Friday, April 8, 2011

4/8 Information Literacy / Loops

Post a response to the Question of the Day in 5 minutes or less, using complete sentences, use proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.

ICT Essentials 1

Question of the Day: Why do you think being able to find, evaluate and share information on the Internet (Information Literacy) is important?  How will you use information literacy skills now and in the future?
Daily Objectives: 
Identify the criteria for evaluating websites and online resources. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness for specific tasks.Use the criteria to evaluate preliminary websitesLocate sources (intellectually and physically). Find information within sources.Locate, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.

Word of the Day:  Information Literacy is the ability to identify what information is needed, understand how the information is organized, identify the best sources of information for a given need, locate those sources, evaluate the sources critically, and share that information.

Question of the Day: Read: Loops
What is a loop?
What are the labels of the loops in Scratch?
How is a conditional statement used in a loop?

Daily Objectives: 

Describe and use statements to create a computer program.Describe and use Boolean expressions to create a computer program.Describe and use Conditions to create a computer program.Describe and use Loops  to create a computer program.Describe and use Variables to create a computer program.

Word of the Day: Loops - In programming, a loop can induce multiple executions of statements. In Scratch, any block whose label begins with "forever" or "repeat" is a looping construct.
One such block is:

This construct allows us, for instance, to instruct a sprite to meow every other second:

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