Classroom 2.0 LIVE webinar Wes Fryer, Featured Teacher

Coding & Games with Kids: Hopscotch, Scratch and Minecraft

December 14, 2013

00:04 - Rae Fearing 1
With lightbot students programmed a robot to move and light up tutorials, it also taught loops and repeat commands

00:06 - Tammy Moore
Everyone sees it

00:09 - Wes Fryer

00:10 - Peggy George
yes Wes--everyone sees that I think

00:28 - Peggy George
Hi Louise! Love having you with us every week!

00:32 - Peggy George
Welcome Paula!!!

00:44 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Hi Peggy. Glad to be here.

00:45 - Peggy George (Wes Fryer’ website)

00:54 - Peggy George

00:55 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
Thanks Peggy! I actually got to meet Wes at #edcampfwtx - wouldn't miss it!

00:55 - Susie @shighley
I tihnk this week would be a great time to provide lots of coding resources for students to try, since they are perhaps a little... restless, shall we say? Tried some last week

00:56 - Wes Fryer
hello Paula! :-)

01:11 - Peggy George
I agree Susie!!

01:12 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Hello, Wes. :)

01:23 - Peggy George
Archives for all recordings:

01:39 - Peggy George
love the map activity!!

01:50 - @plnaugle (Paula)
My students loved participating in the Hour of Code this week.

01:54 - Oronoque

01:54 - Wes Fryer
Oklahoma City

01:55 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
Fort Worth, TX

02:01 - Verena Zimmer

02:04 - Peggy George
joining you from Phoenix AZ :-) sunny and going to be 70 degrees today!

02:04 - @Rhonda
Orlando, FL

02:05 - Stella Maris Berdaxagar
Really hot in Argentina.

02:09 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
Paula, mine did too!

02:13 - Peggy George
so great to have all of you with us today!!!

02:14 - Wes Fryer
So glad you could join us Stella!

02:17 - Heidi Befort
Cave Creek, Arizona

02:25 - @plnaugle (Paula)
New Orleans, LA. Overcast but fairly warm with a little rain mixed in.

02:40 - Susie @shighley
we have chromebooks

02:44 - Peggy George
I downloaded the Hopscotch app but haven't tried it yet

03:08 - Peggy George
fantastic to know! Wes will be telling us all about Hopscotch today :-)

03:11 - Wes Fryer
ok, lots of Hopscotch for iPad newbies :-)

03:18 - Peggy George
Welcome LucianeCurator and Val!

03:28 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
not yet!

03:28 - LucianeCurator @web20education
Thanks Peggy

03:36 - Peggy George
really loving Scratch!!!

03:46 - Peggy George
but I'm a Scratch newbie!

03:46 - Verena Zimmer
I NEED to try!

03:57 - aunttammie
I can't figure out Scratch....I think my math skills are just too weak

04:05 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
I have used it personally - just not my kids'

04:20 - Peggy George
maybe Wes's tips will help you aunttammie :-)

04:22 - Verena Zimmer
Just spoke about it with the students

04:27 - stidmama
good morning, had trouble logging on today

04:30 - Wes Fryer
@autammie some of the project PDFs I'll share today can help... they are really great starters for adults & students!

04:40 - Peggy George
I really want to learn to use Minecraft to create games!

04:50 - @plnaugle (Paula)
@aunttammie just intro Scratch to your students and then they can teach you how to use Scratch.

04:58 - Peggy George
Wes you have a perfect audience to share all of your great projects with!!!

05:00 - Rae Fearing 1
My hopscotch coding project with 5th graders.

05:09 - aunttammie
I dunno, Peggy...It may be a case of just lack of logic skills! But really looking forward to seeing what little kids can do with it! LOL

05:31 - Peggy George
I have the same problems @aunttammie :-) We will persevere :-)

05:40 - Peggy George
Welcome MaryFran and Cory!!

05:41 - aunttammie

05:59 - @Rhonda
Wonderful human being, dedicated to quality education, imho

06:12 - Wes Fryer
@Rhonda thanks :-)

06:20 - @Rhonda
deserved, Wes

06:26 - Peggy George
Wes has done so many amazing things with ed tech and I love that he so willingly and frequently shares with all of us!!!

06:57 - Peggy George
take it away Wes :-)

07:11 - Peggy George
thanks for the quick web 2.0 background :-)

07:35 - Peggy George
Hi Sam!! How great that you could join us today!

07:43 - @bcdtech Maureen
having connection issues - keep getting the Wes Chipmunk voice as it tries to catchup

07:53 - Peggy George
today's Livebinder:

08:11 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise

08:12 - Peggy George
I don't have a class but I participated in a lot of Hour of Code webinars :-)

08:22 - Sam Patterson
Hi there. Wes Fryer and Hour of Code are my favorites

08:29 - Peggy George (Hour of Code website) (re-routes to CSEDweek website)

08:36 - Verena Zimmer
Hour of code - students loved it!

