Welcome to Praxis Machine Computer Science 1. This semester you will learn to code in Visual Basic.
Unit 1 is called 'Hello World.' Unit 1 covers the first eight days. You'll learn to program the VB Message Box function. End of second week, there's a 20 pt quiz on coding the Message Box.
There is a short bellwork quiz daily: half-sheet, 1-2 questions, 3 pts, 5 minutes. The quiz is based on yesterday's new material.
In the Computer Lab, you have an assigned computer and an assigned table seat. When you enter class, first go to your computer and initialize your login. Then head to your table seat, receive the bellwork, and quietly get to work. Bellwork must be in pencil. No Open Notes.
When your bellwork is complete, take it up to the teacher's document camera to be recorded. Then take your bellwork sheet to your computer and try it! You can gain another 2 pts by debugging the bellwork online. Submit your on-screen code and output results to the teacher via a screenshot.
Usually we'll have about 10 minutes for debugging. You can discuss debug work with your neighbor or teacher. You can also create and explore related coding examples during debug time.
At any time, if your computer screen displays an off-task website, you must sit out at your table for five minutes. Likewise for off-task cellphone activities--texting, games, videos, conversations, pictures--whatever. (Get direct permission from your teacher for any necessary cellphone use.)
After debug time, we usually go to table seats for new instruction and/or to review recent coding issues on the big screen. Then you return to your computer to explore the new material and/or prepare for coding activities outside class.