Welcome to the Computer Science/Robotics page. Here you will find the links necessary for class for references, handouts, and labs.
TECHNOLOGY REFLECTION POWERPOINT GOOGLE DRIVE
- Please place your PowerPoint in the appropriate folder date to ensure you receive credit for it!
- File names should be the following format: LastnameFirstnameNameOfRobot.ppt.
- For example: MirandaShirleySurgericalHands.ppt.
- Link to Google Drive for Technology Reflections
APP INVENTOR RESOURCES
- Get some hints/tips for the Maze Game (original app to create after Chapter 4) by viewing this YouTube video Part 1, then watch Part 2.
- Resources for all chapters for our book Hello App Inventor can be found on their website. Download the zip file, extract all and you will find all the files by chapter.
- To get you started here are the files for chapter 2:
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
HOUR OF CODE ASSIGNMENT
- Go to code.org
- Pick a project that is appropriate for high school age.
- Complete the task for the option you selected.
- Write a 1-2 paragraph summary about the project you selected. Include what you learned, what you thought was fun, interesting, eye-opening, etc. and how it could be used to inspire other students (of all ages) to code.
- Teach one person (friend, younger sibling, relative, etc.) how to code using the project you selected.
- Provide evidence – A short video clip (3-4 minutes) which includes:
- The start, middle and end of the work you are doing with that person. Try to capture the “ah-ha” or “wow” moments.
- Their quick feedback/reflection about the experience (what they learned about CS, where CS can be found, etc.).
- What you learned about teaching someone else about CS (how to code, where it can be found, etc.)
- Submit the YouTube link to your video through this form.
- Upload your Zippy Bot video to YouTube and submit the link on this form.
SUMMER ASSIGNMENT 2015
- Take pictures over the summer. Your first project (due September 14, 2015) is a short video introducing yourself to the class. Length – 2-3 Minutes.
- Use Windows Movie Maker (or similar application) to put your photos to a song.
- Your name should appear in the opening.
- Include a quote that is inspirational to you.
- The closing credits should include your name as well as the name and artist of the song.
- Join “Mrs. Miranda’s Class Page” on Facebook.
- Problem solvers – There’s a problem. It sucks. Don’t just say, “Oh, well.” Say, “How can I fix it?”
- Identify THREE circumstances/problems/issues that you feel need to have a solution or be improved upon. For example, the vending machine always seems to rejects your coins.
- Research how it currently works or is the way it is. For example, vending machines determine the value of the coin by the size and shape. (2 pages minimum double-spaced).
- Come up “with a better way”. How would you improve the system? Your proposed solution must be grounded in reality and need a technology-based solution. (1 page minimum double-spaced). For example, people and animals can identify things by sound, if a vending machine could do that, it might not reject the coins as often.
- Another example – You have a grandparent who forgets to take their meds. They need assistance, but don’t live with you and your family. A mobile app could help your grandparent track their meds, set off a tone when it’s time to take it or when they miss it.