Monthly Archives: May 2005

What is ChipWits anyway?

Once, long ago, I owned a Mac. (Okay, so there’s a whole story connected there, but it’s not got anything to do with this entry 8^). Anyway, back in ’85, a friend of mine gave me a present called ChipWits. … Continue reading

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Prom Night

Yes, it’s the end of Senior year, which means the most important night of a young person’s life, the Senior Prom is here. Oh, I’m sorry, it’s not prom night for me, but for my son. My oldest is at … Continue reading

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The Apps are coming!

The last time I spoke I told of the PocketPC apps my students were working on. The good news is that this little activity definitely caught their attention, and mine as well! In about two weeks, my students have written … Continue reading

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Pocket Programming

So, the APCS exam is over, and my class is almost entirely composed of Seniors, who, while technically have classes until the 20th, in reality have checked out a while ago. What do I do with them to keep them … Continue reading

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APCS 2005

Okay, let’s try this in code: if ((yourSchool == HIGH) && (yourClass == APCS) && (youTookAP)){    System.out.println(your_Opinion_of_exam);} But seriously, how did you find the the exam? The eight students in my APCS-AB class had pretty much one opinion: The multiple … Continue reading

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Winning the defeat: The Atlanta FIRST Championship

Two weeks ago, I led a troop of 21 students and 11 parents on a quest for glory, the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship Event in Atlanta. Seven weeks earlier we faced some worthy competitors in the Manchester NH Regional, and … Continue reading

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