Designing Solutions Through Programming

Thursday 14 January 2021 - Block 1, Room C152
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Daily Note

Our plan for the day

  1. Welcome back! I missed you and I'm happy we are together. 
  2. Please watch this video if you are confused or need a reminder about section C:  (section C primer)
  3. Please remember, here is a video about debugging and  how to debug. The code snippet we use is here
  1. Please  review asking for help
  2. Some of you will need help. Please help each other, and ask me a question  if you need help! 
  3. We will work on section C


  1. All homework is listed in our Google classroom under the topic "Homework".


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 (today ==  testing_day_for_me) {
     remember to go get tested!;

IF (this_block == first_block_day) {

IF (today == Friday) {

As I am taking attendance:

  1. For students who are physically at ASW: Please check now: am I connected to the American School of Warsaw wireless network
  2. Please check now: is visual studio code working from my programming folder?

To remember: 

  1. All the files you need for this course can be found at this link. Please pay attention to the time the file was last updated. 
  2. You can access a web-based view of your database by clicking this link.
  3. Please be aware of course videos to help you understand our content.

If you want to meet with me: 

  1. I am free blocks 2,6 and 8
  2. Send an email to make an appointment
  3. Don't ask me in person! Always send an email
  4. Ask me a question on our discussion forum