Javascript Lesson 1

Javascript isn’t too difficult even if you haven’t had much experience with it. Defining functions and variables are pretty easy because of the builtins of Javascript. They can be easily defined by putting a var, or a function┬ábefore the code so that it is defined as the element that they are. It wasn’t all that difficult to code a lot of the things on Javascript once the basic syntax was understood. The timetable challenge wasn’t too difficult; I had to just put a loop that multiplied every number from 1 to 12 with the number inputted and then print it. I just setup a variable for the input, and then setup another variable converting the input into an integer. I then put the input into a loop that multiplied the input by all numbers from 1-12. I didn’t get to the password challenge.

 

SML Update

    1. What is your topic and why did you choose it?

My topic was making a game because I was interested in coding and games so I thought that creating a game would be a great challenge.

    1. Describe your experience so far: What challenges have you faced? Did you overcome those challenges?

      I over came my challenges by researching on the internet and putting it to the test.

    2. Has your project changed since the beginning? If so, how?

No it hasn’t changed but I finished my original project so I was thinking on having an add-on to my project. My add-on will be learning enough code to make a website and trying to make a website.

    1. What are you proud of so far?

I am proud that I am finished with my project already and I spent so much time outside the SML sessions. I am also proud with how focussed I was in sessions and outside of them.

  1. Do you feel creative when doing SML? If so, what are the conditions that help you to be creative?

    I feel very creative during SML time because no one judges if you let your imagination run loose.

  2. Can you share any specific samples of your learning?

    I was having a hard time getting the enemy to move and so I went to Youtube and then after 3 hours I finally got it to move.

  3. What have you learned about yourself as a learner? How do you learn best? Does the structure of SML help? Or is the structure frustrating for you?

    The structure of SML does help because there are people who are knowledgable about a topic and you can get help from them.

Spring Parent Conferences Reflection

Photo on 8-3-16 at 12.15 pm

 

There are many things that we discussed at the conference. There are many ways that I can improve inside, and outside of class. First of all, I need to be much better at managing my time. I tend to play with my hair, and get distracted all the time. When this happens and I get really out of focus, I should go outside and take a walk or drink some water. About water, I should bring my water bottle to class so that I can keep hydrated and be more focussed. I also need to read more at home and make a schedule about the evening.

Book Club Video

I think that I could have talked more. Because I didn’t talk so much I didn’t interrupt others while they were talking. When I did talk I asked clarifying questions which I think are important because it gives me a better understanding of the book. I should have inquire and probed more.

Book Review

“Despite the fact that Hero on a Bicycle is about World War II resistance fighters, it was kind of boring. Somewhat boring is a great phrase to describe this one.” I disagree with this statement because I think the book had action all the time because it was all about the war and Paolo going on adventures. The story was about action and was barely boring. ”┬áThis book was a good, quick historical fiction read, especially for middle school boys. There was action enough to keep the book moving at a good pace.” I agree with this because I felt that it was aimed toward middle school boys and it was set at perfect pace. And I know that most middle school boys like books that have a good pace to it and language that can be understood by. Not many like books with hard vocabulary.