Friday, November 13, 2015

Week of November 16th - 20th, 2015

Complete discussion of electronics components
Hardware basics - input, output, storage, processing worksheet in class
Begin discussing history of computers - Jacquard, Babbage
Videos: Babbage's Difference Engine

Dissect computers, do dissection worksheet
Hardware vocabulary due
Read "Cartoon Guide" through page 64

Finish "Cartoon Guide" reading

(Group 1 current events can be handed in:
P1: Maya, Stephen, Charlotte, Quinn, Josh, Dana, May, Zack H., Alfred, Ritik
P2: Vishwak, Neil, Brian, Lauren C., Tanay, Dan, Lauren H., Matthew, Bryan, Alex)

Continue with history of computers: Babbage, Hollerith, WW II computers

Introduce computer bus and bus services
Fetch/execute cycle
Experiment with the Visible Computer  Class handout

Read pages 1 and 2 of "How Do Operating Systems Work?" for today

Complete computer hardware discussion:
Discuss computer chips, Moore's Law
video: How do they make computer chips? Zoom into a microchip

Discuss modern computer history: 1960s to today.
Discuss how a disk drive works
Introduce operating systems.