Thursday, April 30, 2015

Week of May 4th - 7th, 2015

Monday:
Scratch homework #3 due
Scratch Maze projects due at beginning of class. In addition to the written work, share your project online in Scratch, and then copy the URL into this spreadsheet beside your name so that others can see your project. (You must be logged onto your ctemc email account for access.)
We will take 10 minutes or so to admire one another's mazes.
Scratch drawing exercises in class
Introduce Scratch project

Tuesday:
Introduce Scratch concepts - parallelism, broadcast, race conditions, cloning, variable scope
Here's a good video about cloning sprites.
Students work on defining their Scratch project subject
Begin working on project if done.

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
Scratch project definition homework due at beginning of class
Everyone working on Scratch project

Thursday:
Everyone working on Scratch project

Friday:
JSUMC




Friday, April 24, 2015

Week of April 27th - May 1st, 2015

Monday:
"Getting Acquainted with Scratch" due at beginning of class
Scratch homework #1 due at beginning of class
All students working on Walking Boy game.
aMazeMent project available for those who finish

Tuesday:
Finish up Walking Boy, start aMazeMent
Walking Boy writeup due at end of lunchtime

Wednesday:
Scratch homework #2 due at beginning of class
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)

all students working on aMazeMent

Thursday:
All students working on aMazeMent - today is the last in-class time.  Maze programs and writeups will be due at beginning of class on Monday.  Before then, share your project online, and then copy the URL into this spreadsheet  beside your name so that others can see your project.  (You must be logged onto your ctemc email account for access.) 
Give out Scratch homework #3 for Monday.

Friday:
JSUMC rotation

Friday, April 17, 2015

Week of April 20th - 24th, 2015

Here's an interesting article that might be useful for part 3 of your robotics/AI paper

Monday:
signup for AI/Robotics topics begins at 7:30
continue with Arduino labs

Tuesday:
Wrap up Arduino labs (tentative)
(Mrs. Silva visits at end of 1st/beginning of 2nd periods)

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


Hand out "Cool Arduino Project" homework
Arduino consolidation day - review some basic concepts
Experiment with other projects from SparkFun Inventor Kit

Thursday: Introduce programming with Scratch:
Why learn to code? (video, 9:34)
Introduction to Scratch 2.0 (video, 1:37) and Getting Started With Scratch (video, 2:24)
Run scratch in your browser: go to scratch.mit.edu and click on "Try It Out"
Start working on "Getting Acquainted with Scratch" worksheet


Friday:
"Cool Arduino Project" homework due

Continue to work on "Getting Acquainted with Scratch" worksheet
Start "Walking Boy" project if finished




Thursday, April 2, 2015

Week of April 13th - 17th, 2015

Monday:
Read "Soldering Is Easy" comic

Give out midterm review sheet
Introduce Soldering, w
atch How To Solder video in class 
Discuss basic electronics - circuits, resistors, capacitors, LEDs, transistors

Tuesday:

Reread "Soldering Is Easy" comic
Soldering lab - build a blinky thing.  (To be more technical, it's called a multivibrator circuit.)


Wednesday:
Review for midterm.

Take student survey.
Introduce Arduino, begin Arduino labs.

Thursday:
Midterm exam.

Friday:
First JSUMC rotation.

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

(2nd period - locker cleanout after test)

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