2011 Fall Exploring CS

2010 Student web pages | 2010 Fall Scratch projects | Scratch Resources

DateWork DueClass Activities
Tuesday 1/31
Block Final Day of Class
Part 3: Computing in the Workplace (at least 1 page) - Due by End of Class Tuesday, 31st Feb
Parts I & II should be contained in the same file - make sure they are complete.
Complete Preparing for your Future with Computer Science
Part 3: Computing in the Workplace


Best of luck with computing in your future!
Consider our other CS classes at Garfield too!!
Friday 1/27
(Block)
Parts I & II Due by End of Day (in class):
- Part 1: Connecting with Computer Science - Warm up & Review (at least half a page)
- Part 2: Your Career Aspirations (at least 1 page)

- Part 3: Computing in the Workplace (at least 1 page)Due by End of Class Tuesday, 31st Feb.
Preparing for your Future with Computer Science
Work on Part 3: Computing in the Workplace

Parts I & II are due by end of day in class. Part III can be worked on Tuesday, the last day of class or finished up today!

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Wednesday 1/25
(90 minutes)
Complete Final Part 2: Your Career Aspirations
Make sure Part 1: Connecting with Computing is done.
Preparing for your Future with Computer Science
Work on Final Part 2: Your Career Aspirations
Monday 1/23
Complete Final Part 1: Connecting with Computing
Homework: DUE Monday Jan 23th
Scratch Project Reflection: docx / pdf
- clearly state if you based you project on someone else's code (i.e. copied it).
Preparing for your Future with Computer Science
Final Careers Assignment in 3 Parts, the Introduction
Work on Final Part 1: Connecting with Computing

ATTENTION: Make sure your Final Scratch Project is Saved to our shared Class Period Folder for Grading.
Tuesday 1/17
(35 min)
Complete: Classmate Project Feedback
Homework: DUE Monday Jan 23th
Scratch Project Reflection: docx / pdf

Friday 1/13Complete at least 2 Classmate Project Feedback sheets.Classmate Project Feedback (PDF)
Wednesday 1/11Complete your Your Final Scratch Project (30 points) to be reviewed on Friday.
Check off & return the: Scratch Project Evaluation Sheet - only check off the features section.
Work on Your Final Scratch Project (30 points)
- Scratch Project Resources
Tuesday 1/10Project Check in with Mr. Bergquist - show me your progress.
Completed Projects will be Reviewed on Friday the 13th.
Work on Your Final Scratch Project (30 points)
- Scratch Project Resources
Monday 1/9Make sure your Final Scratch Project Plan is signed off.Work on Final Scratch Project:
- Scratch Project Resources - let me know if there are any more I should add.
- Review the Rubric for the Your Final Scratch Project (30 points)
Friday 1/6Final Scratch Project Plan - due TodayWork on Your Final Scratch Project (30 points)
Complete Final Scratch Project Plan

Scratch Project Milestones:
- Friday, 6th Jan -Final Scratch Project Plan - Today
- Tuesday, 10th Jan - Progress Check-In
- Wednesday, 11th Jan - Project Completed , ready for...
- Friday, 20th Jan - Peer reviews during class
Wednesday 1/4
(Block)
Check off on your Leveraged Scratch Project.Quick Review Scratch Programming Concepts
1) Group Activity: Debugging code:
Scratch Debug It! Exercise
2) Your Final Scratch Project (30 points) - Brainstorming Activity
Final Scratch Project Plan - Plan due Friday.
Scratch Project Resources - let me know if there are any more I should add.
Tuesday 1/3Get today's and any outstanding projects signed off.
Come up with at least 3 ideas of what you might want to do for your final project.
Welcome Back! How was your break?
Getting back to Scratch:
-
Friday 12/16Have a GREAT Winter break!!Plans for next year...
Any last minute sign off's?
Wed 12/14
(Block)
Get pong and catch the falling objects games checked offFinish your Pong game
Then explore these other game ideas & enhancements:
- a Maze
- More Scratch Game Ideas
Tuesday 12/13Transforming our Cat Conditionals into a Pong Game...
Further design of the Pong game

Monday 12/12Note: X-Box 360 Kinects programming demo at Lunch today 11:35 in 115aGarfield Programming Competition Victory - Fall 2011

PDF File Scratch conditionals
Friday 12/9Save a Copy of your best Scratch Program to: My Computer > S: > embergquist > Writeable > Exploring CS> Period 1 or 3> Scratch Shared Project - with your name in the file name TODAY.

