copyright free Photos

1.  When you open the link, type in the topic “Surf” in the search bar.

2.  Click on the picture you like.

3.  You can either download it or right click on it (or two finger finger click on the mouse if you are on a chrome book) and save it to your downloads or your files.

4.  Now you can use this as a profile picture, a picture in a blog, a picture on a website, or a picture to edit freely.

 

April 1

Find two surfing locations (Either spots for surfing, or surf related business by searching Google ahead of time, or using the search circle on Google Earth.)

*Explore the Locations.  

Note:  Google Earth will either be downloaded on your computer (you can access it with the windows icon in the lower left hand corner searching “Google Earth” or Google “Google Earth” as I did.  And in a few minutes, it should work.

Screenshot 2020-04-01 at 11.43.30 AM

 

 

March 31st-

Create a Table on Google Docs and Organize information about surfers.

  • Click on insert.
  • Click on table
  • Then click on three columns and 4 Rows.
  • Then paste in the appropriate information for each box and surfer.  (You need a picture, place where he or she is from, and one of the accomplishments in the final box.)
  • See example.
  • Screenshot 2020-03-31 at 8.27.51 PM

March 30th-

Theme of the Week – Surfing

*All assignments are related to the theme

Today’s work:  Here is the Google Document:  Background Surfing Day 1

March 27th, 2020

Here’s a great game to try your hand at.

A Fun Game to Try

Screenshot 2020-03-27 at 4.13.35 PM

 

March 26th, 2020

Finding a copyright free picture on Google Docs and editing it. 

First open up a picture in Google images:  click on insert, then image, then search the web.  On the right hand side search the topic you want to find a picture of.  Then click on the one you want and insert it. 

Screenshot 2020-03-26 at 12.48.29 PM

Now, to edit it- 

Click on the picture.  Click on Image Options 

On the right hand side (click recolor, adjustments or whatever else you would like to do to edit the photo).  

Screenshot 2020-03-26 at 12.50.08 PM

March 25, 2020

Design an island  on Voxels.  Today’s assignment can be done by any student of any level. Start clicking the cubes, rotate and build.  If you want to change the color, click on different numbers on your keyboard.

Click on Voxels (it’s kind of like Minecraft)  Link for Voxels

View on Napali Coast on Kauai island on Hawaii, USA

*Note, it won’t save.  You can do one of two things, right click on it to copy and paste it to somewhere or copy the link to a document and then go back to it.  However, as the link gets really large, it may not work.

Feel free to tag me in a picture on Facebook or instagram or twitter.

Instagram:  lmcdonell2001               Twitter:  lmcdonell14

Typing.com and Typing.club are also awesome ways to learn how to type.  Make an account, it’s free!

March 24, 2020

*Play with Use Cubes

https://usecubes.com/

Click on “design” to build something. 

Click on the block, and drag the mouse with the arrows.  It will build. If you click on “Brush” you can change the colors.  

Screenshot 2020-03-24 at 3.17.19 PM

*You can click on “explore” on the home page and check out the community of designers. 

(This will save with a Google Drive or email account)


March 23, 2020

Taking a Screenshot with a Chromebook. 

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Directions:  

*Click control (CTRL) and the center key above the six with a square and two lines.  Hold them both down at the same time. Your image will appear and you can click on it and then click downloads to save it, or save it to another location.

*If you want to insert it into a google doc, click insert, from your computer and then click on the picture and it should appear. 

Screenshot 2020-03-23 at 10.06.07 AM

*Sometimes you want to take a picture of what is on your screen and save it or send it somewhere.  Taking a screenshot is an awesome skill that I use frequently. On a chromebook it is a little different then a regular desktop computer. 

Friday, March 20, 2020

Edit a Photo

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Editing Site

Directions: 

  1. Click on https://pixlr.com/x/
  2. In the middle of the screen click:  Start editing.
  3. At the bottom there are a bunch of photos:  Click:Try editing photo now. 
  4. Click on the photo and it will appear in the edit area. 
  5. On the left hand side, use the tools to play around and have fun! 
  6. When you are done, if you want to save it, click save (Blue button at the bottom)
  7. Then, in the same spot, click download (it’s also blue)

Thursday, March 19, 2020

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Re-create a logo on Sketch.

 Find a logo you want to create.  See how close you can get.  See how many details you can capture.  Then use the  Link for Sketch

Want to be really creative?  Create a unique logo for your family, or yourself.

To Save and Share it:  There is an icon on the right hand side at the bottom called export.  Click on that, and download will appear as an option. If you download it, you can save it to a file, or attach it.

Did you enjoy this?  Graphic Design and marketing might be awesome career goals!

*Feel free to tag me if you create something cool!

Instagram:  lmcdonell2001               Twitter:  lmcdonell14


March 18, 2020

Welcome to the Daily Computer challenge! neon-sunset-retro-style-mountain-wallpaper-preview

Design a sunrise on Voxels.  Today’s assignment can be done by any student of any level. Start clicking the cubes, rotate and build.  If you want to change the color, click on different numbers on your keyboard.

Click on Voxels (it’s kind of like MinecraftLink for Voxels

*Note, it won’t save.  You can do one of two things, right click on it to copy and paste it to somewhere or copy the link to a document and then go back to it.  However, as the link gets really large, it may not work.

Feel free to tag me in a picture on Facebook or instagram or twitter.

Instagram:  lmcdonell2001               Twitter:  lmcdonell14

Typing.com and Typing.club are also awesome ways to learn how to type.  Make an account, it’s free!

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