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[12 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Saturday, June 6th was the annual Paul Allen Computer Challenge (PACC), a contest where students learn about Data Science; this year focusing on improving health and sports performance by analyzing captured bio-metric data.  We had four teams participate, three complete the final project and two of those win 1st and 3rd Place in the Poster Session.  All students did well learning about the evolving important field of Data Science, which drives innovation in everything from health care to consumer experience, from disaster survival to crime investigation.
The winning teams are respectively:
FrizBros: …

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[1 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

Microsoft Opportunities: Summer Internship & 3 Day Builder Boot Camp (juniors & seniors)
From Microsoft: We’re excited to roll out this year’s Puget Sound Microsoft High School internship program and a new 3 day event that all students who apply will be eligible for as well for juniors and seniors in HS!  Both of these opportunities will give you the chance to meet program managers, developers, and developers in test that work on everything from Xbox, to Windows 8, to Bing and Word!  You will be able to get your hands …

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[7 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Youth Apps Challenge Details

Congratulations to our 2016 Finalist Winners!!!

FitMe

TidePool

New Video Featuring Garfield’s TidePool Team
Finalist will attend the YAC Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 4th to present the Pitch for their App to win more prizes.  Winning members, please let Mr. Bergquist know how many guests will attend the YAC Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 4th.  Here are the related details & Media Release (copies available in class):

Finalist Letter
Tips on Pitches (you will be making a Pitch at the Ceremony)
Student Media Release form (required to attend)

Submission Requirements: Students are required to post their …

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[23 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Make a Pong Game Project in Scratch that demonstrates your use of loops, variables, messages, and other programming concepts.  This will be our first Project worth 10 project points. Place a copy of your final Project in our shared class folder:
My Computer > S: > embergquist > Writeable > IntroCS > Class Period 1 or 3 >
With your name in the program’s title.
Last day to turn in: Monday, March 14th, 2016 (UPDATED for 2016 Spring class)
Have Fun and be creative!
Scratch Pong Project evaluation criteria:  (Total: 10 Project Points)
Design, Creativity & Effort:  (5 …

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[19 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

“Building a Tree Worksheet” Scoring Criteria. Due date Monday, April 18th, 2016
For full points (15), your Scratch program must:

0) Be tested and working correctly. Please don’t show it to us for sign off till you have it perfect.  Feel free to ask for help.
1) Draw the upper Tree by repeated stamping a sprite (any good sprite is fine).
2) Have the tree grow correctly when the size variable (Total Rows) is changed.
3) Have the size variable’s slider set to an appropriate Minimum and Maximum value, such that all values display well …

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[25 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

Popular Computer Technology Paper (15 Project Points)  (PDF version, with sample template)
PRESENTATIONS Week of May 9th. Be Ready!! [Due date soon]
Assignment:
Browse through the stack of Popular Science, Popular Mechanics and Wired Magazines in our classroom and find an article that is of interest to you that involves computer science in some way.   Make sure that the article is at least a couple pages or has additional online information to complete your paper.  You can also research if there are any updates online regarding the subject.  Then write a short paper …

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[14 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Develop a Pong Game in Scratch that demonstrates your use of loops, variables, messages, and other programming concepts.  This will be our first Project worth 10 project points. Place a copy of your final Project in your own folder in our shared class folder.
Deadline: Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
Have Fun and be creative!
Scratch Pong Project evaluation criteria:  (Total: 10 Project Points)
Design, Creativity & Effort:  (5 Points)
(__/1) – Entertaining and Fun – project is engaging and easily enjoyed by others
(__/1) – Originality – project has unique qualities – add something to make it …