Solving Complex Problems Through Programming

Wednesday 17 August 2022 - Block 5, Room C152
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Daily Note

Our plan for the day: 

  1. We have 20 minutes for our first class
  2. We will take attendance - I will be asking you how I should pronounce your names
  3. I will introduce the big idea of our first class. 
  4. We will review the rules in our classroom
  5. We will review some of our classroom systems:
    1. google classroom
    2. daily notes
    3. managebac
  6. If we have time, we will look at some solutions students made last year (and in previous years
  7. We will be introduced to our class syllabus
  8. Our definition of learning: Learning is growth from where you are to where you want to go.
  9. 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: is visual studio code working from my programming folder?