2012 Fall Exploring CS

DateGoal*, Work Due & ExamsClass Activities
Tues & Wed/Thur
1/29 & 30/31st
(Block)
Parts I & II Due by End of Day (in class Tuesday):
- 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 Tuesday. Part III can be worked on Tuesday & Wed/Thur, the last day of class or finished up today!

**Attention: young women interested in careers in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math! The STEM Out! event is Saturday, Feb. 9th and is free! Click here to check out the details
Friday & Monday
1/25 & 1/28
Explore your future career and determine a good path to achieve it and the technology you will need along the way.
Complete Final Part 2: Your Career Aspirations
Make sure Part 1: Connecting with Computing is done.
(when done let Mr. Bergquist know)

All 3 Parts of Final Due Thursday, Jan 31st by 4pm (full details).
Preparing for your Future with Computer Science
Work on Final Part 2: Your Career Aspirations
Wed & Thur
1/23 & 24
(Block)
Reflect on your interests and use of computers.
Complete Final Part 1: Connecting with Computing
(Make sure your final project is complete and evaluation sheet turned in).
Link World Tech Update - 2012: Year in Review (More Tech Videos)
Preparing for your Future with Computer Science
Final Careers Assignment in 3 Parts, the Introduction
Work on Final Part 1: Connecting with Computing
Tuesday 1/22Peer feedback on Final Project
Go around and review your classmates' projects and let them know your Feedback on them.

ATTENTION: Make sure your Final Scratch or Website Project is Saved to our shared Class Period Folder for Grading. (several are missing)
Guidelines: Classmate Project Feedback

ATTENTION: Complete your Final Scratch or Website Project and Evaluation form. (several are missing)

STEM Out! Saturday, February 9, 2013 - for girls interested in computer science & technology, sponsored by Amazon.com & PSCSTA at UW. (pdf)
Friday 1/18Complete your Final Project and fill our its Evaluation form.
Final Project DUE Today (30 Project Points)
Complete your project's Evaluation Sheet:
- Final Scratch Evaluation
- Final WebsiteEvaluation
- Final CS Paper Evaluation
+ Complete your project's Evaluation Sheet today.
+ Make sure to Save your project in our shared class folder so it can be graded.
Wed & Thur
1/16 & 17 Block
Work on your Final Project of your choosing.
Complete your Final CS Project:
+ Make sure it meets the all the criteria (30 Project Points):
. - Final Scratch Project
. - Final Website Project
Here are your final Evaluation Sheets, you will complete these on Friday when turning in your project:
- Final Scratch Evaluation
- Final WebsiteEvaluation
- Final CS Paper Evaluation
Monday & Tues
1/14 & 15
Work on your Final Project of your choosing.

Make sure your Final Scratch Project Plan is signed off.

NOTE: Lab will be open Wednesday morning 8-10:30am during EOC testing for class help & work time (no playing games).
Work on your Final CS Project
Make sure it meets the all the criteria (30 Project Points):
- Final Scratch Project
- Final Website Project
Friday 1/11Citing Sources on your web pages.

Complete your Final Project Plan
DUE TODAY (so you can start working):
- Scratch Final Project Plan Sheet
- Website Final Project Plan Sheet

START WORK ON YOUR FINAL PROJECT!!
Giving Credit & Rights:
- Whose Is It Anyways? (Video)
- What Wikipedia has to say about citing sources
- Attributing Creative Commons works
- Use Creative Commons Markings

Final Project Milestones:
- TODAY, 11th Jan - Final Project Plan Sign off
- Tuesday, 15th Jan - Progress Check-In
- Friday, 18th Jan - Project Completed , ready for grading and...
- Tuesday, 22nd Jan - Peer reviews during class
Wed/Thur 1/9 & 10
(Block)
Adding Variables and Broadcasting Messages in Scratch.

