Sunday, December 21, 2014

Week of December 22nd-26th

Monday:
review for RUR-PLE test
last chance to work on RUR-PLE problems and extra credit
work on your AI/Robotics paper if time allows

Tuesday:
(alumni day, shortened periods)
RUR-PLE test 

. . . and that's it for 2014!  Enjoy your break, see you next year!


Note that the due date for the AI/Robotics paper is now Friday, January 9th at the beginning of class - on paper and TurnitIn.  You can also turn the paper in on Monday, January 12th and take a 3 point late penalty, rather than the usual 8 point penalty.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Week of December 15th - 19th

This article might give you some ideas for part 3 of your AI/Robotics paper

Monday:
Test on computer hardware, history, operating systems
Continue to work on RUR-PLE when done.
Remember, you can download RUR-PLE from here. Get the .exe for Windows, or the .dmg for OS X.

Tuesday:
Introduce Python conditionals: if, if/else, if/elif, if/elif/else
Everyone working on RUR-PLE exercises
Part 2 available for those who have finish part 1.
(Possibly introduce while loop, depending on class progress)

Wednesday:
(Group 1 current events:
p1: Anuj, Owen, Chris, Steph, Zonera, John, Brie, Jack, Keleb
p2: Mahmoud, Rachel, Sanjana, Lily, Keri, Lauren, Jackie, Grace, Mike, Katrina)
Introduce python while loop
Everyone should be into part 2 of RUR-PLE exercises today.

Thursday:
Everyone continuing to work on part 2 of exercises

Friday:
Last class time to work on part 2 of exercises
When you finish part 2, you can work on your AI/Robotics paper or take the Bebras Challenge to test your creative problem solving ability.  See Mr. Judkis for a login and password that you can use. (The test will be available until Dec 21st -- I don't know what time.)
Hand out test review sheet - there will be a test on RUR-PLE next Tuesday.



Friday, December 5, 2014

Week of Dec 8th-12th

Monday:
(turn in computer dissection worksheets)

Introduce computer bus and bus services
Discuss computer chips, Moore's Law
video: How do they make computer chips?
Fetch/execute cycle
Experiment with the Visible Computer
Discuss modern computer history: 1960s to today


Tuesday:
Complete computer hardware discussion
Discuss how a disk drive works
Read "How Do Operating Systems Work?" for today
Introduce operating systems: two roles, five jobs of an operating system

Wednesday:
(OS vocabulary sheet due)

(Group 2 can turn in a current event:
p1: Kusal, Alicia, Lamissa, Melina, Brandon, Serena, Katie, Nikki, Alona
p2: Meera, Donovan, Aliya, Anita, Sakik, Nicole, Olivia, Konrad, Ben)

wrap up operating systems discussion
hands-on OS with terminal window

Thursday:
Give out review sheet for test on Monday
File names and paths
User interface videos


Friday:
review for Monday's test
we dive into programming: video
introduce RUR-PLE
You can download RUR-PLE here.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Week of Dec 1st - 5th

Monday:
Robotics/AI presentation topic signup opens at 7:30AM
(read "Cartoon Guide" through page 65 for today)
Introduce Soldering: How To Solder video, in-class worksheet
Hand out "Soldering is Easy" - read for Wednesday
Hand out computer hardware vocabulary worksheet - due Friday
Hardware basics - input, output, storage, processing worksheet in class
Begin discussing history of computers - Jacquard, Babbage
Video: Babbage's Difference Engine


Tuesday:

No class, Grand Rounds at JSUMC
(part 2 of Medical Informatics due - turn in before or after JSUMC)
Here are links to the presentations, to use as reference:
First period presentations:
Second period presentations:
Wednesday:
(Group 1 current events:
p1: Anuj, Owen, Chris, Steph, Zonera, John, Brie, Jack, Keleb
p2: Mahmoud, Rachel, Sanjana, Lily, Keri, Lauren, Jackie, Grace, Mike, Katrina)

Soldering lab - build a blinky thing.
Discuss basic electronics - circuits, resistors, capacitors, LEDs, transistors

Thursday:
Finish Cartoon Guide packet for today
Continue with computer history
Videos: ENIAC SAGE
Introduce computer bus and bus services

Friday:

(computer hardware vocab due)
give out OS vocab, reading for next week
dissect old PCs

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Week of November 24th - 28th

Monday:
30 minutes to get organized
Begin Medical Informatics presentations:


Tuesday:
Continue Medical Informatics presentations.

Wednesday:
Group 2 can turn in a current event:
p1: Kusal, Alicia, Lamissa, Melina, Brandon, Serena, Katie, Nikki, Alona
p2: Meera, Donovan, Aliya, Anita, Sakik, Nicole, Olivia, Konrad, Ben


Complete presentations (if necessary)

Introduce Artificial Intelligence paper and presentation assignment.
Robotics/AI videos, as time allows:
"Smartest Machine on Earth" (NOVA episode)
"The Future of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence" (Andrew Ng, a machine learning expert from Stanford)

Thursday, Friday:
No school, happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Week of November 17th - 21st

Monday:
(shortened periods, knee replacement distance learning)
Video (in class): FBI Ransom Computer Virus, Business Casual G-Men
Readings for today: (these were previously listed for last Friday.)

Tuesday:
(Query students on medical informatics topic preferences.)
Give out review sheet for quiz on dynamic web pages, computer security
Video (in class): Sabotaging the System (2009) (backup links: part1 part2) (use Firefox)
Optional video: Stuxnet (2012)
Readings for today:
Wednesday:
Group 1 can turn in a current event:
p1: Anuj, Owen, Chris, Steph, Zonera, John, Brie, Jack, Keleb
p2: Mahmoud, Rachel, Sanjana, Lily, Keri, Lauren, Jackie, Grace, Mike, Katrina

Review for quiz on dynamic web pages & computer security


Begin medical informatics topic:
In class, watch CBS News video: Charting A New Course
All groups working on informatics project. Each group must create a google docs presentation and share it with Mr. J. by the end of the period


Thursday:
Quiz on dynamic web pages, computer security
All students working in groups on medical informatics presentations
I will look over what you have accomplished and get comments back to your group via school email before Friday morning.

Friday:
All students working in groups on medical informatics presentations


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Week of November 10th-14th

Monday:
Some time reserved at beginning of class to look at one another's web sites.
Give out midterm review sheet. Or you can see it here.
Begin discussion of Google, cloud computing, dynamic web pages.
Videos:

Tuesday:
Go over any questions for the midterm.
Read Cookie Monsters.
Continue with discussion of dynamic web pages.

Wednesday:
(Last opportunity for current events for this marking period)
Midterm exam - both sections will take the test today, period 1 at 7:35, period 2 at 9:00.

Thursday:
Computer Pioneer presentations - 60 - 120 seconds, no notes or slides.  

In remaining time, begin unit on computer security, privacy, and cyberwar.
Video (in class): FBI Ransom Computer Virus

Readings for today:

Friday:
Video (in class): Business Casual G-Men
Readings for today: