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Mobile Design

The next few weeks, actually the remainder of the year, will focus on programming, designing and creating mobile applications. While this may seem like a daunting task (it is) we’ll try to tackle in a feasible and somewhat manageable way. Our course of action is: Design the overall app Learn some basic Swift and Objective … Continue reading

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Mobile is king

Imagine a world with no phones. A world where connectivity stopped when you left your computer. It’s not that hard. A mere 9 years ago we were iPhoneless. Some of you were 5. I wasn’t. Anyway, mobile computer has revolutionized the way we interact and experience technology. I want to learn more. I want to … Continue reading

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Game Design Benchmark

Your benchmark is divided into two parts: 15 computerized questions linked here. You will be creating the game that is linked here. Your resources for the game are here. The passcode is 4 3 2 1. That will drop the book down Once finished, please upload your .stencyl file AND the .swf to the classroom.

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Game Design

So…not to brag but I kind of wrote the book on this. Long story short, download it here. It is a LARGE file so let’s do this now and take a tour of Stencyl while we wait. A few resources for this unit: Mr. P’s iBook Stencyl.com

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Benchmark Answer

 

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Java Unit Benchmark

Ready? Ok not yet. Please enter the password to take the exam linked here. The exam does include a substantial free response program. It is a different number for everyone. Use Eclipse and copy and paste your code in the exam essay box. Good luck!

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Tic Tac Toe

Ever play tic tac toe? No? Fine. Well let’s start there. Players will be divided up and play tic tac toe. We’ll have somewhat of a competition. Winner take candy bar? Tic tac toe isn’t a game of skill. Well it is but you can get to a level and that level can’t be improved … Continue reading

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TWIP – Thanking of the Gifts

So there is a billion ways to accomplish this. One of the more simplistic versions I’ve seen comes from Mr. Matt Bubb. Simple, efficient and gets the job done.

 

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TWIP – Thanking of the gifts

Chances are, you got some sweet stuff over break. Who doesn’t love stuff? Who can’t use another sweater? Maybe you got a doll? A stuffed animal? Or perhaps you just got Aunt Thelma kisses. Either way, you have a lot of thanking to do. Nothing says thank you like an awkward text that your parents … Continue reading

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TWIP – Dice

Ever play dice? Probably. Well at least roll one or two. We will start with an opening activity to discuss the probabilities of dice and later code up a program to do most of the work for us. Your first stop is to find the excel file on classroom, download it and have it up. … Continue reading

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TWIP – Grading Calculator

The following can be copied and pasted into Eclipse:

 

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TWIP – Grading and Analyze

There comes a time in all programmer’s lives to create a grading program. Seriously, it is now. Please review the Google Doc

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TWIP – Input Output

Welcome to the wonderful world of This Week in Programming. Each week will receive a program, work on Monday, due on Friday. You might want to install Eclipse at home! Download the Java IDE for Developers. Then, you will need the Java SDK. Choose the download for the SDK! Happy programming! Oh, here is the link … Continue reading

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Careers in Comp. Sci.

Alright, careers in Computer Science. Spend a few minutes reading what the Occupational Outlook Handbook has to say about Computer Science. Once finished reading the OOH, post in our Google Classroom under the question: What did you learn of find interesting? Then, cruise around searching for jobs all over the world for web design jobs. Finally, use Padlet to post your findings on one … Continue reading

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Final Computer Counts

The results are in! Name of Computer Counts Grandma 140 MacappleDroid 140 Inferno 140 ChoingFire 100 Swagasours 100 Comtemporay Outlook 60 DragonCoreX 60 MangoTeam 60 Rhino Jumbo 50 StormTrooper 50 FitComputer 40 BlackWidow 30 SuperComputerPC 30 Bottom Left 20 poneage PC 10 Snoop 10   Didn’t sell anything? Enter in 0 for your sales. Just … Continue reading

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Hardware Unit Exam

Ready? Set? Go!

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The Great Computer Build

Building a PC for personal use is essentially still a hobby. However, most of the PC industry started out as a hobby and has transferred into a billion dollar industry. Heard of Apple? They are now the most valuable company…ever. Aside from the parts that go into making a computer, manufactures must consider the cost … Continue reading

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Mr. P’s first day of school!

It is finally here! Yippee!!! OK. So here is the form I wanted you to fill out. Remember, you will be asked to share one of the 3 questions that are marked for sharing. Be honest! This is for me to gauge where we were already, where we are now and where we need to … Continue reading

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Chapter 1

For us to build a base in Computer Science, we need to look at CS from the simplest terms. Consider these first couple weeks as the groundwork for all that is to come. First, to understand where we are in CS, we need to understand where we came from. The progression of CS has been … Continue reading

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This Week in Technology – Principles of CS

Welcome back! Time to reveal who is the real person behind the avatar. Head back and write your name in the last column of the same row of your avatar. Any of them surprise you? So now that we spent our first day together playing with avatars, let’s talk about another integral portion of the … Continue reading

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Welcome Back Honors Principles of CS Students!

Greetings everyone! I sincerely hope you had a wonderful summer. I hope it was filled with adventure, friends, family and all of the things that make summer so much fun. This past summer, actually, the last day of Spring, my daughter Lyla was born. Since then, she’s been smiling up a storm. I have to … Continue reading

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APCS: 1otuje
Intro to CS: 4gvmqlo
Principles of CS: 0uk9fez
Web Design: pfiz8m