I am going to take a step back from Unity for a few weeks. The last game that I completed took me a long time to figure out because of a few fundamental gaps in my understanding of programming languages. So, I am going to spend a few weeks playing around with the Python language. There seem to be a ton of interesting things that I can do with this language. The list I have generated so far (in no particular order):
- Use python to search the internet for articles related to education and technology. Use them to make posts that link to the original article.
- Search Google images for a list of vocabulary words and save the first 5-10 images in a directory with the keyword as the filename/foldername. I would use these images as backgrounds for Kahoot questions. This would automate one of the more annoying parts of creating Kahoot quizzes for my students.
- Possibly, use python to automate the entire process of creating a Kahoot quiz. I’m not sure how feasible this is, but it is a goal to work towards. If I can just streamline the process a little bit, that would be ideal.
- Use python to search the web for posts about teaching various objectives. Find those articles/posts/ideas and scrub them for keywords and prepare them as posts. I would then link them from this website, and use the keywords generated as tags on my post. Ultimately creating a working database of resources that can be used in planning lessons.
- Make daily posts from my lesson plans in CommonTeaching in a more readable format.
I have a long way to go with this, but it is nice to have a goal to start with and work from there. As I am getting into Python it seems like a very versatile language, capable of performing lots of tasks that would eliminate a lot of the mundane aspects of being a teacher.