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[24 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]

Wednesday, Feb 24th Meeting:

Host – Earl Bergquist (emberquist@seattleschools.org) – Computer Science Teacher, Garfield HS
Tyler Menezes, Executive Director of StudentRND (Great folks who bring us CodeDay)- Projects in CS Mentor Garfield HS (SPS email: tmmenezes@seattleschools.org )
Brett Wortzman (wortzmanb@issaquah.wednet.edu) Computer Science Teacher, Issaquah High School
Lauren Bricker Computer Science Teacher, Lakeside School (HS)

Round Table Discussion:

Questions & Answers
Discussion of programs

Garfield HS, Projects in CS Class website: (from garfieldcs.com)

Fall 2015 Semester Class Plan
Fall 2015 Semester Sprint Schedule (prior was Project Design work)
XP & Agile Development – LARGE Power Point (Smaller PDF Version less images)

We can add more as identified during the presentations and round table …

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[8 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

Resources from the Rhino
Agenda for Teacher Training, Tuesday, 2/18:

Intro and Question “What do you want out of today?”
Recap of Preparing a file for 3D Printing and Printing (Computer > T: Drive > 3d print > 3D Print Instructions for Makerbot – OPEN THIS )
Rhino Basics (tip of the iceberg)
Editing an STL file in Rhino (altering an existing design basics) Video for adding plane to cap off starts at 23:30
Basic creation using Rhino User Guide
Further Learning from Rhino

 Rhino In Education website:
- User Guide & Tutorials (PDF version of the User Guides)
- …

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[12 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]

Interested AP CS class members are invited to participate in a possible after school Round Table discussion with Microsoft design engineers on Friday.  Please sign up with Mr. Bergquist if you are interested.  The meeting will happen this Friday, October 16th after school, at 2:30pm for about an hour.
1) Sign up with Mr. Bergquist, to get your name on the list.
2) Complete the Customizing your Physical and Digital Spaces Survey, BUT at the end of the survey DO NOT enter your eMail address in the form, instead if you want …

2014 APCS, 2015 Spring Intro to CS, 2015 Spring Projects in CS, Beyond the Classroom, Featured, Uncategorized »

[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: …

2015 Spring Intro to CS, 2015 Spring Projects in CS, 2016 Intro to CS, 2016 Spring Projects in CS II, Uncategorized »

[7 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Youth Apps Challenge Details

Congratulations to our 2016 Finalist Winners!!!



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 …

2014 APCS, Featured, Programming Club, Uncategorized »

[18 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

Garfield Team takes 3rd Place at the Fall Programming Contest!

Garfield at 2014 Fall Programming Contest (photo by Bridget Lewis)

331 students from 27 schools across the Puget Sound participated in our biannual PSCSTA Programming Contest, held on Dec 13th at UW’s Paul Allen Center & Microsoft.  Garfield had 5 teams* programming for 3 hours, and our “Frizbros” (Frisbee Brothers) team of Adrian, Halden & Brian took 3rd place in the Novice division. This was the biggest event in PSCSTA’s history as computer science’s popularity grows. The competition was part of Computer Science Education week which included …

2013 APCS, 2013 Fall Intro to CS, 2013 Fall Projects in CS, Featured, Programming Club, Robotics Club, Uncategorized, Women in Technology Club »

[19 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

 The Paul Allen Computing Challenge (PACC) is an annual challenge for high school students.  Learn real-world skills while solving real-world problems!
Poster Session Event is Saturday, June 7th 3-5pm at the Living Computer Museum, 2245 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134
Student Attendees need to bring this singed Permission Form (PDF) – please turn them into Mr. Bergquist before the event or bring them on Saturday.
Your final posters should be turned into your UW Advisor (by email) by Thursday night, June 5th, so they have  chance to review them and submit them Friday …

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[12 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

Goal: Complete one of the Hour of Code Activities!  (For our Intro to CS Classes)

Pick one from the suggestions below and get started.
Show Mr. Bergquist or Mr. Lambert which you have picked
When you are done, show it to us for sign off.
Have fun learning other ways to write programs!!

Learn Python: (Recommended)
Grok Learning: Guided instructions
OR If you have an Android Phone device, you can try App Inventor!
Our Tablets should arrive next week and we all will be getting to try these together:
Alternative - Learn JavaScript:
- Codecademy: with Step by Step text instructions
- Khan …

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[8 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

Our Garfield Robotics “Dawgbotics” Team took 3rd Place in the Dec 6th 2nd Qualifying round of the First Robotics FTC Seattle League competition; two weeks ago we placed 4th so we are moving up.  Our updated autonomous mode scored blocks and expert drive team (William, Mack & Rowen) coordinated some sweet moves to score us the points and wins needed to earn us 3rd place.  It was a fun night for all attending, including Mr. Fell at his first Robotics event as a Garfield Dawgbot.  The last Qualifier is Dec …

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[24 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

Taken directly from Practice It!:  (click the problem name link or try the problem directly)
Fence Post:
BJP3 Self-Check 5.12: printLetters 

Consider the flawed method printLetters that follows, which accepts a string as its parameter and attempts to print the letters of the string, separated by dashes. For example, the call of printLetters(“Rabbit”) should print R-a-b-b-i-t. The initial code shown is incorrect. Correct it to produce the desired behavior. (Your method should print nothing if the empty string (“”) is passed.)
public static void printLetters(String text) {
    for (int i = 0; i < text.length(); i++) {
        System.out.print(text.charAt(i) + ”-”);
    System.out.println();   // to end the line of output
While Loops:
BJP3 Exercise 5.12: printAverage
Write a method named printAverage that accepts a Scanner for the console as a parameter and repeatedly prompts the …