08:37 - Sam Patterson
I have been hour of coding with k-5 this week

08:38 - Lorie Moffat
Scratch projects my students made:

08:43 - Peggy George
Welcome Sharon B!

08:50 - Peggy George
what fun Sam!!

08:58 - Sam Patterson
and I am at school today organizing for a 2 hour event for over 300 parents and kids tomorrow

09:04 - Stella Maris Berdaxagar
I attended Edmodo webinar last week.

09:17 - Rae Fearing 1
Sam, we used lightbot and kodable, what did you use?

09:20 - @bcdtech Maureen
I got 3rd, 5th and 6th to all try coding activities this week...

09:23 - Peggy George
if any of you have links to projects or blog posts about your hour of code activities please share them in the chat and I'll add them to the Livebinder :-)

09:30 - MrsD5107
Missed Edmodo webminar

09:41 - Peggy George
I missed that Stella! I need to go back to try to watch the recording

09:52 - aunttammie
looks like a page I can recommend to our new robotics team!

09:54 - Peggy George (Wes Fryer’ STEM Resources)

10:05 - @bcdtech Maureen
3rd graders video from working with

10:15 - Heidi Befort
I'm in the process of starting a tech club with a focus on coding

10:18 - Sam Patterson a list of what I am using

10:19 - Peggy George (Oklahoma Scratch Camps!)

10:20 - Rae Fearing 1
One of my coding blog posts - 5th grade code in

10:30 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise

10:31 - Susie @shighley
I attended the edmodo webinar, but a lot of people came in late and kept asking the same questions. Then the learnstreet animated card, which was very cute, was a little buggy when I tried with students; website probably very busy!

10:32 - Peggy George
thanks for sharing your links!!!!

10:55 - Peggy George
that's too bad Susie! technology doesn't always cooperate!!

11:33 - Peggy George
I remember spending weeks creating my first program with the turtle logo and green/white screen (back in early 80's) :-)

11:47 - Sam Patterson
I wanna go to scratch Camp!

11:51 - Lorie Moffat
I remember turtle logo!

11:56 - Peggy George
those Scratch camps sound fantastic!!! I want to go too!!!!

11:58 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Loved watching my students help each other learn how to use Scratch doing our Hour of Code activities this week.

12:00 - MrsD5107
Me too!

12:05 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
took me all day to make a snowman move on scratch. LOL!

12:08 - aunttammie
Come to Houston!

12:11 - @bcdtech Maureen
My proposal for flatclassroom certified teachers- final project was on scratch

12:14 - Peggy George
so true about jumping in with kids! they have no fear!!!

12:18 - Sam Patterson
YES, start a kid coding and VOOM

12:26 - Sam Patterson
they quickly outpace me

12:48 - Sam Patterson

12:50 - Peggy George
thanks Maureen! I added your link last week and will definitely add it again this week to the Livebinder :-) Great project!!

13:00 - Peggy George (Chocolate Broccoli tip)

13:01 - Sharon B
Can w use the Blackboard app for ipad?

13:18 - Peggy George
that image cracks me up!!! not sure I would want to taste it!

13:30 - Peggy George
something you love and something you hate???

13:32 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
making something not fun - FUN!

13:32 - Verena Zimmer
try a new taste ..!

13:34 - MaryFran Lynch
thinking outside the box

13:35 - @bcdtech Maureen
fun, but good fo ryou

13:36 - Oronoque
a spoon full of sugar makles the medicine go down

13:37 - Rae Fearing 1
Making learning taste good, disguising critical thinking and problem solving with fun

13:38 - Verena Zimmer
Risk a new taste!

13:43 - Cory 1
Trying to make something awful tase

13:44 - Peggy George
I love that Louise!

13:46 - aunttammie
disguise the learning

13:49 - MrsD5107
unlikely combo with great success

13:52 - Sharon B
Trying things you never thought of

14:07 - Peggy George
what a great point!!! don't sugar coat and force feed!

14:29 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
love it!

14:30 - Peggy George (Edgamer Webcast: #ice13 and @edgamer)

14:49 - Wes Fryer
SAMR model

14:50 - Peggy George
yes SAMR

15:07 - @bcdtech Maureen
Yes, but it is a way/place to START

15:08 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
SAMR Substitution, Augmentation, MOdification, REdefinition

15:12 - Peggy George

15:18 - Rae Fearing 1
Ruben Puentedura SAMR-Google it

15:19 - Sam Patterson

15:31 - aunttammie
I teach high school English...not sure how I'd use scratch or hopscotch. love to hear some ideas for non-STEM subjects

15:31 - @Rhonda
good point

15:33 - Peggy George
the google sites link is for SAMR

15:52 - Peggy George (Website for Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom by Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary Stager)

15:56 - @bcdtech Maureen
is it still a free download?

