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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Technology Transformation - Made w/Code

Its Transformation Tuesday and I thought I would not only look at technology pieces, but also look at websites and devices that have changed over the years.

Which one do you use more often? A tablet? Or a PC? Did you know that over the years PC sales have declined because people are beginning to use tablets more and more? Why do you think?

Then reading about Starbucks's app was surprising. I didn't even know one existed, but with a coffee shop chain like Starbucks I think I'd be more surprised if they didn't have one. Do you have the app? If so, how do you like it? Anything you'd want to change or add?

These are only two of the ten this site talks about. Check it out:
http://fortune.com/2013/05/06/10-transformation-technologies-from-the-500/

And once you're done, head on over to the Made w/Code website and try out some of the games!
http://clixtrac.com/goto/?191773

Yours in Coding,
Sarah Y.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

#IWW - Made w/Code

Some may us the Woman Crush Wednesday hashtag on Wednesdays, however I will be using a different hashtag on my social medias, Inspirational Women Wednesday! I started this today when I was looking for women in the field of science. 

I came across this website and thought it was perfect!
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/15_most_important_women_tech_history?page=0%2C0
This website has women not just in the science field but specifically in computer sciences and mathematics. 

The last couple of women that were mentioned were actually game designers and developers. I had fun reading about what these women did. One was actually told by one of her professors to stop pursuing a higher education and stay home and raise children. She proved him wrong!! Read about it in the website above.

Want to learn about other women and girls that are making a difference? Go to the Made w/Code website.
http://www.clixtrac.com/goto/?191773

Hope y'all have a happy Wednesday!

Yours in coding,
Sarah Y.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Girl Scout Outdoor badges!

Welcome to Girls’ Choice Badges
Where girls decide what adventure to go on next!
You voted, and we listened! Outdoor Explorer is the winning choice!
Here are the badges for each age level:
•Brownie: Outdoor Adventurer (a choice of outdoor activities)
•Junior: Horseback Riding
•Cadette: Archery
•Senior: Paddling (canoeing, kayaking, or paddle boarding)
•Ambassador: Ultimate Recreation Challenge (a choice five outdoor challenges)
Now it's time for girls to choose what their badge will look like!
http://girlscoutsusa.qualtrics.com/…/form/SV_0BRbVBv0UUfJ82x

Make sure to go in and vote! My sister and I did and some of their choices look great! I can't wait to see what GSUSA does with the badges. 
And remember to check out the Made w/Code website: http://www.clixtrac.com/goto/?191773
Have a happy Thursday

Yours in Coding,
Sarah Y.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Top 10 Women inventions - Made w/Code

I was looking for a woman that made a big breakthrough in science and made a difference. When I stumbled across this site.
http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/inventions/10-things-that-women-invented.htm#page=0

These women, some in science, yes made a big breakthrough. Others, made somethings that we take for granted today! Windshield Wipers for example.

At the Made w/Code classes I teach the girls also go over the process of planning, creating and implementing ideas. I saw this and thought "if these girls are beginning now, who knows what they'll create in the future!"

If you thought these 10 were interesting, look at what other girls and women are doing now!

http://www.clixtrac.com/goto/?191773

Yours in coding,
Sarah Y.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Transformation Tuesday - Made w/Code

Its Transformation Tuesday!

It was actually a couple days ago that my mom and I were talking about how you can tell just how old a piece of technology is just by its thickness.

A computer, a phone, TV's,  movies (VHS vs. DVD), music (cassettes vs. CD's).


And along with these advances in... size, came the advancement in how they work. I see this advancement every second and fourth Friday of every month when I work with my Made w/Code girls. Coding and programming have come a long way and I am so glad that I get to help the next generation get ready to make the next big advancement!

I would love to talk to your troop, youth group, club, and/or school about the Made w/Code project. If you're at all interested please contact me at sarah@discovergreenyel.org
Until then! http://clixtrac.com/goto/?191773 Happy coding!

Yours in coding,
Sarah Y.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Music Monday - Made w/Code

Its Music Monday!
Crystallize by Lindsey Sterling

Did you know that in every song, coding is involved? The auto-tune of the voice, the syncing of the instruments, any electronic sound? Coding.

Whats your favorite type of song? Electronica? Dubstep? All these use a type of encrypting language, all studios have a sound board which uses technology, which then using coding.

Its all around us, in our clothes, our movies, in our music. Try making your own song with code at http://clixtrac.com/goto/?191773

Have fun, share with friends!

Yours in coding,
Sarah Y.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Made w/Code Mentors

It's now been two months since I started my Made w/Code Girl Scout internship and its been such a great learning experience.
One part of the internship that I really enjoy is getting to interact with girls on the second and fourth Friday of every month at the Girl Scout council office. This day is dedicated to sciences and I have had the opportunity to teach one session for all three age groups these days.
So far we've gone over what coding is, what fields you can work in with computer coding and what an x and y axis is and how to use it within photo editing. We've built teamwork skills to help one another on coding projects and I can't wait to give these girls more challenges to work on together.
When I thought of challenges I thought of the Mentor videos on the website. These mentors had challenges which they faced with perseverance, intelligence and imagination. And I definitely see some of the girl scouts I am teaching in the mentors I am watching on the website.
Don’t believe me? Go check out the mentor videos for yourself athttp://clixtrac.com/goto/?191773

Yours in Coding,
Sarah Young