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Welcome to Computer Science!!!


***************************************************************COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS***************************************************************
  • We have just completed the chapter on Inside Computers and Mobile Devices which showed us the various part of the computer and how they function together.
  • We are now reviewing inn class for the mid-term exam.
  • The students have a study guide (in Moodle) showing the key concepts from the first 6 chapters that we have covered so far. It is highly recommended that they review this information prior to the mid-term exam.
  • The students were given a book this week to take home and keep at home for this class, so they have "checked out" a specific number of book, and they are responsible for returning the book at the end of the year.

************************************************************FOUNDATIONS OF PROGRAMMING**************************************************************

  • We have just completed Chapter 7 - File Handling and Applications and will have our Chapter exam on Thursday, December 4.
  • We will then start Chapter 8 - Advanced Data Handling Concepts. This chapter will cover such topics as sorting data, multidimensional arrays, indexed files and linked lists. 

***************************************************************PROGRAMMING ESSENTIALS***************************************************************

  • We are working on Visual Basic right now, which means the students are creating user interfaces and computer programs for the "business world". Although we are just getting started on this, they seem to be grasping the concepts well at this point. 
  • VISUAL BASIC EXPRESS 2013 is the software we are using and it is a free download for anyone. I have put this on some of the kids' USB drives so they could install it at home, because it is important that they have extra time outside of class to work on their programs. If your child has not installed this at home, it is important that they do so if at all possible. I do not want them to fall behind in their work.
  • We are currently creating the "Listbox Times Table Calculator" which introduces the student programmer to listboxes in Visual Basic.
  • We are also working on two  other programs that furthers their knowledge of listboxes by requiring the program to access the data in a listbox and subsequently search for data in several listboxes and displaying the results to the user.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, PLEASE do not hesitate to contact me!



Contact: Larry.Gordon@tvcs.org

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