Hi, I'm Lucy. This week I'm
going to tell you about my experience at Alice in Computationland Camp.
Alice camp is a summer camp that teaches you how to make your own web
page using Alice software.
Day 1: MONDAY
Hey, I'm just finishing up my first day of Alice camp. I came in a
little bit scared, but it was great! We got to pick out the backgrounds
to our web pages, and there were so many diferent pictures. I finally
decided on this purple one. Next we had a snack, and a guest speaker
came to talk to us about fluid mechanics. He also showed us some neat
science videos. Then we began actually writing the code for our pages.
I put in my background, and then I ate lunch with my new friend Abhi.
We talked and goofed off for a little, and then it was time to go back.
I played around for a while, and learned
some different things. This is
my finished product. Only for today though, there's always room for
improvement!I have to go now, but check out the sun book and the
olinguito (The animal on the left is an olinguito). I think it
looks awesome!Talk to you next time.
Day 2: TUESDAY
Hello again. it's the end of the 2d day of Alice camp for me, and I'm
having a blast. Today we worked on scratch programming. I took a small
class on Scratch 1 last year, so it was interesting to use Scratch 2.
We made a game to help small kids learn which things to pack in case of
a hurricane. Oh yeah! I almost forgot. We had an other guest speaker
Her, who talked to us about an other form of science that he works
with. Anyways, we made our games. Next we got to work around on Scratch
2. It was a lot of fun! I made a maze, but it may need a bit of work.
I'll put the links to both though. Ta ta! (I've always wanted a reason
to say that!)
This is my first scratch of the day: Hurricane Help
This is my maze: aMAZEing colors
Day 3: WEDNESDAY
Hey again, I'm back, and today is Wensday. We're going to make our
interviews on iMovie, and I get to do my friend Abhi. We began todY by
making a list of questions t oask the other person. Next, some speakers
from the EA game company came to talk to us about what they do in
gaming, and why we might want to try it when we grow up. It was a lot
of fun! They told us about working on the different video games that
they helped to produce, like Sims, and Fifa. Then they left and we ate
our snack. Next we went back to work, and learned how to create iMovies
on the computer. Now wer'e having free time untill lunch, and after
that we'll start interviewing our partners. I hope I can come back
later, but bye for now!
Oh my gosh! After lunch, we
learned how to use Alice3!!! I loved it. Alice3 is an animation making
software. We got to create our own story, so I did a fantasy trailer.
It was so much fun! We worked for a while, but then we had to do our
interviews. I'll put the link to mine. (Abhi is interviewing me) Alice3
has been my favorite programming tool by far, and I can't wait to learn
even more. Sorry that I can't show you my Alice3, but links won't work
unledd alice3 is on the computer your'e using. See you when I see
you because I don't know when I'll see you! Bye.
My interview: Interview
Day 4: THURSDAY
Salut!!! (That's an informal greeting in French.)Today is Thursday, and
so far it's been great. Our guest speaker this time was Dr. Allison,
from the Expirimental Music and Digital Media department. (For obviouse
reasons it's refered to as EMDM.) He told us about what he does, and he
showed us some of the projects that he worked on. There was one that he
actually had in the department, and we got to see it! We learned that
Max is a language of programming for music. After Dr. Allison left, we
got to work on any of our current projects that we wanted to. After
that, we went to lunch and ate fajitas. Next everybody came back in,
and we just finished working for a while. Then Miss Kathy taght us how
to turn our Alice3 or Scrach projects into a movie. I put my Alice3
video into a link, and you can look at it below. Today we had two
guest speakers! Near the end of the day, a lady from the College of
Engineering. She brought a student woth her, and we got to ask her
questions to. At the end of camp, we learned how to use picmo. Picmo is
a software thast lets you draw and animate a scene. It's not free, but
you can get a free 14 day trial. Today has been a pretty good day.
Also, just so you
know, if you want to play my Scratch games, you have to download
Scratch2 to your computer. Sorry!!!
Day 5: FRIDAY
Nnnnnnooooooooo!!!(That was my response to the title) As you know,
today is the last day of Alice Camp. Today is supposed to be a relaxed
catching up and finishing day. We learned a new software for
games called Game Salad. You can create games to put on androids,
phones, and the web. I made my own shooting game! ( I made a shooting
game because we had to use that template for our first one.) I'll put
in a link, but you need ot have game salad on your computer to view it.
I plan on downloading it, so my parents can see it too. As long as the
rain holds off, we get to walk to
the dairy farm and buy some ice-cream, too! I used my extra
time to make more picmo projects and finsh my virtual lego house. I'll
try to put a picmo on here as jpeg. See you later!(Maybe.)
Guess what!!! I was one of the top 3 projects!!!(That was the reason
for the 3 exclamation points.) I'm so exited, and I got a little
stuffed tiger in a bag. I can't wait to tell my mom! Good bye for the
final time. Aur reviore!!!:)
My first picto, I call it WHAT!?!