Tuesday, November 6, 2018

First Quiz Review

Last Friday we took our first quiz, I didn't do great, getting only 13 out of 20 questions correct.
The first question I got wrong was question 7; asking what 0100 0100 was in decimal. This one threw me for a loop because I completely forgot that binary started with one so I counted the third digit as 8 rather than 4.
I got number 9 wrong because I confused binary with morse. I was originally going to choose ASCII which was the correct answer until I second guessed my self believing morse was sent in 1's and 0's although it is actually dots and dashes.
Number 10 was a big one that I think most people got wrong and I place all the blame directly on Jack Greenhalgh. Well it's not all his fault but he did write the hex to decimal conversion on the board and it was completely wrong. He had the letters going up to 16 and stopping at F where in fact it only goes to 15 and stops at E. So that means the correct answer is 10.
I got 17 wrong and this was a really hard one so I'm not too surprised I got it wrong. I chose 10 but the correct answer was 16. I don't really understand how it gets to that point though.
Another one I got wrong was 14. I got this wrong because I chose numbers as the answer. I believed that was the answer because what is more important than numbers? Computers are built off of them, but in terms of communication, it makes sense that timing would be the correct answer.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

New Technology Article

The Technology that was the most intriguing is the artificial embryos. This is most intriguing to me because of all the things that can be done with the embryos. They can take the embryos and grow literally anything. I have always been fascinated by dinosaurs and if there is any way that they can be brought back. This is it.

Friday, October 19, 2018

The Internet is for everyone....

Challenge 4 is the challenge that is most meaningful to me. I believe that it truly important for everyone to have access to the internet no matter where they are. The Internet is such an amazing place where you can truly do anything; it is so crucial in learning environments to ensure children get the best learning experience. To expand upon this, I believe that everyone no matter the age should be offered classes in order to learn how to use the internet. The best way to keep advancing society is to keep everyone on the same page technologically.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Trip to the Chatham RCA

Yesterday, October 2nd, our computer science class went on a visit to the Marconi/RCA. I had a great time and learned a lot of cool things. It was truly awesome being able to see an actual enigma machine and learn how to use one. The one thing that I really wish was improved on was interacting with the students from the other school. My group had 12 people in it, 8 students from Plymouth South and 4 from Sandwich. There was no incentive at all for us to get to know the others and people just stayed and talked with their friend groups. Another thing that would have been great would be instead of 30 minutes at each station, there was 45. I left feeling like I had not learned everything that I could and wanted to know more. That extra 15 minutes could have given students the time to explore the artifacts on display more in depth and get a better understanding for all of them.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Turning up the heat!

This one was actually pretty tough for awhile. Originally, every time I tried to compile it would tell me I had an error with my parentheses. This was strange to me because after checking with my friend's code, our parentheses were identical. Eventually I realized that my mistake was that I was trying to "Get_int" when I should have been using "Get_float". After this I compiled and it worked. When I ran check 50 it told me I had a few errors. I asked will and he showed me that I needed to put ".1f" rather than just "f" in the orange printf line. Overall I am pretty satisfied with how I was able to conquer this task.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Coding reflection

Today was our first day of coding. The biggest lesson that I learned was that there is a difference between \n and /n. I found this out because the \n is supposed to make the lines go down but everything was still going across. I also learned how to navigate the CS50 dashboard. At first it was really scary and complicated looking, but the more I used it, it seemed to become easier and easier. It is not the most streamline interface but it's okay.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Interviewing My Mom

What computing innovation has had the most impact on your life? In what ways has your life been affected?

"I think texting has had the largest impact on my life. I really do not like talking on the phone. I enjoy the simplicity of being able to with someone whether it be a question or just a greeting without it turning into a lengthy conversation. Texting offers me the option to respond right away or when I have the time to do so. I also like being able to 'talk' to multiple people at once as well. It is so much easier to plan events or a get together when a number of people can be a part of a conversation and can add their input at their leisure. So, I would definitely say that texting has had the biggest and most important affect on my life." 

This answer is a lot similar to mine because we both focused on how our innovation makes communication easier for us. If I ever want to talk to my friends we just hop on Xbox, get in a party together and usually talk for hours.