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[7 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]

Final Project Website Project  (30 Project Points)
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
Requirements: See Mr. Bergquist if you have any questions

Must be a new website and not an extension of your Starter Website
Must have at least 4 pages of content with good navigation
Must document any images, text or other resources taken from other sources i.e. credit images.  Preferential to …

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[5 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

Computer Science Education Week
Outside Activities 2012
These events happen outside of Garfield that you may consider viewing or participating in.  If you have questions, see Mr. Bergquist in 115a.
Friday, Dec 7th: First Robotics FTC Qualifier Competition 4 – 8:15pm at Franklin High School.
Saturday Dec 8th: UW Computer Science Open House 1 – 3pm at Paul Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering.  Details:  http://www.cs.washington.edu/openhouse
Saturday, Dec 15th: PS CSTA Computer Programming Contest, 9am-2:30pm at UW Paul Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering. We have 7 teams participating! Details:  http://www.pscsta.org/p/student-programming-contests.html
Sunday, Dec 16th: First Robotics District Competition 8am-5:30pm at King’s High School, …

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[5 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

Computer Science Education Week
Activities at Garfield HS 2012
All activities occur in room 115a, our Garfield Computer Science Classroom.  If you would like to attend a presentation during class, see Mr. Bergquist (in 115a) to get a permission slip to be signed by your teacher for that period.  
Monday, Dec 10th (Noon – 12:30pm): Garfield’s Women in Technology meeting, celebrating Admiral Grace Murray Hopper’s birthday (Dec 9th) – bring your lunch, everyone is welcome! (Wikipedia Page / What is a NanoSecond? Video / Women in Science: Grace Hopper )
Tuesday, Dec 11th (9 – 9:55am): FreakNGenius visits …

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[5 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

Garfield’s Computer Science Education
Week+ Activities, December 2012
Note: All events, unless otherwise indicated are in room 115a, our Garfield Computer Science Classroom.  See www.garfieldcs.com for more details or stop by 115a and talk to Mr. Bergquist.
Friday, Dec 7th: First Robotics FTC Qualifier Competition 4 – 8:15pm at Franklin High School.
Saturday Dec 8th: UW Computer Science Open House 1 – 3pm at Paul Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering.  Details:  http://www.cs.washington.edu/openhouse
Monday, Dec 10th (Noon – 12:30pm): Garfield’s Women in Technology meeting, celebrating Admiral Grace Murray Hopper’s birthday (Dec 9th) – bring …

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[4 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]

 
 

I regret to tell you that the our Garfield field trip to Blink has been cancelled due to a series of unfortunate events regarding concerns about the inclusiveness of the trip for all students.  Mr. Howard & Mr. Westering addressed our Women in Technology club meeting to fully explain the details on Monday.
I did everything in my power to get the trip to go through and apologize for the inconvenience of this lost opportunity; I will be working with IGNITE to have another event next year.  In the mean time, …

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[30 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

Preparing for our Mid Term Exam!
Since we have covered a bunch of information, the exam will be Open Composition Book, so you can use any notes you have taken in class or assignments written up in your books.  NOTE: you cannot just print off copies of presentations or Answer sheets, but you can take notes on that information in your composition books.
Let’s Review Highlights from Presentations on:

Components of a Computer
Data Representations in a PC.
Operating Systems, highlighting: The 9 Most Important Differences Between Macs And PCs
The Internet & World Wide Web …

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[4 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

Most of you have just learned to use Paint.NET for the first time in the past week.  We used several different ways to learn how to use it: lecture demonstration, written step by step instruction, trial & error (just trying things out yourself), help from your teacher & classmates, and watching video demonstration.  I want you to think about these ways of learning a new program, and think what were the most effective for you by answering these questions.
Reflection Assignment: Please write down your answers to these questions on a …

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[2 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

Key points for success working on a Team, from our building paper castles team exercise.  Here’s the summary of the keys to succeeding as a team.  Let’s remember them throughout the year as we work on different teams.

Good Attitude
3 C’s: Cooperation / Collaboration / Communication

Ask all members opinions & ideas
Share Ideas, Listen to each other – everyone
Everyone Contributing
Decide on a Definite Goal

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[29 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

Exploring CS welcomes Ms Clark to our class!
Ms. Kristina Clark will be assisting students in class during 4th Period Exploring CS on Monday’s and Thursdays.  In addition, she will available to assist ALL students after school on Tuesdays and Fridays in Room 115A from 2:35-3:30p.  If you require help on an assignment at other times, Mr. Bergquist is also available at lunch and after school most days – talk to him to reserve his time.
Ms. Clark’s full details are linked here (PDF).
 

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[19 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

A Great opportunity for our young women students!

The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) sponsors an award for “Aspirations in Computing” each year.  Deadline for application has been EXTENDED TO Sunday 4th November!! (no longer Wednesday, 31st October).
You can win $500 cash, a free laptop, and a trip. And, if you are selected, you also have a chance to win college scholarships.  Your application also enters you in the local Washington State Competition.  Eight Garfield students won last year, receiving a beautiful glass plaque and generous gift bag from local sponsors!
This award is about your …