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For COMP1000 & 1003, MyItLab assignments are worth 10% of your grade.

Excerpt from the syllabus.

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Spring 2008

ROBO CAMP
Spring 2008

Providing children with computer skills at an early age increases their chances of being successful adults. The ROBO CAMP curriculum reinforces children's computer literacy knowledge while introducing them to more advanced concepts and hands on applications of computer programming and robotics. Cutting edge educational computer applications will be used. Students will use the Pearson Prentice Hall MyITLab skill-based training modules to reinforce their knowledge about Personal Computer hardware, software architecture, Windows XP, the Internet, and the WWW. In order to allow each student to focus better while taking the skill-based training modules, they will be provided with professional quality headphones for use in the lab. More advanced concepts, such as basic computer programming and robotics, will be taught using the Carnegie Mellon University Alice Programming System, the Lego Mindstorms and Robotics Invention System, the CRS-A255 robot and Microsoft interactive educational applications.

Students will be provided, for use in the lab, computer programming textbooks (http://www.aliceprogramming.net/), Lego Mindstorms and Robotics Invention software (http://mindstorms.lego.com/), and memory flash drives to save their work. The class is designed for children in Grades 5-12. This is a 20 hours class that will start on Saturday, February 2nd, ends on Saturday, March 8th and will meet on Saturdays between 10:00 - 1:30 pm.

 

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.

Plato (427 BC - 347 BC), The Republic