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Greenfoot webinars - Spring 2012

Thomas Cooper of the Walker School is leading a webinar series on Greenfoot. These webinars will be on Thursdays from 6pm - 7pm from January 19 through March 1.

The sessions will be limited to 20 participants. Please do not sign up unless you can attend most of the seminars. There is no cost for this webinar series. If you are interested in attending, please respond to Thomas Cooper (

Participants can access the Blackboard Collaborate room each week from the link below. Participants will need a high-speed internet connection and a headset and microphone to participate. If you plan to use a laptop, the built-in camera and microphone will work. Participants will also need to install the Greenfoot IDE and the Java 6 or 7 JDK on their machine before the series begins; both can be obtained from the resource link below. It would also be a good idea to join the Greenroom for teachers before the webinars begin.
Sessions will be recorded and posted online at ICE website, in case participants miss a session.

CrabWorld Game - Part I
Topics: movement, adding characters to the world, detecting the edge of the world, eating characters, using loops to place worms randomly on the screen
Jan 19th 2012

CrabWorld Game - Part II
Topics: second character control keys, ending games in Greenfoot, adding sound
Jan 26th, 2012

CrabWorld Game - Part III
Topics: animating images, adding a score counter, making new worms pop up after so many have been eaten
Feb 2, 2012

Balloon Drop Game - Part I
Feb 9, 2012
Topics: making balloons rise, adding a killer balloon, adding an extra score balloon, add a falling brick that pops balloons

Balloon Drop Game - Part II
Feb 23rd, 2012
Topics: adding spinning ninja stars, adding a flying air plane, adding a scoreboard, review of student work

Asteroids in Scratch and Greenfoot - Part I
March 22nd, 2012 -
Topics: images, main method, rocket movement, turning the rocket, screen wrap around

March 29, 2012 - Postponed due to a flight delay

Asteriods in Scratch and Greenfoot - Part 2
April 12th, 2012
Topics: shooting asteroids, explosions, ending the game

April 19, 2012 - Postponed, presenters at World Robotics Championships

Resource Links:
ICE Blackboard Collaborate Room Guest Access Link -
Project Files on Cooper's Game Site -
Greenfoot Installation Link -
Greenroom for Teachers -

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