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Course Description

Wednesday April 18

discussed/demonstrated working with primitive types, type casting;
discussed/demonstrated integer division and modulo division

Tuesday April 17

quiz over Java basics;
discussed primitive Java types

Monday April 16

reviewed what we’ve done so far;
finished work on the quadratic equation solver;
quiz tomorrow over what we’ve done so far


Friday April 13

continued working on the quadratic equation solver

Thursday April 12

worked on the quadratic equation solver

Wednesday April 11

further discussed/demonstrated single and double alternative decisions;
discussed context for our next program:  a quadratic equation solver

Tuesday April 10

discussed/demonstrated single and double alternative decisions

Monday April 9

finished writing a program that will calculate the monthly payments on a compound interest loan


Wednesday April 4

continued writing a program that will calculate the monthly payments on a compound interest loan

Tuesday April 3

discussed/demonstrated retrieving input from the keyboard;
began writing a program that will calculate the monthly payments on a compound interest loan

Monday April 2

wrote a “Hello World” program in Java with BlueJ;
discussed/demonstrated arithmetic operators


Friday March 30

discussed history of machine language, assembly language, high-level languages;
glanced at BlueJ

Thursday March 29

worked further on an intro to coding activity at code.org

Wednesday March 28

reviewed digital representation of data;
illustrated/distinguished between data and instructions;
discussed/contrasted serial vs. parallel communication

Tuesday March 27

discussed/illustrated digital representation of data;
discussed ASCII

Monday March 26

watched TED talk on computer science;
began looking at an intro to coding activity at code.org


Friday March 23

finished working on a 3-page minimum website;
had show-N-tell

Thursday March 22

looked at the progress so far;
continued working on a 3-page minimum website

Wednesday March 21

continued working on a 3-page minimum website

Tuesday March 20

continued working on a 3-page minimum website

Monday March 19

continued working on a 3-page minimum website


Friday March 16

continued working on a 3-page minimum website

Thursday March 15

continued working on a 3-page minimum website

Wednesday March 14

explored WordPress, themes, and plugins;
began working on a 3-page minimum website

Tuesday March 13

explored WordPress, themes, and plugins;
start thinking about a 3-page minimum website to create

Monday March 12

discussed adding hyperlinks;
briefly discussed WYSIWYG and Content Management Systems


Friday March 2

had show-N-tell with HTML pages

Thursday, March 1

finished up an HTML document describing the Africa trip

Wednesday, February 28

worked on creating an HTML document describing the Africa trip

Tuesday, February 27

explored a sample HTML document;
start thinking of creating a HTML page describing the upcoming Africa trip

Monday, February 26

continued discussing and coding a little HTML;
discussed older versions of HTML and deprecated tags


Friday, February 23

had show-N-tell with video productions;
began discussing and coding a little HTML

Thursday, February 22

continued working on a 30-60 second video production (due Thursday)

Wednesday, February 21

continued working on a 30-60 second video production (due Thursday)

Tuesday, February 20

continued working on a 30-60 second video production (due Thursday)

Monday, February 19

continued working on a 30-60 second video production (due Thursday)


Friday, February 16

continued working on a 30-60 second video production

Thursday, February 15

outlined a “to do list” for making a 30-60 second video production;
began working through the list

Wednesday, February 14

continued planning a 30-60 second video production

Tuesday, February 13

discussed storyboarding;
discussed shotgun mics, and how to get good audio for a video production;
create a storyboard for a 30-60 second video advertisement or announcement

Monday, February 12

discussed/demonstrated getting logged into the Mac OS and creating shortcuts to networked locations;
launched iMovie and began getting acquainted with it;
start thinking of a 30-60 second video advertisement or announcement to produce


Friday, February 9

had show-N-tell on colorizing an old image

Thursday, February 8

continued working on colorizing an old image

Wednesday, February 7

demonstrated colorizing a B/W image;
began working on colorizing an old image

Tuesday, February 6

had show-N-tell with yesterday’s quiz results;
bring in an old family photo to fix

Monday, February 5

quiz on fixing an image


Friday, January 26

quiz postponed;
finished working on a self-portrait;
had show-N-tell with self-portraits;
hands-on quiz on fixing an image Monday after home leave

Thursday, January 25

demonstrated using some selection tools to create layers;
continued working on a self-portrait;
hands-on quiz tomorrow on fixing an image

Wednesday, January 24

took high-resolution photos of everyone;
began working on a self-portrait

Tuesday, January 23

quiz over Photoshop basics;
show-N-tell with image we’ve been working on;
bring in a photo of yourself to work with for a self-portrait

Monday, January 22

finished working on “fixing” an image;
show-N-tell tomorrow


Friday, January 19

continued working on “fixing” an image

Thursday, January 18

looked at a few more editing tools in Photoshop;
continued working on “fixing” an image

Wednesday, January 17

looked at a few more editing tools in Photoshop;
began working on “fixing” an image

Tuesday, January 16

finished working on creating a cartoon voice segment;
listened to the finished products;
began looking at a few of the editing tools in Photoshop

Monday, January 15

continued working on creating a cartoon voice segment


Friday, January 12

began working on creating a cartoon voice segment

Thursday, January 11

finished the sentence restructuring assignment; listened to the final product;
decide on a cartoon voice to create

Wednesday, January 10

discussed/demonstrated a few more filters;
continued working on the sentence restructuring assignment

Tuesday, January 9

discussed/demonstrated a few more filters;
continued working on the sentence restructuring assignment

Monday, January 8

discussed/demonstrated using filters to change pitch for altering tonal inflection of speech;
continued to collect audio data for sentence restructuring assignment


Friday, January 5

quiz over audio terms;
composed script for sentence restructuring assignment;
collected audio data for sentence restructuring assignment

Thursday, January 4

continued working on restructuring an audio clip through cut, copy, & paste;
began considering restructuring a spoken paragraph to change the entire meaning

Wednesday, January 3

reviewed the nature of audio;
discussed/demonstrated cut, copy, & paste from the audio timeline;
began working on restructuring an audio clip through cut, copy, & paste

Tuesday, January 2

overview of semester;
discussed/demonstrated the nature of audio;
demonstrated working with Audacity