Girls Who Code


Check out this FREE class on programming with Scratch! It will be at the library for girls by girls. Amazing high school girls are teaching this class. See the attached flyer for more information and to register.

If you attend, let me know and I’ll give you double extra-credit!

Mr. EarthTree

Weekly Digests from Schoology Can Be Adjusted

Parents, please use the attached directions to adjust the frequency or time that you receive TIS Schoology email digests. If once a week is not enough communication, select daily. If Friday is too late choose Wednesday. You can adjust the frequency and timing to meet your needs.

Save your work!


The end of the year is quickly approaching. It’s time to consider saving your work in Schoology. By this I mean, ALL of the resource links, files, assignments, quizzes, etc. this year for next year. You have 3 options:

  1. Save the entire course! (Easy)
  2. Save individual materials or folders. (Proactive)
  3. Save nothing and hope that the course archived and you can root around for the work you didn’t save. (Challenging)

Below you’ll find directions on how to save your courses and individual materials/folders. If you would like support with any part of this process, please let me know.

What if you have already built content in your course or at the end of the semester/year you want to save your entire course to resources so you can begin to edit for next year (or save for future years), the steps below will help you save your materials. Throughout the Resources module you have seen that resources let you share, save, and copy materials easily to courses, which means the more you work in your Resources the easier it is to create course content.

1. Save an Entire course to Personal Resources:

(Video on Saving Course).

  1. The first step would be to create a collection with the course name in personal resources
  2. Then go to the course to save
  3. Click Options
  4. Click Save Course to Resources
  5. Note: The copying-job may take a few hours.
  6. Select the Collection and/or Folder
  7. Click Submit

2. OR Save Individual Materials or Folders:

  1. Go to the course to save materials
  2. Click the “Gear” beside the content to copy
  3. Click Save to Resources
  4. Select the Collection and/or Folder to copy to
  5. Click Save Copy
  6. Note: The copying-job may take a few hours.

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Raspberry Pi – Even or Odd Machine

During break I’ve been messing around with Raspberry Pi projects. Below is a video about my favorite project so far. The video by Vrajesh, describes how to program the Raspberry Pi to detect whether a number is even or odd. Afterwards it displays a light to indicate even or odd.

The student demonstrating this project makes the project a blast due to his enthusiasm and expertise. If you are looking for fun Raspberry Pi projects, I encourage you to check out his site.

Raspberry Pi Even/Odd Machine
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