SBScodes: AP Computer Science Principles -- Weeks 2 and 3

September 25, 2018 by Andrea Tehan Carnes

We have been very busy in the last two weeks of AP CSP! Students learned about the hardware and software involved in making computers and mobile devices work, what an algorithm is (think of it as steps or a recipe), and what abstraction and abstracting is (basically simplifying and condensing information or code).

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SBScodes: All about a new course at SBS: AP Computer Science Principles

September 10, 2018 by Andrea Tehan Carnes

Computer science is a subject that many faculty members and students have been longing to teach and learn at Stoneleigh-Burnham School for many years. Early in now-retired Math Teacher Roger Turton's tenure, he taught computer science. If you've seen the movie Hidden Figures, then you can probably guess that he learned to code a computer using cards with holes punched in them. I am no SBS expert, but I think that may be the last kind of coding we taught here.

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