IB Year 1 Standard Level Computer Science

Friday 20 August 2021 - Block 4, Room C152
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Daily Note


  1. We will discuss the start of the class
  2. We will review some of our classroom systems:
    1. Please click this link to join our google classroom
    2. daily notes
  3. We will spend most of the class setting up our computers. This involves carefully following the instructions here
    1. We will answer the question: what is a programming language?
    2. We will answer the question: what is the difference between higher level and lower level programming languages?
    3. We will answer the question: what is the difference between compiled and interpreted programming languages?
    4. If you are an experienced python programmer please start with this problem set
    5. If you are a new python programmer, please begin working through objective 1 from this document
    6. We will learn about IDE's 
    7. We will learn to read a pythion exception message
  4. We will review our learning



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:

Please read and follow these reminders:

  1. IF today ==  testing_day_for_me:
         remember to go get tested!
  2. IF today == Friday: