Daily note for IB Year 2 Standard Level Computer Science

Block 1, Room C152

Thursday 8 October 2020


Daily Note

The plan for our class:

  1. We will discuss your  observations and questions

  2. We will discuss what your first semester / year of university might look like

  3. We will use this system for collaborative coding: http://develop.computersciencelearning.org/

  4. We will review the following topics:

    1. We will identify the need for persistant storage (we will touch on working with files in Python)

    2. We will describe the functions of an operating system (you'll remember tools to peek in the operating system) :  Describe the main functions of an operating system.

    3. We will identify the common features of applications (we'll look at a couple of applications on our computers)

Your homework for today: 

  1. All homework is on Google classroom (and only google classroom)



A little less comfortable


A little more comfortable


Our Big idea

The big idea for today is Computer organization.

The essential questions for this topic are:

How does a computer actually work? You know, like, really?

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



Zoom Link for our class: https://zoom.us/j/7430326991

Google classroom: here
Syllabus: Click here
All daily notes: Click here

Covid-testing link: Click here
High school bulletin: Click here
Current event activity: Click here




Reminders & routines:

IF today ==  testing_day_for_me:
     remember to go get tested!

IF today == first_period_of_day:

IF today == Friday:


Please read and follow these reminders:

  1. Always start every class by reading our daily note

  2. Please check now: is visual studio code working from my programming folder?