Course Description

Tuesday, May 16

took semester exam

Monday, May 15

worked on finishing up the details of  a Treasure Hunt program;
semester exam will be tomorrow


Friday, May 12

worked on finishing up the details of  a Treasure Hunt program

Thursday, May 11

continued to discuss details of  a Treasure Hunt program, using multiple 2-dimensional arrays

Wednesday, May 10

discussed a 2-dimensional random walk;
began considering a Treasure Hunt program, using multiple 2-dimensional arrays

Tuesday, May 9

quiz on for loops and Strings;
further discussed arrays;
used an array to simulate a 1-dimensional random walk;
introduced 2-dimensional arrays

Monday, May 8

worked various examples involving loops and Strings;
briefly discussed arrays;
quiz tomorrow over for loops and Strings


Friday, May 5

postponed quiz, due to gymnastics team being absent;
continued writing a program that will ask for a phrase, and determine if it is a palindrome;
quiz Monday over for loops and Strings

Thursday, May 4

continued using a for loop to step through and analyze the contents of a String;
explored various methods (functions) that act on Strings;
began considering writing a program that will ask for a phrase, and determine if it is a palindrome;
quiz tomorrow over for loops and Strings

Wednesday, May 3

explored using a for loop to step through and analyze the contents of a String

Tuesday, May 2

explored using nested for loops to print out a multiplication table

Monday, May 1

explored using nested for loops for printing tables


Friday, April 28

explored working with a for loop

Thursday, April 27

quiz over looping logic

Wednesday, April 26

reviewed using the while loop;
demonstrated/contrasted the do-while loop;
wrote a short demonstration program that would count out change;
quiz tomorrow over looping logic

Tuesday, April 25

discussed/demonstrated looping using a while loop

Monday, April 24

discussed how to program complex number solutions to a quadratic


Friday, April 21

discussed aspects of writing a quadratic solving program

Thursday, April 20

discussed/demonstrated more branching situations

Wednesday, April 19

quiz over what we’ve done so far

Tuesday, April 18

discussed/demonstrated branching, single and double alternative decisions;
finished working on a program that would ask for loan data and compute loan payments

Monday, April 17

discussed/demonstrated formatting numeric output;
continued working on a program that would ask for loan data and compute loan payments


Friday, April 14

continued working on a program that would ask for loan data and compute loan payments

Thursday, April 13

reviewed getting input from the keyboard, variables, and computation;
discussed exponentiation in Java;
began working on a program that would ask for loan data and compute loan payments

Wednesday, April 12

worked an example program involving input from the keyboard, variables, and computation

Tuesday, April 11

wrote a first Java program using BlueJ

Monday, April 10

discussed the digital representation of data;
discussed binary, hexadecimal, and ASCII;
surveyed the different programming languages that exist


Wednesday, April 5

continued working with an intro to coding activity at code.org

Tuesday, April 4

began working with an intro to coding activity at code.org

Monday, April 3

had show-N-tell with the HTML pages and the WordPress sites that were completed;
watched TED talk on computer science


Friday, March 31

had show-N-tell with the HTML pages and the WordPress sites that were completed

Thursday, March 30

finished creating a 3-page-minimum website, on a topic of choice (due tomorrow)

Wednesday, March 29

continued creating a 3-page-minimum website, on a topic of choice (due Friday)

Tuesday, March 28

continued creating a 3-page-minimum website, on a topic of choice (due Friday)

Monday, March 27

looked at various plugins on WordPress;
continued creating a 3-page-minimum website, on a topic of choice


Friday, March 24

looked at various themes on WordPress;
began creating a 3-page-minimum website, on a topic of choice

Thursday, March 23

briefly discussed content management systems;
began looking at WordPress

Wednesday, March 22

students finished creating an HTML document with at least 1 image and 3 hyperlinks

Tuesday, March 21

students continued creating an HTML document with at least 1 image and 3 hyperlinks

Monday, March 20

students continued creating an HTML document with at least 1 image and 3 hyperlinks


Friday, March 17

students continued creating an HTML document with at least 1 image and 3 hyperlinks

Thursday, March 16

continued discussing/demonstrating HTML;
students began creating an HTML document

Wednesday, March 15

continued discussing/demonstrating HTML;
students experimented with an HTML document

Tuesday, March 14

watched the video clips that have been completed so far;
began discussing/demonstrating HTML

Monday, March 13

continued working on creating a 30-second commercial/announcement (due tomorrow)


Friday, March 3

continued working on creating a 30-second commercial/announcement (due soon when we return from break)

Thursday, March 2

continued working on creating a 30-second commercial/announcement (due soon when we return from break)

Wednesday, March 1

continued working on creating a 30-second commercial/announcement (due Friday)

Tuesday, February 28

reviewed features of Windows Movie Maker;
continued working on creating a 30-second commercial/announcement (due Friday)

Monday, February 27

outlined the movie making process;
began working on creating a 30-second commercial/announcement (due Friday)


Friday, February 24

quickly assembled a small demo video, demonstrating the workings of Movie Maker and of iMovie

Thursday, February 23

finished reviewing all of the photos;
turn in a storyboard for your proposed video production tomorrow

Wednesday, February 22

finished working on an old (family) photo;
began reviewing all of the photos;
briefly discussed storyboarding a video production

Tuesday, February 21

continued working on an old (family) photo

Monday, February 20

demonstrated some additional filters;
began working on an old (family) photo


Friday, February 17

hands-on quiz editing a photo;
bring in an old (family) photo on Monday that you can enhance with Photoshop

Thursday, February 16

finished editing a lack-luster landscape image;
continue thinking about an old family photo that you can enhance with Photoshop;
hands-on quiz tomorrow editing a photo

Wednesday, February 15

began editing a lack-luster landscape image;
start thinking about an old family photo that you can enhance with Photoshop

Tuesday, February 14

finished looking at the self-portraits;
discussed techniques for editing landscape photography

Monday, February 13

continued looking at the finished self-portraits;
briefly discussed landscape photography


Friday, February 10

discussed/demonstrated the dodging tool and the burn-in tool;
began looking at the finished self-portraits

Thursday, February 9

quiz over photo editing;
continued working on self-portrait

Wednesday, February 8

demonstrated some editing techniques;
continued working on self-portrait

Tuesday, February 7

concluded making images for a self-portrait;
continued working on self-portrait

Monday, February 6

continued making images for a self-portrait;
began working on self-portrait


Friday, January 27

(all on the gymnastics team were gone to Acrofest);
made images for doing work on a self-portrait

Thursday, January 26

explored various tools and adjustments within Photoshop;
start thinking about working on a self-portrait

Wednesday, January 25

show-N-tell with recently completed photos

Tuesday, January 24

finished improvements on 1-of-3 photos in the Teacher folder;
show-N-tell tomorrow

Monday, January 23

reviewed the tools used so far in Photoshop;
demonstrated working with layers, doing various transformations, and adjusting color/tone;
continued improvements on 1-of-3 photos in the Teacher folder


Friday, January 20

reviewed the spot-healing brush tool and the clone tool in Photoshop;
demonstrated the patch tool;
began making improvements on 1-of-3 photos in the Teacher folder

Thursday, January 19

finished show-N-tell tomorrow with audio work;
discussed/demonstrated the spot-healing brush tool and the clone tool in Photoshop

Wednesday, January 18

had show-N-tell tomorrow with audio work

Tuesday, January 17

reviewed effects of various filters;
completed working on audio segments for enhancement (like a cartoon voice), OR for cleaning up:
show-N-tell tomorrow

Monday, January 16

demonstrated/reviewed various filters to apply ;
continued working on audio segments for enhancement (like a cartoon voice), OR for cleaning up 


Friday, January 13

demonstrated various filters to apply ;
began collecting audio segments for enhancement (like a cartoon voice), OR for cleaning up 

Thursday, January 12

demonstrated audio editing techniques;
begin planning the details of developing an enhanced audio segment (like a cartoon voice), OR
cleaning up an audio segment that has significant problems

Wednesday, January 11

listened to “before” and “after” for each audio sample

Tuesday, January 10

finished working on audio editing project:  putting words in someone’s mouth

Monday, January 9

quiz on sound and sound editing;
continued working on audio editing project:  putting words in someone’s mouth


Friday, January 6

reviewed the week’s discussion on audio (quiz on Monday);
continued working on audio editing project:  putting words in someone’s mouth;

Thursday, January 5

developed a script to be read for audio editing:  putting words in someone’s mouth;
began recording audio segment for editing 

Wednesday, January 4

continued working with editing an audio clip of Mary has a little lamb;
start thinking about writing a script to be read for audio editing:  putting words in someone’s mouth

 Tuesday, January 3

reviewed the nature of audio;
worked with editing an audio clip of Mary has a little lamb…

Monday, January 2

overview of semester;
discussed the nature of audio;
demonstrated working with Audacity