This will be a short week! Students have Thursday and Friday off from school. Both days are teacher workdays. Students are also out of school on Monday, September 4th for Labor Day so enjoy your 5 day weekend.
So...for the three days that I will see the students, we are starting on Chapter 2. Monday we will tackle String concatenation, Tuesday will be variables & assignment statements and Wednesday will be arithmetic operators, order of precedence and data conversions.
All students need to get Dr. Java installed on a home computer so they can code at home. There are directions in the previous announcement and there is a link to the instructions on the lesson plans.
6th period: make sure you bring back your signed device agreements. Device distribution will be on Wednesday, Sept. 6th during 6th period.
You will need to install a Java development environment on your home computer. The expected tool is Dr. Java but you may also BlueJ if needed.
1. You need to get the Java Development Kit (JDK) first. This installs the Java language, compiler, libraries, etc. Go to Oracle.com and select the version that is appropriate for your computer. It is a goo idea to restart your computer after this installation to make sure it is properly installed.
2. Copy this file, Dr. Java jar file, to your desktop or go to http://drjava.org/ and download the appropriate file.
3. Run Dr. java and try a Hello World program to make sure all is working. If you are on a Mac, you may need to go into your security settings and give the program permission to run.
We have had a great first week and I am ready to jump into coding next week!
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