What is "FREE CHOICE TIME?"
"Free choice time may be available when all class assignments are completed and shared" to:
Free Choice Activities CAN include:
Checking / cleaning up your GMail / Email / Inbox
Practicing Keyboarding skills (including games) on Typing.com
Completing assignments for other classes
Coding your own projects in SCRATCH
Playing games YOU HAVE MADE in Scratch *
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In Minecraft Education: Either:
Work on Minecraft Makecode Tutorials (In MC press "C" and choose a Makecode Tutorial)
Explore "HOUR OF CODE" or other NEW Library / Template Worlds
Free choice Activities DO NOT include:
Listening to streaming music online (includes YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, etc.)
PVP (player versus player attacks) or using TNT in Minecraft Education
Playing online games other people have made
"Doing whatever you want" in Minecraft Education.
What is a "game you have MADE in Scratch?" It is NOT just someone else's game you click to REMIX and put in your Scratch account without making any changes or modifications. It's a game you've either made by yourself or a game you've mixed / created with inspiration from others. It can be a remixed game! You need to add your own code and creativity to a Scratch project to call it "my own game" in our class.