The PCS students are up to some super snazzy tech things!
These web pages were created using the Sublime text editor. The students used HTML5 and CSS (embedded and inline) to design their first webpages completely from scratch.
You can download the Sublime text editor for free. Please note that text editors aren't equipped with spell check because so many of the words used for coding are combined with other words ('fillStyle'), shortened ('var' for 'variable'), or mixed with numbers ('var2'). While proper grammar and spelling are important, the primary objective is to learn the logic of coding. An analogy would be building a house; it's more important that the house can protect you from the elements than that the trim matches the door.
We use W3 Schools site as a reference for much of the coding we do.
The students used modeling clay during WIN time in Art to create their actors. Next, using regular old digital cameras, they took pictures to record the sequence of motion. They then used the GIMP image manipulation program to isolate the image and add a free background image from Pixabay . Finally, the file was exported via GIMP as a .gif animation for your viewing pleasure.
There are a growing number of marble roller coaster and robotics videos showcasing the architectural madness and mechanical innovation of our PCS students just waiting to be watched on the PCS WIN channel!