The Computer School is participating in the Hour Of Code during Computer Science Education Week, December 9th through 15th. All students are encouraged to participate through the tutorials on the CSEdWeek website.
The tutorials introduce some programming environments that you may not have discovered yet, and some familiar programming environments such as Scratch.
Here are links to the tutorials you can work on (list starting with beginner tutorials):
I have created a Google document to help you with searching and identifying the Creative Commons licensed images for your projects.
Please refer to this document when you are searching for media for your projects. We will also be covering this in class.
Wondering what needs to be in the attribution? Best practices for attribution on the Creative Commons Wiki will give you examples. Please look at the examples before you ask me.
Haneen found a really great website that has information about computer history and supercomputers and computer inventors, processors.
The Computer Chronicles Vacuum Tubes, Transistors, Circuit boards, Microprocessors
The binary number system is a base-2 number system. This means it only has two numbers: 0 and 1
Binary numbers are very useful in electronics and computer systems. Digital electronics can easily work with a sort of “on” or “off” system where “on” is a 1 and “off” is a zero
Online Reference for Binary Numbers
Online Binary Counting Games
This is a great description of how a Supercomputer works. This information comes from Jaguar Supercomputer (Cray) and applies to all supercomputers. The Jaguar is a more recent model of a Cray Supercomputer.
“Their presence add to the room’s noise and also creates a need for more storage space. That’s why half the room is taken up by the 20,000 1-terabyte hard drives that store all the data that the massive computers churn out.
I was particularly fascinated by how Jaguar handles input and output. The computer runs a stripped-down version of Linux, the open-source operating system that powers most Web servers. Data and commands are entered into computer terminals similar to a PC interface, with keyboards and flat-screen monitors.
Output is where it gets really interesting. After data is spat out into spreadsheets, on-site imaging specialists transform that into stunning high-definition visualizations that can be viewed in a room one flight up from Jaguar. The viewing room has 27 high-definition projectors working in tandem to create wide-screen HD images of whatever the scientists cooked up using the supercomputer.”