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Teacher Space Makeover – How I Created My Online Studio

Home office and teacher space makeover projects have been sweeping all across the United States and the globe during COVID-19.  As I moved to teaching completely online, remotely and creating for GetMeCoding.com, I had one goal in mind for my teacher space makeover and that was to make an engaging setup that was also highly …

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Coding Activity: Control NASA’s Ingenuity With Your Own Code

What if you can control NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter?  You can with this simple coding activity built with your own code using Scratch and a cool Mars Ingenuity helo graphic. On April 19th, 2021 NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter took off from the surface of Mars for a short test flight.  This flight was done with programming code …

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What is “low code” or “no code”? You May be The Next Citizen Developer

No-Code and Low-Code software program creation is here and this is what you can do with it. I explain what is “coding” in a prior blog post so if the concept of software programming is still new or “fuzzy” to you, give that a read.   You may be hearing and seeing the rise of …

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Online Teacher or Student? Rock It With Free Resources And Tested Advice

When a pandemic like COVID-19 hits you may become an online teacher or student with the snap of a finger (but not a Thanos type snap of the finger).  I am hearing it from elementary school to college level teachers that they are not ready to do this.  At this point, and this may be …

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Child Sextortion: How it Happens and What You Can Do to Stop it

You may have heard of cyberbullying but are you familiar with sextortion and how it is harming young people?  The internet can be an amazing educational resource but it also brings with it some serious issues that can harm anyone, especially young people. I was invited in to an elementary school to speak about internet …

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What is Gamefroot? How Anyone Can Make a Video Game

Did you ever want to make a video game?  If you have wanted to build a game then you want to visit Gamefroot.  Gamefroot is a game creation website where you can make games that you can share with others.  Anyone can make a video game using Gamefroot. I discovered Gamefroot several years ago while …

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Gamefroot – Getting Started with Building A Game

Gamefroot Tutorial – Getting Started Getting Started with Coding A Game New to Gamefroot or “Block Coding”?  Watch our block coding overview here to see what we mean. If you are just starting off be patient.  Watch this video tutorial to see how you get the basics done as you build a game. Concept that are …

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Gamefroot – Attaching A Script To A Character

Gamefroot Tutorial – Attach A Script Attaching a Script to a Character Making your characters (also called OBJECTS) move and do various actions is important. Watch this video tutorial to see how you can attach a script to a character. Notice that once you build a SCRIPT, you can attach it to any object….or character. …

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