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Coding for the “Long-View”

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Coding for the “Long-View”

In the world of computer science the term “wireframing” is a common phrase widely used by programmers. Wireframing is a way to design a website at the structural level and is used to lay out content and functionality on a page which takes into account user needs and user journeys. Wireframes are used early in the development process to establish the basic structure of a page before visual design and content is added. A website wireframe, also known as a page schematic or screen blueprint, is a visual guide that represents the skeletal framework of a website.

So, what does that have to do with the learners at Long-View?


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"Odd" Challenge in Computer Science

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"Odd" Challenge in Computer Science

Our learners in Navy Band and Auburn Band are learning to read, analyze, write, and debug Python programs. As part of their experience, the kids spend a significant portion of each Computer Science block creating programs to solve coding challenges.

Creating a program to solve a challenge often takes significant cognitive work. It isn’t just the syntax of Python that one needs to know….

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Getting "Loopy" in Computer Science

Getting "Loopy" in Computer Science

Right now in Computer Science/ Coding we are learning about a very powerful tool – loops. Loops describe when we repeat an action for every item in a group or while a certain condition is true. Thus, we have two types of loops when programming with Python – for loops and while loops....

Field Trip to Google

Field Trip to Google

Yesterday we were fortunate to have the opportunity to venture to the Google headquarters in Austin. As we got off the elevators, we were confronted first with a wall of "doodles," the favorites of everyone in the Austin office. Just as we suspected, the environment mirrored our Long-View environment: fresh and modern, open and collaborative!

Erin Mindell Cannon spoke to us about the history of Google, the culture of Google, Google's flat company structure, and some interesting projects that Erin's team is working on....

Hello, World!

Hello, World!

Our coding/computer science program began this week and we kicked off the first day with the traditional initiation into the world of coding: the "Hello, World" program. We'll be learning about Python and having the chance to experience the creativity and excitement behind programming, but more important we'll be focusing on growing our logical thinking skills, bridging to the reasoning we practice in mathematics, and learning to think like a computer scientist....