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posted Jun 4, 2018, 10:54 AM by atagliamonte@maplerun.org

Codesmyths Culminating Event: June 5th

posted May 29, 2018, 7:30 AM by Erica Bertucci

We only have ONE (yes 1,one, 1) week left of Codesmyths

Next Monday, June 4th we will put your game on the website during class. If you CANNOT attend class, please email Ms. Bertucci or Ms. Tagliamonte to find a time to meet with them.

On Tuesday, June 5th we will have our culminating event during class.  You will be able to invite 2 friends to the event (they need to get permission from their teacher to come from 10:30-11:00).  When you come at 10:15 we will set up, then your friend will be invited to come at 10:30.

Class on 5/14

posted May 14, 2018, 5:56 AM by Erica Bertucci   [ updated May 14, 2018, 10:08 AM ]

Time to get some feedback on your final project. 

Procedure for getting feedback.
  1.  We will pair you a partner
  2. Make a copy of the feedback form and replace "peer" in the google doc name with your partner's name
  3. Share the feedback form with your partner and Ms. Bertucci (ebertucci@maplerun.org)
  4. Decide who will go first and follow these steps:
    1. Share this sheet with the peer whose game you are reviewing.

    2. Play the peer’s game.

    3. Answer the question on the sheet

    4. Discuss your answers with your peer- make sure your feedback is useful!!!

Office Hours 5/7-5/11 Wed & Thurs. are CANCELED

posted May 8, 2018, 7:48 AM by Erica Bertucci   [ updated May 8, 2018, 8:05 AM ]

Friday Office Hours will run at regular time

Everyone else, see you Monday at 1:00 &/or Tuesday at 10:15

Office Hours 4/30-5/4

posted Apr 30, 2018, 10:50 AM by Erica Bertucci

Continue to work on your Final Project.

Remember we only have a few more weeks.  Your project should include an animate that you created and also multiple levels/scenes or a scrolling screen.

If you feel you have finished a level/scene, its a good idea to have a peer test it and give you feedback on what they liked and what suggestions they might have for improving it.

4/17 Class- Changing Scenes or Levels

posted Apr 17, 2018, 8:05 AM by Erica Bertucci

There are many ways to change scenes or levels.  We talked about 2 today in class:
1) Using multiple backdrops in the STAGE 
2) Using multiple sprites that you draw backgrounds/levels/scenes on OR using one sprite with multiple costumes

Here is our code:
1) FOR MULTIPLE BACKDROPS IN THE STAGE
code for when your sprite touches some sprite that signals the end of a level or scene: 
 
also think about using this code (and adding where the sprite should be in the next scene/level)


2) USING MULTIPLE SPRITES for switching scenes/levels
code for sprite that is your character and you want the scene to change when it touches another sprite:

Scrolling Screen Tutorials

posted Apr 17, 2018, 7:47 AM by Erica Bertucci

You can search for tutorials on how to create a scrolling screen for scratch but here are also some resources:


Cave Surfing Game Tutorial from CS-First -scrolling in just the x direction.

4/2 Class- Different Ways to Make Characters Move

posted Apr 2, 2018, 10:55 AM by Erica Bertucci


Office Hours Work March 26-30

posted Mar 26, 2018, 11:16 AM by atagliamonte@maplerun.org

In office hours this week, complete your final project proposal. It must be approved by at least one teacher.

Continue working on creating a character for your final project using vector. It needs at least one animation. Use MAY use a character from Scratch, use your own character or find on on Creative Commons. You MAY NOT just copy one from a google search!

Design your final Project

posted Mar 20, 2018, 7:23 AM by Erica Bertucci   [ updated Mar 20, 2018, 7:25 AM ]

This year we are going to use scratch for our final project.  You will model your project after one of the Game Styles you were introduced to in CS-First.  Second and third year students:  We challenge you to pick 2 styles and mix them for your final project.

Before you begin your game, you are expected to fill out this planning sheet:


Make a copy of it and add your name to the beginning of the title

Here is a folder to add your project to (also add this folder to your drive):  Final Projects Folder

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