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[8 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]

An Hour (or two) of Code (hourofcode.com) for
National Computer Science Ed Week, Dec 5 – 11th
Watch the Video & Make a Sports game with famous Athletes!
I. Block Based programming (to get started), pick one of these:
A. Moana (Navigation & Fishing): https://disney.com/HourOfCode 

B. Star Wars (Game Design), pick one of these two
  – JavaScript instructions: https://studio.code.org/s/starwars/stage/1/puzzle/1
  – Command Blocks: https://studio.code.org/s/starwarsblocks/stage/1/puzzle/1
C. Minecraft - two options! https://code.org/minecraft
D. Frozen (Drawing Shapes): https://studio.code.org/s/frozen/stage/1/puzzle/1
II. Then try some text based coding (and formatting) with CodeAcademy:  
A. JavaScript: https://www.codecademy.com/courses/animate-your-name/0/1
B. HTML: https://www.codecademy.com/courses/web-beginner-en-3pc6w/0/1 - learn to build your own webpages!!

III. Try some more, you can check out what is available at https://code.org/learn
You can create Games with …

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[25 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap screening party at Google!

On behalf of Google Seattle, I’d like to extend an invitation to Garfield students. We are holding a movie screening, and Q&A session at Google Fremont office.  Food and drinks will be provided, but students must organize their own transport to and from the event
(RSVP for the event here and bring a signed media release form.)
NOTE: This Event is not SPS nor Garfield HS events and you need to talk to your parents/guardians before registering or participating.
CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap screening party at Google!
Food and drinks.  Interactive …

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[2 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

Women@Google and Amazon’s Women in Engineering would like to invite you to attend a CodeGirl Screening Party*

+ Wednesday, Nov 4th, 5:30 – 8:30pm at the Kirkland Google Office
+ Wednesday, Nov 11th, 5 – 8pm at the Amazon in Seattle
 
Join them for a screening of the film, Code Girl. CodeGirl is a documentary that follows teams of high school-aged girls from around the globe as they compete in the annual Technovation Challenge. The girls have three months to develop an app that attempts to solve a problem in their local …

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[23 Oct 2015 | 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.

Communications
Cooperation 
Everyone Contributing
Respect
Help each other
Dedication – Willingness to Participate
Perseverance
Roles 

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[14 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]

Chick Tech* is searching for 10th & 11th grade female students that are interested in technology.  Goodwill has partnered with Chick Tech to host an event in the near future on a Saturday & Sunday January 30th & 31st Moz Downtown Seattle. Let us know as soon as possible if you are interested (details below), registration & names need to be sent in by Friday January 15th! Note: this is not a SPS or Garfield HS event and you need to talk to your parents/guardians before registering or attending.
At the Chick …

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[7 Oct 2015 | 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 is usually end of October/start of Nov, but start early – see instructions below.
You can win $500 cash, a free laptop, and  a trip to attend the Bank of America Technology Showcase and Awards Ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina. 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.  Over 12 Garfield students have won in …

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[20 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

Ready to see how WebPages work?  Well we will start with a cool tool that shows you the code and details of a website as you browse it in the Firefox (click here for similar details in Chrome).  Start by watching the Video on this webpage, note: you will have to hit the play button to start the video
http://www.dontfeartheinternet.com/03-the-browser/
Similar to the instructions of the video, go to Mozilla Firefox’s “Tools” menu, go to “Web Developer” and click on “Inspector” to see all the details of WebPages.  To do this:

Go to …

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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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[12 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

NOTE: This will be our final program we will build together.  Please take the time to make this project your own.  If you are done early and signed off, you can start work our Final Careers Assignment in 3 Parts.
From the Scratch conditionals worksheet, you all should now have a ball bouncing back and forth between two paddles.  I encourage you to try to complete the game on your own but do look here if you are getting stuck.  First get a simple game in which two players can each control a …

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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 …