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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

I finally have some more confirmed information regarding the Ultimate Frisbee tournament on Sunday, May 27th.

  • The tournament will run from 11:30am-4pm.
  • The location is the Technplex in Pleasantville.
  • Please wear athletic wear to the tournament, including a pair of indoor athletic shoes
  • The cost is $18.00 per student

The schedule for the MQP is as follows:
  • 12:00-12:30pm MQP vs St. Francis 2 @ Field 3B
  • 1:20-1:50pm MQP vs Villanova 1 @ Field 3A
  • 2:00-2:30pm MQP vs St. Matthews @ Field 3B
  • 3:20-3:50pm MQP vs Villanova 2 @ Field 3A

The students will be practicing at lunch times for the rest of this week. If someone is unable to attend on Sunday I would appreciate if they can email me before hand at michaelwalter@nlesd.ca

Students should show up 15 minutes before the first game on Sunday.  MQP will supply our reversible jerseys for the students to wear during the tournament, so please wear some sort of shirt that they can wear under it.

If possible, please have the students bring the money to school by Friday. I can still take on the day of the tournament, it will just be more difficult to keep track of it.

Thanks! And I look forward to a fun tournament on Sunday afternoon!

Michael Walter

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Chrome Music Lab Song Maker

Music is something I don't excel at. During my days in university I even needed a tutor to get through the one music course I had to take. That doesn't mean I don't value it though, and it is certainly a skill I wish I had.

The people at the Chrome Music Labs have developed a simple music maker that anyone can try to have fun with. You just click on the blocks and let it play. It is fun, but complicated that anyone can make something that sounds good.

https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Song-Maker/


They have a bunch of other music activities to try as well, from a rhythm monkey, a spectrogram that lets you visualize the sound, and a piano that does, uh, chords? I don't even know what most of this means.

https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/

Friday, April 6, 2018

Scratch 3.0 is coming in August!

Oh man, I am so excited! Scratch, the programming language we use in school during Scratch club at lunch, is getting updated to version 3.0!  There are lots of great changes in the upcoming version, but my favorite is that it no longer relies on Flash to operate. On the school computers and Chromebooks this was always an annoying problem because I couldn't always guarntee that Flash was going to be updated, or that it would work. And (even though I am not a big fan of them) it means that they will also work on ipads and other tablets.

Anyway, it is great news!

Scratch 3.0

Thursday, January 25, 2018

New Graphic Novels!



We just got some brand new graphic novels and they are already to go! I can't wait to read "Wings of Fire"!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Scholastic Book Fair Orders ALMOST all here

The Scholastic Book fair orders are ALMOST all here. The Unicorn posters arrived yesterday, and I received confirmation that the Lamborghini posters are on their way as well. Aside from 2 books that I know of, and one UV Secret Spy pen I think everyone should have their products!

I will do a check at school this week to see if anyone has anyone has an outstanding order, but my records indicate we should be ok.



Sunday, November 19, 2017

Talking to a bowl of Cheesy Puffs

I am working my way through the projects in Module 1 of Code Club. Just finished the Chatbot activity. Certainly one of the most exciting ones I have used. I really like the easy way it introduced the variables too. It isn't done yet, but I think I might add some more stuff to make it a little more fun.


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Girls Learning Code, November 25th

Another Girls Learning Code activity takes place on November 25th!


Don't miss out!

Our Girls Learning Code Artmaking with Scratch workshop is coming up on November 25th! 

Using Scratch, a beginner level programming environment, learners will have the tools to develop interactive art and art-building platforms to share and use. Learners will also be introduced to Scratch's amazing online community, sloganed: "Imagine, Program, Share," where they will have the opportunity to upload their projects to share with fellow digital artists!

Each Artmaking with Scratch workshop has the same flow, but different activities. Come and create new artwork every time!
Saturday, November 25th
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship | Engineering Building
230 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John's, N
Pay-What-You-Can
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