23
April

Caughlin Ranch Workshop

On Monday we hosted a workshop for the gifted and talented program at the Caughlin Ranch Elementary School. These 3rd-graders were simply amazing!   1-small   Girls were the fastest learners as usual: 2-small Working on Karel games ignites collaboration and communication: 3-small

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21
April

Karel Course New Version

New version of the Karel programming course just became available! Visit course web page for more information.

Request free evaluation copy!

Teachers can request free evaluation copy by filling a simple online form.   pearls

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04
April

PLaSM Language Change

While improving the NCLab's self-paced 3D Modeling course, we decided to change the order of arguments in the ROTATE (R) command in PLaSM. This change is not backward compatible but adjustments are easy to make. Previously, the order of the arguments was: R(object, axis, angle) After the change, the last two are switched: R(object, angle, axis) What is the advantage? The new format allows users to skip the axis in 2D where it is irrelevant (rotation always is about the z-axis in 2D): R(object, angle) If the axis is left out in 3D, then the z-axis is used by default as well. The extension from 2D to 3D is now more natural. The 3D modeling textbook, all course projects and solutions, examples, demo scripts, and help documents have been updated. We are moving on!   0

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01
April

Preview of New Karel Course

Stay tuned, a new version of the self-paced Karel programming course is coming at the end of April!   The Karel Course in NCLab comprises the White Belt level (7 games), Yellow Belt level (28 games), Purple Belt level (21 games), and Black Belt level (14 games). Sample games are shown below:  

[caption id="attachment_9754" align="aligncenter" width="300"]First Steps First Steps[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9755" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Halloween Halloween[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_9756" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Corn Maze Corn Maze[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9757" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Gold Mine Gold Mine[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_9759" align="aligncenter" width="300"]RoboShop RoboShop[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9760" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Library Library[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_9761" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Kitchen Duty Kitchen Duty[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9762" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Cast Away Cast Away[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_9763" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Desert Desert[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9764" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Fortress Fortress[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_9765" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Battlefield Battlefield[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9766" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Mexico Mexico[/caption]

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