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Wednesday March 21, 2018 - week 3 (C/A/D/B)

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and all members treat each other and the work with respect

Digital Literacy II

  • Discussion: Fake News

    Types of Fake News


    Made up stories or hoaxes that are delivered under the pretext of being factual news stories.


    News sites that parody actual events and news and are for entertainment purposes only.  They often mimic reputable news sites, using exaggerated information out of context.


    News delivered with a particular point of view that may rely on propaganda and opinions rather than facts.


    These are links that use sensationalized, misleading, or exaggerated headlines and images to get individuals to visit their website.  

  • Play: Can you spot the fake news story?

  • Review: Fake or Real ? - 7 websites
    - you may work work with a partner

    Classwork Assignment: create one blog post that reviews at least 3 of these sites, stating your opinion, along with a few details to support your opinion
    (reviewing all of them is even better...)

    - GenoChoice
    - Buy an Ancestor Online
    - Dog Island
    - Mankato, Minnesota
    - The Ova Prima Foundation
    - All About Explorers
    - Save the Endangered Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus

  • Complete: Photo Project (due Fri March 23)
    - if you bring in your photos this week you can use some class time to work on this

  • Complete: Get in the Game and Vote Contest (due Fri March 23)
    - Videos can be no more than 30-seconds long.
    - Maximum video size is 300 MB. 
    - Contestants may use a video camera, computer, smartphone or tablet to produce videos
    - Videos may be animated or live action. Anything that might work in a TV commercial would be considered eligible (song, straight-forward information, cartoon, dramatic portrayal, voice-over). Be creative
    - Videos must contain a link to the Massachusetts Online Voter Registration System

Web Design

* lessons 12, 13 & 14 due online by Fri Mar 30

AP computer Science Principles

Practice Questions of the Day:

Which of the following are equivalent representation of the same number?  

  1. Binary 11010
    Hexadecimal FF
    Decimal 32

  2. Binary 1010
    Hexadecimal A
    Decimal 11

  3. Binary 1101
    Hexadecimal BB
    Decimal 13

  4. Binary 1110
    Hexadecimal E
    Decimal 14

Predict the output of the following code block:

list <- [27, 44, 13, 16, 29, 32, 55] 

list1 <- [0] 

FOR EACH item IN list


   IF (item MOD 2 = 0) 


       APPEND(list1, item) 




(A)  0, 44, 16, 32

(B)  44, 16, 32

(C) 0, 27, 44, 13, 16, 29, 32, 55

(D) 27, 44, 13, 16, 29, 32, 55


Which of the following operations performed by an algorithm would most likely use both selection and iteration?  

In a hand of number cards:

  1. determine the number of cards with the suit equal to hearts.

  2. compute the average value of the cards.

  3. determine the number of cards in the hand.

  4. compute the sum of the cards’ value.

Harvard Mark I Computer

AP CSP 2017-2018

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