Monday, April 4, 2011

4/4 Objectivity / Statements

Post a response to the Question of the Day in 5 minutes or less, using complete sentences, use proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.

ICT Essentials 1
Question of the Day: What do you think you should include or not include in your online profile for this class? Why? Update your Google Profile.

Daily Objectives: 
Identify the criteria for evaluating websites and online resources. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness for specific tasks.Use the criteria to evaluate preliminary websitesLocate sources (intellectually and physically). Find information within sources.Locate, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.

Word of the Day:  Objectivity - existing independently of perception or an individual's conceptions: are there objective moral values? Undistorted by emotion or personal bias.

Question of the Day: Read: Statements
What is a statement? What are some words that mean the same thing?
What are some examples of statements in Scratch? List 2 examples of statements in programming.

Daily Objectives: 
Describe and use statements to create a computer program.Describe and use Boolean expressions to create a computer program.Describe and use Conditions to create a computer program.Describe and use Loops  to create a computer program.Describe and use Variables to create a computer program.

Word of the Day: Statements - In programming, a statement is simply a directive that tells the computer to do something. Think of it as a command or an instruction. In Scratch, any block whose label reads like a command is a statement.
One such block instructs a sprite to say something:

Another such block instructs a sprite to go to some location:

Sometimes, you only want a statement to be executed under certain conditions. Such conditions are defined in terms of Boolean expressions, to which we turn our attention next.

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