Category Archives: Reflection

End of Semester Programming Reflection

Send an email to Mr. Boccheciamp, Mr. Dunseith, Ms. Gomez, and Mr. Simonelli with the title “End of Semester Programming Reflection.”  Your email must be written in complete sentences.  In your email, include the following.

  1. Write a sentence or two about your progress on each of the following SLTs:
    • I can use HTML to make web pages.
    • I can use Cascading Style Sheets to make my web sites beautiful.
    • I can use PHP, Ruby, and/or Javascript to program interactive web sites.
    • I can make something.
    • It’s ok if you haven’t worked on all of these SLTs – focus on the ones you have been working on.
  2. What files are you most proud of creating?  Give the names of these files and describe why you’re proud of creating them.
  3. Write a few sentences about your Programming Log.  Is your Programming Log complete?  Is it a fair assessment of your work?  Why or why not?
  4. Will you continue to work on any programming projects over the summer?  What will you work on?
  5. What else should we know about your programming work this semester?
  6. Write a metaphor to describe your relationship to computer programming.

 

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End of Marking Period 2

To summarize your programming work for the Second Marking Period, send an email to all three teachers.  Your email should have a subject line that includes the words “Second Marking Period,” and it should be written in complete sentences.

Your email should include the following:

1) Write a sentence or two about your progress on each of the following SLTs:

  • I can use HTML to make web pages.
  • I can use Cascading Style Sheets to make my web sites beautiful.
  • I can use PHP, Ruby, and/or Javascript to program interactive web sites.
  • I can make something.
  • It’s ok if you haven’t worked on all of these SLTs – focus on the ones you have been working on.

2) Paste Code Academy Screenshot(s)

Here’s how to do this:

  1. Hold SHIFT+CONTROL+COMMAND and press 4, then use the mouse to select the area.
  2. Press COMMAND+V to paste into your email.

3) Write a sentence or two about your Programming Log.  Is your log complete?  Is it a fair assessment of your work?

4) In addition to your Code Academy screenshot and your Programming Log, is there anything else we should know about your programming efforts?

Class Agenda #30

Opening: Group Juggle

This Morning’s Soundtrack: Pictures at an Exhibition, by Modest Mussorgsky (1874)

This Morning’s Links

Prompt- What will be stronger and more viable source for information in the future- Twitter or the New York Times?

  • Use the reading “Twenty years later, what is the conversation?” to help guide your thinking.
  • This should be a strong 1-2 paragraph response.
  • Use at least 1 piece of evidence/paragraph

Group Programming Time

End of Marking Period 2: Individual Reflection

A Bunch of Educators Walk Into a Room…

Dear Validus #TrendingNow,

Next Thursday, Messrs. Boccheciamp and Dunseith will spend a few hours sharing the work of this year’s #TrendingNow class with a group of teachers and school leaders at the Expeditionary Learning Schools National Conference in Baltimore, MD.

We would like to offer you the opportunity to participate in this conversation in one of two ways:

  1. We would like you to be experts on this work.  As students, how do you see the role of technology in the classroom?  Should computers, social media, and other online technology play a role in your classes?  What is your advice to teachers on how to make the best use of new technology?
  2. We would like to give you access to an expert audience.  As we meet with other teachers and educational leaders, do you have any questions for our group?  What are some important education issues that you’d like us to talk about?

Please post your thoughts and answers to either of these two prompts in the comments to this page.

Stay tuned for more ways to participate in our class next Thursday.

Problem Solving Task: Storing MP3’s

For each year between 1980 and now, how many mp3’s could you expect to store on a hard drive?

How much does it cost to store one mp3 on a hard drive?

Student Learning Targets

  • Habit 1: I can make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • Habit 3: I can construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  • Habit 4: I can construct mathematical models.
  • Habit 5: I can make strategic use of appropriate tools.
  • TN3: I can use function notation, evaluate functions for inputs in their domains, and interpret statements that use function notation in terms of a context.

Links

Assignment Handout

Final Writing Prompt

Make a new google doc with the file name: #TN Final RAFT YOUR NAME, and share it with dunseith@validusprep.org

SLT Habit 3: I can construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

  • Role: You run a small record label.
  • Audience: The rest of the music industry.
  • Format: An open letter that you’re going to send to all of your favorite music magazines.
  • Topic: MP3’s have Gotten TOO __________________!

The record industry has changed dramatically as computers have gotten bigger, faster, and more powerful.  Some people say that all of this change has been good for music, others say it’s been really bad.  What’s your opinion on how these changes have affected the record industry?  How will the business of making and selling music continue to change in the future?  Use your work from this project and a little extra research (CITE YOUR SOURCES!) to make some recommendations about what the music industry can do to (a) beat the machines, and (b) make the machines help us make music even better.

Class Agenda #34: Happy New Year’s!

Group Juggle

New Year’s Resolutions.

It’s that time of year again.

What do you resolve to change for the 2013 year?

Think about what you’d like to change and how you plan to change it. Make a goal of at least 5 resolutions. Each resolution should include about a paragraph explaining the why you’ve identified this area for change, and how you plan to change it. This should take some thought.

How can we make our resolutions public?

Extra Time: Weekly trend report.

Problem Set #11 is due on Friday.  It has three parts:

  1. Part 1: Word Problems
  2. Part 2: Composite Functions
  3. Part 3: Delta Math

Short Mastery Quiz on function composition.

New SLT – skipping ahead to #TN7: I can create and interpret linear models.  

What do I need to know to write the equation of a line?

Grade Reports for Math SLTs

[Grade Reports]: Follow these instructions carefully

  1. Click on this link to get the document.  You must be signed into your Validus account to access this document.
  2. Click on File –> Make a Copy
  3. Name the file: #TN Grades YOUR NAME
  4. Share the file with Mr. Dunseith (dunseith@validusprep.org)
  5. Sign into the Jumprope Student Portal
  6. Find the math targets of this #TrendingNow class.  In your grades, it might show up as ALGEBRA 2 or STATISTICS.  Either way, it’s the class with the same SLT’s listed in your Grade Report
  7. Follow the instructions to fill out the chart and make a plan for the rest of the semester.
  8. Send Mr. Dunseith an email requesting ideas for work on any of these eight SLTs.
  9. Note that you can use a chart like this for ANY CLASS you want!