Designing Solutions Through Programming (also known as introduction to programming) is an entry-level course for students to learn programming and design. The course is a year-long course.
The course is designed to be “fun and hard”. You will learn to program using real-world tools. You will carefully design a web application and then program the application. You will learn how to debug, and how to catch errors and little mistakes.
After you understand this, you will build two really cool web-based applications. Every student who leaves this course has a good idea if they want to continue studying computer science.
The major assessment in this course is to plan, design, create, and evaluate two web applications.
For each web application, you need to do four things really well:
There are many other minor assessments related to these two projects. For example, you will need to learn about HTML in order to build a website. You’ll be assessed on your understanding and skill of HTML.
You will also be assessed on your approaches to learning - skills which help you be a better student.
Here is a guide how you can communicate with me. I am available most of the time. You should be aware of advantages and disadvantages for each method of communication:
s, with evidence that you have followed our guide to asking good questions will get replies.
I do not allow students to retake exams. Many students get the idea that they don’t have to take a test seriously until the retake. Students and parents are reminded a grade is a single data point, not to be considered as a single point upon which all success and failure rests.
I want you to work hard and learn. There are times when you may want to earn extra credit. Extra credit does not automatically improve your grade. Here are some things to think about before you accept an assignment for extra credit:
You are responsible for understanding and following these guidelines.
Academic integrity is an expected trait in all students of ASW and is afforded the utmost value by all members of the faculty. The academic reputation of our students and the school in the wider community depend on it. Academic integrity expectations extend to all assessed and non-assessed school work and to all documentation produced for university and college applications. It is the expectation at ASW that all work and documentation submitted by students is entirely their own.
To ensure that high school students understand what constitutes academic honesty, teachers explicitly address the issue with all students at the start of each academic course.
Citing appropriately those whose work is used in the preparation of school work completing school work without the input of others whose knowledge of the task might advantage the student unfairly submitting work for assessment that is representative of the student’s own learning and not that of others, individually or collectively maintaining a level of confidentiality and personal ownership of one’s own work, both assessed and non-assessed
Presenting the work, ideas, words, images, data or arguments of others as one’s own without citation (plagiarism) copying or sharing work with others (unless specifically allowed) in any form (e.g. digitally sharing, downloading, in person) in a way that misrepresents a student’s ability or is intended to mislead the intended audience presenting work as one’s own which has been completed with the assistance of others (such as parents, other students or tutors) in a way that misrepresents a student’s ability making up or altering references, quotations, statistics, etc. (fabrication or falsification)
When a faculty member determines that there has been a breach of academic integrity, the faculty member is required to inform the Principal of the incident.
This an entry-level course. Students are not expected to know anything about programming prior to starting the course.
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