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Silicon Valley CSTA Presents: The Beauty and Joy of Computing Josh Paley, Teacher Computer Science & Mathematics Henry M. Gunn HS (Palo Alto, CA)

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1 Silicon Valley CSTA Presents: The Beauty and Joy of Computing Josh Paley, Teacher Computer Science & Mathematics Henry M. Gunn HS (Palo Alto, CA)

2 The Beauty and Joy of Computing Part of AP CS Principles project – https://advancesinap.collegeboard.org/stem/compute r-science-principles https://advancesinap.collegeboard.org/stem/compute r-science-principles Computational Thinking Practices Big Ideas UC-Berkeley class (CS 10) – Scroll down for professional development – Most recent: Curriculum –

3 Snap! About: Programming environment: – Scratch on steroids Heavy Simply Scheme influenceSimply Scheme – Functional Programming – Sequential Programming – Object-Oriented system coming! – Lacks Scratch’s online community construct

4 Tonight: Hands-on Projects Until We Run Out Of Time for mini-class for teachers for what we do at Gunn for students Field of Flowers Project (building an abstraction) – Draw Square – Draw Polygon – Draw Flower – Draw Field of Flowers Fractal Trees (visual hook, interesting math) Vee demo (higher-order function, unusual recursion)


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