Web Searching Strategies by Common Craft
Who Owns It?
Please watch the Plagiarism video from Commoncraft below, and then watch the video on Copyright and Creative Commons
Please download the assignment file below and open it in Word or Writer. When you are finished writing, save the document to your computer with your name or initials in the file name, and then upload it to this website using the upload helper on the Home page.
September 28, 2012 Assignment
Your assignment is to complete the page on Copyright (above) if you haven't already submitted it to me. It is due today.
When you are finished with that, there are three Word files below the Copyright video that you need to download and retype with all errors corrected. (Files are called "needs editing1,2,3")
Some errors will be spelling errors, and some may be punctuation, or capitalization, or proper formatting. Find as many mistakes as you can and make sure your own version doesn't add any new mistakes!
Submit your final pages using the Assignment Upload box at the bottom of the Home page. Make sure your name is at the top of each document. Due Date is next class.
If you complete and submit all three files, you should work on adding interesting things to your website.
Plagiarism - Explained by Common Craft
Copyright and Creative Commons - Explained by Common Craft
Creating Standard School Documents in Word
The file includes both the examples of what is supposed to be created, and the instructions.
[Please note: this is a PDF document, so you'll need a PDF reader (like Adobe Reader) to open it.]
Scratch: 3-Page Maze
Using resources you either make yourself or find already in Scratch, create a maze / tunnel system / floor plan over three (3) backgrounds and then have a single sprite work its way through the maze / tunnel system / floor plan from beginning to end.
Absolute Requirements, as discussed:
Absolute Requirements, as discussed:
- The single sprite that you use to travel through the maze must pass through at least half of each page vertically (and all of it horizontally).
- The character sprite must enter each page from the left side and exit through the right side. Transitions between pages must be smooth.
- Each page (background) must have unique challenges for your character. The path(s) through a page must be obvious to anyone. In other words, we have to be able to easily see what your character can walk on, under, over, or through. Don't obscure them!
- The character sprite must face in the direction of movement, and cannot use or acquire any special powers along the way. It must appear to be walking/running using either the wobble/glide method or the switching costumes method. It cannot float or fly. It must actually touch the floor it's walking on, or grip the thing it's using to climb up or down. When it changes direction, it must have a space to gather its momentum
- The character cannot pass through solid walls or objects; it must go through a visible opening.
- Real world physical laws apply. Your character cannot be allowed to fall farther than its height, and it can only jump over something up to half its height. It can only carry something smaller than half its height. If you are making it into a missile, it has to follow an arc in the air, and you must provide for a soft landing - on the same page. Your character cannot be "shot" onto another page.
- The most important thing I'm looking for is good movement of your character, both in terms of its "walking" look and how well it fits/works inside the maze.
- The second most important thing I'm looking for is the look of your character as it does different things in your maze. Ideally, your character should look like it's occasionally thinking about choices; that it can properly grab a rope or pick up an object (by bending over and straightening up, etc.); that it has an appropriate happy, surprised, or sad expression when it encounters something in the maze.
- The third most important thing I'm looking for is how clear, interesting, and creative you make the journey for your character. I'm hoping your pathways will require much of your character, with each challenge more interesting than the previous ones.
- Ideas we mentioned in class: rope swings, push-buttons or levers that change the pathway (open a door, move a ramp into place, remove an obstruction, etc.), cannon or slingshot to shoot the character over an obstacle, finding a key that unlocks access to something needed, and so on. All of these are good ideas and worth considering on later pages. If you decide to have your character carry something, consider outfitting its costume with a belt pouch or backpack to help carry more than one thing. Items picked up on one page CAN be carried to another page - BUT your character can carry no more than three(3) things at once.
Presentation Assignment: (Due May 9, 2012)
In this assignment, you may choose to present the script in either a PowerPoint presentation or as a Scratch video.