16:07 - Peggy George
that book is fantastic! have it on my Kindle :-)

16:17 - Peggy George
it was last week Maureen

16:31 - @bcdtech Maureen
@peggy- me too. I know they have offered it free a couple of times now

16:36 - Rae Fearing 1
Aunttammie, I had student develop math games with hopscotch, language arts students could develop games too

16:47 - Sam Patterson
I have to keep my eye out for that

16:54 - Sam Patterson

17:16 - Peggy George
@aunttammie there are tons of ELA standards that can be addressed through gaming and coding. Storyboarding is a really important task...

17:16 - Sam Patterson

17:29 - @plnaugle (Paula)
SAMR: Model, Metaphor, and Mistakes | Teaching Conversations

17:58 - Peggy George
that's what students have no fear of! tinkering and messing about!!

18:04 - Heidi Befort
Love that quote!

18:06 - Peggy George
thanks Paula!

18:26 - Rae Fearing 1
Aunttammie-for ex. students can creat a program to describe characters in a book.

18:41 - Peggy George
great example Rae!

18:45 - Sam Patterson
@aunttammie and @PeggyGeorge I think something we don't discuss enough is how coding can support understanding SYNTAX. If you know code you have a learning context for other grammars

18:48 - aunttammie
THank you, Rae!

18:52 - Peggy George (Creative learning spiral by Mitch Resnick. Students in Kindergarten learn this way. Students at the MIT Media Lab learn this way. Now we just need to get the rest of the world to learn this way.)

19:20 - Peggy George
terrific image!!!

19:21 - @bcdtech Maureen
love that pic- I used a design cycle in my last presentation on scratch!

19:35 - Sam Patterson
Yes, I see this

19:42 - @bcdtech Maureen
Gonna steal it- thanks WEs/Mitch

19:50 - @Rhonda

19:53 - aunttammie
Yes, Sam...grammar is so hard for to be a way to use the fitting together of code to connect to syntax.

20:06 - Peggy George
communication skills is definitely part of ELA standards :-)

21:01 - Peggy George
Wes has a dream job :-) STEM teacher for gr. 4-5 :-)

21:01 - Sam Patterson
Is there a tech class? so same time, but more focused.

21:11 - @bcdtech Maureen
I kind of hate the rationale of "workforce demands"- isn't it important to learn the CT skills of logic, etc.. for life??

21:35 - Sam Patterson
Workforce demands is an argument that pays the bills

21:48 - Peggy George
absolutely Sam!!

21:58 - @bcdtech Maureen
uh-huh but.... it's not the real reason to learn

21:58 - aunttammie
Don't I know it...I have no Left Brain!

22:05 - Sam Patterson
Fun is SO importantr

22:09 - Sam Patterson

22:14 - Peggy George
Welcome everyone just joining us! Here's the Livebinder link for today:

22:18 - Karenlee
Love the idea of a STEM specialist. Teachers can't be expected to do it all!

22:20 - aunttammie
But it can be developed...I have faith!

22:28 - Peggy George (MInecraft EDU)

22:41 - Peggy George (Hopscotch website)

22:41 - @bcdtech Maureen

22:44 - stidmama
and not just grammar, spelling also makes more sense when kids know how to code -- spell it wrong for the computer and it doesn't "read" your work at all!

22:46 - aunttammie
Isn't minecraft costly?

23:01 - Peggy George
I think I paid $39 for Minecraft

23:11 - Peggy George (Scratch website)

23:12 - Rae Fearing 1
Great point stidmama

23:13 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Hi @janwells. Great to "see" you here. We need to talk.

23:21 - Sam Patterson
Minecraft is on my to learn list

23:25 - aunttammie
39 for just one computer, Peggy?

23:32 - Peggy George
Hi Jan and Eileen!

23:35 - @Rhonda
sounds like a fun project aunttammie

23:38 - Rae Fearing 1
@would love to connect with you all on twitter @raefearing

23:38 - @janwells
Hi friend.....Yes we do!

23:53 - Peggy George
yes @aunttammie but that's all I needed. don't know about school licenses

23:57 - @janwells
Hi Peggy

24:05 - aunttammie
sure, rae...I'm @aunttammie

24:07 - Verena Zimmer
tool to create ...

24:15 - Peggy George
a virtual world where you can create environments and games

24:24 - Heidi Befort
@globicate and @MrsBefortsClass

24:26 - Carolyn Dufort
It's a computer program where you create things

24:27 - Wes Fryer
sand box

24:30 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
first heard about it from my teenage son. promotes problem solving and critical thinking

24:31 - Karenlee
Building, surviving in a virtual world

24:32 - Peggy George
love the term sandbox!

24:34 - Eileen
Hi Peggy! Sorry I'm late!

