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Mr. Benshoof’s Remote Learning AP Computer Science

Welcome to a new experience: Remote AP Computer Science.  It’s certainly not ideal, but we’ll do the best we can to finish our class without being able to meet in person!  Here you’ll find all of the online resources that we’ll use to cover topics while we can’t meet together.  If these resources don’t work for you, you can also contact Lathrop high school (907-456-7794) and arrange to pick up paper assignments instead!

I’m here to help you out in any way I can.  Feel free to e-mail or join me for a video-chat anytime throughout the week.  I can help with our class, other classes your in, or if you just want to say hi!

 

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 Complete the Week 4 Video Scavenger Hunt 

WHAT IS REMOTE LEARNING?

Well, “Remote Learning” is what happens when we can’t meet together in school.  Instead of having regular class like we’re used to, some of us will be learning at home on computers, others will be learning at WiFi hotspots on our phones, and others will be learning using pencil and paper as we read about the topics and try out practice problems.

In short: Remote Learning means making sure that YOU continue to learn cool stuff no matter where you are!

There’s no doubt we’re in challenging times.  Make the most of your school time at home, take care of your family, and keep looking for fun ways to apply the computer science you know!

Mr. Benshoof is here and happy to help throughout the week.

ZOOM MEETING

You can join Mr. Benshoof in a video call any day of the week!  We have optional “Virtual Classes” throughout the week based on what period you’re in:

First Period – MONDAYS 10:30-11:30

Second Period – WEDNESDAYS 10:30-11:30

Third Period – FRIDAYS 10:30-11:30

Fourth Period – MONDAYS 11:40-12:40

In addition, Mr. Benshoof has “Virtual Office Hours” on Zoom from 1-2pm on Mon, Wed, Fri and also from 10am – 2pm on Tues & Thurs.

Check your student e-mail for details about logging in to this week’s Zoom meeting!

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Class Codes

Connect to our class and AP practice with the College Board using your period’s class code:

  • 1st – E326X3
  • 2nd – 7PYV9M
  • 3rd – WXP2MZ
  • 4th – VDAWRA

Air Table

Sign up for our class AirTable: a spreadhseet-style project management tool! We’ll try out this as a plartform for sharing assignments, links, project updates, and AP practice work.  Sign up using your student email address here!

Class Codes

Connect to Mr. Benshoof on CodingBat by creating your account and linking your account to his

christopher.benshoof@k12northstar.org

 

Class Codes

Get connected to our class on CodeHS by using the class code 

9009F

Week 7 Remote Learning Tasks: AP TEST FRIDAY MAY 15

Congratulations making it to the end of our remote learning AP Computer Science experience! This week you need to:

  • TAKE YOUR AP EXAM FROM HOME ON FRIDAY, MAY 15 @ NOON ALASKA TIME! 

The rest of your time this week should be spent getting ready for Friday’s AP Test including:

  • Join us for AP Computer Science review sessions at the usual Zoom link on both Tuesday AND Thursday starting at 11am. We can talk about AP questions, do some practice together, and and make sure you’re all ready to go!
  • Complete this checklist from the College Board to make sure you have everything you need for test day!
  •  Try out the AP Exam Practice system to see what the testing system will be like and to make sure you have the connectivity you’ll need
  •  Review this document – it gives a complete overview of the upcoming AP Computer Science exam!
  •  Let’s watch the next few videos – these cover some review of array lists. They’ve got a long YouTube playlist of recent videos… the more you watch the better!    

AP PRACTICE VIDEO 12         AP PRACTICE VIDEO 13        AP TEST TIPS & TRICKS

  •  Remember that AP Free Response Questions are the best way to get ready for our big test!  Be sure to share your responses with Mr. Benshoof so that he can give you some feedback and insights!

QUESTION 9      QUESTION 10

  •  OPTIONAL:  Join Mr. Benshoof in our online class period this week by video chat!  Use the Zoom link in the purple box above to log in at the right time for your class period.  It’ll be fun, we’ll play a game, do some brainstorming, and there won’t be any homework 🙂

Have questions while you’re learning and working?  Video-chat with Mr. Benshoof during his office hours any day!  Check the purple box above for more info.

Want to get ahead?  Programming is an awesome thing to play with when you’re looking for something to do.  Mr. Benshoof is currrently spending muych of his spare time working on a new mobile App to help students study for the speech and interview competition.  It should be cool, and it might be available in an App store near you some day! Keep looking for cool projects this summer and reach out for help to Mr. Benshoof via email throughout the summer if you find yourself stuck!