Get sign off on your Art, Dance Party, & About Me Scratch Projects all signed off.
Discussing Programming Concepts
Complete your: Art, Dance Party, & About Me Scratch Projects

PDF File Start work on: Scratch conditionals
Wednesday 12/7Get your sign off on Dance Party (& About Me)
Create an Art Project in Scratch!
First - check out fellow students' Scratch Projects for ideas
And these Samples too:
- Square Circle
- Build a Band
- Automatic Drawing
PDF FileGuides for these Samples to try.

Tuesday 12/6Computer Science Open House TODAY After school, bring a friend for extra credit.Dance Party in Scratch
Monday 12/5Complete Scratch "About Me" project - show to Mr Bergquist for sign off.Quiz: HTML & Website design
Complete Scratch "About Me" project
Friday 12/2
(Shortened)
Dance Instructions:
- Simple Dances: (I think you can do better than these)
One / Two / Three / Four




Wednesday 11/30
(Block)
Your "About Me" CollageReview: HTML & CSS Review Sheet - Quiz Next Monday!
Scratch "About Me" Guidelines
Scratch "About Me" Samples:
- Simple One
- Cool One
Tuesday 11/29Check out some Scratch Programs:
- On the Scratch Site
- From last year's Exploring CS class
Gather some ideas on what you want to do with Scratch - write them down in your Composition book to discuss on Wednesday.
Scratch!
Creating in Scratch Video
Explore Scratch yourself, just find the icon and give it a try!
(Those who need to finish their website, should get them finished first.)
Monday 11/28Review Rubric for Starter Website Project
PDF FileHTML & CSS Review Sheet
Monday 11/21
Tuesday 11/22
Wednesday 11/23
Starter Website Project - 30 Project Points due Wednesday 23rd Nov.Continue Work on: Starter Website Project - 30 Project Points
Friday 11/18Get sign off on Starter Site Design Sheet - complete before starting on HTML.
Continue Work on: Starter Website Project - 30 Project Points due Wednesday 23rd Nov.

Wednesday 11/16
(Block)
Get CSS checked off on your Celebrity Webpage.
Complete Starter Site Design Sheet for your Website proposal.
Sample Navigation pages - view their source: navdemopage.html / navsecondpage.html / navthirdpage.html / updated: test-style.css
Link Starter Website Project - 30 Project Points due Wednesday 23rd Nov.
PDF File Starter Site Design Sheet - complete before starting
More CSS
Tuesday 11/15Add Styling to your Celebrity page, easiest is to simply Add an External CSS file (instructions)
Done? Look at the Design pages to get ideas for your Starter Website project, we will start on Wednesday.
Sample CSS page - view its source:cssdemopage.html
Link Adding an External CSS file
Here's our Color Chart (from previous work) so you can customize your colors.
Link Background reading on stylesheets
Monday 11/14Complete & get signed off on Your Celebrity web page. Make sure it is saved in your folder in our Class Period folder.
Done? Try adding a Table or other HTML features
Review HTML & Introduce CSS
Basics of CSS
Sample HTML: You can download these three files to your folder: testpage.html / Gar_Bulldog.jpg / test-style.css

Wed 11/9
(Block)
Group Discussion...
HTML Details
Tuesday 11/8Continue Your Celebrity web page - how are you doing?Demo of Creating an HTML file using Notepad (see: Getting Started with HTML)


