Designing Solutions Through Programming

Wednesday 17 August 2022 - Block 1, Room C152
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Daily Note

Our big idea: 

  1. What is awesome about designing solutions through programming?
    1. Learning and using php, html, css, mysql and bootstrap
    2. Starting to solve interesting problems
    3. You get to feel if software engineering is for you

Our plan for the day: 

  1. We only have 20 minutes!
  2. We will review the rules in our classroom
  3. We will look at some sites students made last year
    1. book finder
    2. todo list
    3. book quiz
    4. ASW instagram
    5. guitar amp website
    6. Ukrainian help system
  4. Our definition of learning: Learning is growth from where you are to where you want to go.
  5. We will review our learning

Your homework for today: 

  1. Please think about your learning goals. You should have 2 or 3 goals. I will ask you to share your learning goals with our class when we meet again.


Our Big idea

The big idea for today is Course orientation.

The essential questions for this topic are:

What do I need to know, understand and do to be prepared for this class?

It takes time to explore and really understand a big idea. If you want to
learn more about course orientation (which is connected to today's daily note), please click here .

We are learning this because as a designers must understand scientific and technical innovation. Designers use systems, models, methods, and processes to solve problems.

Reminders & routines:

IF (this_block == first_block_day) {

IF (today == Friday) {

As I am taking attendance:

  1. Please check now: am I connected to the American School of Warsaw wireless network
  2. Please check now: is visual studio code working from my programming folder?

To remember: 

  1. All the files you need for this course can be found at this link. Please pay attention to the time the file was last updated. 
  2. You can access a web-based view of your database by clicking this link.
  3. Please be aware of course videos to help you understand our content.