Discovery Assignments

Daily Memo

CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards
IC - Impacts of Computing 2-IC-20 - Compare tradeoffs associated with computing technologies that affect people's everyday activities and career options.
AP - Algorithms & Programming 1B-AP-11 - Decompose (break down) problems into smaller, manageable subproblems to facilitate the program development process. 1B-AP-15 - Test and debug (identify and fix errors) a program or algorithm to ensure it runs as intended.

Day 70
Make sure that you have all of your Community Project requirements met. It is due next week!

Day 64
Go to the assignments page and click on Peer Review. Team up with a classmate to review each other's websites.

Day 62
We need to look at your pages today. You should have 8 pages in total--an index page and 7 subject pages. We will then put them in a site folder, and begin the linking process.

Day 61
We're doing the school experience survey today.

Day 57
Go to the assignments page and click on CSS. Folow the instructions and complete the task.

Day 56
Here is some sample code to start a new page. Open Editly then copy and paste into the code side. Start saving pages using the subjects and interests that you listed in your index page.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<title>This is Title of the page</title>
table {
font-family: arial, sans-serif;
border-collapse: collapse;
width: 100%;

td, th {
border: 1px solid #dddddd;
text-align: left;
padding: 8px;

tr:nth-child(even) {
background-color: #dddddd;

<h1>This is Title of the page</h1>
<p>This is a paragraph.</p>
<a href="">Visit our HTML tutorial</a><br>
<img src="" alt="Fireworks" width="500" height="600">
<td>Alfreds Futterkiste</td>
<td>Maria Anders</td>
<td>Centro comercial Moctezuma</td>
<td>Francisco Chang</td>
<td>Ernst Handel</td>
<td>Roland Mendel</td>
<td>Island Trading</td>
<td>Helen Bennett</td>
<td>Laughing Bacchus Winecellars</td>
<td>Yoshi Tannamuri</td>
<td>Magazzini Alimentari Riuniti</td>
<td>Giovanni Rovelli</td>


Day 50
Today we start putting your code into a real page. Go to Editly and transfer the code from your worksheet.

Day 49
Today we start building our personal websites with an html worksheet. Use the html guide to help you identify the tags.


Day 48 Go to the assignments page and click on Lesson 6: Lists. Make a copy and put your name(s) in the title. Complete the task and share it with me.

Day 46

Go to the assignments page and click on Social Sleuth. Make a copy and put your name(s) in the title. You will need to click on Code Studio Levels to complete the worksheet.

Day 41

We're going to be working on Web Lab again today, but this time we'll be using pair programming. Pair progamming helps people make better programs by working together, but there are some rules we have to follow to make sure it goes well.

Rules for pair programming:

Go to the assignments page and click on Lesson 4-Headings. Use Pair Programming to complete the lesson

Day 40
Today and tomorrow you will work on your Community Project. Get in your groups, brainstorm ideas and settle on one. Create a plan to make it happen. Your contract signed by your parents is due Friday. Copies of the handbook and forms are on the assignments page.

Day 39
Today we will begin three days of work on your Community Project. If you want to work in a group, you must select people from this class.

Day 38
Go to the assignments page and click on Intro to html

Day 37
Install these apps

Web Server
Chrome Dev Editor

-These apps will allow you to write and open your web pages on the Chromebook

html Cheat Sheet

Day 35
Brainstorm Content
You will be creating your own personal website. An important part of building a website is knowing the content that you’d like to include. Since this is your website you’ll be able to decide what hobbies, interests, or messages you’d like to share. Use the prompts and space below to brainstorm content you’d want to include in your personal website.

What are things you like to do for fun?
What are things you know more about than other people?
What are things you care about in your school, your community, or even the world at large?
What messages do you want to share with a wide audience?

Day 34
We will watch these videos, then I want you to


on what you saw and heard.

Day 33
The following are the top ten most frequently visited websites in the United States. Each includes a brief description of the website's core function.


- Search engine for websites, pictures, videos, and other media


- User-submitted video site with ratings and comments


- Social media community that allows users to share information with friends


- User-generated news site where users can submit and vote on links


- Online shopping sites for all kinds of goods


- Free encyclopedia with content created by volunteer users


- News portal and search engine


- Microblogging service for users to share short messages with a wide audience


- TV and movie streaming service


- International auction site

Open The Purpose Of Websites link on the assignments page, make a copy, add your name(s) to the title, and complete it.

Day 31
Your Propose an App project is due tomorrow, including the poster. If you are ready, you can complete the Peer review.

Day 30
Today you will play a game that teaches you about how to be safe on the Internet

Play Interland

Day 29



on what you saw and heard.

Day 28
You have until Friday to get the Propose an App worksheet done AND create a poster of the screens of your app.

Day 24
You are going to propose an App. Go to the assignments page and click on Propose an App. In your groups, follow the prompts as you go through the process of inventing an app. This is due on Friday

Day 23
Go to the assignments page and click on Apps & Problem Solving. Save a copy of the document and add your name(s) to the title. We are going to look at the process of designing a smartphone app.

Day 22
We're going to work on a card sorting exercise to see how fast a human can process information.

Day 21
I would like you to look at a couple of videos



on what you saw and heard.

Day 20
Go to the assignments page and click on Input & Output. Click on File>Save as a copy. Open it in your google Docs and complete it. Share it with

Day 17
We're Looking at how computers work. Watch the video, then get started on the activity guide.

Day 15
Today I would like you to complete the group project on Problem Solving. Turn it in at the end of the period.

Using the Problem Solving Process

Day 11
We will meet in the computer lab (Room 303) To check our LAUSD email and reset the passwords

Reset your email password

Day 10
Today we will begin a series of problem-solving exercises. What is important is teamwork, logical thinking, and speed.

Day 9
Making a boat with aluminium foil

Day 6

Day 5
We'll be working on an unplugged assignment today. You are going to make a boat and test it.

Day 1
Introductions, seating chart, website