Friday, October 19, 2018

Week of October 22nd - 26th, 2018

Monday:
Begin new unit: Introduction to Computational Thinking, Algorithms, and Programming with Python and Processing.py
Essential questions:

  • How do algorithms affect a person's life? 
  • How do computer programs implement algorithms? 
  • How do people develop and test computer programs? 
  • How does abstraction make the development of computer programs possible? 
  • Which mathematical and logical concepts are fundamental to computer programming? 

Introduce programming with RUR-PLE

Video: Why Learn to Code?
Introduce RUR-PLE: subroutine
def, for count in range()


You can download RUR-PLE from here. Get the .exe for Windows, or the .dmg for OS X.

Tuesday:
JSUMC Grand Rounds

Wednesday:
Due to an entreaty from Kasey and Jonah, group 3 current events can be turned in Friday before we go to the hospital. 

Continue with RUR-PLE conditionals: if, if/else, if/elif/else
RUR-PLE part 2 available for those who finish part 1

Thursday:
Medical Informatics project part 2 due today. Remember to submit your paper to turnitin.
Continue with RUR-PLE: flowcharts, introduce while loop
Everyone should have finished RUR-PLE part 1 by the end of today.

Friday:
Group 3 current events due today:
P1: Tatum, Param, Evan, Sara
P2: Jonah, Kasey, Haia, Ahani, Alexandra

Remember to enter your topic here and be sure no one else from your section is already doing it. And remember to submit it to turnitin!
JSUMC rotation

Friday, October 12, 2018

Week of October 15th - 19th, 2018

Monday:
Please complete this survey for my SGO.
All students working on medical informatics presentations.  You will receive feedback from me over the weekend.

Tuesday:
Last class time to work on medical informatics presentations.

Wednesday:
Begin presentations.  All groups must be ready to go right away.

Thursday:
Group 2 current events due today (moved from Wednesday so that they won't distract from finishing up presentations:
P1: Emily, Aspen, Sam, Eliza, Nami
P2: Nick D., Amber, Tristan, Mat, Lilly
Remember to enter your topic here and be sure no one else from your section is already doing it. And remember to submit it to turnitin! 


Finish presentations.



Friday:
JSUMC rotation

Friday, October 5, 2018

Week of October 8th - 12th, 2018

Please fill out this anonymous survey by Friday.

Monday:

Staff day, no school

Tuesday:

Computer pioneer presentations
Please take this survey BEFORE the presentations

Please take this survey AFTER the presentations

Wednesday:

PSAT.

Thursday:
Group 1 current events due today:
P1: Sriya, Tanvi, Mackenzie, Rachel, Lalain
P2: Elissa, Eman, Zacher, Philip, Lexi
Remember to enter your topic here and be sure no one else from your section is already doing it.

Everyone working on Informatics project

Friday:

JSUMC rotation


I will give you feedback on the Informatics presentations via email by the end of the weekend. You'll have the 15th and 16th to finish up and incorporate my comments, and we'll start presentations at the beginning of class on the 17th

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Week of October 1st - 5th, 2018

Monday:
JSUMC orientation

Tuesday:
Week of respect program

Wednesday:
Test on internet, 'the cloud', computer security
Students working on Medical Informatics project when finished

Thursday:
Group 4 current events:
Period 1: Sydney, Adharv, Ashley, Nic Z.
Period 2: Colin, Talia, Nic P., Medha, Brett
All students working on Medical Informatics project

Friday:
Computer Pioneer papers are due before we go to the hospital, on paper and via turnitin.
Presentations will be next Tuesday, October 9th
JSUMC rotation

Friday, September 21, 2018

Week of September 24th - 28th, 2018

Remember - your computer pioneers project is due next Friday, October 5th, before we go to the hospital. 

Monday:
Begin unit 4: Basic principles of computer security, malware, privacy, and cyberwar.  Essential Questions:
  • How does the pervasiveness of networked computers affect our personal safety and privacy?
  • How does the pervasiveness of networked computers affect our personal safety and privacy?
Homework for today is to read the following:
Videos: 
5 of the Worst Computer Viruses Ever
Security Dangers of Public WiFi

Students list ways to avoid getting malware on their computers.
(Second period will do PSAT pre-gridding in last 15 minutes of class)


Tuesday:

Homework for today is to read the following:
Query class on Medical Informatics topic preferences
Videos:
Hacking Your Phone (60 Minutes) (13:00) sensationalized, but has some good information

Medical Identity Theft
Business Casual G-Men (link not usable from school. . . )

Wednesday:

Group 3 current events due today:
P1: Tatum, Param, Evan, Sara
P2: Jonah, Kasey, Haia, Ahani, Alexandra
Remember to enter your topic here and be sure no one else from your section is already doing it. And remember to submit it to turnitin!


Homework for today is to read the following:
Videos (in class):
Cyberwar Threat from NOVA (2015) (53:10)
Ukraine blames cyberattack for Christmas power outage (2016) (5:48)

Thursday:

Give out review sheet for test next Wednesday on analog/digital, internet technology, and computer security.
Class visit with Joe McCormick, computer security expert

Friday:

Wrap up details from computer security unit, review for test next Wednesday.

Begin unit 5: Medical Informatics
Essential Questions:

  • How is computer technology used in medical research and the practice of medicine today? 
  • How is the use of computer technology going to change medicine in the future? 
Introduce Medical Informatics unit and projects

All groups working on informatics project. Each group must create a google docs presentation and share it with Mr. J. by the end of the period
Some sources to start with are at:
https://sites.google.com/a/ctemc.org/judkis/medical-informatics.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Week of September 17th - 21st, 2018

Monday:
Homework due today: Do TCP/IP try-at-home for Windows 7, and Mac OS/X. Windows 10 users, this page may be helpful if you can't figure out how to get telnet to work.

Continue with Internet technology unit.
Videos:
What is the Internet?
Wires, Cables, and Wifi
IP addresses and DNS
Packets, Routing, and Reliability

Tuesday:
Homework due today: Read Secret Geek A-Team Hacks Back, Defends Worldwide Web and turn in this worksheet.
Also, here's an example of how big a deal a compromised DNS can be: Hackers Hijacked Bank's Entire Online Operation . At least read the first paragraph or two and see if you're interested.

Introduce Computer Pioneer project

Wrap up discussion of Internet technology
Demo Visual traceroute  look at w2.vatican.va (the Vatican) and sina.cn (China).
DNS Explained video

News report from 1981

Wednesday:
Holiday, no school

Thursday:
Group 2 current events due today:
P1: Emily, Aspen, Sam, Eliza, Nami
P2: Nick D., Amber, Tristan, Mat, Lilly
Remember to enter your topic here and be sure no one else from your section is already doing it. And remember to submit it to turnitin!

Homework due today: Read How Target Figured Out a Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did


Review: HTTP and HTML
Demonstrate HTTP with Firefox developer tools 


Begin unit 3: Google, cloud computing, dynamic web pages
Essential questions:
  • How does a search engine work?
  • What do companies like Google know about us, and what do they do with that information?
  • What is 'the cloud'?
Videos: 

Friday:
Homework for today:
Read Cookie Monsters.
Complete discussion of cookies and dynamic web pages.
Video:
What They Know - Advertising Cookies and You (7:15)

If time remains, students can work on Computer Pioneers project.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Week of September 10th - 14th, 2018

Monday:
Holiday, no school.

Tuesday:
homework for the beginning of class today: "Good Questions", binary/hex worksheet due

Complete binary/hex numbers discussion.
Begin discussing digital representation of sounds and images, digital cameras, CAT scans

What is Unicode?
Neil DeGrasse Tyson on Autotune
Audacity - free audio software
Begin discussing digital representation of sounds and images, digital cameras, CAT scans
Give out internet vocabulary sheet - due Thursday

Wednesday:
Group 1 current events due today:
P1: Sriya, Tanvi, Mackenzie, Rachel, Lalain
P2: Elissa, Eman, Zacher, Philip
Remember to enter your topic here and be sure no one else from your section is already doing it.

Continue discussing digital representation of sounds and images, digital cameras, CAT scans

Pixel widgets from code.org 
Aloe Blacc talking about compression from code.org 
Text compression widget from code.org 
Thursday:
Homework due today: Internet vocabulary
Wrap up digital representation of images and sounds, CAT scan
Discuss internet try-at-home, due next Monday
Begin Unit 2: Basic Principles of the Internet
Essential Questions:
  • What is the Internet? Where did it come from, and how did it evolve?
  • How does it function?
  • What is a protocol? What is an open system?
  • What characteristics of the Internet have allowed it to become so pervasive?
  • How does the ability of computers to communicate with one another affect our lives?
Begin internet discussion of internet history and technology
Videos: 

Friday:
Quiz on binary and hex numbers, digital representation of information
Continue with discussion of Internet technology.
Videos:
IP addresses and DNS
Packets, Routing, and Reliability

For Monday:
Do TCP/IP try-at-home for Windows 7, and Mac OS/X. Windows 10 users, this page may be helpful if you can't figure out how to get telnet to work.