IP352F16A Programming Mechanics & Mindset Session Three Notes

Consider this picture.

Learning Cycle

Can you see how this applies to what you are doing before our sessions and while we are together?

Please reply with a comment about our third session.

Highlights / Metacognition

  • What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
  • What did you learn from that?
  • What will you do with that knowledge?

Questions?

  • Now that we’ve had our third session, what do you want to know?
  • How will you get the answers?
  • What could we have done better?

If you spot a question from someone else and you can answer it – please do.

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8 thoughts on “IP352F16A Programming Mechanics & Mindset Session Three Notes

  1. Jody Phuong Nguyen says:

    1. What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    Discussing the important concepts of front end and back end programming, how they are different and they work together to create a finished (visually aesthetic and functional) product for users’ consumption.

    2. What did you learn from that
    Back end and front end programming can be massively different, but they can’t operate without a mutual understanding for each other.

    3. What will you do with that knowledge
    Value the work from both sides with a more informed perspective. Research more on both to see where I fit better.

    4. Now that we’ve have our second session, what do you want to know
    A full detailed hands-on example of the whole programming process, going from back end to front end and vice versa.

    6. How will you get the answer
    Hopefully in the next few classes.

    7. What could we have done better
    The use of cups, dice and other various items to explain programming concepts was really useful for me. As a visual learner, I hope that happens more going forward.

  2. Lauren D. says:

    Highlights / Metacognition
    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    Working through the terms and definitions of programming.

    What did you learn from that?
    A more tangible understanding of what terms like variables, arrays, sequence, refer to.

    What will you do with that knowledge?
    Form the basis of my programming skills and add to that base.

    Now that we’ve had our third session, what do you want to know?
    I’m looking forward to continuing our work with Javascript.

    How will you get the answers?
    Going to class!

    What could we have done better?
    I could have won a shirt if I had made more of an effort in PeerWise. #regrets

  3. Sherlaine says:

    Highlights / Metacognition

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    – talking about the terms and definitions

    What did you learn from that?
    – variables are containers
    – a better sense of arrays, sequence and iteration

    What will you do with that knowledge?
    – apply it to the foundation of my programming knowledge. Helps give me a better understanding

    Questions?

    Now that we’ve had our third session, what do you want to know?
    – I want to learn about Javascript, seems like last class we were getting into it. It was challenging but isn’t that what programmers are supposed to do – challenge themselves!

    How will you get the answers?
    – practice on that website Jim gave us jisbin.com, also i found codeacademy.com to be very helpful

    What could we have done better?
    More visual learning, i liked that in the previous class! Perhaps, could we talk about the definition of the term more and then demonstrate the visual learning.

  4. Ariel Liu says:

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    Going through the terms and definitions using life examples.
    What did you learn from that?
    Better sense of variables, array, sequence etc…
    What will you do with that knowledge?
    Translate that relationship into codes.
    Questions?
    Now that we’ve had our session together, what do you want to know?
    Coding language.
    What could we have done better.
    The number of examples and visual symbols we used to explain the same concept was a little excessive…

  5. Maria S says:

    Highlights / Metacognition –

    Q: What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    A: In-dept visual discussion of the Assignment 2 definitions was helpful – Variables, Arrays, etc. As well as the overview of programming concepts and difference between Front End / Back End roles. Also, starting the hands-on exercise of coding some Javascript with JSBIN seemed valuable, although brief.

    Q: What did you learn from that?
    A: Front End / Back End have very different objectives but they are tied together. The Javascript coding language is simple but complex… lots to be mindful of when testing it out.

    Q: What will you do with that knowledge?
    A: The material is still a bit unclear to me, I definitely need to review the notes, etc. Since repetition will help me solidify my understanding.

    Questions –

    Q: Now that we’ve had our third session, what do you want to know?
    A: More about JS BIN , GIT HUB, coding Javascript through it… my log in profile wasn’t working so I just had to listen in class rather than participate in the exercise.

    Q: How will you get the answers?
    A: Test it at home again, and hope we go over it next class – that is if it’s a crucial thing to know how to operate. This is my first time hearing about these websites, so I am still unfamiliar of it’s significance, etc.

    Q: What could we have done better?
    A: The ending material of the class was a bit rushed, when we were finally logged into these websites and testing out some Javascript coding variables, it seemed to have been cut short because the class was over. Although maybe this was meant to be reserved more for Session 4, I look forward to learning more about it.

  6. Highlights
    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    I learned that normalized means you are closer to the raw materials. For example it is the ingredients for the pizza. They mean little by themselves but when mixed together they become the pizza. The baked pizza is denormalized data.
    What did you learn from that? it is impossible to go from denormalized back to normalized.
    What will you do with the knowledge?
    The front end of programming is where the denormalized area is and it is where we interact with the computer. This may seen like it is the most important part but it actually isn’t; this helps my understanding in the importance of the both front end and back end programming.

    Now that we have had our third session, what do you want to know?
    It feels like there is so much information to learn. I would like to have a better understanding on how javascript, looks like in variables, valuables, arrays and sequences.
    How will you get the answers? Go over my notes, read articles and try the jsbin.com
    What could we have done better? Great class!
    Thank you.

  7. 1. What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?

    A lot of new words in new contexts (this has been a big one for me – relearning what words mean in the context of a PROGRAMMER.

    2. What did you learn from that

    I think I learned more about language structure in programming and why understanding of code is important – also why certain topics can go right over your head and you don’t even know it!

    4. Now that we’ve have our second session, what do you want to know

    I want to see a project process (more on requirements, where to start, where to manage – what are the numbers? How many people are involved for typical projects? etc.)

    6. How will you get the answer

    It would be great to talk about a little bit as a class in a concise way.

    7. What could we have done better

    Maybe we could have micro-discussions in beginnings of class about what is confusing for people and direct the lectures a little more towards the consensus. Get a little more hands-on in our confusion, I guess.

  8. SESSION 4

    1. What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?

    Hands-on Javascript/JSbin work

    2. What did you learn from that

    A more practical feel/visual of constructing pieces of Javascript

    4. Now that we’ve have our fourth session, what do you want to know

    I’d like more of what we did in session 4, with more work creating databases

    6. How will you get the answer

    Check out some of the resources discussed in class, diversify context

    7. What could we have done better

    Wish we had more time to work in Access/database creation

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