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 Article posted January 24, 2012 at 08:19 AM GMT-5 • comment (10) • Reads 1177 I found a very cool scratch project online. It is the game "pong" with a twist. The ball is a basketball which makes the game a lot better. I love basketball and it is one of my favorite sports. This site incorporates one of my favorite sports with a very classic game. The game may be very easy but it is still fun. http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/jameski/2267704 Article posted January 24, 2012 at 08:19 AM GMT-5 • comment (10) • Reads 1177
 Article posted January 26, 2012 at 04:41 PM GMT-5 • comment (7) • Reads 412 Today is Thursday, January 26, and Midterm Week is finally over! I did very well on most of my midterms, with the exception of Technology and Careers, which I got a 90 in. In Geometry, I got a 96, which I was extremely happy about. For the past few Geometry classes, we have been talking about the program Scratch. It is a computer design program which was developed by students at MIT. I went on their websites, and picked out one project that I really liked. It's link is here: http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/ciscocreations/1688752. This project is a tessellation of creative shapes that come together to form a large square. I like this project because of it's bright colors and also because it gave me an idea of what to do for our Geometry project, which is going to be on Scratch. Article posted January 26, 2012 at 04:41 PM GMT-5 • comment (7) • Reads 412
 Article posted January 30, 2012 at 11:12 PM GMT-5 • comment (1) • Reads 328 This week, we had to look up scratch projects and select our favorite one. My favorite was the angry birds project. I love the game angry birds and it was funny to see someone try to remake it. It played just like angry birds, but only had two levels. http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/puneri/2294898 Article posted January 30, 2012 at 11:12 PM GMT-5 • comment (1) • Reads 328
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 Article posted January 30, 2012 at 07:35 PM GMT-5 • comment (3) • Reads 363 I have decided to stop numbering my blog posts. I've realized that it doesn't really matter which one it is and that a number isn't very appealing to a reader. Anyways, this week we were told to check out this program called "Scratch". It was made to help people better understand code. On a website we were given there are thousands of programs that people have made. This one program I found is called "Maze Game". It looks pretty sketchy compared to other high quality programs but I like it much more. You play as this car type thing and your objective is to retrieve one circle, then exit through another. So far I haven't been able to get past level 2 but I'll keep trying. Here's a link: http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/Alex13/507 Article posted January 30, 2012 at 07:35 PM GMT-5 • comment (3) • Reads 363
 Article posted January 29, 2012 at 02:16 PM GMT-5 • comment (1) • Reads 395 http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/atomic7732/666235 This past week of school was the first week back since midterms. I did pretty well on my midterms. I am going to watch the Heat play the Bulls in a little while. Go Heat!! Above is my link to a Scratch project that I thought was cool. I liked how you couldn't hit the rocks. I thought it was fun. I am looking forward to making a project! Article posted January 29, 2012 at 02:16 PM GMT-5 • comment (1) • Reads 395
 Article posted January 29, 2012 at 08:17 PM GMT-5 • comment (7) • Reads 404 After looking around at scratch.mit.edu I found, in my opinion, the three best projects there are. http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/hamstersamster/2274844 http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/fieryice12/2288101 http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/laptop97/2113049 They are my favorites because they have no real purpose and are simple. I think that they are all funny and they made me laugh when i found them. In a more serious note: I found this project. http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/colem/2033723 This project uses some form of equation or formula to make the swirl decreasingly smaller over time. After some time it becomes very strange to the eye and causes strange visual effects. Also it has Journey in the background. Article posted January 29, 2012 at 08:17 PM GMT-5 • comment (7) • Reads 404
 Article posted January 24, 2012 at 08:41 AM GMT-5 • comment (5) • Reads 403 This blog entry is the 11th of my personal weekly blog We have a project coming up in Geometry! I'm not exactly excited for it though, because I'm not great at projects. We will be using a program called "Scratch" which is a program that you can make your own projects/programs on. It's actually pretty cool, but it looks like a hard thing to master. I'm sure once we have a better understanding of everything, it should be easier. I browsed around the site, and found a program I thought was pretty interesting. It's called Lawn Mower, and all it is, is a blank green screen, with a little man holding a lawnmower. Can you guess what you do? You control the little man with the arrow keys to try and mow the entire lawn. The most I've been able to get is 48%....because I am not good at games like this...at all. Anyways here's the link! http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/Dingleberry/1155532 I chose it because its more realistic the way you move with the lawnmower. It's a simple, yet effective game. I found it pretty enjoyable and I'm glad I could share it with you all! Catch ya later! Article posted January 24, 2012 at 08:41 AM GMT-5 • comment (5) • Reads 403
