As promised, here is the list of those who remembered to follow instructions and forwarded the appropriate link..have fun!
Today and tomorrow we will work on Alice, and depending on how far we get with the next few concepts, Friday may be an entire period in which you can perfect your Alice program for evaluation. It is due before the end of next week (you may work on it at home).
Alice concepts to be covered:
Events (starting world)
Vehicle Property and Inheritence (powerpoint)
Class Level Variables (powerpoint)
Class Level Variables (starting world)
Arrays and Lists (powerpoint)
Arrays and Lists (starting world)
Remember that on Monday you will present your Culminating Activity to the class (maximum 3 minutes). Your career report is also due that day.
We will be conducting the interviews next week (on the days that you signed up).
The exam review period and exam time will be set aside for those students who need to finish up assignments.
This will be the last posting for this course. Thank you for taking the time to push yourself and try to learn some very complicated concepts. I look forward to seeing all the hard work that you put into your Culminating Projects and your Blogs.
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Today we will be looking at the topics of Class Level Methods and Parameters. Please make sure that you have your box booted up and ready to go, with Alice loaded at the start of class (do no waste time waiting for instructions to do so...).
We will be working on Alice for the rest of the week. I will give you Monday and Tuesday of next week to finish up your culminating activity. Please plan accordingly.
Since Alice3D is freeware, and works on most common platforms, you should be taking the time to "play in the sandbox" at home, and work on and review the concepts we have discussed and learned in class.
I hope you had a wonderful break, and are back well rested and "good to go". There is a lot of work to be finished, and the semester is quickly coming to a close.
For the next three weeks we will be working on the following: 1) learning the basics of the Alice 3D programming language, and completing a programming assignment 2) working on our culminating activities and blogs 3) finishing up any small little odds and ends we haven't completed yet (like our career exploration assignment). The lab will be available at lunch for those who wish to get caught up or work on their culminating.
We will sign up for culminating interviews tomorrow.
Please make sure you have a computer with Alice 2.2 loaded on it and ready to go. If you have to reinstall an operating system, make sure you use Windows 7 Basic or Windows XP SP3.
If you get lost, need further explanation, or just want to progress farther than we ware going to in this course, feel free to check out this site as an excellent source of tutorials, hints and ideas.
We will be using a series of PowerPoints to guide our learning over the next few classes.(feel free to download copies and use them for review and reference). You will also need this rubric before you submit your program for evaluation. We are going to start with this scavenger hunt to familiarize ourself with the interface. You may work in partners if you wish. There are prizes! :)
Today, if there is time, we are going to start learning about movement and placement in the Alice3D environment.
This will be the on-line binder for TEJ3/4MI