Week 6 Remote Learning Tasks: May 4 - May 8

This week you need to:

  •  JOIN US for an AP Review Session on Arrays & ArrayList FRQs THIS THURSDAY @ 11AM via Zoom.  We’ll talk about how these questions are graded, what you should be aware of, and what notes you might want to have available on test day!
  •  Complete this checklist from the College Board to make sure you have everything you need for test day!
  •  Try out the AP Exam Practice system to see what the testing system will be like and to make sure you have the connectivity you’ll need
  •  Review this document – it gives a complete overview of the upcoming AP Computer Science exam!
  •  Let’s watch the next few videos – these cover some review of array lists. They’ve got a long YouTube playlist of recent videos… the more you watch the better!     WATCH VIDEO 9         WATCH VIDEO 10        WATCH VIDEO 11
  •  Remember that AP Free Response Questions are the best way to get ready for our big test!  Be sure to share your responses with Mr. Benshoof so that he can give you some feedback and insights!

QUESTION 7      QUESTION 8

  • Wrap up whatver it is you want to do for your personal project this week! That way next week can be all about the AP Test!
  •  OPTIONAL:  Join Mr. Benshoof in our online class period this week by video chat!  Use the Zoom link in the purple box above to log in at the right time for your class period.  It’ll be fun, we’ll play a game, do some brainstorming, and there won’t be any homework 🙂

Have questions while you’re learning and working?  Video-chat with Mr. Benshoof during his office hours any day!  Check the purple box above for more info.

Want to get ahead?  Our class is gearing up for success on the AP Exam (Friday, May 15).  Get ahead by watching more of the college board AP CompSci review videos on their YouTube channel.  Be sure to take some detailed notes, because the AP Exam is Open Notes!

Week 5 Remote Learning Tasks: April 27 - May 1

This week you need to:

  •  JOIN US for an AP Review Session on Arrays & ArrayList FRQs THIS THURSDAY @ 11AM via Zoom.  We’ll talk about how these questions are graded, what you should be aware of, and what notes you might want to have available on test day!
  •  Review this document – it gives a complete (and updated) overview of the upcoming AP Computer Science exam!
  •  Let’s watch the next two videos – these cover some review of arrays. They’ve got a long YouTube playlist of recent videos… the more you watch the better!  WATCH VIDEO 7       WATCH VIDEO 8
  •  Remember that AP Free Response Questions are the best way to get ready for our big test!  Be sure to share your responses with Mr. Benshoof so that he can give you some feedback and insights!

QUESTION 5      QUESTION 6

  • Follow your project plan to keep working on your project in either BlueJ, codingbat, or CodeHS.  Put in about an hour or so this week working on that (unless of course you want to spend more time 🙂
  •  OPTIONAL:  Join Mr. Benshoof in our online class period this week by video chat!  Use the Zoom link in the purple box above to log in at the right time for your class period.  It’ll be fun, we’ll play a game, do some brainstorming, and there won’t be any homework 🙂

Have questions while you’re learning and working?  Video-chat with Mr. Benshoof during his office hours any day!  Check the purple box above for more info.

Want to get ahead?  Our class is gearing up for success on the AP Exam (Friday, May 15).  Get ahead by watching more of the college board AP CompSci review videos on their YouTube channel.  Be sure to take some detailed notes, because the AP Exam is Open Notes!

Week 4 Remote Learning Tasks: April 20 - April 24

This week you need to:

  •  Review this document – it gives a complete (and updated) overview of the upcoming AP Computer Science exam!
  •  Let’s watch the next two videos – these cover some review of arrays. They’ve got a long YouTube playlist of recent videos… the more you watch the better!  WATCH VIDEO 5       WATCH VIDEO 6
  •  Remember that AP Free Response Questions are the best way to get ready for our big test!  Be sure to share your responses with Mr. Benshoof so that he can give you some feedback and insights!

QUESTION 3      QUESTION 4

  • Follow your project plan to keep working on your project in either BlueJ, codingbat, or CodeHS.  Put in about an hour or so this week working on that (unless of course you want to spend more time 🙂
  •  OPTIONAL:  Join Mr. Benshoof in our online class period this week by video chat!  Use the Zoom link in the purple box above to log in at the right time for your class period.  It’ll be fun, we’ll play a game, do some brainstorming, and there won’t be any homework 🙂

Have questions while you’re learning and working?  Video-chat with Mr. Benshoof during his office hours any day!  Check the purple box above for more info.

Want to get ahead?  Our class is gearing up for success on the AP Exam (Friday, May 15).  Get ahead by watching more of the college board AP CompSci review videos on their YouTube channel.  Be sure to take some detailed notes, because the AP Exam is Open Notes!