 Article posted January 29, 2012 at 05:10 PM GMT-5 • comment (6) • Reads 414 Our assignment was to take a look at a couple of Scratch programs. We are going to be doing a tessellation program using Scratch, so our teacher wants to check some out. Here is one that I found and liked. It is a interactive basketball shooting program. I like it because basketball is my favorite sport. Here is the link to the Scratch program that I found interesting. http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/robertbu/445231 Article posted January 29, 2012 at 05:10 PM GMT-5 • comment (6) • Reads 414
 Article posted February 6, 2012 at 05:29 PM GMT-5 • comment (1) • Reads 338 Here is the link to my favorite Scratch project: http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/thebriculator/2239526 It was a good elaborate project, and it was also entertaining. It is wheel of fortune. I think it would probably be pretty hard to make a project like this on scratch. Article posted February 6, 2012 at 05:29 PM GMT-5 • comment (1) • Reads 338
 Article posted January 24, 2012 at 09:59 PM GMT-5 • comment (3) • Reads 385 Hello Readers! Recently in geometry class, we discussed the program Scratch. It was made by MIT and is a fun download that can be used to make all sorts of things. In the near future, my geometry class will make a project on Scratch. For this week’s blog, we were asked to find a project on Scratch that we enjoyed. I found one called Fireflies. I really liked this one because it has lots of little, bouncing, sparkly lights. When you put your mouse on the screen, all the lights become attracted too it. It is really cool! Here is the link if you want to see it for yourself: http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/babyfruitstyles/2032573 Write you next week!! Hannah:) Article posted January 24, 2012 at 09:59 PM GMT-5 • comment (3) • Reads 385
 Article posted January 25, 2012 at 09:56 AM GMT-5 • comment (1) • Reads 392 Scratch is a very cool program and I enjoyed looking through a lot of projects. One that stuck out to me was "Isometric Level Creator". I enjoy this project because, even though it's not a game, it is fun to play around with. It allows you to build whatever you want and you can also customize the block color to make your structure have more character. It seemed like it was a lot of work but very fun to create that project and I can't wait to make my own! Isometric Level Creator: http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/Smozzick/2133828 Article posted January 25, 2012 at 09:56 AM GMT-5 • comment (1) • Reads 392
 Article posted February 1, 2012 at 05:38 PM GMT-5 • comment (2) • Reads 342 This week in geometry we were introduced to a program called Scratch. This program gives the user a chance to make games or applications based on a code that is easier to understand than regular programming codes. We had to pick our favorite game on Scratch, here it is. http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/wombatgirl/1189484 This game you can control a queen to get to her bride before the wedding. Its really cheesy but I really liked the way you can control the characters. Article posted February 1, 2012 at 05:38 PM GMT-5 • comment (2) • Reads 342
 Article posted January 23, 2012 at 04:25 PM GMT-5 • comment (1) • Reads 391 Today is Monday and I am already writing my weekly blog. Last week our class did not have an assigned blog so it is good to get into the swing of things again. Exams are over an I am happy in every class except geometry. I always have in between an eighty and a ninety and I do not know why I always have such low grades. I studied for this class and I thought it went well... Anyways, today, in class, we reviewed formulas for a line and for me it was brand new stuff that we have not talked about in algebra yet. I am going to have to review a lot I guess. I feel confident because I started studying the formulas in algebra, the class after geometry, however, whenever I feel confident in this class I usually end up doing badly. In our weekly blogs this week our class was told to look up different scratch programs, put down the link, and say why we liked a certain video or program. There were two videos that I especially liked when I was on the scratch website. The first one was called "how to make a duct tape rose pen". This video shows how one can obtain a duct tape rose pen with two colors of duct tape and a pen. I liked this video because I enjoy art (usually) and this seemed like a really pretty project. Also I did not know that you could teach something on scratch. http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/supergirltr/2272695 The second video that I enjoyed was a game called snake eyes. This game had a pair of dice that one could role and whoever got the higher dice number, the computer or the player would win. You could also type in how many rounds you would want to play. I liked this video because it was an interactive game. I also enjoyed the music that went along with this game. http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/scimonster/2169421 Article posted January 23, 2012 at 04:25 PM GMT-5 • comment (1) • Reads 391
