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Quiz - Assgn. #9

posted May 3, 2013, 6:50 AM by MrRob Reynolds   [ updated Jul 2, 2013, 4:35 PM ]

In order to complete Assignment #9, make sure you have the following completed:
  1. Slide presentation complete and link submitted in the class drop box
  2. Hand-on quiz in class
  3. Complete written quiz link below
  4. Watch Part One of this Video 
                follow this LINK

Assignment # 10

posted May 1, 2013, 8:06 AM by MrRob Reynolds   [ updated Jul 2, 2013, 4:37 PM ]

Independent Project

This final class project is up to you.  You can select from any topic you can think of.  You will make a project outline and tell what and when you will have things completed.  Use the document template below.  Examples of projects could be... bring in an electronic item to 'tear-down' and learn about its function, complete a set of lessons from CodeAcademy, learn to build a mobile device app using online programming...etc.  If you need help figuring out a project idea, brainstorm with others and discuss options with your teacher.

Make a copy of this document.  Share to public and place link in the class dropbox.  This will be your "contract" agreement for completing this project.  Your final quarter work will be graded on this assignment.

some resources:

Assignment #9 - Hardware

posted Apr 10, 2013, 12:06 PM by MrRob Reynolds   [ updated Oct 2, 2013, 1:39 PM ]

Computer Hardware Exploration

We use computers practically every day, but do we really know what makes them 'tick?"  In this assignment you will be documenting the complete breakdown of a desktop computer, learning about each component, it's name, function and relationship to the operation of the whole machine, as you go.  Working with a partner, you will complete these tasks.

First, create a shared presentation file (or Prezi) with your partner and submit to the class Dropbox (make sure it's also editable by public, so your instructor will be able to add comments).  Then, using the web resources links listed below, along with any other resources you can locate, create a slide (or 'path' if using Prezi) for each component of the computer.  These slides should be organized into appropriate categories based on your research.  You will need to take original pictures of each part as you disassemble your computer, to document it's location.  Add titles and descriptions with well indicated pointers for each slide/image.  Don't forget, that you will be responsible for putting this computer back together, so be cautious and observant (taking good notes) as you go, and make sure not to lose any pieces.

Your goal is to learn as much as you can, using the web, your colleagues and instructor.  This unit will conclude with an exam, both written and practical (meaning you will need to be able to identity and install various components of a computer on your own).  

Here is a study guide to help make sure you are learning about all the components that will be included in your assessment.  You may make of copy of this document for yourselves, so that you can add your own information and notes.

**Safety First** - be sure to review these guidelines for keeping safe throughout this assignment. (hint: this info is fair game for assessment questions)


posted Mar 20, 2013, 2:03 PM by MrRob Reynolds   [ updated Jul 2, 2013, 4:35 PM ]

Follow this link to take the quiz

Assignment # 8 - CodeAcademy

posted Mar 5, 2013, 11:40 AM by MrRob Reynolds   [ updated Jul 2, 2013, 4:36 PM ]

<!DOCTYPE html>
<h1>Hello World</h1>

HTML is the bones under every single web page on the web. In this next assignment you will learn the fundamentals of HTML to make your own basic website. You will include images, organize text, and add links to your page. 

Work through the self-paced lessons - ask for help along the way when you need it. Once you have completed the first set of exercises you can go on to the first Project: Build Your First Webpage.

To get started, go to CodeAcademy and create an account. Simply select create account then "Sign up with Google." Make sure you are logged in to your teameureka account.

With your profile created, you are ready to start on section 1 HTML Fundamentals

By the end of Q3, you are to have completed section 1 HTML Fundamentals & section 2 More HTML and Basic Styling.
Learn as much as you can by experimenting and 'playing around' with the code.  Here is a great place to try out some of your code W3Schools.  Your quarter grade will be determined by assessing your two completed projects from these lessons, the 'Badges' you have earned and the Total Points received during the exercises.  We will also be taking a comprehensive (review of all things) quiz prior to the end of the quarter.
As this is a "self-paced" assignment, it will be YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to manage your time in class and make sure you get things completed on time.  If you find yourself falling behind, you might need to assignment yourself some homework so that you'll be prepared for the end Quiz.  :)

Assignment #7

posted Jan 29, 2013, 7:55 AM by MrRob Reynolds   [ updated Jul 2, 2013, 4:35 PM ]

Pick a Program - In this assignment you and your team are free to choose a design that appeals to you from the resources listed below.  Find a build guide that also has the programming instruction.  Follow the build guide, then complete the required program to make the robot function as described.

NXT - This site provides free building instructions and downloadable programs for lots of fun projects.

LEGO Engineering.comFind out how to get that last - or first - bit of code working, to find ideas on how to build all or part of a project, and to find resources that help you develop your own sense of how to build and program with LEGO robotics.

LEGO.comSelect one of the models below and click the download button to get a pdf building instruction for the chosen model.

Assign #6 - Programing Tutorials

posted Oct 15, 2012, 6:10 AM by MrRob Reynolds   [ updated Jul 2, 2013, 4:36 PM ]

Watch each of the programming tutorials on the STEMcentric site.  After reviewing each tutorials, create a program for each of the "Exercises" described in the "Essentials" section.  When you have a working program show your robot's performance to your instructor.  You will be checked off for each of these exercises by demonstrating the programming of your robot.

Complete these Exercises:
10points/exercise = 50 points possible.  Due before Halloween
Move Exercise
Loop Exercise
Wait Exercise
Light Sensor Exercise
Switch Exercise

Assgn# 5 - The Project

posted Oct 8, 2012, 8:43 AM by MrRob Reynolds   [ updated Jul 2, 2013, 4:36 PM ]

Research your senior solutions project topic.  Use your Diigo Group to highlight and bookmark web resources.

Use these guiding questions.  Add your answers at the bottom of Team Document you shared earlier.

1.  Choose one problem that your senior partner identified and learn about it.
2.  What causes the problem?
3.  What is being done to solve the problem today?
4.  Are new solutions being developed by scientists or engineers?

Also see the attached Project descriptions for additional information and ideas.

Assignment #4

posted Sep 21, 2012, 12:33 PM by Rhonda Hammond   [ updated Jul 2, 2013, 4:37 PM by MrRob Reynolds ]

Edit senior movie to one-minute or less (25 points possible--5 for each item listed below) All team members will receive the same grade.
Your video should include:
  • Title slide
  • smooth transitions between highlighted clips
  • credits
  • Your finished video should be uploaded to your YouTube channel and link turned into the assignment drop box

Assignment #3

posted Sep 11, 2012, 6:43 AM by MrRob Reynolds   [ updated Jul 2, 2013, 4:37 PM ]

Blocky Code Maze - Using the "code blocks," build or write the code to guide Pegman through the maze.

Go to this site:  Blocky Maze

Questions to ponder:
  • How many possible routes are there?
  • Is there one right way to get to the end?
  • Can you develop code that will take Pegman through any maze?
NOTE: it was not possible to copy/paste final code, so this part of this assignment has been waived.
When your code guides Pegman correctly through the maze, click on the button [See generated JavaScript code.] at the bottom, then copy and paste that code into a Google Doc.  Title it "Blocky Code," make it public and paste a link to the document in the Drop Box.

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