Friday, April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017

Objective: Continue work on Create Task

  • Sign into, enter AP number
  • Submit final Explore task
  • Continue work on Create Task
    • Save first sprint under a different name, e.g., program_v1
    • Make Sprint Plan for Sprint 2
    • Start coding

Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017

Objective:  Create task

  • AP orientation - go to Media Center at start of hour
    • 1st hour: last names A-C
    • 5th hour: last names S-V
  • Log into and enter whether or not you will be taking the AP exam (if not already done).
  • Regrading of Explore task - put first grading sheet in tray 
  • Continue work on Create task.  
    • Show me Sprint planning sheet 1 - required and graded for sprint 1 
    • Sprint 1 should be finished by today
    • Show me when done
    • Save version 1, make a copy for version 2, do planning sheet for Sprint 2

Monday, April 17, 2017

April 17-19, 2017

Objective: Start Create task

  • Log into and enter whether or not you will be taking the AP exam (if not already done).
  • Check PowerSchool - grading status
  • Observations on Explore task
  • Create task
    • Sprint planning sheet required and graded for sprint 1

Friday, April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017

Objective: Pick partners and topics for Create task, begin planning

Explore Task
  • Log into, choose Overview, and enter whether or not you are taking the AP (end-of-course) exam
  • AP Numbers will be distributed on April 20, AP Orientation Day
  • You must submit a final Explore task before I can grade it
    • I can return your submission if there are problems with the references or the wrong file was submitted
    • You will then be able to correct the problem and resubmit it
  • I will begin grading the Explore tasks this weekend.  
Create Task

Sunday, April 9, 2017

April 10-13, 2017

Objective: Begin wrapping up Explore task

Handout: Explore Task Guidelines

  • Calendar
  • Explore Task Guidelines
  • Additions to class web site
  • Notes on Explore task
    • I can’t provide feedback to individual students until after the Explore task is submitted to the College Board
    • Use the Scoring Guidelines and Notes (1) handout (on class web site)
      • Use the scoring guidelines to carefully grade your own work.  Try to be objective – imagine you are an AP grader using these guidelines to grade an unknown student’s work.
      •  Note that at least 3 in-line citations are required. A bibliography or reference list alone does not earn the point for References.
    • Use the Task Guidelines (2) handouts (on class web site).  Specifically:
      See the notes on effective and ineffective artifacts
  • Complete or improve Explore task
  • Digital Portfolio
    • Read the AP Digital Portfolio Student Guide on the class web site
    • Log into or create your College Board account
    • Join our class
    • Download the Word template for written response section.  Copy your written responses into the template. 
    • In Word, use File > Print to create a PDF file.  Submit those pdfs to your Digital Portfolio.  Tell me when submitted, don't mark as final yet.
  • If done, read guidelines for Create task on class web site

Friday, March 31, 2017

March 31, 2017

Objective:  Explore Task: Research a computer science innovation

Submit your Explore task: due April 13
  • Due date is April 13.  If done please submit earlier so I can provide feedback on format. 
  • Create two files in your Google Drive to hold your submission
    • Computational artifact - can be a PDF or Google Doc 
    • Written responses - Google Doc (separate file)
    • Be sure to share with me and give me edit permission
  • Submit through the class web site:> CS Principles
    • Click Submit Explore Project
    • I will provide feedback on the required format as comments in your Google Doc
    • I will give you a classroom grade after it is submitted to the College Board on April 13

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

March 28-30, 2017

Objective:  Explore Task: Research a computer science innovation

  • Check PowerSchool
    • See me at lunch or after school Monday or Thursday if you need help finishing the dice rolling simulation
  • Explore task: Impact of Computing Innovations