Monday 11/7Turn in: Browser & Website Survey Lab exercise
Intro to Web Pages & HTML
Assignment: Create Your Celebrity web page
Start the W3Schools HTML Tutorial
This may help: Getting Started with HTML
Friday 11/4End of the Quarter. Make sure you have all work in for Grading.Video: Don't fear the Browser
Webpages: Looking behind the scenes
More work on: Browser & Website Survey Lab exercise
Find a paragraph of text for next week to turn into a webpage.
Wed 11/2
(Block)
Mid-Term EXAM - Bring you Composition BookAfter the Mid-Term Exam, Relax a bit then start on...
Browser & Website Survey Lab exercise
(10 Classroom points)
Tuesday 11/1Binary Warm Up
Mid-Term Review Jeopardy Answers!
Review Solutions for the The Internet & Search Worksheet
More Quiz Review
Monday 10/31
Mid-Term Exam on Wednesday, our Block Day!!Mid-Term Review Jeopardy!
Friday 10/28
Block
DUE:
- The Internet & Search Worksheet
- Talking about Online Safety Project paper
(10 Project points)
(Note: no more class time, these should have been completed in class Wednesday)
- CS Poster Project, save as "Finished" in Glogster
- Checking Comp books for past few daily assignments like "What do you use the web for"
Preparing for our Mid Term Exam
Building Teamwork, creating a Castle
Exploring More on the Internet - Optional, will review in class.
Tuesday 10/25
Wed 10/26 (35 min)
Complete:
- Partner Work: The Internet & Search Worksheet
- Talking about Online Safety Project paper (10 Project points)
Monday 10/24Partner Work: The Internet & Search Worksheet
Save to our Writable Exploring CS Folder. When you are done, you can start writing up your Talking about Online Safety Project paper.
Review: How Does the Internet Work?
PDF File Our Computer Science Classroom Guideline (Updated 10/23)
How Online Search Works
- How Google Search works? (additional videos in the following worksheet)
Partner Work: The Internet & Search Worksheet - you will be assigned a partner.
Friday 10/21Weekend Project: Talking about Online Safety start this weekend, paper will be due next Friday (10 Project points). Feel free to gather material to share from our class presentations and notes.
Warm Up: Anatomy of a Virus: Stuxnet
Three Checks to Selecting a Safe Password Class Activity
How Secure is your Password
Video: Tips on Choosing a Safe Password
Wednesday 10/19In your Team complete: Online Safety & Security Group Presentation
Use this Template for your Security Presentation: PDF File to read / Word Doc to download and use
PDF File Choosing a Good Password Warm Up, please complete handout and turn in.
- Glogster Status
PDF File Online Safety & Security Group Presentation Details (Word Doc).
Template for your Security Presentation: PDF File to read / Word Doc to download and use
Tuesday 10/18Read about choosing a good password and summarize the key points in your Composition Book for discussion.
Complete Glogster Project: Glogster Login page
Done? Do some more research on Password security and then you can play Light Bot
Investigate creating a Good Password and how to Keep it Safe
Computer Science Poster Project Details to review - make sure your Glogster Poser is complete. Thanks
Monday 10/17Complete Glogster Project: Glogster Login page.

Done? Independent research on Password security and then you can play Light Bot
Introduction to our new computers!
Help on Glogster for some folks
Wednesday 10/12
(30 min period)
Make sure to complete in Composition books:
- What do you use the Web for?
- Your Personal Information details
Complete Idenity Theft and Online Safety presentation with the:
Avoid Identity Theft Video from the Federal Trade Commission.
Tuesday 10/11
(Block)
Composition Book entries:
- What do you use the Web for?
- Your Personal Information details
Finish up: The Internet & World Wide Web (PDF)

Become your future self for a day, write down Your Personal Information in your Composition Book.

