Today in Year 2, the children have been talking about bullying and cyberbullying. The children discussed different scenarios of cyberbullying and what they would need to do. They were all very sensible and knew to tell a trusted adult or report to the social network.
The children worked in small groups to complete a Venn diagram to show where different forms of bullying would be placed. They could choose bullying, cyberbullying or in the middle for both. They realised that some forms of bullying can happen in real life and over the Internet.
During Computing this afternoon, Year 2 Toucans further enhanced their knowledge on algorithms and debugging. The children used an app called Fix the Factory (a free download from the App store).
Mr Baddhan asked the children to work through the levels using their problem solving skills to move the robot from a start position to the end – the controls available include ‘move forward’, ‘turn right’, ‘turn left’, ‘pick up’ and ‘drop off’.
Alot of perseverance and debugging was requred to fix their mistakes in the code.
During Computing today, Year 2 Toucans were introduced to the full version of Scratch by Mr Baddhan. The children have been using Scratch Junior this week and today tried some programming in the Scratch on the computers. They worked out that if the blocks are not snapped in properly, then the program will not run. And everything must be in order (sequence) otherwise the program will not work correctly. Alot of understanding on algorithms, debugging and sequence were shown by Toucans.
The children used the events blocks, sound and looks blocks.
Toucans also learned how the sprite and backdrops can be changed too.
Year 2 Toucans have continued with programming during Computing today by using Scratch Junior on the iPads.
This morning the children explored Scratch Junior and demonstrated their understanding of building algorithms and debugging. Mr Baddhan tasked the children to use motion blocks and say blocks to program their sprite.
Once the children created their programs, they presented and talked about their programs to the rest of the class.
Scratch Junior is a free iPad app and parents should encourage to use their knowledge to program at home.
In Computing today, Year 2 Toucans continued to learn about algorithms and understanding sequence. They used 2Go to work out how to get from one location to another and debugging if their algorithm was incorrect.
Don’t forget Toucans; you can access Purple Mash at home using your login.