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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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First Build Week of the Year: Clandestine Op

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First Build Week of the Year: Clandestine Op

Build Weeks are a part of the rhythm of the yearly calendar at Long-View, opening our schedule up to allow us to dive into special activities and challenges. Build Weeks help us grow intellectually, help us make connections between disciplines, give us a chance to break the “routine” of school life, and give us an opportunity to try new things.

Build Week #5 involved an undercover op led by senior CIA agents but executed by Long-View junior CIA agents. We first found out that our math teacher, Mr. Moore, who is (suspiciously) a very private person, actually had a prior career within the CIA. Because of his prior relationship and due to a particularly pressing problem his ex-colleagues were tackling, a CIA unit based in Austin reached out to Agent Ames (aka Mr. Moore) to engage the Long-View students in an effort to leverage their stellar computer science skills....

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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....