Week 3 Remote Learning Tasks: April 13 - April 17

This week you need to:

  •  Sign up for AirTable to make our communication easier as we start designing!  Use your school district email address for easy sign-up.  Add something to the table to confirm that you can edit things properly.
  •  Review this document – it gives a complete (and updated) overview of the upcoming AP Computer Science exam!
  • Follow your project plan to keep working on your project in either BlueJ, codingbat, or CodeHS.  Put in about an hour or so this week working on that (unless of course you want to spend more time 🙂
  •  The AP coordinators have beencreating a good series of video to review the year’s AP Computer Science topics.  Let’s watch two more of those this week before doingsome practice problems. They’ve got a long YouTube playlist of recent videos… the more you watch the better!  WATCH VIDEO 3       WATCH VIDEO 4
  •  Of course, let’s do some practice FRQs to wrap things up.  We’ll start doing 2 a week – both of which will be chosen to mimick the questions you’ll see on the AP Exam.  Be sure to share your responses with Mr. Benshoof so that he can give you some feedback and insights!   QUESTION 1      QUESTION 2
  •  OPTIONAL:  Join Mr. Benshoof in our online class period this week by video chat!  Use the Zoom link in the purple box above to log in at the right time for your class period.  It’ll be fun, we’ll play a game, do some brainstorming, and there won’t be any homework 🙂

Have questions while you’re learning and working?  Video-chat with Mr. Benshoof during his office hours any day!  Check the purple box above for more info.

Want to get ahead?  Our class is gearing up for success on the AP Exam (Friday, May 15).  Get ahead by watching more of the college board AP CompSci review videos on their YouTube channel.  Be sure to take some detailed notes, because the AP Exam is Open Notes!

Week 2 Remote Learning Tasks: April 6 - April 10

This week you need to:

  •  Sign up for AirTable to make our communication easier as we start designing!  Use your school district email address for easy sign-up.  Add something to the table to confirm that you can edit things properly.
  •  Using AirTable, create a PLAN for your ongoing programming work. Plan out the first 3 steps of your work, whether that’s in BlueJ for your own program, in codingbat, or in CodeHS.  Make a plan for how you want to tackel your ongoing programming work.
  •  The college board is producing AP Computer Science review videos to help make sure everyone is ready for their upcoming AP Test (ours is on May 15).  This week we’ll watch two of their videos that cover subclasses and overriding.  Watch these videos and take some notes for yourself – the AP exam is open-noteso this is a perfect time to review and put together some good notes for test day!   WATCH VIDEO 1       WATCH VIDEO 2
  •  Finally, let’s start doing just a little AP review by responding to the attached AP Free Response Question.  In addition to reading and doing the question, I’d love to be able to give you direct feedback on your response.  To do this, go ahead and respond completely to the AP questions, then either take a photo of your hand written responses and get them to me through the AirTable (drag and drop), or by email.  If you’d rather, you can type your responses into a Google Doc and link it in the Air Table or share it with me by email.
  •  OPTIONAL:  Join Mr. Benshoof in our online class period this week by video chat!  Use the Zoom link in the purple box above to log in at the right time for your class period.  It’ll be fun, we’ll play a game, do some brainstorming, and there won’t be any homework 🙂

Have questions while you’re learning and working?  Video-chat with Mr. Benshoof during his office hours any day!  Check the purple box above for more info.

Want to get ahead?  Our class is gearing up for success on the AP Exam (Friday, May 15).  Get ahead by watching more of the college board AP CompSci review videos on their YouTube channel.  Be sure to take some detailed notes, because the AP Exam is Open Notes!

Week 1 Remote Learning Tasks: March 30 - April 3

This week you need to:

  • Watch a video!  The College Board and AP program are trying to help out AP classes like ours by creating some online videos about programming topics.  Take the time to watch their first video (which is actually from our most recent topics in Java) here!  It’s a good video, if not a bit long.  Break it up over a few days if you’d like!
  • Make a choice!   I want you to have choice over how you continue your programming work.  More info will come in an email Monday, but in short your choices are:
    1. Create your own game/program in BlueJ using the cool info you’ve learned (and maybe Gridworld for graphics)
    2. Practice elements of Java Programming in codingbat.com where you get immediate feedback!
    3. Try something new and review all computer science ideas with short video lessons and in-browser java programming (no BlueJ) at CodeHS.com.
  • Once you’ve chosen which idea sounds best to you, E-MAIL MR. BENSHOOF to let him know how you want to proceed.
  • Make an account (if you haven’t already) at the College Board website and connect your account to our class using the proper code listed at the right.
  • OPTIONAL:  Join Mr. Benshoof in our online class period this week by video chat!  Use the Zoom link in the purple box above to log in at the right time for your class period.  It’ll be fun, we’ll play a game, do some brainstorming, and there won’t be any homework 🙂

Have questions while you’re learning and working?  Video-chat with Mr. Benshoof during his office hours any day!  Check the purple box above for more info.

Want to get ahead?  The rest of our year is all about playing with programming and getting ready for the AP exam.  You can get ahead by doing more practice on the College Board’s website, or by working on more programs in your chosen way.

Previous Documents

Henry was asking about getting access to some of our older rubrics and assignments so he could review.  They’re linked below.  If you have any other old items you’d like easy access to again just let me know – it could all help you put together some good notes for AP Exam Day!  (Friday, May 15 @ Noon)

CONTACT MR. BENSHOOF                          christopher.benshoof@k12northstar.org                       ZOOM (10am-2pm): Check Your E-mail