2014-2015 Enrollment Fun! Relevant! Popular with students.
Computing… Enables creativity Relies on abstraction Enables data collection and analysis Relies on algorithms Relies on programming Enables the Internet Impacts society Enables and requires collaboration Is needed in all careers CSE Curriculum Framework
Big Ideas across Four Units Algorithms The Web Big Data Simulations
PLTW CSE Unit 1: Algorithms and Collaboration (40%-Aug-Nov) Unit 2: The Internet (20% Dec - Jan) Unit 3: Big Data (20% Feb - Mar) Unit 4: AI Robots and Simulation (20% Apr-May) Aug - Feb Mar-May LOL! SMH May 21st
Computational Thinking Formulating problems so that computation can help solve them Logically organizing and analyzing data Generalizing solutions to problems and patterns in data Automating solutions with an algorithm Analyzing solutions for efficiency Understanding, predicting, and communicating with a model/simulation
Blown to Bits Highly recommended Engaging Informative Provocative
Pointers and Opinions Relatively inexpensive to implement: $175 tablets Identify any ELL students Decide how to get your students google accounts Check your tools – round 1 Scratch Appinventor 2.0 Connection to your android devices Python Check your tools round 2 Github Firefox and add-ons Virtual Private Server (VPS)
Teddy Wyatt Pre-Engineering Instructor Tulsa Technology Center firstname.lastname@example.org 918.828.1392