24:34 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Minecraft allows students to create an environment and games.

24:35 - @bcdtech Maureen
a vehicle for middle school boy arguments --- sorry not a fan

24:56 - Sharon B
building program- I have seen kids create a book setting environment

25:07 - @plnaugle (Paula)
@Maureen what happened?

25:08 - Peggy George
I love seeing the student projects where they use Minecraft to demonstrate what they learned in a research project! really powerful and they'll remember it for a long time!

25:21 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
gets a bad rap because kids spend so much time on it at home...they think they are just playing and not really learning

25:36 - Peggy George (Wes Fryer: MinecraftEDU curriculum resources)

25:37 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
they meaning parents

25:53 - Karenlee
Sponsoring ASA club with 2nd 3rd graders with Minecraftedu. So many opportunities to integrate in all curriculum areas.

25:59 - @bcdtech Maureen
@paula- the 6th and 7th grade boys got waay too competitive- nasty outside of school and brought it in

26:11 - Peggy George
good point Louise! parents just think they are playing games!

26:21 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
Global Classroom Minecraft projects

26:28 - Peggy George (2012 K12 Online Conference presentation on Minecraft by Alexander Fryer)

26:31 - Verena Zimmer
Unfortunately it is still blocked at our school ... ;) Need to convince people who are responsible

26:46 - Peggy George
his presentation was excellent! be sure to watch the video! only 20 minutes long :-)

26:50 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
Global Classroom ancient greece minecraft project

27:07 - @plnaugle (Paula)
@Maureen that is a shame. Should be leading to learning and sharing not nasty competition.

27:09 - Peggy George (Wes Fryer Slideshare: Create Your Own Maker Culture in the Library)

27:32 - Peggy George
maker culture is really growing! so exciting!

27:46 - Peggy George (Edgamer Webcast: #ice13 and @edgamer)

27:55 - @bcdtech Maureen
@ paula- it's just one of those things that can easily happen at that age... parents abdicate

28:21 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
have been playinf Civ with my son

28:22 - Peggy George
thanks for sharing your links in the chat!! keep 'em coming and I'll add them to the Livebinder after the show :-)

28:31 - Peggy George (SIT Conference: The Students Involved with Technology Conference is an annual conference occurring at several sites throughout Illinois. It is a conference for 3rd-12th grade students and it is also completely presented by 3rd-12th grade students)

28:55 - Peggy George (Video: 4th Grade San Diego Mission--Minecraft)

28:59 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Wow every state needs to host a SIT Conference.

29:11 - Peggy George
you can view that video in the Livebinder too :-)

29:19 - Peggy George (Mission backstory)

29:22 - MaryFran Lynch
Is there a way to put MInecraft in creative mode only for class, without the monsters that need to be eliminated?

29:47 - Peggy George
great question MaryFran! We'll ask Wes during Q/A

30:11 - Karenlee
Yes, with MinecraftEd you can control the use.

30:13 - Peggy George
that project is really impressive

30:28 - Peggy George (Teaching with MinecraftEDU wiki)

31:09 - aunttammie
way out of our league, unfortunately

31:31 - Peggy George
they have a great Google Plus community too where teachers share ideas and help with problem solving.

32:13 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Could write a DonorsChoose grant for help with funding to use Minecraftedu in your classroom.

32:19 - Brigid
Look for Grants to purchase MineCraft for your classroom.

32:48 - Sam Patterson
sounds like your grant should include a mac mini w/16gig os ram

32:49 - Rae Fearing 1
You might try to fund these projects

33:00 - Peggy George

33:21 - Peggy George
great idea Sam!!!

33:32 - Lorie Moffat
lapis lasuli

33:34 - MaryFran Lynch
A lot of my students use Minecraft at home. What do you think about having them bring their personal accounts into the classroom>?

33:39 - aunttammie
reminds me something of second life

33:48 - Karenlee
Thanks for all the community info. I've been feeling like an island as I explore Minecraft. Tech dept won't provide much assistance.

33:52 - Janet P
Lapis Lizuli?

34:08 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Minecraft Projects on

34:08 - Peggy George
@Karenlee you will love the Google MinecraftEDU group :-)

34:40 - Sam Patterson
I hear RED STONE is huge for creating interactive pieces

34:48 - Peggy George
feel free to keep asking your questions here in the chat and Lorie will ask Wes during Q/A

34:54 - Karenlee
Thanks, Peggy. Will check them out after webinar.

35:27 - @Rhonda
That is very cool

35:32 - Sam Patterson
that is quality production!

35:43 - Peggy George
love that story!!!

35:52 - Sam Patterson
yes :)

35:57 - @Rhonda
yes, it is always refreshing

36:01 - Carolyn Dufort
What is link for cake recipe?

36:22 - Carolyn Dufort

36:27 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
LOL! MInecraft is the new Oregon Trail!

