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[26 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

STEM Out! is for young women who are interested in future careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  A day just for girls to hear stories from women in STEM careers, participate in hands-on activities, network with women peers and mentors, and have fun!  Explore your possibilities and meet other women who are interested in these fields.
It is free and will be held on Saturday, February 18th from 9:30 am — 2:30 pm, at UW’s Paul Allen Center for Computer, led by Amazon Hoppers (Women’s Group at Amazon.com).  Complete information & registration can be found …

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[22 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

Preparing for your Future with Computer Science
 Exploring CS: Final Exam & Reflection in 3 Parts, the Introduction:
(Total: 25 Project Points & 10 Quiz Points) All this work is due by end of day (3pm) on our Final Exam Day for Exploring CS: Friday, Feb 5th, 2016.  If you miss any class day or the final (excused or not), you will need to make arrangements with Mr. Bergquist to get this completed for your final grade in a timely manner.
We have explored a wide variety of areas of computer science and there are many more …

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[22 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

Preparing for your Future with Computer Science
Part 3: Computing in the Workplace – 10 Project Points
(at least 1 page long with 2 paragraphs of 5 sentences each – total at least 10 good sentences)
Assignment: create an MS Word document that expresses your current career focus and develop with your responses to the following questions.  The goal is for you to be able to discover more about computing by investigating more deeply a way computing is used in your current career path or a specific computing career. The resulting paper should be …

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[22 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

Preparing for your Future with Computer Science
Part 2: Your Career Aspirations - 15 Project Points
(at least 1 page long with 2 paragraphs of 5 sentences each – total at least 10 good sentences)
Assignment: create an MS Word document that expresses your current career focus and develop your career page using the specific questions below.  The goal is for you to identify what next areas of study including computer science that you should pursue to help you better reach your full potential, developing pathways to reach your current career goals. The resulting paper …

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[22 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

Preparing for your Future with Computer Science
Part 1: Connecting with Computer Science – 10 Quiz Points
(at least one half page long with 1 paragraph of 5 complete sentences)

Assignment: The goal is to have you identify key areas of computer science that are most significant to you.  When we started the class we all took “How Techy are We?” survey where you answered the question “What is Computer Science?” and wrote down everything you knew about it.  Take a look at your answers from the beginning of the semester and reflect …

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[3 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

Scratch Project Ideas & Concepts to get ideas for your final project:
Our Past Projects (from the start):

Scratch “About Me”
Dance Party
Art Projects
with these Samples:
- Square Circle
- Build a Band
- Automatic Drawing
Scratch conditionals that built up a Pong game
From last year’s Exploring CS class

More kinds of Games to try:

Collide
Catlibs
Scrolling
+ PDF of Instructions for these here!
Maze
Maze & Pac Man ideas

Improving your Games with:

Scratch Demo’s of Variables & Broadcasting Messages – demos in class.
Scoring
Timer
Enemies
Levels
Rewards

Samples of alternative Scratch project ideas:

Conversations
Scenes
Slideshows
+ PDF of Instructions for these here!

Most of these are all graciously taken from ScratchEd’s Curriculum Guide v20110923.

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[3 Jan 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

Develop a Creative final Scratch Project that demonstrates your skills and cleverness using Scratch.  This will be worth 30 project points and be evaluated by your peers as well as the instructor.  Build on one of our previous projects or try a new one.
Ideas and resources are collected here:  Scratch Project Resources

Milestones: (Fall/Winter 2012 class dates)
Wed/Thur, 9/10th Jan – Project Plan complete and reviewed
Tuesday, 15th Jan – Progress Check-In with Mr Bergquist
Friday 18th Jan – Project Completed, ready for… (grading will start)
Tuesday, 22nd Jan – Peer reviews during class
Have Fun and …

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[2 Jan 2012 | One Comment | ]

Introduction: You have all probably written a scratch script that did not work the way you intended the first time.  This exercise is to take some broken pieces of scratch code and fix them to work correctly.  You will examine each, work to fix it and then document how you fixed it in a worksheet for today’s assignment.  Please turn in a paper copy of the completed assignment at the end of the period with you best attempt at fixing each of these.
Assignment: Run each of the Debug Scratch programs …

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[2 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

To get back up to speed on Scratch, we will start the year by looking at your classmate’s Shared projects and then changing them to make your own project.
Assignment:
Look at you classmate’s or other period’s projects in the “Scratch Shared Project” folders of our Writeable > Exploring CS area – do NOT use the projects in other’s own folders – see my list of good examples below. First try to understand how their code works by looking at each Sprites’ tabs – especially Scripts but also look …

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[13 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Here are some sample Scratch projects and a couple pages of instructions to give you more ideas on how to add or change the games you are making.  Have fun!
Improve your Game with:

Scoring
Timer
Enemies
Levels
Rewards

More kinds of Games to try:

Collide
Catlibs
Scrolling
Maze & Pac Man ideas

+ PDF of Instructions for these here!
Samples of alternative Scratch project ideas:

Conversations
Scenes
Slideshows

+ PDF of Instructions for these here!
These are all graciously taken from ScratchEd’s Curriculum Guide v20110923.