Monthly Archives: February 2013

Dealing with Bullying: An effective approach

A Brief Story I teach math and science at a small high school in southeast Alaska, and my classroom window looks out on the playground of a kindergarten-first grade school. I have a clear view every day of the back … Continue reading

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Balloon Ninja: Kittens!

Back to Tutorial Contents Kittens! In the last section we improved the scoring system, which made the game a little more interesting. But so far the game strategy for playing Balloon Ninja is pretty simple. You just grab the sword, and … Continue reading

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Balloon Ninja: A better scoring system

Back to Tutorial Contents Pop Rate In the last section of this tutorial, we implemented some logic to determine when the game was over. This was fairly simple logic; the game is over when you miss more than 3 balloons. This … Continue reading

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Balloon Ninja: Start Screen and Game Over

Back to Tutorial Contents Start Screen In the last section we added some game logic to Balloon Ninja, which made it more interesting to play. Now let’s add a start button, so the game does not start as soon as we … Continue reading

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Meth in Our Community: A list of resources

What are we doing? In one of my Life Science classes, we are looking at the issue of methamphetamine use within a community, from a scientific perspective. We have been looking at how a healthy body functions, and how meth … Continue reading

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Balloon Ninja: Adding game logic

Back to Tutorial Contents Faster Balloons In the last section we added a scoreboard to Balloon Ninja. Let’s make the game a little more interesting by making the balloons speed up a little every time a balloon is popped. If you … Continue reading

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