36:29 - Peggy George (Teaching with MinecraftEDU wiki)

37:02 - aunttammie
a little confused...what do you mean by "playing minecraft"? Is it video games on the xbox...something different than building demonstrations like the 4th graders demo of the mission?

37:06 - Peggy George (Wes Fryer: MinecraftEDU curriculum resources)

37:27 - Peggy George
all of these resources are on Wes's wiki :-)

37:31 - caz40
I am not a teacher. I am a licensed mental health counselor who started out as a teacher years ago. I now have certification in Instructional Design and E Learning. I am working on using web2.0 resources for therapy, but many things are only available to teachers. Any thoughts on how I can gain more access to resources only open to teachers.

37:32 - Sam Patterson
What is this "rightclick" you speak of

37:37 - LucianeCurator @web20education
Although I teach SEN students they like to use new online technologies . Please vote us

37:49 - @bcdtech Maureen
The problem I run across as a tech coach is that the teachers dont have basic tech skills in many cases...

38:14 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
Got a new mac and couldn't figure out how to right click...wah wah wah!

38:24 - Sam Patterson
yes DC skillz fo sho

38:42 - Peggy George
I had trouble figuring out right click on my Mac too :-)

38:54 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
copy and paste too! LOL!

39:02 - Peggy George (Wes Fryer: Hopscotch Challenges eBook: Hopscotch Challenges: Learn to Code on an iPad!)

39:10 - aunttammie
I just bought a new mouse fo rmy mac...cheated on the right click think :)

39:10 - Rae Fearing 1
Control click is a right click on a mac

39:13 - Peggy George
that ebook is fantastic!!!

39:14 - @bcdtech Maureen
Have to try hopscotch- downloaded it, but haven't used it yet

39:17 - Peggy George
free download!

39:21 - @janwells

39:22 - Verena Zimmer
yes, thanks for the ebook!!

39:32 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
"couldn't find the curriculum so I just created this e-book...." wow.

39:50 - Peggy George
:-) Louise! what an example for us!!!

39:52 - caz40
Thanks for the ebook. I will love learning about this!!

39:52 - Sam Patterson

40:02 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Thanks, Wes, for the free ebook on Hopscotch. Great resource of us and our students.

40:25 - aunttammie
oh, lord...

40:34 - Peggy George
this is where non-math people glaze over :-)

40:46 - Peggy George
like me...

41:06 - Peggy George
but dragging things can be trial and error!

41:15 - Verena Zimmer
doesn't matter .... students love it

41:18 - Sam Patterson
No stay in it! Peggy this is so "real life" makes math abstracts solid

41:30 - caz40
YOU can CAN do this!! Just keep trying.

41:31 - Peggy George
I definitely intend to stay in it!!! :-)

41:44 - Peggy George
I have to keep up with my grandkids!

41:47 - Sam Patterson
talking with my teachers about using Hopscotch in math lessons

41:47 - @janwells
lots of student problem solving, guess and check, critical thinking

42:02 - aunttammie
I'm sure I can just put this on a computer and let the kids have at it...even if I can't do it

42:06 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
good for my kids to learn left and right!

42:06 - caz40
Kids are the best teachers.

42:12 - Carolyn Dufort
"iterative" is my new favorite word

42:18 - Peggy George

42:22 - aunttammie
wonder if this works on the Surface tablet

42:38 - Lorie Moffat
It's an iPa app.

42:44 - Peggy George
can you use ipad apps on a Surface?

42:44 - @janwells
me, too @aunttammie

42:46 - Lorie Moffat

43:01 - Karenlee
Is Hopscotch only for iPads? My tech department is anti-Apple.

43:05 - Peggy George
I'll bet the kids loved this!! so much power!!!

43:30 - aunttammie
I am going to show this to my math genius 8 year old niece when I see her at Christmas!

43:39 - Sam Patterson
Yes Ipad only

43:40 - @janwells
lots of collaboration

43:50 - caz40
Yes, yes, they love to take the information and make it their own.

43:51 - Peggy George
so far Hopscotch is only for ipads but maybe that will change :-)

44:04 - Sam Patterson
Wait there is a browse option in Hopscotch ? *facepalm

44:14 - @Rhonda

44:29 - Peggy George
you may need to get on the mic later @Sam to share that :-)

45:02 - Heidi Befort
Can't wait to check out the book

45:04 - caz40
I love Scratch that kids can remake creations and add and enhance creations.

45:05 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
great for a geometry unit...really gets them "Into" the shapes!

45:11 - Sam Patterson
Seriously Wes Fryer just gave me a serious gift :)

45:16 - Peggy George
yes!! Spirograph! loved it!

45:18 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
um....60's and 70's...

45:27 - MrsD5107
Loved Spirograph

45:42 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
still have my original set circa 1972 :-)

45:43 - caz40
I have a Spirograph. I still use it with kids and they love it.

