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[24 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]

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Seattle Promise (formerly 13th Year) – Free Tuition program at Seattle Central College
13th Year Free Tuition program at Seattle Central College.  All 2019 Garfield Graduates (make sure to sign up if you are planning to graduate this year) are eligible for one year of classes (Fall, Winter & Spring quarters) at Seattle Central College. But to qualify, you must fully register by the deadline is extended to Friday, February 22nd, 2019.  Help is available in the College & Career center after school, and there will be a workshop on …

2016 Intro to CS, Apps Club »

[13 May 2016 | One Comment | ]

FitMe App Design
by Isabella, Tiffany, and Allison
FitMe allows an online shopper to view clothing on a personalized avatar. They’re also able to purchase clothing and create an online wardrobe. by Isabella, Tiffany, and Allison.
FitMe is a 2016 Youth Apps Challenge Finalist, awards ceremony and final presentations on June 4th!!
FitMe Pitch:

App Project Presentation Linked Here!
FitMe WireFrames:

 

2016 Intro to CS »

[23 Feb 2016 | 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
Focus on a goal / one idea
Cooperation – Agreeable
Open mindedness – Encouraging everyone to participate
Democracy – Everyone Contributing
Respect for each other
Collaboration
Assigning clear Roles – Dividing up tasks

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2016 Intro to CS, Featured »

[22 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]

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High school students who want to learn to code with CodeNow* to apply today! (Extended Application deadline: February 24)

Workshop dates: March 5, 6, & 19  Program webpage (FAQ at bottom)

CodeNow’s workshops serve as an entry point for students to become exposed to computer science. During the workshop, students will learn to create interactive games and applications in the programming language Ruby. Best of all, no prior coding experience is needed! Students walk away with 25 hours of computer programming experience and an understanding of whether it is an area they want to continue pursuing.
CodeNow …

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[9 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]

Microsoft Opportunities (11th & 12th Graders)*:
Summer high school program internship*
Our high school program internship is a paid 8–10 week summer program available to Puget Sound-area students. The program provides challenging and achievable projects that will encourage approximately 20 high school juniors and seniors to pursue their interests in technology.
Builder boot camp, Microsoft game, resume, and website innovation*
Do you want to meet the innovators who work on Xbox One, Windows and Bing? Do you want to meet students from all over the Puget Sound? Do you want to learn some basic …

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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 …

2012 Spring Intro to CS, 2015 Spring Intro to CS, 2016 Intro to CS »

[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 …