Some final thoughts to ponder and keep you going:
(OK, so most of you won't recognize that rephrasing of a famous Douglas Adams book — now you have something to read this summer: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!)
Just a reminder: there are no Codesmyths classes or office hours for the rest of this school year.
Congratulations Codesmythies! We had a great Game Release Party last Friday! Thank you so much for all your hard work this year and making the party a success. Your parents and teachers were very impressed by what you learned to do (and yes, they were very impressed even if you weren't happy with where your program was as the moment). You're learning that coding the kind of programs that you're used to using takes a lot of time and skill, so keep learning! All the programs that we used this year are freely available, so you can keep going on your own over the summer if you have access to a computer and the internet.
Have a great summer! Run around outside, get lots of fresh air and exercise. Your brain needs all that stuff too!
This is it! Time to show your stuff!! Remember all the cool things we did this year:Enjoy, and see you next year!!!
Next Friday will also be the last class of Codesmyths for the year. So back up your program to Google Drive so you can work on it over the summer! Right? That's what you'll be spending most of your summer doing, yes? Absolutely! 8-D
This is it! Next Friday, May 27, is our Games Release Party! It will happen during normal class time (9:30-10:15), parents are being asked to come at 9:45 so we will have 15 minutes to get ready.Sooooo, polish up those programs, and keep them backed-up! You don't want some last minute changed to wipe out your work.
There will be no Office Hours during the SBAC testing days (only Tuesday and Wednesday, this week and next). These days are community days, so please stay with your community and enjoy the non-test events. Otherwise, classes and office hours will happen as scheduled (on Monday, Thursday, and Friday).
Thanks, and good luck on the tests!
We will all be attending the premier of the Lion King. See you there and good luck to all the Codesmythies who are a part of this production.
See you at office hours- see below if you need a reminder of what your priorities should be
Well, OK. Maybe it's just until the end of the school year. But don't bet on it!!
Have fun, but stay focused!!
Four weeks left! We're down to the last month, and we're still going to be missing next Monday, and some SBAC days, and who knows what else. Stay focused!!Using what you learned yesterday about designing characters, work on getting a couple of your main characters designed and animated. Again, don't get bogged down in too much detail as you still have programming to get running. But now you can finally replace your placeholder characters with the one you want in your game!
We've got a short week here — no class on Friday! So focus even more this week!Again, the near term goal is to get a playable game working as quickly as possible. Once you have something that runs all the way through, once you have your first, rough draft, then you can go back and start cleaning things up, or adding extra features. But get your main features working first!
We are in the final stretch!!! This is the part of the race where you pour every last ounce of energy you have into reaching the finish line to get your best time. Likewise for coding: focus every last minute left on getting your program finished. Don't let yourself get distracted with chatting, checking out other people's programs, or fiddling with unimportant details (unimportant means "not required for a good working program" — graphics are great, but the code has to work first!)We have 16 days left! That's just 12 hours — less than 2 full school days!! Keep the focus!!!
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