Since we have a different schedule this week, here is the outline:
Monday: Document that includes a link to your website and a statement of likely intent for your final project is due in Google classroom by the end of class today. Work on your personal website (see file below) and your project proposal. On Wednesday I am going to meet with you each individually to touch base about your final project and to verify your progress on your website. I have a county meeting, so you have a sub.
Tuesday: Brief Excel presentations and notes on Excel commands in your Abstraction Notebook. Guided learning in Python. Some Sphero time.
Wednesday: Practice-ACT Testing Day. Report to your assigned room at the beginning of the day for the practice ACT. Bring a book, a TI-84 or similar calculator, and pencils. All four blocks are scheduled after the testing is over, and second block will be the lunch block. We have A lunch.
Thursday: No second block due to EOCs. First block will be a double block.
Friday: Form and Proposal for Final Project Due. Guided learning in Python. Some Sphero time.
•Go to the L drive using the folder tool
•Choose CS, then Python
•Copy it to your student account OR
•Double-click to run it
•When you save your first program make sure it is saved in your student account
•** Good practice: in your student account, create a Coding folder and in that folder create a Python folder
You need to program a number guessing game that generates a random number and requests the user to try and guess it
The program should provide a response to each guess. (Example: “Too high! Try again.”)
There should be a limited number of guesses the user can make.
There should also be one additional programming element to the game – come up with something that makes it a little more fun/original.
Brainstorm ideas and create pseudocode for what you would like your program to do.
You can use whatever platform you like scratch, snap, or ideally, python .
You need to screen shot your code (or blocks) and record your program working.
Here are some examples to generate some ideas. Obviously, it would be unethical to copy any of this programming. Your version might be similar, but writing code is like writing a story in that everyone has their own slightly (or sometimes, greatly) different style and approach.
EXAMPLES IN SCRATCH:
EXAMPLES IN PYTHON:https://inventwithpython.com/chapter4.html
Internet Use Data Project
Using the internet use data file above, work collaboratively to accomplish the following tasks:
FORMAT THE SPREADSHEET
Using Google Slides, create a deliverable of your findings. The deliverable should include the following components and be submitted to Google Classroom, titled as follows T: Data Analysis-Names (example: Data Analysis – Maloney+Walstead)
Today is our final in-class time for the Explore PT. I expect we'll upload to the College Board digital portfolio sometime in mid-October. Make sure you save at least two copies of your artifact and your responses: perhaps one in Google Drive and one on a flashdrive or your home computer (backups are always important!)
Activator and TOTD (on our way to Mr. Walstead's ...) I will give you a number. Based on this number, you have the following assignment. Open the directions and rubric for the Explore PT.
On an index card, write your name and number. Then list a minimum of three requirements and/or things you should check. List at least two pitfalls or things to avoid. We will combine all of these to create a checklist.
Eating at Quonk: A tough puzzle
A group of friends: 2 women (Alice and Babs) and 2 men (Zach and Yabu) like to go out on dates to cool restaurants in pairs. There are four combinations they date in (Alice-Zach, Alice-Yabu, Babs-Zach and Babs-Yabu).
The favourite restaurant of one of the men and one of the women is a place called Quonk. However if those two eat together they always try new restaurants as do the other pair if together. Therefore when exactly one and only one of the particular man and woman in question is on a date they eat at Quonk.
When Alice goes out with Zach they go to Quonk.
Which, if any, other pair eat at Quonk?
WARM-UP: Using RAFT, write a reflection in your abstraction notebook. You have until 10:30 to do this. Show me your notes and score before you get to work on your Performance Task. The objective is to re-focus all of us on the Explore Performance Task now that we are at the halfway point.
Role: Take on the role on an AP Grader
Audience: Your audience is the College Board, who is responsible for validity and reliability of your AP score
1. For each row of the rubric, 1-5, rate your current artifact and response as low, medium or high.
2. Write your reasoning for the each rating.
Topic: Communication of a computing innovation and its impact
AP Exam Pseudo Code Reference:
Dr. Kate Maloney has had a long career in research and teaching, including research as a National Science Foundation Post-doc Fellowship, teaching at Georgia Tech, writing the manual for a 40G optical transport system, co-founding a small engineering business, and teaching at Wheeler High School. #WildcatNation