Computing by Design projects for iDEW students are designed to build skills in programming, design, and data. Further, the projects provide a deep experience in the applications of technology for students to build confidence, develop intuition, exert influence, and express a unique voice. Below you will find an explanation for each of these attributes that encourage students to take ownership of their learning.
I am learning the art of trying things, critically looking at the result, and then improving them. I am confident in the face of not knowing something, even in failing, because I have experienced the process leading to results.
Iterative research of problem domains, applicable technologies, and stakeholders using industry practices.
Iterative coding and data collection methods in HTML/CSS/JS, Arduino, Spreadsheets, and SQL.
Iterative design practices with sketching, digital mockups, physical prototypes, and evaluation.
I am experiencing a growing number of contexts and tools to build solutions. I am seeing patterns emerge and building intuition based on my practice. My intuition enables me to adapt to many circumstances.
Using common reference materials for code syntax and examples across HTML/CSS/JS, Arduino, and SQL.
Linking general concepts of programming (variables, loops, functions, etc.) across different languages and frameworks.
Engagement of various real-world problem contexts.
Application of diverse technologies - Web app, IoT, Video Games, Robotics, Chatbot, Data Visualization.
I know I belong in the tech community because I have successfully contributed. I am convinced that I can change the world through thoughtful collaboration and intentional work.
Application of industry practices and speaking the language of industry practitioners.
Presentation and demonstration of project work in public, online, and in class contexts.
Collection of feedback on project work and synthesis of findings for improving the value of solutions.
I have experienced the diversity of thought and approaches to solving problems and have witnessed it by analyzing various real-world products. My unique voice brings value to the creative work being done to solve problems, and I see the value of team member contributions.
Filling unique roles within project team.
Demonstrating flexibility and novelty in my approach to deliverables.
Contributing to the collective solution to a problem.
Digital Interface Prototypes
Rules-based Chatbot Scripting