Friday, December 9, 2016

Week of December 12th - 16th, 2016

Python subroutines quiz

Computer dissection

Robotics/AI current event group 4:
P1: Brianna, Ben, Molly, Kerry
P2: Sam, Emily, Anna, Ashlesha, Sophia

Computer hardware vocab due
Turn in computer dissection worksheet if you didn't turn it in Tuesday.
Introduce computer bus and bus services
Experiment with the Visible Computer - Class handout
Discuss computer chips, Moore's Law: Moore's Law Is Dead. Now What?
Vanishing Point: the Rise of the Invisible Computer
How do they make computer chips?
Zoom into a microchip
(also: Photolithography)
(optional: Getting Busted in NJ with Core Memory)
Discuss modern computer history: 1960s to today.

Complete computer hardware discussion:
Discuss how a disk drive works

Read "How Operating Systems Work" for today
Introduce operating systems: two roles, five jobs of an OS