Complete your Final Project Plan
DUE TODAY (so you can start working):
- Scratch Final Project Plan Sheet
- Website Final Project Plan Sheet
- other projects needs to create their own written project proposals.
Quick Review Scratch Programming Concepts

Variables & Broadcast: (Demo Programs & their code)
- Pick a Variable (Scratch code)
- Update a Variable (Scratch code)
- Broadcast a Message (Scratch code)
- Magic Variable Game (Scratch code)
Tuesday 1/8Develop a formal project proposal.

Develop your Final Project Plan
to be signed off on Block day:
- Scratch Final Project Plan Sheet
- Website Final Project Plan Sheet
- other projects needs to create their own project proposals, Any questions or ideas talk to Mr. Bergquist
Our final Exploring CS Project (30 Project Points):
- Final Scratch Project
- Final Website Project (Draft)
- Alternatives, approve with Mr. Bergquist
. - Paper on an new Computer Technology
. - MS Office project - new office tools
. - Others?

Develop your Final Project Plan (10 Class points):
- Scratch Final Project Plan
- Website Final Project Plan
Monday 1/7
Welcome Back!
Leverage other code to improve your own.

Get any outstanding projects signed off.
Finish your Pong game
explore these other game ideas & enhancements:
- a Maze
- More Scratch Game Ideas

Come up with at least 3 ideas of what you might want to do for your final project. so you have a choice.
Welcome Back! How was your break?
Getting back to Scratch:
- Check out last year's student Scratch Projects.
- Explore other projects on the Scratch Website

Friday 12/21use conditionals in Scratch to form a Pong game.
- Last chance for sign off on 3 mini projects.
Have a Great Winter break!!
Plans for next year...
Finish your Pong game
How far did you get??
Wed & Thur
12/19 & 20
(Block)
Explain testing and debugging practices and develop strategies to identify & fix bugs

As a team:
1) complete and turn in: the Scratch Debug Activity Sheet
2) Create your own Debug Problem in Scratch and Save to our Shared class folder - Start its name with "Debug"

Work on pong and get other small projects checked off (should be done)
Quick Review Scratch Programming Concepts
1) Group Activity: Debugging code:
Scratch Debug It! Exercise
2) Transforming our Cat Conditionals into a Pong game
Tuesday 12/18use conditionals in Scratch to form a Pong game.

Sign off on your Art, Dance Party, & About Me Scratch Projects all signed off.
Complete Scratch conditionals
Further design of your Pong game
Transforming our Cat Conditionals (Scratch conditionals) into a Pong Game...
Further design a Pong game
Monday 12/17Discover conditionals in Scratch.


Get sign off on your Art, Dance Party, & About Me Scratch Projects all signed off.
Start: Scratch conditionals
4th Period: UW BioEngineering demos with Deep Hathi and his team from UW BioEngineering: http://depts.washington.edu/bioe/

1st Period: Programming Concepts
Complete your three Scratch Projects
PDF File work on: Scratch conditionals
Friday 12/14
Happy Hobbit day!
Discover conditionals in Scratch.


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
Wed & Thur
12/12 & 13
Block
Create an Art project by programming in Scratch.


- Get your sign off on About Me & Dance Party (& About Me)
Create an Art Project in Scratch!
1st Period: Microsoft X-Box 360 Development & Testing - engineers present about working on X-Box games at Microsoft with Jiunwei Chen & Jason Pace. (Video links page)

Intro to: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 12/11Demonstrate knowledge of HTML and CSS in the quiz.

- Complete and Sign off on: Scratch "About Me" project - show to Mr Bergquist for sign off.
- Continue on your: "Dance Party" in Scratch
Quiz: HTML & Website design

Afterward:
- Complete Scratch "About Me" project
- Continue your "Dance Party" in Scratch
Monday 12/10Animate a Sprite in your "dance" Scratch project.

Complete Scratch "About Me" project - show to Mr Bergquist for sign off.

Start your: "Dance Party" in Scratch
Link World Tech Update - 8th Nov Android 5 years old & cool robot.

Review for HTML/CSS Quiz (Tue, tomorrow), going over our Review Sheet together.