45:44 - Peggy George
:-) there IS an advantage to being OLD!!!

45:53 - @janwells

46:01 - caz40

46:02 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
I prefer "seasoned" Peggy

46:05 - @plnaugle (Paula)
I agree, Peggy. :)

46:09 - Peggy George
all of these challenges are in his free ebook. be sure to download it :-)

46:10 - aunttammie
those blocks just baffle me...with spirograph you just stuck a pencil in and wiggled in

46:18 - Peggy George
seasoned works for me :-)

46:24 - @bcdtech Maureen
so- whether you are using hopscotch or online scratch, etc... you can stil use these basic code commanda as a basis to creat on other platforms

46:32 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
Peggy - have you done the angry birds tutorial on

46:59 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Hi Louise. I did that tutorial and so did my studnets. Loved it.

47:01 - @janwells
4th graders did this week during Hour of Code!

47:02 - Peggy George
this sounds so encouraging to hear about the incredible engagement!

47:14 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
I got my certificate!

47:20 - Peggy George

47:31 - Peggy George
congrats Louise :-)

47:40 - LucianeCurator @web20education
Just share best 150 edtools in 2013 including 100 ipad apps

47:41 - Peggy George
such a fun way to learn it!

47:47 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Louise- I showed the angry birds tutorial to my most technolphobic teacher and she and I went thru it together- then she did it all by herself with her class

47:54 - @plnaugle (Paula)
One of my students and I attended the Hour of Code at our local Apple Store this week and they took us through that tutroial. We both received our certificate. :)

48:03 - Peggy George
how rewarding Maureen!! good for you!

48:35 - @bcdtech Maureen
I was very very proud of her- couragous!

48:37 - Peggy George
great idea to take a student to the local Apple Store Paula! What a treat!

48:57 - MaryFran Lynch
This looks totally fun. Thanks for the e-book, Wes. I have 1 ipad in the class but I also have 1 kid who is beyond third grade math. I know what he'll be doing during math time :-)

49:02 - Peggy George (HopScotch ipad app)

49:15 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
3 snowdays really sold me on #hourofcode. Don't know if I would have tried it with my kids if I hadn't tried it first. It can seem overwhelming, but the tutorial makes it SO easy for "seasoned" ladies like me and my 7-8 yr olds!

49:17 - Peggy George (iPad Coding Resources)

49:38 - clinds
Wish they would add audio to Hopscotch so you could create digital stories like you can in Scratch.

50:21 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
Scratch is created by the above-average folks at MIT

50:39 - Peggy George
low bar (via Dr. Mitchel Resnick) high ceiling

50:46 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Love that "Scratch - low bar, high ceiling."

51:00 - Lynn Castiglione
low bar-high ceiling- good description

51:06 - Karenlee
I'm losing audio.

51:08 - Peggy George
audio is getting fuzzy Wes

51:10 - @bcdtech Maureen
@clinds- have you checked out tynker? They have a teacher dashboard too- very scratch like with drag and drop

51:11 - aunttammie
I can't do I the only one? Oh, dear...

51:12 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
audio is messing up.

51:18 - Carolyn Dufort

51:21 - caz40
audio bad

51:23 - LucianeCurator @web20education

51:23 - Peggy George
try turning you mic off and back on Wes

51:24 - @bcdtech Maureen
echoy and garbled

51:26 - @Rhonda
come back to our planet Wes :)

51:27 - LucianeCurator @web20education

51:27 - Eileen
Audio is fading

51:31 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
Do the tutorial on Auntammie!

51:49 - Carolyn Dufort

51:50 - caz40

51:52 - Karenlee

51:55 - @Rhonda
He gets so excited, lifts him off the ground

51:57 - aunttammie
Louise, what is the tutorial

52:00 - Peggy George
we all need to chip in for a new headset for Wes :-)

52:01 - Derek
scratchy audio - nice timing! :)

52:09 - Peggy George
funny Derek!!!!

52:26 - Peggy George

52:26 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
go to and press start! It walks you right through it.

52:37 - aunttammie
through scratch?

52:44 - Peggy George (Scratch project: Don’ Be Seen)

53:03 - @bcdtech Maureen
@auntammie - try scratch cards- I will find the link

53:12 - Lorie Moffat
now 10 blocks, in 2.0

53:17 - clinds
@bcdtech - Thanks for the Tynker suggestion. Do you use this instead of Scratch?

53:26 - @bcdtech Maureen

53:40 - Peggy George

53:54 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Had students come to IWB and demo what they learned about Scratch during this week's Hour of Code. They were so proud to be able to share with all of us and we all learned so much. They begged for more coding next week.

53:55 - aunttammie
thanks, Maureen!

54:11 - Peggy George

54:17 - @bcdtech Maureen
@clinds- no, I just checked it out this past week and set up classes for hour of code. I do like having a teacher dashboard. Scratch folks keep saying it is coming....