Presentation: Idenity Theft and Online Safety
Monday 10/10Presentation The Internet & World Wide Web (PDF)
Friday 10/7
[End of 1st Quarter]
Complete WarGames Worksheet (15 Points of Classwork)Finish WarGames
View a few Glogsters and discuss Poster Project
Wednesday 10/5
[Block Day]
Movie Day with WarGames Worksheet. Make sure to read the questions and take a few notes during the film.
NO LAB TIME TODAY Computers are in the process of being replaced for the rest of the week.
Tuesday 10/4
CS Project Poster complete. Save the current version of your Glogster Poster by end of day for review.Introduce the WarGames Worksheet for tomorrow's film.
Work on Computer Science Poster Project
- questions? just ask for help
Just in case, here's the Glogster Login page.

Monday 10/3New Table Assignments
Link Glogster Demo
Link The Poster Project in Glogster!
Link Work on... Computer Science Poster Project
- Get your Nickname & Password from Mr Bergquist, and go to the: Glogster Login page
Friday 9/30
(Purple & White)
Shortened period
GO BULLDOGS!!Teambuilding: Garfield Spirit discussion

Cyber Bullying Glogster
Thursday 9/29Use Teamwork to assemble our Class Vocabulary Sheet, here's the Instructions

Link Introduce & Discuss our: Computer Science Poster Project
We will start on this Friday.
Wed 9/28
[Short period, Early Dismissal]
Table discussion day: Table discussion day:
1) What computer would you get?
Have a discussion of what kind of computer you would like to get someday with your table members. Allow everyone to explain their choice - help others if they are unclear on what they may want. Then describe it in your Composition Book for today.
2) Review Data Representation Warm Up from Monday:
Go over the questions and answers with your table members. Decide on what the best answers are. Mr. Bergquist will help in case you need some guidance on reaching the answers.

Friday 9/23For Students who joined this class late:
- Review Material for Make up Quiz on Monday: Components of a Computer
- Assignment for missed class material: Read & answer questions at the end of this: Computer Hardware Basics Here's a copy of those Questions to fill out: Make Up Worksheet
- Complete our How techy are we?worksheet. Thanks!
Link Composition Book Guidelines
Follow the steps at the bottom of the page to set up your Composition Book.
Wednesday 9/21Hardware Quiz!
Complete Data webquest, either write the answers in your Composition Book or save them in a Word file in our Class Write folder.
- Quiz Review!
- Review of our class Survey
- After the Quiz go work on Data webquest
Tuesday 9/20Please fill out our: Exploring CS Class Survey
Complete: Data Representation Worksheet
Warmup: Continue on paper copy of Data Representation Worksheet
Review your returned homework for the Hardware quiz tomorrow.
Link Data webquest
Please fill out our: Exploring CS Class Survey
Monday 9/19Review data flow in a computer
Data Representations (PDF)
Data Representation Worksheet
Friday 9/16I. Turn in your ECS Composition Book with these completed:
1) Computer Component Warm Up Questions
2) Dissection Follow up Questions (from today).
II. Finalize your Components of a Computer Document, make sure it is in our online shared Classroom folder.
Done early? Review more details on the ports of a PC in pages of this PDF: Hardware Basics and then see Mr Bergquist for a special dissection (for fun!)
Warm up & today's assignment:Dissection Follow up Questions
Wednesday 9/14 (Block)1) Complete the Team Computer Dissection
2) Finish the Computer Warm Up Questions from Tuesday in your ECS Journal.
Done?
- Ask to dissect a laptop!
- Watch World Tech Update - IFA Berlin 2011
Link Installing CPU and RAM
Link Stop motion PC build.
Computer Dissection Instructions .
Tuesday 9/13Link Components of a Computer Due in Class Folder
Link Done? Take the CPU Quiz

Link Warm Up

Link Google search tips
Monday 9/12Link Warm Up
Link Components of a Computer (Due Tuesday, 13th Sept)

Friday 9/9Link Finish How techy are we?What's a computer?
Thursday 9/8Our Corporate Classroom Standards:
PDF File All Classes' Standards
PDF File 1st Period's Standards
PDF File 3rd Period's Standards
Link Start: How techy are we?
Wednesday 9/7 Welcome slides (PPT)