Friday, March 27, 2015

Week of March 30th - April 2nd, 2015

Monday:
Read "How Operating Systems Work" for today
Operating Systems vocabulary due

Discuss how disk drives work
Introduce operating systems: two roles, five jobs of an operating system

Tuesday:
give out review sheet for test
wrap up operating systems discussion
file names and paths
hands-on OS with terminal window

Wednesday:
review for test
User interface videos:


Thursday:
Test on computer hardware, history, operating systems

Friday:
happy spring break!  see y'all on April 13th. . . 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Week of March 23rd - 27th, 2015

Monday:
Part 2 of Medical Informatics due. Here are links to the presentations:
Period 1: Bioinformatics, Clinical Informatics, Imaging Informatics, Public Health Informatics, Risks

Hand out computer hardware vocabulary worksheet - due Thursday
Watch "Smartest Machine on Earth" (NOVA episode)

Period 1 - in remaining time, start research for paper

Period 2 - watch some of the remaining Robotics/AI videos from last week

Tuesday:
Read Cartoon Guide packet
Hardware basics - input, output, storage, processing worksheet in class
Begin discussing history of computers - Jacquard, Babbage
Video: Babbage's Difference Engine

Wednesday:

Group 2 current events can be handed in:
p1: Emily M., Olivia, Christiana, Tay, Melissa, Bret, Nick S., Ryan, Matt
p2: Jennica, Heather, Shihab, Premila, Alexis, Jerin, Jeremy, Kat S., Mari)

Dissect computers, do worksheet


Thursday:

Computer hardware vocab due
Turn in computer dissection worksheets
Read part 2 of Cartoon Guide for today
Hand out OS vocab sheet - for Monday
Hand out "How Operating Systems Work" reading  - for Monday

Continue with computer history
Videos: The Queen of Code ENIAC SAGE 
Introduce computer bus and bus services

Friday:
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.

Discuss how a disk drive works

Friday, March 13, 2015

Week of March 16th - 20th, 2015

Medical Informatics sources are here
I've decided that your sources don't have to be in APA format, URLs are sufficient

Monday:
Test on HTML, dynamic web pages, computer security
Continue to work on medical informatics when finished

Tuesday:
Last class time to work on presentations


Wednesday:
Group 1 current events can be handed in:
p1: Emily A., Tait, Mary, Charlie, Kunal, Nick H., Sarah, Katie, Nicole
p2: Robert, Aaron, Deanna, Jason, Cat, Alex, Kyra, Alice

Five minutes to prepare, then begin informatics presentations:




Thursday:
Continue presentations
Introduce Artificial Intelligence paper and presentation assignment.

begin Robotics/AI videos, if time allows:

Friday:
Complete presentations, if needed.

Continue with introduction to AI and Robotics
Part 2 of medical informatics project will be due on Monday


Friday, March 6, 2015

Week of March 9th - 13th, 2015

Monday:
(Query students on medical informatics topic preferences.)

Begin discussion of computer security.
Security readings for today:

Tuesday:
Video (in class): Business Casual G-Men, FBI Ransom Computer Virus
Security readings for today:


Wednesday:
(Group 2 current events can be handed in:
p1: Emily M., Olivia, Christiana, Tay, Melissa, Bret, Nick S., Ryan, Matt
p2: Jennica, Heather, Shihab, Premila, Alexis, Jerin, Jeremy, Kat S., Mari)

Video (in class): Sabotaging the System (2009) (backup links: part1 part2) (use Firefox), Stuxnet (2012)
Security readings for today:

Give out review sheet for test on Monday

Start Medical Informatics discussion:
In class, watch CBS News video: Charting A New Course

Thursday:
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

Some sources to start with are at:
https://sites.google.com/a/ctemc.org/judkis/medical-informatics

Friday:
Continue to work on Medical Informatics
I will look over what you have finished and get comments back to you by Monday morning.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Week of March 2nd - 6th, 2015

Monday:
(delayed opening, short classes)
Computer pioneer presentations - 60 to 120 seconds, no notes.
Web sites can be turned in at lunchtime today, with a 3 point penalty.

Tuesday:

complete presentations
Begin discussion of Google, cloud computing, dynamic web pages.

Videos:
Wednesday:
Group 1 current events can be handed in:
p1: Emily A., Tait, Mary, Charlie, Kunal, Nick H., Sarah, Katie, Nicole
p2: Robert, Aaron, Deanna, Jason, Cat, Alex, Kyra, Alice


Continue with discussion of cookies and dynamic web pages.

Brief discussion of computer algorithms:
Algorithm: "a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer." "In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm is a self-contained step-by-step set of operations to be performed." In other words, an algorithm is a recipe.

Thursday, Friday:
no school, snow days

Friday, February 20, 2015

Week of February 23rd - 27th, 2015

Monday
JSUMC orientation

Tuesday
Pass out HTML readability guidelines
Introduce HTML table tags, rowspan and colspan attributes.
All students working on "3 Page Website" project.
Here is a cool idea that you might want to adapt for your site, if you're feeling adventurous:
http://www.thinkful.com/learn/halloween-programming-tutorial/

Wednesday:
Shortened period, PARCC training
(Group 2 current events can be handed in:
p1: Emily M., Olivia, Christiana, Tay, Melissa, Bret, Nick S., Ryan, Matt
p2: Jennica, Heather, Shihab, Premila, Alexis, Jerin, Jeremy, Kat S., Mari)
Students check out www.csszengarden.com website
All students working on "3 Page Website" project.

Thursday:
All students working on "3 Page Website" project.

Friday:
Wrap up "3 Page Website" projects - turn-in sheet handed in, all files on server by 11:15 today.  If you prefer, you can also turn in the project on Monday, but with a 3 point reduction in your score.

Computer Pioneers presentations will be Monday

Friday, February 13, 2015

Week of February 16th - 20th, 2015


Monday:
No school, President's Day!

Tuesday:
No school, Snow Day!

Wednesday:
Group 1 current events can be handed in: 
p1: Emily A., Tait, Mary, Charlie, Kunal, Nick H., Sarah, Katie, Nicole
p2: Robert, Aaron, Deanna, Jason, Cat, Alex, Kyra, Alice
"Computer Pioneers" due - on paper and via turnitin.
Continue to work on "Ducks in a Row".
"3 Page Website" project available when finished.

Thursday:
Read "Four Basic Principles" graphic design handout.
Ducks in a Row due by 11:15 - files on server, turn-in sheet handed in.
All students working on "3 Page Website".

Friday:
Introduce CSS classes, <div> and <span> tags.