Welcome back! Last week was a crazy week. I hope everyone enjoyed the extended snow days. This week we will jump into our unit on the Internet and networking basics. This unit relies heavily on Chapter 15 in the textbook.
Monday: Global Impact of the Internet and classroom activity. HW: Watch "Wires, Cables & Wifi" video. Continue working on chapter vocab
Tuesday: Binary system & relevance to computing. Binary number conversions. HW: Watch "Warriors of the net" and complete guided notes summary by Friday.
Wednesday: Classroom activity and discussion on types of networks. HW: Home internet access worksheet
Thursday: Discuss home internet information. Vocab quiz on Chapter 15 vocab.
Friday: Packet switching activity and reflections
Monday: No school - MLK Day
Tuesday: All create task files should be uploaded to the digital portfolio by 8:00 am. In class: History of Computing timeline. This will be the introduction to our unit on the Internet.
Wednesday: Binary code; Warriors of the Net
Thursday: Lecture and demo on types of networks
Friday: Lecture and demo on packet switching.
Happy New Year and welcome back! 2018 is going to be fabulous!
We will finally get those College Board Create tasks finished and uploaded this week. Finished drafts are due at by 11:59 pm on Thursday, 1/11. Students will have class time on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to get all components finished.
On Thursday we will start a unit on data and will begin with binary number conversions and data storage. Activities will continue in class on Friday.
Just to clarify...I had originally planned on getting these Create Tasks finished this week. However, given the snow days and EOC testing, our goal has changed. The goal is not to completely finish. It is just to keep making progress and we will upload the finished projects in January. So.....tomorrow I am just looking for significant progress. Do NOT stay up late working on this or stress out. If you have been working in class, you will be ok. The grade will be a progress check which will go in the "Other category" which is weighted at 10%.
Welcome back from Thanksgiving Break! We have three weeks of regular class time and then finals week. Let's finish strong!
Monday: We will begin discussing the college board Create Task and will look at student samples in class.
Tuesday: Students will take the GA Tech post-test for EarSketch. This is ungraded and is for data purposes only.
**Wednesday: Day 1 of 13 for the Create Task.
**Thursday: Day 2 of 13
**Friday: Day 3 of 13
**Students will be working on their Create Task for the College Board. They are required to receive a total of 12 class hours to work on this project at school but can spend additional time outside of school. Detailed information is linked below.
Monday: Students finish JukeBox challenge. They can ask questions about code or written responses in class and get feedback from me. The project is due tonight at 11:59 pm
Tuesday: Gallery walk of Quick program challenge and ringtone challenge
Wednesday: More programming in lists
Thursday: I will be out of school for a field trip. Students will work on lists in CodeHS
Friday: Current event activity in class
Hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving Break!
Monday: Students will submit and take a quiz on their Quick Program Challenge programs from last week. Then we will have a gallery walk and try out each others programs.
Tuesday: Students will begin the JukeBox Challenge with EarSketch. This will be a practice Create Task and will match College Board expectations. Detailed instructions and scoring rubric will be given in class on Tuesday and will also be posted under assignments on this website.
Wednesday: We will learn about lists in Python and will practice those in class.
Thursday and Friday: Students will have class time to work on the JukeBox challenge. They can ask me for help with their code and I will also be willing to give feedback on their written components.
JukeBox Challenge will be due on Monday, November 13th
Python Coding test: Wednesday, November 29
College Board Create Task: Thursday, November 30 - Friday, Dec. 15th. During this period of time, the students will be using class time to work on the official College Board create task for APCSP. I am not allowed to give them feedback on their projects or additional assignments. Therefore, the only grades that I will be giving in December will be productivity grades on their use of class time (Other category: 10%) and their final exam at the end of the semester.
Monday: Test on Python for loops, string operations, functions and user input. 25 multiple choice questions. Sample question files on Google classroom
Tuesday: Python: math operations, order of operations and mod worksheet. CodeHS > Basic python #3
Wednesday: While loops and nested control structures. CodeHS > Control Flow> 9 & 12
Thursday: Begin Quick Program Challenge. Due Monday
Friday: Class time to work on Quick Program Challenge
I am out on Tuesday and Wednesday. See the lesson plans for updated assignments. All tests have been moved to Monday, Oct. 30