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.

Begin discussion of computer security.
Security readings for today:
Thursday:
Video (in class): Business Casual G-MenFBI Ransom Computer Virus
Readings for today:
(Query students on medical informatics topic preferences.)

Friday:

Video (in class): Sabotaging the System (2009) (backup links: part1 part2) (use Firefox)
Optional video: Stuxnet (2012)
Readings for today:

(Give out review sheet for test next week.)

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.


Friday, February 6, 2015

Week of Feb 9th - 13th

Monday: 
(TCP/IP try-at-home due. Here are worksheets for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OS X. If you run into problems with any of the commands, take your answer from these screen shots -- what you would have seen if it had worked.)
(Hand out review sheet for test on Wednesday.)
Wrap up internet technology discussion





Give out Computer Pioneers assignment
Begin HTML unit

Tuesday:
Go over test review sheet, answer any questions.
Continue with HTML unit.

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)

Test on binary numbers, digital representation of information, internet technology
Work on HTML when done with test.

Thursday:

Introduce CSS styles
Give out "Ducks in a Row" worksheet, demonstrate access to web server

Friday:

Demonstrate HTML validator
Everyone working on "Ducks in a Row"
3 page website assignment available when finished
hand out Graphic Design Principles reading


Friday, January 30, 2015

Week of February 2 - 6, 2015

Monday:
Please make sure you've registered for TurnItIn by today
Introduce binary/hex numbers

Tuesday:
"Good Questions" homework due
Binary numbers worksheet due
Complete binary/hex numbers discussion
Begin discussing digital representation of sounds and images, digital cameras, CAT scans
Video: Autotune on Nova
Video: using Audacity

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

(Give out internet vocab sheet, due Friday)
Complete digital representation discussion, begin internet discussion of internet history and technology
Video: The Lighting of the Beacons
Video: Warriors of the Net

Thursday:
Continue discussion of internet history, technology

Friday:
(Shortened periods, distance learning)
For today, read Secret Geek A-Team Hacks Back, Defends Worldwide Web and turn in this worksheet.
Internet vocab due today, too.



Distance learning 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Presenter: David Fuller, Operations and Systems Engineer, NASA Glenn Research Center
Topic: Systems Engineering and Healthcare
Numerous experts have begun to look at the healthcare system as a complex system, in much the same way that NASA views major space and aviation systems. The same concepts that drive system safety in the NASA Systems Engineering Process can also be applied to healthcare, such as Resilient Engineering and Human System Integration (HSI). This presentation will provide a high-level look at the way NASA develops systems, and how a systems approach to healthcare can reduce medical errors.


for next Monday, Feb 9th:
TCP/IP try-at-home due. Here are the worksheets:
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Mac OS X
if you run into problems with any of the commands, take your answer from these screen shots -- what you would have seen if it had worked.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Week of January 26th - 30th, 2015

Monday:
Time in class to work on JES List/Loop/Drawing exercises, codingbat challenges
Review for final exam

Tuesday:
Snow! no school. . . 

Wednesday:

Review for final exam
Here's a link to The Guy Under The Car.
(If time allows, watch Steve Jobs' Stanford commencement address.)

Thursday:

Final exam!
JES List/Loop/Drawing exercises due at lunchtime

Friday:
Begin new semester!
Who Are You? - a survey to help me know a little about you
Discuss rules and expectations, course outline, current events assignment
Give out Good Questions assignment, start in class - due Monday

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Week of Jan 19th - 23rd, 2015

The JES list, loop, and drawing exercises are due next Monday, Jan 26th.

Also, here's an article about replacing the Turing test with something better.

Monday:
Martin Luther King Day holiday
You must email me a powerpoint or link to your Google Slides presentation by 11:59 PM tonight


Tuesday:
Begin AI/Robotics presentations.


Wednesday:
(group 2 current events
p1: Kusal, Alicia, Lamissa, Melina, Brandon, Serena, Katie, Nikki, Alona
p2: Meera, Donovan, Aliya, Anita, Sakik, Nicole, Olivia, Konrad, Ben)
Continue with presentations

Thursday:
Complete any remaining presentations
In remaining time, students can work on remaining list/loop/graphics project, codingbat worksheet
Give out review sheet for final exam

Friday:
Rutgers tests, no class