CSD (Computer Science Discoveries)

We finished the problem solving process lesson and are starting on what makes a computer and how the different parts of a computer work together.

CSP (Computer Science Principles)

We finished up our innovations and prototyping lesson and are ready to start learning about binary next week.

CP (Creative Publishing)

This week we made custom headers for our websites using template design principles. Next week we will finish up making memes and start our unit on open form design using GIMP and Photoshop.

Astro Class

We used what we learned about innovations in space exploration and created some presentations about innovations that came from space that we use in every day life on the planet surface. Presentations start on Monday.
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Problem Solving and Innovation

CSD (Computer Science Discoveries)

This week we learned about the problem solving process and how following the steps of (1) Define, (2) Prepare or plan, (3) Try or test, (4) Reflect will help students to become more productive problem solvers. We talked about how computer science is mostly a problem solving practice.

CSP (Computer Science Principles)

We learned about rapid innovation, the practice of invention using simple prototypes. We will talk about how computer scientists use rapid innovation and prototyping all the time to determine which innovations are worth pursuing and which are not.

CP (Creative Publishing)

We started making our web sites using Google Sites Templates. We will use these websites to show off all the other things we make in class. We talked about the difference between using templates to design or open form design and the advantages or disadvantages or each.

Astro Class

We learned about some of the innovations that are required to live in space. We got to see a tour of the International Space Station.
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The more you LEARN the more POWERFUL you become.

muscle_PNG52This week we talked about how important education is. Every time you learn something new, you can do, or understand, or accomplish more than you could before you gained your new knowledge. We discussed that learning does not take place just in school. School is where you get a foundation of learning in many different areas, but truly powerful people take every opportunity they can to learn from every situation they find themselves in.
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Welcome to My Classes

Another school year and another chance to learn and grow! I’m so excited to learn with you this year.

For all my classes, you will find assignments, due dates, and updates on Google Classroom. If you ever miss a day of school or get behind, please remember to check google classroom to get your make-up work. We will be checking Google Classroom every day in class as well. 

Parents, you will also be getting a weekly email from Google Classroom that will let you know what we are doing in class and also inform you of any class announcements. If you do not receive this email, please let me know so I can correctly connect your email to the class. Please note that you will need to accept the invitation to the class before the emails will start coming. Please watch for that invitation to come.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at jjones@questac.org.Edit
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