In a recent story released by Carnegie Mellon University and shared via tweet with the National Science Foundation @nsf to their 1.1 Million followers, the coding program at JRTI was highlighted.
The FASTEnER Lab at Shepherd University has set up a production line of 3D printers to make face shields for local EMS and health care workers. In addition to the 3D printers at Shepherd, more than 20 are on loan from Jefferson and Berkeley County schools. Mrs. Thomas has been volunteering in the lab.
Lightning talks cover current topics in the industry in a short engaging format. Students have the option of presenting live in class or via video. Here’s an example from Cami.
Therapeutic Services students invited the Coding, App, and Game Design students to a blood pressure screening. This lays the groundwork for a collaborative project to design a educational app for to promote healthy blood pressure for West Virginians.
Congratulations to Xavier and Nathaniel for receiving the 1st semester AAA Award from JRTI Studios. The award recognizes students who have improved or excelled significantly in one or all of the following areas: attendance, achievement, and attitude.
Reporter Jenni Vincent from the Herald Mail visited our classroom as part of Computer Science Education Week. Read her story here:
Pair programming is a technique advocated by Code.org as well as others to support the development and review of coding. It is sometimes used in recruitment interviews. In this example, students are triplet programming but still demonstrating and practicing essential skills for problem solving, sharing roles as navigators and drivers, and sharing their thinking. Pair programming builds social skills and promotes learning as student rely on each other.
These students are working on an Alice 3 project that requires creating and using random numbers, making decisions using if statements, using repetitions and loops.
Thanks to Justin D-Z, creator of ARPG Manger for joining the AM section for a discussion about his game. Students did advance reading and played the game before Justin connected with us via Join-Me. The students had questions about the game as well as the path to creating games. Justin is a member of the JRTI Studios Craft Advisory Committee and an indie-game developer as well as chief technology officer for a national company based in Berkeley County.
Alice 3 uses object oriented programming to build stories and games while teaching programming and animation. Created by Randy Pausch and his collaborative team, with roots in building virtual worlds, Alice 3 continues to be developed and provided by the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University.
Students in JRTI Studios are studying Alice 3 using a new online course created and piloted by Duke University and distributed through Coursera. Dr. Susan Rodger, professor computer science at Duke University and Dr. Stephen Cooper, professor of computer science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, are the instructors. The 8 units guide students through a progression from setting up objects and scenes to the development of their own adventure game.
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