Mon and Tue: Four part task rotation
-- Demo your game with me (A, B; C, D)
-- Intro to Spheros (B, C; D, A)
-- Packet trace guided notes (C, D; A, B)
-- Create Foldable (D, A; B, C)
-- Extension: URL Scavenger Hunt
Click here for IP Location Finder
Click here for Online Trace Route.
Warriors of the Net
There and Back Again
Wed: Introduction to the History of the Internet
Introduction to Canva, Ease.ly and other tools
Thursday and Friday:
Create an info-graphic using Canva (Some examples can be found here) From the landing page
Include the following information:
1.Describe the Internet.
2.How long has the Internet been around?
3.Who developed it and why?
4.What were the major developments that lead to the internet today?
5.Who controls the Internet?
6.Who makes the rules that govern how the Internet is used?
Cite sources for all information and graphics in a separate word or Google doc.
Tuesday: MLK Assembly = short class period; work day: TOTD - self-assess your progress on the rubric
Wednesday: Final work day for SNAP! Project and Video (plus some algorithm and flowchart work)
Thursday: 1 min video of finished, runnings SNAP! program due in Google classroom before school; partner peer editing and assessment of program
Friday: meet in Auditorium for presentation
Monday: before school, final video due in Google classroom; program demo day
Click here to post your computing innovation activator.
Today: Make sure you are prepared for tomorrow's Socratic Seminar with 5 questions and to notes/citations (minumum.) Work on your SNAP! project.
Remember that tomorrow, you will leave your Abstraction Notebook for a grade check.
Today, you are going to start exploring programming with SNAP! Run SNAP! and create an account by clicking here.
You will see 3 basic areas in the workspace: the programming blocks, the workspace, and the "run" space, where the scripts run the game. Within the workspace, you'll see 3 tabs, scripts (where you create programs, which you can name and save, stages, which are the images that you can place for the game, and sounds. Within the "run" space, you'll see the stage on top (where the image of the game resides and the game is actually played) and space on the bottom for Sprites, which are the players.
To begin with, I've given you some images for stages, one Sprite and 3 sounds. As you work for your actual assignment, you can create your own images, sounds and Sprites. Files can be imported by dragging and dropping them in the appropriate part of the workspace. There are some code examples below, as well. The manual is available on the main SNAP! page.
For those of you with Scratch or other block programming experience, this shouldn't be too frustrating. For those of you with less experience, it might be a little frustrating. Working through those frustrations and figuring this out is the best way to learn (really!) Feel free to work alone or with one partner as you start to get used to it. As you figure it out, go ahead and check out your assignment and get to work on it. I'll be there Friday for sure and hope to get in before the end of class Thursday. Help each other out, please.
Your assignment, which is due Tuesday, January 24, is downloadable above and also in Google Classroom. You will turn your video only into Google Classroom.
Maze Resources: you can upload image and sound files to the SNAP! programming workspace.
Big Al, the Sprite
Three sound files (.mp3) and four "costumes," image files for Maze Levels 1-4 (.gif)
And, here are some code blocks for reference.
HW for the week to prepare for Friday: click here to read an article on the internet and whether it is changing the way we think. Come up with at least 5 questions and 10 notes with citation.
Tuesday: Scientific Method vs. Engineering Design Process; Algorithms and Abstractions; Folder Structures and Filenames
Click here for Tuesday Padlet
Wednesday: Snap! Project and Sphero Intro
Thursday: Snap! Project and Sphero Intro
Friday: Pep rally schedule; one full circle Socratic Seminar using notes from the above article; students may choose to be observers or participants; consider the question, "When is the internet a positive tool for homework and when is it a negative for homework?"
Materials for the week:
Wednesday: Finish artifacts; set-up abstraction notebooks; counting in binary and hexadecimal
HW before Wednesday: Read this article and develop a minimum of 5 potential questions for a Socratic Seminar and a minimum of 10 citations (note the paragraph # along with your notation of the idea). Socratic Seminar resources are below.
Thursday: What is a flowchart? What is an algorithm? What is an abstraction? You are not a computer!
Thursday: Scientific method vs Engineering design process; Intro to Programming
Friday: Project work day + 30 min Socratic Seminar.
You Are Not a Computer!YOU HAVE A PERSONALITY…
Welcome to Magnet Foundations: a new experience combining AP Computer Science Principles with research and engineering skills.
Your first assignment is to get the attached syllabus signed and the signature page returned to me by Monday. You will also need to bring in an Abstraction Notebook Monday. This can be a composition or spiral notebook.
Explore PT Resources
Explore PT Overview
Overview (Nov. 2016)
Explore PT Rubric
Explore PT Q & A
Dr. Kate Maloney has been teaching at Wheeler since 2011, following a career as faculty at Georgia Tech, technical writing and as a small engineering business owner. She is happy to be sharing these days with Wheeler students and believes that teaching students to think critically and creatively is paramount.