Get animating in Scratch with the: "Dance Party" project
Friday 12/7
(Shortened)
Create your About Me animation in Scratch!.

First complete the HTML & CSS Review Sheet and then...
First exercise: Scratch "About Me" Guidelines - have fun with it, be creative!!
Fill out the HTML & CSS Review Sheet - due Monday to review for our Quiz next Tuesday!.

Scratch "About Me" Samples:
- Simple One
- Cool One

CS Week Local Activities want to sign up for any additional presentations??
Wed & Thur
12/5 & 6
(Block)
Review your classmates' websites and help us all improve our "starter" Websites.
Final version of the Starter Websites are due this Friday at 3pm.

Check 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?

Start Your "About Me" Collage
Part I: Improve our Starter Website Projects
A. Checkout your classmates' Websites and Review the Rubric (grading)with them.
B. Help them fix up their sites.
C. Fill out the HTML & CSS Review Sheet - due Friday to review for our Quiz.

Part II: Introducing Scratch!
Creating in Scratch Video
Explore Scratch yourself, give it a try!
(Those who need to finish their website, should get them finished first.)
Tuesday 12/4Complete your "starter" Website; it's due today...

Starter Website Project - 30 Big Project Points DUE Today: Tuesday 4th Dec.
Review Sheet to start:
PDF FileHTML & CSS Review Sheet


Monday 12/3Finish up your "starter" Website

Starter Website Project - 30 Big Project Points due date moved to Tuesday 4th Dec.
Make sure you have your Starter Site Design Sheet signed off to get full credit!!
Review Rubric for Starter Website Project
Tuesday 11/27
Wed & Thur
11/28 & 29
Friday 11/30
Create your "starter" Website

Starter Website Project - 30 Big Project Points due date moved to Tuesday 4th Dec.

Complete your Starter Site Design Sheet before you start coding, get checked off.
Continue Work on: Starter Website Project - 30 Project Points

Sample Navigation pages - view their source: navdemopage.html / navsecondpage.html / navthirdpage.html / updated: test-style.css
Monday 11/26Sketch the design of a "starter" Website

Sign off on the CSS added to your Celebrity Webpage

Start filling in the details of your Starter Site Design Sheet - complete before starting on HTML.
Link Starter Website Project - 30 Project Points due Friday 30th Nov.
PDF File Starter Site Design Sheet - complete before starting
Link Sample Student Websites
+ Updated links on our Adding CSS page - check some out.
+ More details on Styling using Id's & classes (optional).

We will go over this on Tuesday, this is our demo sample of a Starter Website:
navdemopage.html
Wednesday 11/21
(Earl Dismissal)
Add color and style to your web page with CSS

Get Your Celebrity HTML web page signed off and finish adding CSS to your page. Make sure all is saved in your folder in our Class Period folder.
Quiz Grades in the Source...
Link Adding an External CSS file
Tuesday 11/20Add color and style to your web page with CSS

Add 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.

Updated Events list is on on our Garfield CS Home Page. Register for the UW Computer Science Open House
Adding Style with Cascading Style Sheets or CSS
Don't Fear the Internet: Adding CSS Video
Basics of CSS Reference Pages
Recall the Sample HTML from Friday... now here's its 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 11/19Imagine UImagine U Event (no class)
Friday
11/16
Create HTML to build your web page
Complete & 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 & Thur
11/14 & 15
(Block)
Create HTML to build your web page

Create Your Celebrity web page - how are you doing? Use all the resources from Tuesday's entry!
Done? Explore additional HTML features to add to your page from the left column of the W3Schools HTML site
How are you doing on Your Celebrity web page? This presentation will help to finish it...
HTML Details
Tuesday 11/13Star creating HTML to build your web page

Assignment: Start Your Celebrity web page using:
- Start the W3Schools HTML Tutorial
- These instructions will help: Getting Started with HTML
NOTE: We will go over Lists and some other features of HTML on Block day so you can finish this... Just try to get some headers & text working then explore W3Schools HTML site.

Warm Up: How do you like to learn new computer skills?
First - the PreAssessment on HTML & CSS.
Intro to Web Pages & HTML
Getting Started from Scratch on HTML Video
Demo of Creating an HTML file using Notepad (see: Getting Started with HTML)

Resources: W3Schools HTML site - check out the "try it yourself" green boxes - good practice.
Friday 11/9Create HTML to build your web page.

Make sure you Turn in: Browser & Website Survey Lab exercise

Start Assignment: Create Your Celebrity web page
Intro to Web Pages & HTML (start with Videos)
Wed & Thur
11/7 & 8
Block
Use a variety of Web Browsers and discover differences in Websites.
Make-up Quiz for those who missed the MidTerm
- Class Investigation: Browser & Website Survey Lab exercise (10 Points)
Worksheet Version (PDF)
- Try: Webpages: Looking behind the scenes
+ Think of a subject with paragraph a couple paragraphs of text for you to create a webpage.
Video: Don't fear the Browser
- Webpages: Looking behind the scenes
- Class Investigation: Browser & Website Survey Lab exercise (10 Points)

IGNITE field trip to blink for anyone on 6th December (see Mr Bergquist to sign up and permission slips)
Tuesday 11/6Assess all we have learned about Computers, Data, the Internet, Online Safety & Search.

Mid-Term Exam! (30 Project points)

Start Browser & Website Survey Lab exercise
(10 Classroom points)
Get out your notes it's time for our Mid-Term Exam! (30 Project points)
When you are done, go to the lab, relax a bit then start on...
Browser & Website Survey Lab exercise
(10 Classroom points) We will work more on this Wed & Thurs Block periods as well as start in on Web Design.
Monday 11/5Talk about Online Safety with others (project completion) & Study for Mid Term Exam.

Complete your Talking about Online Safety Paper - 10 Project Points. Due by end of class today! (Monday 5th Nov)

Study for our Mid-Term Exam tomorrow (30 Quiz Points)
Binary Warm Up
Mid Term Quiz Tuesday (30 Points):
- Computer Components (6 points)
- Data Representation (10 points)
- Operating Systems (2 Points)
- Online Security & Safety (7 Points)
- Internet & Search (6 Points)
Answers & Questions from Jeopardy! (Note: You can copy these to your notes, but you can NOT just print this out for the quiz, OK?) Thanks.
Thur & Fri
11/1 & 2
Block
Review previous material from Components of a Computer, Digital Data, Online Safety & the Internet.

Work on your Talking about Online Safety Paper - 10 Project Points. Due by Monday 5th Nov

Review for our Mid-Term Quiz Tuesday

Go over answers for:
- Digital Data Quest
- Safe Passwords
- The Internet & Search Worksheet
And now...
Mid-Term Review Jeopardy!
Wed 10/31
Halloween!
Review previous material from Components of a Computer, Digital Data, Online Safety & the Internet.

Print out a copy of your The Internet & Search Worksheet document we will self grade these on Block day.
Write up your Talking about Online Safety Project paper. Due Friday - or shall we extend it to Monday?
Preparing for our Mid Term Exam

Targeting the Mid-Term on Components of a Computer, Digital Data, Online Safety & the Internet for next Monday or Tuesday.
Tuesday 10/30
Understand how the basics of how Internet & online Search work.

Partner Work: Complete The Internet & Search Worksheet Save to our Writable Exploring CS Folder.
Link World Tech Update - 25th Oct Big News from Apple & Microsoft and more.

Check out the buzz on these innovations online.

Note: Ms Clark will be in the CS lab after school today.
Monday 10/29Understand how the basics of how Internet & online Search work.

Partner 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 The Internet works in 5 Minutes
- How Internet Search Works
- Search Bing vs Google: bingiton.com

Partner Work: The Internet & Search Worksheet - you will be assigned a partner.
PDF Version or download this Word .doc Version - make sure to save it to our shared folder.
Friday 10/26
(Purple & White)
Shortened period
Explore & present additional ways to maintain Online Safety & Security.

Check out Google Where the Internet Lives site - explore these pages.

Weekend 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.
Introducing our next Project: Talking about Online Safety Project start this weekend, paper will be due next Friday (10 Project points).

Review of How Does the Internet Work?
About Google:
- Explore a Google Data Center
- How Google Search works? (additional videos on Monday's worksheet)
Wed & Thur
10/24 & 25
Block
Explore & present additional ways to maintain Online Safety & Security.

In your Team complete: Online Safety & Security Group Presentation (10 Classwork points, graded by team)
Use this Template for your Security Presentation: PDF File to read / Word Doc to download and use
PDF File Online Safety & Security Group Presentation Details (Word Doc).
Templates for your Security Presentation: PDF File to read / Word Doc to download and use


Tuesday 10/23Protect your Personal Information Online.

Link Top 5 Computer Virus (from 2009)

Link How Viruses Work
What do you use the Web for? and All Your Future Personal Information

Presentation: Protecting Your Online Identity
And the Avoid Identity Theft Video from the Federal Trade Commission.
Monday 10/22What is Hacking and protecting rights online?

Search online for more details on SOPA and Hackers. Determine what you think about these two topics. We will discuss these tomorrow when we investigate protecting ourselves online.
Make sure to finish up your All Your Future Personal Information for discussion Tuesday.
Protection vs keeping the Internet Free: Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA).
Hacking:
- Nova: Profile of a Hacker (39:45) - Yoshi Kohno from UW
- Anatomy of a Virus: Stuxnet
Friday
10/19
Choosing good passwords to protect your information.

Imagine All Your Future Personal Information details - write these down and bring to our next class. Print it out if you have do it in Word. (We have a printer now!)
Link World Tech Update - 18th Oct
Creating Safe Passwords -
3 Posters to help

Personal Information out there -
ACLU Video: Pizza Palace of the Future
Now let's imagine All Your Future Personal Information
Wed & Thur
10/17 & 18
Short Block
Choosing good passwords to protect your information.
1) Make sure you Completed the Online Privacy & Cyberbullying Reflection survey from last week for full credit. Answer as completely as you can.
2) Complete WarGames Worksheet (15 Points of Classwork) - Please turn in today.
3) Start Choosing a Good Password Worksheet

Try this tool: How Secure is your Password?
Finish up WarGames & its Worksheet
Creating a Good Password:
- Video: Tips on Choosing a Safe Password
- Read this page about choosing a good password and then use this information and our discussion to complete...
- The Choosing a Good Password Worksheet
Tue 10/16What computers are capable of? What should we let them do?
Complete WarGames Worksheet (15 Points of Classwork)
Movie Day 2 with: "WarGames"
Watch second half of the film. Read the rest of the questions and complete the WarGames Worksheet.
Mon 10/15Protecting access to computer programs.
Complete first part of the WarGames Worksheet (15 Points of Classwork)
Hold on to your sheet for part 2 on Tuesday.

Mr. Bergquist is out today but will be back on Tuesday.
Movie Day 1 with: "WarGames"
First review the WarGames Worksheet. Make sure to read the questions and take a few notes during the film.
Watch first half of the film.
Wed & Thur
10/10 & 11
Block
What factors intensify cyberbullying and online cruelty, and what can you do to lessen them?
Turn in your team's “Dial it Down” Map

Complete these questions for full credit on this week's classwork. Answer as completely as you can.
NOTE: Mr. Bergquist will be out on Monday - you will be watching War Games.
Complete Private Today, Public Tomorrow Lesson

Partner Exercise: Turn Down the Dial on Cyberbullying and Online Cruelty
- Ricardo's Story Video
- Stacy's Story Video
- Student Handout
Tuesday 10/9Respect the privacy of others online.
Turn in your team's "Posting Online" Decision Tree

Reminder: Missed classwork is due Wednesday for your 5 week grade & If you need help, Ms Clark is available after school in our computer lab today (Tuesday).
Team Exercise: Private Today, Public Tomorrow
- Unintended Consequences of Sharing Handout

Monday 10/8Understand basics of Networks and how the Internet works.

Assignments: write down: What do you use the Web for? - bring this to class tomorrow or we can store it in our cabinet.
How does the World Wide Web work?? What do you think?
What does the Internet look like?
Presentation The Internet & World Wide Web (PDF)
Updated Videos:
- Networking Computers
- How The Internet works in 5 Minutes
- World Wide Web in Plain English
Friday
10/5
End first
5 weeks
Quarter
Create professional posters collaborating with a partner

Complete the Different Learning Styles Reflection turn your paper in to be graded today

Verify for completeness your team's: Corporate Classroom Poster Project (15 Project Points)
Different Learning Styles Reflection Please complete today on a sheet of paper.
Verify for all the Requirements are met for your team's: Corporate Classroom Poster Project (15 Project Points)
Note:
- no regrades - so check them thoroughly
- you will receive your team grade, make sure all posters are complete and look good.
Wed & Thur
10/3 & 4 Block
Create professional posters collaborating with a partner

Work with your partner on your Corporate Classroom Poster Project (15 Project Points)

- Make sure you have tried learning from one of the Video tutorials listed at the end of the Paint.NET Employee Photo ID instruction sheet. - you will need to answer questions on that tomorrow.
From our building paper castles exercise:
- Keys to Working on a Team

Our first Project: Corporate Classroom Poster Project (15 Project Points)
- Partner Assignments
Tuesday 10/2
Use Layers to "animate" your Photo ID in Paint.NET, finalize your Employee ID

Follow Part 2 on Layers of the the step by step instructions to Create your Paint.NET Class Employee Photo ID. Save your photo as you want it to be for your ID.

Then - pick one of the Video at the bottom of the Create your Paint.NET Class Employee Photo ID and try following along on your PC. Take notes on how that went.
What did you discover in Paint.Net - time to show off...

Adding Layers to Animate your Paint.NET Employee Photo ID activity

Poster Projects around the classroom - what ideas do you have?
Shall we use Paint.NET to win an iPad for our class (details here).
Monday 10/1Use several of the key features of Paint.NET to create your class Layered Employee ID

Follow the step by step instructions to Create your Paint.NET Class Employee Photo ID
Link World Tech Update - 20th Sept

Intro & Demo of our Paint.NET Employee Photo ID activity
Link Assistance with Assignments from Ms. Clark - after school Tuesdays & Fridays!
Thurs & Fri
9/27 & 28 (Block)
Build Vocabulary & Explore a new application.

Finish your Vocabulary Words as per the Instructions - saved to our drive.

- Open Paint.Net and try the Interactive Tutorial that is in our Class READ-ONLY "Paint.NET Tutorial" Folder, click on the page: "BeginnerGuide2.0.html" to get you started. Click around and find what you can do, then try it!
Here are the FAQ's - notice these are all in forums so others can contribute comments, pretty cool.

Let's use Paint.NET to win an iPad for our class (details here).
Table discussion day: What computer would you buy today and why?

Part I: Build our Vocabulary Sheet (in pairs)
Use Teamwork to assemble our Class Vocabulary Sheet, here's the Instructions
Part II: Becoming a User in our CS Roles
Let's try a new application: Paint.Net:
- Free Photo Editing app, you can download to your own PC.
- Cool features like: Layers, Special Effects (blurring, red-eye removal, distortion), and other tools.
- Uses via Creative Commons licensing, community supported.
Wed 9/26
[Short period, Early Dismissal]
Explore programming of a little Robot.
Make sure your Digital Data Quest is complete and turned in, then...

Program this little Robot: LightBot. See how far you can get.
Take Home Class packet for your parents/guardians to review and reply.

Tuesday 9/25Discover more details on how data is stored in our electronic devices.
- Complete the: Digital Data Quest - due today, turn it in please.

