today was the first day of camp. we began by learning a few basic commands. the first thing i learned in programming is the command "ls". the command "ls" is short for the word list. below is a list of all the commands learned.
we then learned a little bit of history. as it turns out, computers were not always easy to use.
we also had breaks for snacks and lunch. it was a good time to talk to friends.
afer lunch, someone came to talk to us about his job. he talked to us about how he first started off as producing a show and then later he changed to programming for video games. it was really cool!
towards the end of the day, the counselors decided it would be "fun" to give us homework. the homework assignment was to describe how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. then, tomorrow, we will see how our instructions work.
today began bright and early. we started working on our websites. it was frustrating because i was trying to get a gif to loop infinitely, but it wasnt working.
afterwards, someone taught us how to make a list on html. i used the programming to make the basic commands list above.
then, we learned about the program "Scratch". "Scratch is a program that comes from MIT. you can use "Scratch" to make animations and games. i partnered with esther to make a pretty good program. the link will be below, if you want to see it.
today was definitely alot more tiring than yesterday, but today was even more fun that yesterday because we got to do programming and make games.click here to see the amazing program
you MUST have the Scratch editor to run this program. You can get Scratch here.
today, we began learning about a software called 'Alice.' this can create animated videos and 3d games. i made a short video with esther, and it turned out very well.
today was also picture day and ice cream day is in two days! im really excited.
also, someone came to talk to us about personalities, and the similarities. however, none of it was scientifically proven so it wasnt very accurate.click here to see the alice program
today we finished our alice programs and wrote on our websites.
then, someone came to talk to us about digital libraries and museum archives. it was very cool how everything could be put on the computerclick here to see the alice program
the day first began with someone coming to talk to us about what he does for a living. he does alot of modeling. he also explained the difference of long and short waves.
then, ms. kathy decided to show us several different models on shodor.com. it is very interesting.
also, today is ice cream day, which means everyone gets ice cream aha
then, we started learning about gamesalad. gamesalad helps you make apps for phones. i really enjoyed this because making new apps is really cool.
later today, we will go take a tour of the machine room on campus and then we will get ice cream. while we are out, people will judge our websites.
this camp has shown me how to effectively design websites and games. i also learned that programming games on alice is especially hard because you have to move the characters using a command. you also have to move the joints with the program, so it is alot harder than it seems. i also learned several new computer commands that i plan on using for my school science fair project. the knowledge i gained from this camp will hopefully help me in the future. id also like to thank the counselors for dealing with my many computer problems, many of the pictures on this page would not work if not for them.
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