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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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[16 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

Projects in CS: Final Release 
Create a “Release” of an appropriate version of one of your team’s projects to be available for review and copy of code to hopefully shared with your mentor and other students.  Produce the Release document (preferably in MS Word)  that clearly includes:

A brief Description of your Project’s overall goal
What Features are included in this release?
Clear instructions on how to install and use this version of the project
Any limitations of this release (i.e. known bugs)
Additional Features that your team would like to include in a future release
What …

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[15 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Starter Website Project  (30 Project Points)
Assignment Details: You will be creating a web site with at least 3 pages to promote an idea or group you believe in.  For example, you could choose to create a website for the Garfield football team or the debate club.  Alternately, you may create one promoting mountain biking or recycling.  What’s important is that you apply what you have learned about HTML and CSS and work on creating a nice design.  To start, fill out a Starter Website Design Sheet that needs to be …

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[3 Nov 2011 | 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 Chrome (Click here if you are using Mozilla Firefox).  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/
As they show in the video, open up Chrome browser’s “Developer Tools” to see the inner details of WebPages.  To do this:

Go to the Chrome browser, and open this page: http://www.dontfeartheinternet.com/example/1/ …

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[10 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

What are all the ways you use the Internet & World Wide Web? (write in your Composition book or on a sheet of paper, bring to our next class to discuss)
1) List all you can think of: how you use it personally as well as to get your school work done.
2) Which of these uses could be helpful in a future job?
3) What else would you like to do on the web, especially that might be helpful in future career?
4) Do your mobile devices use the Web (WWW), the Internet, …