## Saturday, September 29, 2012

### Quarter I, Week 4: ScreenCasts, SmartNotes and Code oh my!

Quarter I, Week 4: ScreenCasts, SmartNotes and Code oh my!

Math 4R: preCalculus for Seniors
Math 4H: preCalculus Honors for Juniors
Math 5H: AP Calculus BC
CSH: Computer Science Honors
APCS: AP Computer Science
CIS(theta): Computing Independent Study

Above you will find links to summaries of all my lessons for this past week!

This week were off on Wednesday for Yum Kippur, so we had no YouTube Wednesday! But I did show the following YouTubes in Calculus class:

Enjoy a little background music played by Itzhak Perlman:

Well, that's all folks!
Learning with Technology,

### Teaching Math 4R: Continuing Chapter 2!

Teaching Math 4R: Continuing Chapter 2!

preCalculus for Seniors continued Chapter 2 all about Transformations and Compositions!

I think that next week we'll finish Chapter 2 and have a unit test! Here's our ScreenCasts and SmartNotes for this week:

Well, that's all folks!
Teaching with Technology,

### Teaching Math 4H: Starting Chapter 5!

Teaching Math 4H: Starting Chapter 5!

preCalculus Honors for Juniors started Chapter 5 all about Inverse Functions, Exponential Functions and Logarithmic Functions!

I think that next week we'll finish Chapter 5 and have a unit test! Here's our ScreenCasts and SmartNotes for this week:

Well, that's all folks!
Teaching with Technology,

### Teaching Math 5HBC: Starting Unit 3!

Teaching Math 5HBC: Starting Unit 3!

AP Calculus BC started Unit 3 all about Algebraic Differentiation Rules, High Order Derivatives and Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions!

I think that next week we'll finish Chapter 3 and have a unit test! Here's our ScreenCasts and SmartNotes for this week:

Well, that's all folks!
Teaching with Technology,

### Teaching Computer Science Honors: Starting Chapter 2!

Teaching Computer Science Honors: Starting Chapter 2!

Computer Science Honors started Chapter 2 all about Computer Hardware and the Python Interpreter!

I think that next week we'll finish Chapter 2 and start Lab 2. Here's our ScreenCasts and Code for this week:

Code for Chapter 2 Section 2.
Code for Chapter 2 Section 3
Code for Chapter 2 Section 4

Well, that's all folks!
Teaching with Technology,

### Teaching AP Computer Science: Starting Chapter 3 Lab!

Teaching AP Computer Science: Starting Chapter 3 Lab!

AP Computer Science is leaving the world of OBP (Object Based Programming) from Chapter 2 and going head long into the world of OOP (Object Oriented Programming) in Chapter 3. We not only have a main class, but we are now designing our own derived classes! We not only have header comments for each class, we are also writing javadoc for each method! We are writing our own contructors, accessors, mutators and instance fields. Are we good at this or what?

You will note that this year I am spending no time on the textbook readings, that's homework. I'm going straight to the end of chapter exercises. I model questions 1,3,5,7,9 as classwork and the students complete questions 2,4,6,8,10 as a lab. This works great as I still get to teach all the material in the chapter, and the students can still work in groups practicing all the coding, but we don't waste a lot of time going over the text, using the text's labbook or doing tests in class.

I think that next week I'll give our first Take Home Tuesday. Here's our ScreenCast and Code for this week:

Well, that's all folks!
Teaching with Technology,

## Sunday, September 23, 2012

### Quarter I, Week 3: ScreenCasts, SmartNotes and Code, oh my!

Quarter I, Week 3: ScreenCasts, SmartNotes and Code, oh my!

Here's this week's summaries from all my classes:

Math 4R: preCalculus for Seniors
Math 4H: preCalculus Honors for Juniors
Math 5HBC: AP Calculus BC
CSH: Computer Science Honors
APCS: AP Computer Science

There was only on choice for this week's YouTube Wednesday (see above) as we had a 3 day week due to Rosh Hashana. Next week have Yum Kippur on Wednesday....

We also had Know Your School Night this week. It was great! I didn't tell the parents anything. I gave them an oral quiz instead:
My name is? Mr. Garcia
This class is? preCalculus, ...
The textbook is? preCalculus, ...
I've been teaching Computing since? 1975
I've been teaching High School since? 1984
I've been teaching AP Calculus since? 1993
I've been teaching College since? 1995
What is Edmodo? ...
What is ScreenCasting? ...
What are SmartNotes? ...
What is BlogSpot? ...
What is Flipping the Classroom? ...
What is WhiteBoarding? ...
What's a Graphing Calculator? ...
What is SAGE? ...

Here's a little background music from Bear McCreary:

I hope you enjoyed this week's update!

Learning with Technology,

### Teaching Math 4R: Starting Chapter 2: Library Functions!

Teaching Math 4R: Starting Chapter 2: Library Functions!

We started Chapter 2 this week and had a lot of fun with Library Functions, aka Mother Functions! Below, you will find the Syllabus for this unit as well as our ScreenCasts and Smartnotes for the week.

Well, that's all folks!

### Teaching Math 4H: Chapter 4 Real and Complex Roots Completed!

Teaching Math 4H: Chapter 4 Real and Complex Roots Completed!

We finished Chapter 4 this week. We talked mostly about solving Polynomial Equations with a Real Coefficients and Complex Roots. Below, you will find the current Syllabus, all our ScreenCasts and SmartNotes for the week!

Well, that's all folks!

### Teaching Math 5HBC: UNIT 2 is done!

Teaching Math 5HBC: UNIT 2 is done!

We've been playing with limits and the definition of the derivative for 3 weeks! Below you will find the syllabus for this unit and all our ScreenCasts and SmartNotes for the week. We just finished up the chapter with section 206 on the existence of the derivative.

Well, that's all folks!

### Teaching CSH: Starting Lab 1!

Teaching Computer Science Honors: Starting Lab 1!

We finished Chapter 1 this week and started a lab. The last section we completed in the book was 105: Pythonic Functions.

Code for Chapter 1 Section 5.

Well, that's all folks!