54:29 - Rae Fearing 1
The $.99 iPad lightbot app lets you create up to 5 student accounts per iPad

54:37 - Peggy George
lots of questions Wes :-) Lorie will take the mic to ask the questions she has saved from the chat

54:55 - Peggy George (Playing with Media: Simulation or Game?)

55:12 - Peggy George (Scratch project: Don’ Be Seen)

55:40 - Peggy George

55:41 - @bcdtech Maureen
@clinds Check it out here

56:04 - Sam Patterson
Rae, good tip on litbot

56:10 - Peggy George
Wes's students are so lucky to have him as their teacher!!!

56:14 - clinds
Thanks for the link Maureen!

56:31 - Karenlee
Low bar- my lowest student was a wiz at coding this week. We need to rethink our bar.

56:38 - Sharon B
no just a sample

56:50 - Heidi Befort
I agree Peggy, plus the funds to pull this off, and a district that supports him!

56:52 - @Rhonda
I caught aunttammie's ? about ideas for non-tech subj was that answered or given support?

56:59 - Peggy George
so true Heidi!!!

57:19 - Peggy George
Lorie will be asking the earlier questions from the chat

57:46 - Carolyn Dufort
What Scratch project would you "prescribe" for 3rd grader (semi-savvy) in Silicon Valley. I want to try this!

57:54 - Carolyn Dufort

57:54 - Peggy George
I love the idea of integrating tech in everything and not taught in a separate class

58:11 - Heidi Befort
Me too, Peggy

58:14 - Sam Patterson
Thanks Wes, dso many great tips

58:45 - Peggy George
it would be great if the students could bring their devices in to share their projects

58:50 - Rae Fearing 1
Can you repost the link to the archives?

59:02 - clinds
Wes, do you think it would be better to have these STEM projects integrated into the classroom or do you think it works best (like you're doing) to have it as a separate special like Art and PE?

59:17 - Peggy George
Livebinder link for today:

59:23 - aunttammie
If a computer goes on the fritz, can you move the license to a new computer?

59:26 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Carolyn I usually started with doing "something" with their names. Then I moved on to a simple maze, or car chase... then making simple math games. Check out the gallery at Scratch- you will find lots of ideas

59:27 - Peggy George
I'll add the links you have been sharing to the Livebinder later

59:33 - Heidi Befort
Wow, thanks for so much valuable information. Thanks, Wes...great listening to you again (last time in Tucson)

59:37 - LucianeCurator @web20education
Please if you have a minute after this awesome session give my students a vote here . Thanks .

59:37 - Lynn Castiglione
Amazing amount of info & strong learning opportunities- thanks to everyone- esp. Wes!

1:00:00 - Peggy George
The blog post with the recording will be posted later today

1:00:13 - Heidi Befort
Thank you Classroom 2.0 Ladies! Always valuable and time well spent!

1:00:23 - Peggy George
thank you Heidi :-)

1:00:24 - @Rhonda
Wes, it was everything I thought it would be. Thank You for being a Featured Teacher, thank you to those who are supporting and recommending Featured Teachers

1:00:43 - @Rhonda
Happy Holidays to all those hard working Elves moderating every day :)

1:00:54 - Peggy George
if you need to leave we'll keep the recording going so you can hear what you miss :-)

1:00:56 - Sam Patterson
Wes, have you done any minecraft as classroom experiences?

1:01:00 - Brigid
Thank you for reposting everything for later, I have a lot to learn!

1:01:13 - Peggy George
you're welcome Brigid :-)

1:01:26 - Peggy George
Sam is ready to take the mic :-)

1:01:33 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
Thank for a great session Wes! I really learned a lot!

1:01:43 - Carolyn Dufort
Thanks for the idea, Maureen

1:02:09 - Wes Fryer
@Rhonda - thanks, so glad you learned some new things!

1:02:14 - Peggy George (Presentation slides for today)

1:03:06 - Peggy George
when you fill in your survey after the show is over be sure to let us know what topics you are interested in learning more about :-)

1:03:26 - Wes Fryer

1:03:38 - Peggy George
hooray!!! the K12 Online Conference has fantastic recordings going back to 2006 :-)

1:03:54 - Derek
Bye all. Thanks Wes.

1:04:03 - Peggy George (Class videos both student created and tutorials/STEM resources)

1:04:37 - Peggy George
totally agree about the value of coaching!!!!

1:04:42 - Peggy George
we need each other!

1:05:07 - Susie @shighley
that happened in my school- no art in middle school for several years.

1:05:10 - Karenlee
So true, Wes. I completely agree.

1:05:25 - Susie @shighley
some of our students get little or no science, esp. in 5th grade when it's not tested

1:05:26 - Peggy George
Sam you have the mic if you want to talk :-) Just click on talk when Wes takes a breath :-)

1:05:27 - Karenlee
How do we convince admin?

