Crafty Coders


Advisor Ms. Goff
Facilitator Ms. Sunny  

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Meeting #1 (Tuesday, 12 September, 2017)
At our first meeting, we got to know each other by playing BINGO!, and got our craft on making magnets out of old magazines. Next week, coding for sure!

Crafty Coder Challenge #1
Hi! Mrs. Goff here, with a challenge for you. I just want to see who is going to remember to check our MyPueo club page, even if I don't send an email reminder. Your first challenge is a simple one: last year, we created animals out of notecards. Scroll down this page to see what animal we made, and click on the link below to answer the challenge. Thanks for playing! 

Click here to answer the challenge.

About Crafty Coder Club Meetings
Our club this year will be doing two types of activities: crafting in real life, and coding online. We'll meet about twice a month on Tuesdays after school (check the calendar below!), and I will announce ahead of time what sort of activity we will be completing in each session. Sometimes we'll spend a whole session in real life, and sometimes we may spend the whole time on the computers. If you're only interested in attending certain sessions, that's fine. Just check MyPueo and your email for updates and notifications. I hope we have fun this year!
Club for 2017-2018
Hi! Mrs. Goff here. I am changing our club name because I want to open it up to boys, too. We'll see if this can still be our MyPueo page, with a change in title, but we need a new name! Let's come up with one together. Mrs. Goff, out.
Latest and Greatest
Wow, it's been a while since I've updated our page. We have been hard at work completing our final creations, which we will share at our last meeting of the year on Thursday, 4 May, 2017. Hopefully, your product hits the following requirements:
  • you used code to create it
  • it's something that we can share with future students
  • you had fun making it
At our meeting on Thursday, 20 April, we played with a new toy! Mrs. Goff purchased a MakeyMakey, and we spent some time playing simple songs via Scratch. (Go to to see what the heck it is.) :) Unfortunately, we can't upload videos to our page, but here is a (blurry) screenshot of Fiona using the foil wrist band to "ground" herself so she can play "The Itsy Bitsy Spider":

The MakeyMakey circuit board is connected via alligator clips to quarters, which take the place of keyboard keys. When the MakeyMakey is plugged in the computer, you can manipulate the keyboard with coins, fruit, and more!
Coding in Scratch
During our 7th club meeting this year, we logged into Scratch and coded our names with a flourish! The concepts we saw earlier in EarSketch (variables, loops, etc.) we also used in Scratch, with very cool results. Below are links to a few of the projects that were shared. Read the directions our coders included to manipulate the letters on the screen. (Scratch works best in Chrome). Enjoy!
Spelling Name (by Fiona) 
Dancing Initials (by Hadleigh)
WHOO! (by Asia)
Coding Tunes
Had great fun jamming to some tunes that our girls made in EarSketch! (If you haven't made an account, go to so your songs will be saved.) Strung together some chords, imported some songs, and created variables with "makebeat". Woohoo!

Frogs Who Code
When we learned about algorithms and programs, we followed a series of steps to create some friendly frogs!
Reshma Saujani (founder of Girls Who Code): Bravery vs. Perfection (12:39)
Girls Who Code Intro Video (3:12)
Core4 Activities
Hello GWC club members!
There are different computer science concepts to master as you code. The "Core4" are:

Loops ("repeat")
Variables ("storing information")
Conditionals ("making decisions")
Functions ("command bundles")
Linked below are some examples that demonstrate these concepts. Have fun coding!
These and other activities are available in your Canvas account. Enjoy!
Name Owner Date  
Links for Girls Who Code   Nicole Goff 10/7/2016 3:00:23 PM    
This document briefly lists the first few links you'll need to set up a GWC account and access our activities.
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