 Article posted February 1, 2012 at 10:52 PM GMT-5 • comment (1) • Reads 346 http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/xxjpxx/1139396 I chose this as my favorite scratch program because I love Doctor Who. I loved how it was interactive, and you learn the differences between the themes. I thought it was so fun, and it was nice to see something that I love so much on a school program. Article posted February 1, 2012 at 10:52 PM GMT-5 • comment (1) • Reads 346
 Article posted January 29, 2012 at 09:21 PM GMT-5 • comment (4) • Reads 385 During geometry we were supposed to find a program that we liked from the program director Scratch. My favorite is this racing game. Here is it's URL: http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/matfin/488620 I like this program because it is fun and interesting how normal people program these games. Article posted January 29, 2012 at 09:21 PM GMT-5 • comment (4) • Reads 385
 Article posted March 18, 2012 at 05:28 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 312 Finally, midterms are over and I am so relieved. I got a 98 on my Biology midterm and a 92 on Geometry. We have been learning about Scratch. It is a program created by MIT that is used to create your own program. I have tried it before and it is really cool. We had to find a project that we liked and here is the one I chose-http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/stay/2385863 I like it because it makes the words look cool. I like trying different words and seeing their outcome. Article posted March 18, 2012 at 05:28 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 312
 Article posted January 29, 2012 at 06:05 PM GMT-5 • comment (1) • Reads 405 We are finally in the third quarter and second semester! Midterms are over, and grades are final. After midterm week it was nice to take a weekend off from school altogether. Then we jump right back into school on Monday morning. In Geometry class we are starting with some linear models. This comes easily to me because I have already done this in Algebra 2. We are also beginning our Scratch Project. This project and program seems confusing to use but after spending time on it I'll hopefully get the hang of it. While looking on other peoples projects I have found one that is addicting. The Lawn Mower game is where you have to mow the lawn so that you over the entire lawn. It’s not easy at all! It took me a few times just to get 56%. I recommend you try it! Here is the link: http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/cmuriel/1268005 Have Fun :) Article posted January 29, 2012 at 06:05 PM GMT-5 • comment (1) • Reads 405
 Article posted January 23, 2012 at 07:30 PM GMT-5 • comment (2) • Reads 364 Hey guys, today in geometry we started looking at a future project that we would be doing on the program Scratch. So for this blog I decided to show you one of my favorite Scratch projects. This one is about one of my favorite game series the Legend of Zelda! I find it to be a cool little game but don't just take my word for it, try it yourself. Article posted January 23, 2012 at 07:30 PM GMT-5 • comment (2) • Reads 364
 Article posted January 29, 2012 at 08:08 PM GMT-5 • comment (3) • Reads 379 Bloggers! My weekend was good, I dyed a pair of white socks pink for my basketball game this Tuesday. It is breast cancer awarness month in basketball so it should be a fun time. On another note, after searching through the scratch programs I found a couple that were pretty sweet but this one, I thought, was the coolest. Here is the link http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/kingliam3/2286716 In this program you control the physics of a helicopter in order to allow it to fly a certain way. You can also change the color of it and how much fuel it goes through. This program is really complicated and I am sure it took the creator a long time to make. I chose this one in particular because I liked how you can control certain parts of the helicopter in order to fly it how you want too. I also like flying in videogames and tis is the exact same thing as this.   Have a good week! Kevin Article posted January 29, 2012 at 08:08 PM GMT-5 • comment (3) • Reads 379
 Article posted January 29, 2012 at 08:25 PM GMT-5 • comment (1) • Reads 387 This week we had to find a Scratch program that we thought was cool and why we picked it. I picked and air hockey game because as you probably know hockey is my favorite sport. When you click on the link that will be posted at the bottom of this blog, you then click on "new game", it will bring you to a screen that will look exactly like normal air hockey, and it's as simple as that!!! I especially chose this one because all the NHL teams are on the all-star break, which is happened this weekend! Of course my future husband Tyler Seguin was on!!! Anyway the link posted below will take you straight to the game!!! Have fun!! http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/amcerbu/863138 This week I also got cleared from my concussion! Although I wasn't able to play in our game against Cape Elizabeth (which we won 6-0), I was able to play yesterday (Saturday) against Leavitt/Edward Little and we ended in a tie 0-0. It was an evenly matched game, and a fun one to watch and play in!!! This upcoming week we have a big game against Greely! I also have to finish taking my midterms since I was out with a concussion. I am taking my geometry one tomorrow so wish me luck=http:// Article posted January 29, 2012 at 08:25 PM GMT-5 • comment (1) • Reads 387