1:05:43 - MrsD5107
Thank you for the great info!

1:05:44 - @janwells
Wes, a huge thank you. Your work/play with students has been encouraging and supportive as my students and I have been exploring scratch the past 1 1/2 years. Thanks for all the sharing.

1:05:59 - Peggy George
hooray!!!! There's Sam!

1:06:04 - Peggy George
wrong button :-)

1:06:22 - Peggy George
great question re math stations!

1:07:25 - Peggy George
center-based classrooms are great for allowing multiple projects based on student interests

1:08:02 - Peggy George
it's great to be learning right along with Wes!!! so helpful!

1:08:16 - @janwells
Yes, it is.

1:08:28 - @janwells
And, learning from the kids and with the kids

1:08:33 - Peggy George
keep checking back to Wes's class wikis/blogs for new projects :-)

1:09:13 - Peggy George (4th grade blog posts on KidBlog)

1:09:24 - Sam Patterson
"constructively catch fire"

1:09:24 - Peggy George (5th grade blog posts on KidBlog)

1:09:46 - Peggy George
great term!!!

1:10:31 - Karenlee
Great suggestion. We can definitely piggyback on Hour of Code, and continue the excitement and learning.

1:10:31 - Peggy George
we may need to do a followup show on this! so iinspiring and so much to learn!

1:10:40 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Virtual applause for Wes Fryer. Thanks for all of the resources and project ideas. :)

1:10:45 - Carolyn Dufort
for a 3rd grade class

1:10:52 - Stella Maris Berdaxagar
Thank you. I have to leave. Goodbye all.

1:11:17 - Wes Fryer
bye Stella!

1:11:38 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Have a great weekend everyone. Need to go and get Christmas shopping done. :)

1:11:49 - Wes Fryer
bye Paula, thanks for joining! :-)

1:11:49 - @janwells
Bye Paula

1:11:53 - Carolyn Dufort
Thanks for the advice!

1:11:53 - Peggy George

1:11:59 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Bye Jan. Let's chat soon.

1:12:04 - Peggy George
fabulous presentation Wes! Thank you so much!!!

1:12:06 - Sam Patterson
That was great Thanks!

1:12:11 - Janet P
MOST encouraging!

1:12:16 - Sam Patterson
hurray for break

1:12:23 - Carolyn Dufort
what is link to Sam's presentation on puppets?

1:12:25 - Susie @shighley
Thanks. So much I want to share with others too.

1:12:26 - Peggy George
Archives for all recordings:

1:12:27 - Carolyn Dufort
or date

1:12:29 - Wes Fryer
thanks everyone for joining. I hope you take time over the holidays to PLAY with some of these tools, with kids!

1:12:32 - @janwells
Wes, this was fantastic.

1:12:38 - Peggy George
Some great shows coming up (after the break!)

1:12:47 - Susie @shighley
and the same weekend ALA will be in Philly

1:12:52 - Peggy George
we'll probably have a Smackdown on Jan. 4th :-) Stay tuned!!!

1:12:57 - Wes Fryer
@janwells thanks :-)

1:12:58 - caz40
Love it!! Excited about using it with kids in therapy!!

1:13:18 - aunttammie
Thank you for another wonderful show!

1:13:19 - Peggy George
be sure to vote for the Edublog awards! K12 Online is also on the list!

1:13:19 - Carolyn Dufort
feeling inspired and brave!

1:13:20 - Wes Fryer
@shighley so glad you found it helpful - please let me know what you do with students / how you use the ideas!

1:13:38 - Peggy George
that will be a great webinar with David Truss re the Inquiry Hub!!!

1:13:46 - Peggy George
Tuesday Dec. 17

1:14:01 - Peggy George

1:14:22 - Peggy George
please nominate your favorite teachers! we love hearing from other teachers!

1:14:31 - Peggy George

1:15:04 - Peggy George
you can use the link to the survey in the Livebinder if you view recordings and want a PD certificate

1:15:21 - Peggy George

1:15:31 - Peggy George

1:15:32 - Wes Fryer
@caz40 sounds great! One of our counselors just talked to me recently about how she could use iPad apps for students to talk about their own experiences in therapy sessions.

1:15:43 - Peggy George
iTunesU is a great way to listen to the shows on your mobile devices!

1:16:16 - Peggy George
The recording for today along with all of the links shared in the chat will be posted here later today

1:16:25 - Wes Fryer
Carolyn that is super! Yes - be brave and try these tools! :-)

1:16:28 - caz40
Technology is a great way to work with kids in therapy. Thank you!!

1:16:29 - @mrsmorgansclass - Louise
Please join the #globalclassroom Twitter chat #2 - already in progress!

1:16:33 - Susie @shighley
THanks so much!