Teen Tech Girls
This year at Teen Tech Girls we covered a lot of content related to websites and games - how they are made, effects.....
We started out with X-ray goggles, which allow you to see the sections of a website and change them. To make changes to the website, goggles enable you to see the page's HTML, which took us to the next step- making our own websites. For this part we used Weebly. We explored various designs and templates, and tried to add some effects to it. For the beginning, we embedded java script into our site that made it snow all over the screen. After all this, we zig-zaged a wee bit. We tried out Mozilla Thimble Tools which were a lot of fun. We also practiced java script and coding using Code Maven, Code Avengers and Code Spells (awesome and very fun to do). The next were the game platforms - Scratch (the amazing), Game salad and Stencil (both are fun). In Scratch, we made/ remixed the games which you can find embedded on this website. We looked at others games to see how they made their codes and tried some games. The last thing we did was the Makey Makey, which is obviously a very unusual name, but is pretty very awesome. what you do is play your (or any, for that matter) game using a piece of card board wrapped in tinfoil and connected to the computer by a bunch of colored wires.
What I liked the most is I have no idea... I went nuts for the Code Spells ( maybe the Massive fire spell had something to do with that little addiction) because it was rreeeaaaalllyyy fun. Makey Makey was pretty cool, partially because I have no idea how something like that is even possible, but partially because I won most of the time.
What I would like to do next is cast more massive fire spells, but other than that, I would like to work on some more platforms and making games and playing games.
Here are some interesting links with some interesting pictures of some interesting things we did this interesting year: