2014 Spring Exploring CS

DateGoal*, Work Due & ExamsClass Activities
Friday - 6/19
Last Day
Have a Great Summer! Take some time to relax, you have all worked hard in class.

Score key is: Part I / Part 2 / Part 3

If you'd like to try more programing over the summer, check out Code.org & codecademy.com

First Ever Vintage Conputer Faire! Sat, Aug 9th at the LCM (free)
Link World Tech Update - 12th June.

Best of luck with computing in your future!
Consider our other CS classes at Garfield too!!

I will be giving you a printed copy of your Final to share with the adults in your life. Start making plans for your future!
Wed 6/18
Final Block Day
Complete all 3 pars of the Final Careers Assignment DUE today in class.

Part 3: Computing in the Workplace (at least 1 page)
Parts I & II should be contained in the same file - make sure they are complete (full details below).
Complete all 3 parts of the Final Careers Assignment
- Make sure to Save your paper in our shared class folder. DUE Today in Class.
- Show it to Mr. Bergquist when you are done.
(full details below).

Mon 6/16 &
Wed 6/18
(Block)
Finish all 3 pars of the Final Careers Assignment

Final Parts I, II & III Due by End of class on Wednesday, June 18th:
- 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)
All 3 parts in one paper is Due by End of Class Wednesday June 18th.

Finish up on all 3 parts of the Final Careers Assignment
- Make sure to Save your paper in our shared class folder so it can be graded.


Monday: Make sure to have at least Parts I & II in our class folder by end of class. Show Mr. Bergquist it is in the folder.
Wednesday, all parts including Part III due, it's the last day of class!
Hopefully most everyone will be done Monday
Friday 6/13
Purple & White Day 25 minutes

Best of luck Seniors!!
Work on Parts 1 & 2 of the Final Careers Assignment
Assemble all the parts into one page with your name & sections labeled to our class S:drive folder:
1) Final Part 1: Connecting with Computing
2) Final Part 2: Your Career Aspirations
3) Part 3: Computing in the Workplace
All three parts are due Wed June 18th, but let's get it finished sooner!

First Ever Vintage Conputer Faire! at the LCM.
+ Continue Work on Parts 1 & 2 of the Final Careers Assignment
- Make sure to Save your paper in our shared class folder so it can be graded.


SENIORS: stick around for some Academic & Professional Career Words of Wisdom
After Mr. Bergquist explains, if you want to stay connected with Garfield CS, please consider filling out this form. Thanks.
Wednesday & Thursday
6/11 & 12
Seniors - Check your score & finish Pong. All Others - Work on Parts 1 & 2 of the Final Careers Assignment

SENIORS: Check your grade in the Source, especially your Final Careers Assignment in 3 Parts and finish up your Pong game

Underclassmen:
0) Make Sure you have Pong game Signed off
1) Complete Final Part 1: Connecting with Computing
2) Get going on: Final Part 2: Your Career Aspirations
3) When done, start Part 3: Computing in the Workplace
All three parts are due Wed June 18th, but let's get it finished sooner!

X-Box One Raffle drawing was Wednesday during lunch - student in 3rd Period won!
SENIORS: Check your grade in the Source, especially your Final Careers Assignment in 3 Parts
Finish up your Pong game program for sign off.

Underclassmen:
0) Make Sure you have Pong game Signed off
1) Complete Final Part 1: Connecting with Computing
2) Get going on: Final Part 2: Your Career Aspirations
3) When done, start Part 3: Computing in the Workplace
All three parts are due Wed June 18th, but let's get it finished sooner!!

New Bachelor of Application Development degree from North Seattle College, starts this fall.
Tues
6/10
Seniors - Complete your Final Career Assignment, all Others - Pong.

Seniors, make sure all three parts of your Final Careers Assignment in 3 Parts is in our class folder, before end of the class.

Underclassmen: Finish up Pong and start Final Part 1: Connecting with Computing (Due Wed June 18th, but let's get it finished sooner.)

X-Box One Raffle drawing will be done at 12:20 Wednesday during lunch - you need not be there to win, but feel free to stop by for the excitement of the drawing.
SENIORS: Preparing for your Future with Computer Science, Final Careers Assignment in 3 Parts DUE today:
Complete Friday: Final Part 1: Connecting with Computing
Finish Up today: Final Part 2: Your Career Aspirations
Start & Complete today Part 3: Computing in the Workplace
Show this to Mr. Bergquist before you leave today - your final grade is due Wednesday.

Underclassmen: Finish up Pong and start Final Part 1: Connecting with Computing (Due Wed June 18th, but let's get it finished sooner.)
Friday 6/6Seniors - Final Career Assignment, all Others - building Pong.

Preparing for your Future with Computer Science
Final Careers Assignment in 3 Parts, the Introduction Seniors, all parts Due Tuesday, June 10th 4pm
Complete today: Final Part 1: Connecting with Computing
Start today: Final Part 2: Your Career Aspirations

Others: Pong game in Scratch. - Add Variables for scoring and Broadcasting a winner.

SODO MakerSpace / FabLab Open House:
Saturday, June 7th 4 - 10pm at 1914 Occidental Ave S
Suggested Donation: $10
Our Garfield App Winners!!

SENIORS: Preparing for your Future with Computer Science
Final Careers Assignment in 3 Parts, the Introduction Seniors, all parts Due Tuesday, June 10th 4pm
Complete today: Final Part 1: Connecting with Computing
Start today: Final Part 2: Your Career Aspirations

Pong game in Scratch. - Add Variables for scoring and Broadcasting a winner.
Wed 6/4
25 Minute Periods - Speaker
Industry Visit to learn more about Robotics research and the new MakerSpace coming to Seattle.

SODO MakerSpace / FabLab Open House:
Saturday, June 7th 4 - 10pm at 1914 Occidental Ave S
Suggested Donation: $10

Much thanks to Gabriel for speaking to all our classes!
Speaker:
Gabriel Bello Diaz of SODO MakerSpace
SmartCitizen.me
Magnetic Architecture Video, more at magneticarchitecture.tumblr.com (not accessible from school)
Additional details about the new SODO MakerSpace at makeitlocal.org and FabLabSeattle on Facebook (not accessible from school).
Tuesday 6/3use conditionals in Scratch to form a Pong game.
Get any outstanding projects signed off. (Combine them to get them done)
From your Scratch conditionals worksheet, change your Cat to the ball for your...
Continue to create a Pong game in Scratch. Let's get started!!

Seniors you must finish the Scratch conditionals worksheet, then take a look at: Final Careers Assignment in 3 Parts - you will start this on Friday.
Introducing for Seniors:
Final Careers Assignment in 3 Parts

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)
Monday 6/2
use conditionals in Scratch to form a Pong game.

Get any outstanding projects signed off. (Combine them to get them done)
Complete your Scratch conditionals worksheet. and change the moving Cat to the ball for your...
Pong game in Scratch. Let's get started!!
Complete your Scratch conditionals worksheet, changing the moving Cat to the ball for your...
Introducing the Pong game in Scratch. Let's get started!!

Preview for Seniors: Final Careers Assignment in 3 Parts
Wed & Friday
5/28 & 30th 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"

Get other small projects checked off (should be done) and complete your Scratch conditionals worksheet...
Intro to CS:Complete a Project Plan to do instead of the smaller projects and the Pong Game. Due TODAY.
Quick Review Scratch Programming Concepts
1) Group Activity: Debugging code:
Scratch Debug It! Exercise
2) Complete your Scratch conditionals worksheet. Then start to transforming our Cat Conditionals into a Pong game

***Reminder:***
Pick up a List of Summer Classes & the Application (Due 30th May)
Sat, May 31st: Amazon.com AWEsome Tech Open House - Register here (independent activity).
Tuesday 5/27
(It's EOC Week)
Discover conditionals in Scratch.

- Get your sign off on your Scratch "About Me", "Animation Dance Party" and "Art Project" assignments. Should be close to done.
- Start: Scratch conditionals
Programming Concepts
Introducing Conditionals & Demo!
if (you pay attention)
- You will learn to use conditionals
else
- You will be confused ;-)
Check out the Boolean Expressions and Conditions reference Pages for details.
PDF File work on: Scratch conditionals

It's Late Start/EOC Week: The CS Lab will be open for school work and help (no games or videos), Wednesday - Friday 8-11am. Stop by. Teams will be working on PACC on Wednesday morning.
Friday 5/23
Have a great Memorial Day Weekend.
Discover conditionals in Scratch.

Get sign off on your Art, Dance Party, & About Me Scratch Projects all signed off.
OR students from Intro to CS:
Complete a Project Plan to do instead of the smaller projects and the Pong Game. Get this in by Tuesday for sign off.

Done? Start work on: Scratch conditionals (print off a copy)
Discussing Programming Concepts
Complete your: Art, Dance Party, & About Me Scratch Projects
OR students from Intro to CS: Complete a Project Plan

Check the Source, 15 week grades go out this weekend
Next week is EOC week - CS Lab will be open in the morning!
Pick up a List of Summer Classes & the Application (Due 30th May)
Wednesday
5/21 Block
Create an Art project by programming in Scratch.


- Get your sign off on "About Me" & Animation Dance Party assignments.

Create an Art Project in Scratch!
Link World Tech Update - 14th May.
More? World Tech Update - 1st May

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 5/20Demonstrate 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: "Animation Dance Party" in Scratch
Quiz: HTML & Website design

Afterward:
- Complete Scratch "About Me" project
- Continue your "Animation Dance Party" in Scratch
Monday 5/19Animate a Sprite in your "dance" Scratch project.
Review your notes for our upcoming Quiz

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

Start your: "Dance Party" in Scratch

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


How does Animation Work?
Get animating in Scratch with the: "Dance Party" project
Link How Computer Animation is accomplished

Seattle Skill Centers Summer Opportunities, check out the Center's programs at the SPS Skills Center Website and here is the List of Summer Classes & the Application (Due 30th May, see Mr. Bergquist)
Friday 5/16Create 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 week!.
Creating in Scratch Video
Scratch "About Me" Samples:
- Simple One
- Cool One
Thursday 5/14
(Block)
Review your classmates' websites and help us all improve our "starter" Websites.
Final version of the Starter Websites are due Today by noon to get earn an XBox One raffle ticket.

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 5/13Complete your "starter" Website; it's due today...

Starter Website Project - 30 Big Project Points DUE Today: Tuesday 13th May. - Extra X-Box One Raffle ticket...
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.

Monday 5/12Finish up your "starter" Website

Starter Website Project - 30 Big Project Points due date moved to Tuesday 13th May. (Another XBox One Raffle Ticket for those on time.)
Make sure you have your Starter Site Design Sheet signed off to get full credit!!
Review Rubric for Starter Website Project

Done? Share your Website to a classmate and have them help check for completeness!!

NEW: Sat, May 31st: Amazon.com AWEsome Tech Open House - Register here (independent activity).
Tues, Wed & Fri
5/6 - 9
Create your "starter" Website

Starter Website Project - 30 Big Project Points due date Friday 9th May.

Complete your Starter Site Design Sheet before you start coding, get checked off.
Continue Work on: Starter Website Project - 30 Project Points Due Friday the 9th May

Sample Navigation pages - view their source: navdemopage.html / navsecondpage.html / navthirdpage.html / updated: test-style.css / Garfield Bulldog Image (images can go in your folder too!)
Monday 5/5Sketch 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.

Vote online for your Class Officers!

Help your 2nd Period Teachers with this if needed!!
Link Starter Website Project - 30 Project Points due Friday 9th May.
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
Friday 5/2
PROM!
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.

Create your personal folder on the S: Drive and Then get started on your Starter Website Project - 30 Project Points! by filling out the Starter Site Design Sheet - complete before starting!
Creating your own Folder under our class S: Drive folders, add your Celebrity HTML web page and it's External CSS file
Then get started on your Starter Website Project - 30 Project Points! by filling out the Starter Site Design Sheet - complete before starting!

Link Adding an External CSS file
Wednesday 4/30Add color and style to your web page with CSS

Get Your Celebrity HTML web page signed off amd then...
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.

Make sure you Turned in these (now late, see source):
- Talking about Online Safety Project
- Make sure your Browser & Website Survey Lab is turned in.

NEXT: Starter Website Project - 30 Project Points!
PDF File Starter Site Design Sheet - complete before starting
What did you learn about Steve Jobs??
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
Demo: Using example HTML & CSS from Monday's post...

Mid Term Exam Returned. REDO up to 24 points.
Tuesday 4/29Learn about the life of Steve JobsVideo Biography of Steve Jobs
(Mr. Bergquist is out on a field trip)

We will resume with CSS on Wednesday.
Monday 4/28Create 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 Early Try adding a Table or other HTML features

Garfield Takes 1st Place at PSCSTA Programming Contest - congratulate William, Rowan & Nathan (Team Dawgbotics)!
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

NOTE: Mr. Bergquist is out Tuesday 3rd Period.
Friday 4/25Create HTML to build your web page

Complete Your Celebrity web page - let me know if you need help or ask a neighbor. Use all the resources from Wednesday's entry!

Done? Explore additional HTML features to add to your page from the left column of the W3Schools HTML site
If you are brave, take a look at CSS pages!
Link World Tech Update - April 17th PS4 Shortages, Google Glasses, and more!

How are you doing on Your Celebrity web page? This presentation will help to finish it...
HTML Details

+ UW Engineering Discovery Days this Friday & Saturday at UW!
Wed 4/23
Block
Create HTML to build your web page.

Today's Assignment: Create Your Celebrity web page
- Start with the W3Schools HTML site Introduction - check out the "try it yourself" green boxes, and then copy the code to your HTML page in Notepad++...
- Getting Started with HTML in NotePad++

Make sure you Turn in:
- Talking about Online Safety Project DUE: TODAY (Extra Raffle ticket if turned in today)
- Make sure your Browser & Website Survey Lab is turned in.
Warm Up: How do you like to learn new computer skills?
First - the PreAssessment on HTML & CSS.
Videos from "Don't Fear the Internet":
- Website Design - Not Tubes
- HTML - Hamburger Text Markup Language
- Getting Started from Scratch Part 1: HTML

Intro to Web Pages & HTML (start with Videos)

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.
Monday 4/21What Web Code looks like and reflecting on talking about Online Safety.
- Talking about Online Safety Project DUE: Wednesday, April 23rd. - get it written up.
- Webpages: Looking behind the scenes in Firefox - look at the code behind some of your favorite webpages.

NOTE: Wednesday: Make up Quiz for those who missed our MidTerm.
Welcome Back! We have a raffle for an XBox One - learn how you can gain more chances:
- Turn in your Talking about Online Safety Project on time, Wednesday, April 23rd. - you will have some time to work on it today.

But first on to our next Unit: Web Design
Video: Don't fear the Browser
- Webpages: Looking behind the scenes in Firefox
- Make sure to finish up your class investigation: Browser & Website Survey Lab exercise and take a look at some of those websites using the tool
Friday 4/11
Have a Great Spring Break!!
Assess all we have learned about Computers, Data, the Internet, Online Safety & Search.

Talking about Online Safety Project over break. Due the Wednesday after break, April 23rd.

Browser & Website Survey Lab exercise
(10 Classroom points) Finish up today, and get ready for Web Design when we are back from break.
NEWS: The Heartbleed Bug!
(CNet Article / Test-A-Site / Official site)
What to do? Any site you have valuable info:
1) Test the site to make sure it is fixed, and then...
2) Update your password.

What is most important about OnLine Safety to you?
Talking about Online Safety Project over break. Due the Wednesday after break, April 23rd.

Wed 4/9
Block
Assess all we have learned about Computers, Data, the Internet, Online Safety & Search. Start looking at Websites & Browsers.

Write up notes to do your Talking about Online Safety Project over break. Due the Wednesday after break.

Start work on Browser & Website Survey Lab exercise (10 Classroom points) - pick a partner to do this with, you can compare things on your two screens! if you like! Finish this up on this Friday and get ready for Web Design when we are back from break!
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 - pick a partner to do this with if you like!
(10 Classroom points) We will work more on this Friday and get ready for Web Design when we are back from break.
Tuesday 4/8Preparing your Talk about Online Safety with others & Study for Mid Term Exam.

Prepare for Talking about Online Safety Paper - 10 Project Points. Project paper will be due the Wednesday after break, April 23rd (10 Project points). Feel free to gather material to share from our class presentations and notes.)

Study for our Mid-Term Exam tomorrow (30 Quiz Points)

3rd Period: Missing a few The Internet & Search Worksheet for teams, make sure to save to our Writable Exploring CS Folder.
Link World Tech Update - April 3rd Microsoft, Apple vs Samsugn Android and IBM Mainframes!

Review Talking about Online Safety Paper - 10 Project Points. Project paper will be due the Wednesday after break, April 23rd (10 Project 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.
Monday 4/7Review previous material from Components of a Computer, Digital Data, Online Safety & the Internet.

Gather material for your Talking about Online Safety Project Talking about Online Safety Project. The final paper will be due the Wednesday after break, April 23rd (10 Project points). Use our class presentations and notes.
I have a second copy of your The Internet & Search Worksheet document for partners.

And now... Mid-Term Review Jeopardy!

Preparing for our Mid Term Exam
Friday 4/3Explore & present additional ways to maintain Online Safety & Security.

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

Talking about Online Safety Project paper will be due the Wednesday after break, April 23rd (10 Project points). Feel free to gather material to share from our class presentations and notes.

Great Opportunity: Girls Who Code 7-week program this summer applications due April 9th.
For the Midterm Reviewing Solutions:* (Take note of corrections, it's an open note test)
- The Internet & Search Worksheet
- WarGames Worksheet
- Digital Data Quest
Monday: CS Jeopardy! Midterm on Wednesday

- Improve your security: Google Two Step Verification - Why is this better? Will you consider it??
Introducing our next Project: Talking about Online Safety Project , paper will be due Wednesday after break, April 23rd (10 Project points).

1st Period: Bid best of luck to Mr. Lambert as he moves to New York - we will miss you!
Thur 4/1
Block
Understand 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 preparing for your Talking about Online Safety Project Project paper. Feel free to assemble material from class notes & last week's group presentations - we will be doing more of this on Friday.

End of Quarter Friday: Check the Source & Make sure you have all your Assignments turned in. Especially the WarGames Worksheet.
Review of How Does the Internet Work?
About Google:
- Explore a Google Data Center
- How Google Search works?
- How Google Ads work?

Additional videos are on Today's worksheet
Make sure to watch these
- Review" How The Internet works in 5 Minutes
- More Details: How Internet Search Works
- Search Bing vs Google: bingiton.com

Partner Work: The Internet & Search Worksheet.
PDF Version or download this Word .doc Version - make sure to save it to our shared folder.
Tuesday 4/1What is Hacking and protecting rights online?

Search online for more details on: Protect IP Act, SOPA and Hackers. Determine what you think about these two topics. We will discuss these tomorrow.
Protection vs keeping the Internet Free: Protect IP Act.
Hacking:
- Nova: Profile of a Hacker (39:45) - Yoshi Kohno from UW
- Anatomy of a Virus: Stuxnet from June 2011.
Monday 3/31Protect your Personal Information Online.

Link Avoid Identity Theft Video
More details from the Federal Trade Commission. Take Notes on how you can:
- Deter
- Detect
- Defend

Link Top 10 Computer Virus Video
Link How Viruses Work Video
Let's review what you found Friday in your Online Safety & Security Group Presentations

What do you use the Web for? and All Your Future Personal Information

Your Personal Information IS out there - ACLU Video: Pizza Palace of the Future
Presentation: Protecting Your Online Identity
Link Avoid Identity Theft Video
More details from the Federal Trade Commission.
Link Protecting your Identity

Women in Tech have a Speaker during lunch!
Fri (Block) 3/28 & Wed (Short) & 3/26

3rd Period - please put chairs up in the classroom at end.
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

Presentation must be completed & copied to our class folder by end of the period (Thanks):
S:\embergquist\Writeable\Exploring CS\ Period 1 and Period 3
Remember our: Keys to Working on a Team

Create teams for Friday's Group exercise:
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

You will have about an hour and 15 minutes to complete your team presentation/paper, and then present them as a group to class.
Tue 3/25Choosing good passwords to protect your information.
Read this page about choosing a good password and then use this information and our discussion to complete...
Start Choosing a Good Password Worksheet
(Bring completed sheet to class tomorrow)
+ Check the Source and make sure your WarGames Worksheet and others are turned in.

Try this tool: How Secure is your Password?
Complete Private Today, Public Tomorrow Lesson

Creating a Good Password:
- Discussion: what does it take to have a good password? 3 Posters
- 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
(Bring completed sheet to class tomorrow)
Mon 3/24Respect the privacy of others online.
Turn in your team's "Posting Online" Decision Tree (Instructions in Private Today, Public Tomorrow lesson).

Make sure your WarGames Worksheet is turned in.
Class & Table Team Lesson: Private Today, Public Tomorrow
- Unintended Consequences of Sharing Handout...

+ Make sure all your work is turned in, check the source please.
Friday
3/21
What 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.
Tuesday & Wed
3/18 & 19
Block
Protecting access to computer programs.
Complete first part of the WarGames Worksheet (15 Points of Classwork)
Hold on to your sheet to be completed on Friday.
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 part of the film.

Monday 3/17
(HSPE Week)
Understand basics of Networks and how the Internet works.

Turn in your What do you use the Web for? Thanks.

Read through the details on these 25 Years of the Web Articles:
+ 10 Things You Should Know about the Web Including How much does it weigh? (PDF)
+ 25 Years of the WWW: Tim Berners-Lee explains how it all began with "baby photos of your favorite websites"
+ Similarly: 25 Years Old, the World Wide Web’s Potential Still Untapped

CS Lab will be open 8-10:30am Tues - Thur during the HSPE testing for school work (no games or horsing round). Good chance to catch up on classwork.

Mini Maker Faire Seattle is at the EMP this weekend Sat & Sun. Only $8 for ages 18 & under. Great place to see how programming & creativity is applied to make some cool projects.
Your Answers: What do you use the Web for?

How does the World Wide Web work?? What do you think?
What does the Internet look like? Originally / View today.
Presentation: The Internet & World Wide Web (PDF)
Updated Videos:
- Networking Computers
- How The Internet works in 5 Minutes
- World Wide Web in Plain English
Fun Articles:
+ 10 Things You Should Know about the Web Including How much does it weigh? (PDF) with "baby photos of your favorite websites"
+ 25 Years of the WWW: Tim Berners-Lee explains how it all began (Video: Video
+ Similarly: 25 Years Old, the World Wide Web’s Potential Still Untapped

It's HSPE testing week NOTE: The CS Lab will be open during morning HSPE testing Tuesday - Thur (8-10:30am) to work on home work (not Reddit or games). Mr. Bergquist will be available for help too!

Former Intro to CS students check in with me about the AfG challenge, we can work on that during HSPE or after school.
Fri 3/14
Happy Pi Day!
Create professional posters collaborating with a partner

Verify for completeness your team's: Corporate Classroom Poster Project (15 Project Points)

Assignments: write down: What do you use the Web for? - bring this to class Monday or we can store it in our cabinet.

Make sure your Different Learning Styles Reflection is turned in.
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
- make you have "Creative use of images & text", share your posters with classmates
- you will receive your team grade, make sure all posters are complete and look good.

Assignments: write down: What do you use the Web for?

Next Week: CS Lab will be open 8-10:30am Tues - Thur during the HSPE testing for school work (no games or horsing round). Good chance to catch up on other classwork.
Wed 3/12 BlockCreate professional posters collaborating with a partner

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

Check Source for your Class score - prioritize any corrections or additions if needed
World Tech Update - March 6th

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 3/11
Bulldogs Basketball Victory Day!
Learn from online videos about a Paint.NET feature

Complete our Different Learning Styles Reflection (PDF Version) Please complete today and turn it in for grading. Thanks.
+ Make sure your Paint.NET Class Employee Photo ID is signed off.
How can you learn a new computer program? What worked the best for you? Realize that sometimes you will need to learn much more complicated programs and will be given specific documents or videos to learn from.

Fill out our Different Learning Styles Reflection (PDF Version)
Monday 3/10Learn from online videos about a Paint.NET feature

Complete your Paint.NET Class Employee Photo ID. Get it signed off and save a copy in our class folder. DUE TODAY.

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 - you will write about this later.
Tests Back, class did very well.

What did you discover in Paint.Net - time to show off...

Learning from online resources - videos. pick one of the Video at the bottom of the Paint.NET Class Employee Photo ID sheet and try following along on your PC. Don't like the one's I have, search for your own!
Friday 3/7
End of 5 Weeks
Use 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
Show it to us for sign off!

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.
World Tech Update, Mobile World Congress - Feb 27th
(More Tech Videos)

What have you discovered in your Paint.NET Employee Photo ID activity

How else do you learn a new program??

End of 5 weeks, check your grades for missing work.
Wed 3/5
Block
Team building at your new Table / Use several of the key features of Paint.NET to create your class Layered Employee ID
Building Teamwork: creating a Castle

Follow the step by step instructions to Create your Paint.NET Class Employee Photo ID
Here are the FAQ's - notice these are all in forums so others can contribute comments, pretty cool.
- Team Building Exercise at our tables

Intro & Demo of our Paint.NET Employee Photo ID activity

+ Computer Component Quiz for those who missed it.
Tuesday 3/4Choosing a Computer? Start exploring Paint.NET

Start Exploring Paint.NET:
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.

Make sure your Digital Data Quest and all other assignments are turned in!
Table discussion day: What computer would you buy today and why?

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.
Monday 3/3Computer Types & Operating Systems

- Complete the: Digital Data Quest (PDF Version) - DUE TODAY, turn it in please either by paper or our class folder.

Explore online Apple Macs vs. PC, which would you choose? We will follow up on this Tuesday - have supportive reasons for your choice.



Review Answers to the: Dissection Warm up & Follow up Questions
Operating Systems & Mac vs. PC Discussion:
Link Mac Video
Link PC Video
Link The 9 Most Important Differences Between Macs And PCs
Link Mac vs PC strengths (Older Version)

Later we will 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.
Friday 2/27Quick Quiz on Computer components. Discover more details on how data is stored in our electronic devices.
Complete your: Digital Data Quest (PDF Version) Due next Monday.

Done?
- More details on Computer Hardware Basics (other parts inside)
- See how far you can get programming this little Robot: LightBot
One page Components of a Computer Quiz!

After the Quiz go complete your: Digital Data Quest (PDF Version)

Want to Create an App? Stop by after school next Tuesday to see about our new Garfield Apps Club!

Wed 2/26
Block
Describe the different ways text & images are stored digitally.
- Complete your: Data Representation Worksheet Today, turn it in then...
- Start your: Digital Data Quest (PDF Version)

Components of a Computer Quiz on Friday! (Review Material)
Link Clean the Fan Video (you all deserve this fun)
World Tech Update, Jan 23rd
(More Tech Videos)

Complete your: Data Representation Worksheet Today
Explore more in our Digital Data Quest (PDF Version)
Link Google search tips

- Review Material for Quiz on Friday: Components of a Computer
Tuesday 2/25Describe the way images are stored digitally in a Computer.

Complete your: Data Representation Worksheet Today - Turn it in please.

Please Check the Source to see if you are missing any work.
Warm Up:Cool video Binary Counter
Finish: Representations of our Data (PDF)
Complete your: Data Representation Worksheet

Wednesday we will review your returned homework for the Hardware quiz on Friday.
Monday 2/24Describe the way numbers are stored digitally in a Computer.
Start your Data Representation Worksheet

Make sure these two assignments are turned in:
1) Components of a Computer saved in our Classroom folder:
S:\embergquist\Writeable\Exploring CS\ Period 1 and Period 3
2) Computer Warm up & Dissection Follow up Questions - Turn In Work to be Graded.
New Seats!
Warm Up: which of our PC Components are in other devices?
- Check out our photos.
So what is a Computer? Any further thoughts?

Representations of our Data (PDF)
Data Representation Worksheet

Friday: Hardware quiz!
Copy of our Computer Science Classroom Guidelines for new students.
Apps Club Page
Friday 2/14
Have a Great Break
What is a Computer? RAM vs Hard Disk storage.
Complete our Components of Computer & Lab Class work - Final day for full credit
1) Work on your Components of a Computer, make sure it is in our online shared Classroom folder:
S:\embergquist\Writeable\Exploring CS\ Period 1 and Period 3
2) Computer Warm up & Dissection Follow up Questions - Turn In Work to be Graded.

Done? Help us clean up the computer lab...
Post Dissection Discussion: Hard drive vs RAM?
Use for Old Floppy Drives
AnotherDiscussion: What is a Computer?

What is a computer? What defines it?
- A Cell phone? A Tablet?
- A car a computer? check this out
- Other devices??

Events:
Girls Who Code Summer Program
iUrban Teen Tech for boys Sat, March 22nd
Wednesday 2/12
Block
Disassemble and Reassemble the parts of other Computer Devices.

Take apart devices, identify the components of a computer, arrange for an "exploded view" of the device to photograph, and put it back together.
Others Computer Dissection Instructions

Make sure your Dissection Warm up & Follow up Questions are turned in today (DUE TODAY)
Other Computer Device Dissections - again follow our safety guidelines and create an "exploded view" of the device for us to photograph & share.

For those who missed the PC Dissection last Wednesday:
See the material from last Wednesday and here are the Computer Dissection Instructions

Tuesday 2/11Our CS Classroom Guidelines & Describe the main parts inside a PC

Complete your: Components of a Computer - Finish up and Save in shared Class Folder (S: drive) - DUE TODAY (moved out a day).

Please take our: Exploring CS Class Survey

Done? Take the CPU Quiz
Completing our HR Training:
- Computer Science Classroom Guidelines
- Updates: Tardy & Electronics Policy
- Look over Exploring CS Syllabus (pdf format)

Complete your: Components of a Computer - Finish up and Save in shared Class Folder (S: drive) - DUE TODAY.

Please take our: Exploring CS Class Survey
Monday 2/10Explain the three Roles in CS and understand our CS Classroom Guidelines

- Table Exercise on Roles in CS: Consumer, User, & Developer Investigation
- Please take our: Exploring CS Class Survey

Done? Review our Exploring CS Syllabus
HR Training on our Corporate Classroom Standards:
- Computer Science Classroom Guidelines
- Updates: Tardy & Electronics Policy
- Look over Exploring CS Syllabus (pdf format)

Table Exercise on the Roles in CS: Consumer, User, & Developer Investigation

Please take our: Exploring CS Class Survey
Friday 2/7Describe and identify the main parts inside a PC
1) Computer Warm up & Dissection Follow up Questions - if on separate pages staple together.
2) Work on your Components of a Computer, make sure it is in our online shared Classroom folder:
S:\embergquist\Writeable\Exploring CS\ Period 1 and Period 3

Done early? Review more details on the ports of a PC in pages of this PDF: Hardware Basics
World Tech Update, Jan 30th
(More Tech Videos)
Photos under: S://embergquist/ReadOnly/ExploringCS/ folder:
- 1st Period PC Dissection/
- 3rd Period PC Dissection/
What is the S: Drive?? We will be using it all semester to save our work under:
S:\embergquist\Writeable\Exploring CS\ Period 1 and Period 3


Warm up & today's assignment:Dissection Follow up Questions (Due Today, both parts)
Wed 2/5
PC Dissection LAB
Block
Disassemble and Reassemble the parts of a PC
1) Complete the Team Computer Dissection
2) Finish the first page (save page 2 for Friday) of the Computer Warm Up Write down you answers, discuss them with your teammates.
3) Update your: Components of a Computer paper with what you discovered today - final version due Monday!
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 2/4Pre-Assessment Quiz & start to explore the 6 major components of a PC.
Start: Components of a Computer (Due Monday, 10th Feb) - to help we will be taking apart a computers on Wednesday!
Pre-Assessment Exploring CS Quiz - does not count toward your grade, just to see what you already know.

Link Components of a Computer - Lab activity on Wednesday will help with this!
Monday 2/3Welcome to Exploring CS. Learn what this class is all about. Discover how "techy" our class of students are

How Techy Are We Exercise. Turn in during class.
Welcome to our Class - what it's all about.
World Tech Update, 10 Best of CES Highlights of our Tech Future - from Dog Collars to the new Steam Game console.
(More Tech Videos)
How Techy Are We Exercise.
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.