Upcoming Events

Tue Dec 12 & Wed Dec 13
1/2 days Regular TIme
Student Conferences
- times are available :)

Monday Dec 5, 2016

Mission Statement:
Our technology class runs smoothly
and all members treat each other and the work with respect


Last chances for Toys for Tots - we need to collect these to give to Sandwich Police Department by Wed Dec 8th

Digital Literacy I

AP computer Science Principles

  • Complete: Basic Terminal Apps
    (try to get to hangman and abacus)

  • Python: Even if you don't get to finish the code you should at least read Dictionaries, More Functions & Classes

Explore Performance Task

"An innovation that depends on computing (or computing tools) to define its functionality - that also has a meaningful impact on society, economy, or culture"

We will discuss the changes in the grading rubric and take a look at some of the new examples. Start thinking about what you would like to choose for a topic - looking around at tech sites (The Verge, Popular Science, Live Science, Computer Security blogs,Tom's Guide, PCAdvisor Tech Gifts 2016) might help with gathering ideas.

Notes: 8+ classroom hours are set aside, and you may also work outside of class on the tasks. We will start using classtime on Dec 5-8 & Dec 12-16 (some of these are 1/2 days, and on the 9th we go to Harvard)

College Board Resources:
- AP CSP Student Page
- AP CSP Course & Exam Details (Full Booklet)
- AP CSP Explore Task Details for Students (pages 103-110)
- Scoring Rubric for Explore
- Student Q & A for Explore

Innovation Litmus Test:
Can you answer 2D? If so, it is probably a good choice - if not, then consider revising the scope of your selection:

2d. Using specific details, describe:

  1. The data your innovation uses
  2. How the innovation consumes (as input), produces (as output), and/or transforms data;
  3. And at least one data storage concern, data privacy concern, or data security concern directly related to the computing innovation