 Article posted January 29, 2012 at 11:50 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 415 Hello bloggers! When you have time, check this out! http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/AromaRageST/35802 In this scratch program, you are trapped in a room and you have to find 10 keys in order to get out. You have to click on things around the room to find the keys. But be careful. There is a shark hidden in the room! I really like escape games so I really like this game! Check it out when you have a good amount of time to really play the game! Til next time! See you! Article posted January 29, 2012 at 11:50 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 415
 Article posted January 24, 2012 at 09:59 PM GMT-5 • comment (2) • Reads 379 Welcome back everyone! Midterm week is finally over!! Now I am looking ahead into a new semester which I am using as a new beginning. This week I want to talk about a website that is called Scratch. We talked about it in class today and I want to share a link with you of one project that stood out to me. I really like to exercise and run. Playing sports and running is one of my biggest stress relievers and to me it's just a way to get away from all of the stress of school and work and just to focus on myself. This project that I found on Scratch is showing that everyone can be healthy, you just have to be motivated and committed. For me, this example was fun and stood out because it's something that I really enjoy and I find it to be really influential. It shows that even though sometimes you don't want to be healthy, if you are committed, you can do anything. I'll leave the link below so you can check out the Scratch video I liked and browse the website for yourself! I'll be back blogging next week! link: http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/Larry828/870870 Article posted January 24, 2012 at 09:59 PM GMT-5 • comment (2) • Reads 379
 Article posted January 29, 2012 at 11:48 AM GMT-5 • comment (3) • Reads 418 Hello Everyone! This past week, our geometry class learned of a website called Scratch. It was created by MIT, and it has some very fun and interesting programs! While searching through all they have to offer, I found my favorite program was 3D MazeMe! In this game, you pick your difficulty (easy, normal, hard) and use the arrow keys to move yourself through the maze. I have to say, it was fairly difficult and took me a few tries to get from start to finish! However, once I had completed it, I realized that I really enjoyed it. It was a fun and different way of doing a maze, and I'm always up for a challenge! Here's the link if you would like to try it: http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/MeTwo/1652740 You should definitely check out the site, there is sure to be something of your interest! See you next time, Emma Article posted January 29, 2012 at 11:48 AM GMT-5 • comment (3) • Reads 418
 Article posted January 25, 2012 at 11:05 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 416 Have you ever heard of Scratch?  I hadn’t until just this week either!  Scratch is a educational website that allows you to program without having to learn all the complicated codes and such.  You can also browse the programs that other people have designed.  One of my favorite programs was done by mathjp, and is called JpStringArt_1.  Check it out by clicking the link below:     It consists of 360 lines connecting at 361 points.  Slide the first knob (n) to determine how many flat sides you want the shape to have.  Then, slide the second knob to determine the density of the lines.  The last two knobs vary the colors.  I chose this Scratch because I thought it was beautiful and playing around with the knobs to make new shapes is 100% addicting.  My favorite setting is 4-4 with the colors on 6-3. Article posted January 25, 2012 at 11:05 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 416
 Article posted January 29, 2012 at 06:01 PM GMT-5 • comment (2) • Reads 435 This week we had to blog about a new program called Scratch. I believe that this program is fun but hard to understand. We also had to find a project, on Scratch, which we enjoyed. This is the link to the project I enjoyed. http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/luiysia/2248437 If you go to this link you will find the drawing of a nice goat. My favorite animal is the goat and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Well blog readers, I hope you enjoyed my link to the goat drawing and this weeks blog. Until next time! Article posted January 29, 2012 at 06:01 PM GMT-5 • comment (2) • Reads 435