Done: see if you can program this little Robot: LightBot
Link Clean the Fan Video (you all deserve this fun)

Mac vs. PC:
Link Mac Video
Link PC Video
Link Mac vs PC strengths .
Monday 9/24Quick Quiz on Computer components. Discover more details on how data is stored in our electronic devices.
- Hardware "Components of a Computer Quiz!
- Continue working on the: Digital Data Quest, it will be due in our next class.

One page Components of a Computer Quiz!
After the Quiz go work on Digital Data Quest
Friday 9/21Discover more details on how data is stored in our electronic devices.
Components of a Computer Quiz on Monday! (Review Material)

Start our: Digital Data Quest Due next Tuesday.
- Warm Up: Post Electronics Dissection (HandOut) Hand in response today.
- Announcing: NCWIT Aspirations in Technology competition - all women in CS should consider applying.
- Review Material for Quiz on Monday: Components of a Computer

Link Digital Data Quest

Supplementary Material:
Computer Hardware Basics
Wed & Thur
9/19 & 20
Block
Explore CPU's in other devices. Describe the different ways text & images are stored digitally.
Complete your: Data Representation Worksheet Today

- Start your:
Link Digital Data Quest
...
Cool video Binary Counter
Finish: Representations of our Data (PDF)
Complete your: Data Representation Worksheet Today
Electronics Dissection - the insides of some other devices!
Link Digital Data Quest
Tuesday 9/18Describe the way numbers are stored digitally in a Computer.
Data Representation Worksheet
Warm Up: which of our PC Components are in other devices?
Representations of our Data (PDF)
Data Representation Worksheet
Review your returned homework for the Hardware quiz Friday.
Monday 9/17Team building at your new Table
Building Teamwork: creating a Castle
New Seats!
Our Class Survey Results
Review of our Computer Science Classroom Guidelines for new students.
Teamwork Exercise: Creating a Castle.
Friday 9/14Describe and identify the main parts inside a PC
1) Computer Warm up & Dissection Follow up Questions - if on separate pages staple together.
2) Finalize your Components of a Computer, make sure it is in our online shared Classroom folder.
ALL ARE DUE TODAY
Done early? Review more details on the ports of a PC in pages of this PDF: Hardware Basics
Post Dissection Discussion
Warm up & today's assignment:Dissection Follow up Questions (Due Today)
Wed & Thur
9/12 & 13 (Block)
Disassemble and Reassemble the parts of a PC
1) Complete the Team Computer Dissection
2) Finish the Computer Warm Up Write down you answers, discuss them with your teammates and turn it in today.
3) Update your: Components of a Computer paper with what you discovered today - final version due tomorrow in class.
Done? Ask to dissect a laptop!
Videos to get us started:
Link Installing CPU and RAM
Link Stop motion PC build.
Computer Dissection Instructions .
Tuesday 9/11Describe the 6 major components of a PC and how they interconnect.
Complete: Components of a Computer - Finish up in shared Class Folder
Please take our: Exploring CS Class Survey
Link Done? Take the CPU Quiz

Link Warm Up Questions

Link Google search tips
Monday 9/10Describe what is a Computer and explore the 6 major components of a PC.
Start: Components of a Computer (Due Friday, 14th Sept)

Link Watch World Tech Update - E3 & Computex

Discussion: What is a Computer?
Link Components of a Computer (Due Tuesday, 11th Sept)

Friday 9/7Discover how "techy" our class of students are
Link Finish How techy are we? Worksheet
Complete the Table Exercise on Roles in CS: Consumer, User, & Developer Investigation

Link How techy are we?
Thursday 9/6Explain the three Roles in CS and understand our CS Classroom Guidelines
Table Exercise on Roles in CS: Consumer, User, & Developer Investigation
HR Training on our Corporate Classroom Standards:
PDF File Computer Science Classroom Guidelines
Wednesday 9/5Welcome to Exploring CS. Learn what this class is all about.PDF File Exploring CS Syllabus (pdf format)

* Goal should be preceded by: “Student will be able to…” (SWBAT).
SPS Network Use Agreement must be obeyed while using the Garfield Computer Lab and other computers.