We are entering a very busy few weeks for our course. Pay close attention to the calendar posted on the lesson plans.
Monday 4/23: ALL PERFORMANCE TASKS FILES SHOULD BE UPLOADED AND FINALIZED. We will start reviewing for the MC exam in class.
Tuesday 4/24: MC exam review using CodeHS
Wednesday 4/25: MC exam review using CodeHS
Thursday: 4/26: Customized review based upon results of CodeHS quizzes
Friday 4/27: Online review questions through mobilecsp
Monday: 4/30: Customized review in class
Tuesday: 5/1 Customized review in class. FINAL EXAM AFTER SCHOOL IN G125 & G127. This is mandatory. Students should arrive by 3:45. Exam will be from 4:00 - 6:00.
Wednesday 5/2: NSA Day of Cyber activities
Thursday: 5/3: NSA Day of Cyber activities
Friday 5/4: review packet in class. MAKE UP EXAM 3:45 - 6:00. Only available for those students who got permission ahead of time from Mrs. Whitlock to take the exam on this day.
During these two weeks, the students will be working on the second APCSP performance task, the Explore Task. This task is worth 16% of their AP score. On Monday, April 9th, we will go discuss the project, grading and expectations. The students will be given the remaining 9 class periods to work on this task and submit the files to the Digital portfolio site. This is an individual task so the students are NOT allowed to collaborate, help or proofread each other's projects.
Materials for Explore Task:
Monday: Presentations of data analysis project
Tuesday: Begin practice Explore task (1-3 students). Details released on Tuesday in class.
Wednesday: Class time for practice explore
Thursday: Class time for practice explore
Friday: Gallery walk of digital artifacts. Practice explore task due.
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Monday: Continue exploring bits and files sizes. We will also work through run length encoding and Huffman encoding
Tuesday: Explore spreadsheet tool from GA tech, define & explore metadata, begin using Google Trends.
Wednesday: Google Trends and the flu epidemic analysis. Begin analyzing large data set sample.
Thursday: Begin data analysis project with partner.
Friday: Mrs. Whitlock will be out. Students will continue to work on the data analysis project and will present on Monday.
I was absent several days last week due to an illness. I really appreciate the students working hard and keeping up with the assignments while I was out. We are down to two months until the AP exam and it is imperative that the students keep working hard. The finish line is in sight!
*We will have a test on Chapter 17 on Friday!
Monday: Review materials for Friday's test. Introduction to hexadecimal number conversions
Tuesday: Chapter 3 - Data. We will look at storage capacity, compression techniques, lossy vs lossless compression
Wednesday: files types for compression techniques, metadata, Big Data trends
Thursday: review for test
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Monday: Lab day to finish HTML project. Due @ 11:59 pm
Tuesday: Videos & discussion of Certificate agencies & Web of Trust
Wednesday: NSA National Day of Cyber activities
Thursday: NSA National Day of Cyber activities
Friday: No School --- Digital Learning Days. Students will be completing an online assignment on AESeducation.com regarding computer systems and storage.
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Monday: Today's topic is public key encryption. We will watch two videos on public key encryption and explore different ways to determine the security of a website
Tuesday: Mrs. Whitlock will be in a meeting all day. Students will learn about the trust model and certificating agencies. They will write and submit a summary at the end of class.
Wednesday: Student groups present their cybersecurity projects.
Thursday: Student groups will present their cybersecurity projects.
Friday: Vocab quiz on chapter 17. Handwritten vocab sheets allowed during the quiz.
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Monday: No school - President's Day
Tuesday: Discussion symmetrical encryption, Cesar Cipher, code vs cipher, message encryption & keys, watch videos on enigma machine.
Wednesday: Discuss impact of enigma machine. Article research on modern military encryption methodologies. Complete article summary
Thursday: Decrypt student messages, Begin cybersecurity group projects.
Friday: Class time to work on cybersecurity projects.
HTML project will be due on March 5th.
Monday: Mrs Whitlock will be absent. Students continue working on the HTML project.
Tuesday: Grade part 1 of HTML project and progress check on part 2
Wednesday: Begin cybersecurity unit.
Thursday: National Day of Cyber activities
Friday: National Day of cyber activities.
HTML project information
Monday: Explore HTML with w3schools.com
Tuesday: Introduction to Notepad++ and file management of HTML files. Begin practice HTML assignment.
Wednesday: Lab day to work on HTML practice
Thursday: HTML project, part 1 (due Friday)
Friday: Check part 1; students will be given HTML project, part 2