Daily note for IB Year 1 Higher Level Computer Science

Block 3, Room C152


Wednesday 24 March 2021

 

Daily Note

We will introduce the internal assessment

We will move through the  checklist to help you stay organized

We wil review the IA assessment criteria

This IA is one of the most time intensive IA's in the IB. Be prepared to spend in excess of 80 hours to complete your IA. 

Your job for todays class is to start thinking of a topic. I'll help guide your thinking and answer your questions.

 

A little less comfortable

Content

The computer science internal assessment focuses on the balance between the level of algorithmic thinking and problem-solving required to develop a product within the framework of the design cycle.  

Process

Steady work and excellent planning will help you here. You have 100% control of your time and product with the IA. Use that control well. 

Product

It's all about reaching for the highest level of the rubrics. 

 

A little more comfortable

Content

The computer science internal assessment focuses on the balance between the level of algorithmic thinking and problem-solving required to develop a product within the framework of the design cycle.  The complexity of your problem must be high enough to warrant an equally highly complex solution. Reach as high as you can, make sure your IA is approved and meets the "difficult to understand" complexity guidelines. 

Process

Steady work and excellent planning will help you here. You have 100% control of your time and product with the IA. Use that control well. I expect all students to work diligently and carefully. 

Product

It's all about reaching for the highest level of the rubrics. Most of your coding should be completed by the end of the summer. 

 

Our Big idea

The big idea for today is Resource management.

The essential questions for this topic are:

How does your computer manage competition for limited resources?

It takes time to explore and really understand a big idea. If you want to
learn more about resource management (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.



 

Links

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:

Please read and follow these reminders:

  1. IF today ==  testing_day_for_me:
         remember to go get tested!
     
  2. IF today == Friday:
         current_event_activity()
     
  3. If you come to me and quietly tell me the first letter of your first name and the first letter of your last name, I will give you on piece of candy.