End of Summer 2016 Intensive

Today was the last day of our 2016 summer immersive.  The boys parents came out to see all that they’ve learned throughout the summer and to see their presentations.

One of the boys presenting his website which features the Washington Football Team.

One of the boys talking about his favorite Goal: SDG 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation.

Boys performing their rap with Sonic Pi beats accompanying them.

 

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The boys holding their favorite SDGs.

Final Project Work

The boys are working diligently on their final projects.  They are combining some of the new technology they’ve learned with some of the sustainable development lessons from this summer.  Some boys are working on web sites that speak about themselves, and the SDG that is most important to them.  Some boys are making simple games in Python and Scratch that integrate their interest and their favorite SDGs. And a group of boys are working on an audio visual presentation which will include a webpage, and a rap which speaks to SDG 16 and utilizes Sonic Pi for loops.

 

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Python Lesson: Learning about Algorithms

Following previous lessons about procedural programming, today the boys learned the basics of algorithms.  Through a physical game they acted out how a bubble sort works. Then they worked with some sorting code in Python.

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Sonic Pi: More Loops

Reinforcing previous lessons on loops the boys are installing speakers in their computers to play and create with the Sonic Pi audio programming suite.

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Python Lesson: Loops

Today the boys learned a bit more about control flow, specifically how to use while and for loops.   And we had some fun with loops with a simple number guessing game, and the python turtle module.

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