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Performance Final Project

posted Apr 24, 2017, 6:25 AM by Michael Reilly   [ updated May 8, 2017, 10:38 AM ]

Here's a link to an AR basics tutorial for Unity and Vuforia:


In the tutorial link above, there's a link to a YouTube video.  While it's not essential, here it is:


Other options:  want a "D"?  Show me an AR app you have on your own phone.  Some of you hate code, can't wait to be done.


Week of April 17

posted Apr 17, 2017, 3:39 AM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 3:34 AM ]

Tomorrow most of you test for the GMetrix REAL thing, the MTA.  Today we need to make sure you've signed up on Certiport (see the link from last week).  If you have tested at all before on this, like the Microsoft Office from last year, you probably have an account, but need to Register for the MTA tests.

Thursday we will start your performance final.  Hmm....what could it be?

Okay, I decided.  You will make an augmented reality (AR) app.    To get you started, here's a tutorial I wrote for Georgia Virtual Schools:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7n_q2VL-OKiNmRRRXRock4wN1E   
This assignments does NOT mean to download some AR app and use it.  If you do that, a "D".  It means use a tool like Unity and Vuforia (the example I gave) or you can use Android Studio and the ARToolkit, to make your own AR app.

I suggest using a "target image" type, and not geolocation.  I actually have a business that's looking for a demo of this, and this could be a small business for you immediately, so pick your team well!

Week of April 10

posted Apr 10, 2017, 4:37 AM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Apr 11, 2017, 6:31 AM ]

Full test practice on Tues and Thurs, see the ppt slides for more review.

You need to create an account for the real thing at https://www.certiport.com/portal/Pages/Registration.aspx

Use your lanierhs email for login, and your student ID for password


Week of March 27

posted Mar 26, 2017, 12:45 PM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Mar 26, 2017, 12:45 PM ]

Finish up the online quizzes this week, the "small ones", and get ready for the full-length after break.  The week after that, the real thing!

Week of March 13

posted Mar 12, 2017, 2:54 PM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Mar 12, 2017, 2:54 PM ]

How did you do on the other topics?  How about that sorting activity?  They are simple once you develop the right mnemonic device.

We did get the license for practice tests, and I should be finding out more about that Monday.  So, we will review the status of sections 3, 4 and 5 Monday, quiz on them Tuesday probably.

Then, move on to section 2 materials.

Week of March 6

posted Mar 7, 2017, 2:17 AM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Mar 7, 2017, 2:17 AM ]

It's BABA week!!

On Tuesday, please take the SQL Quiz.  You should have reviewed sections 4.1, 4.2 and 5.1, and be ready for a presentation of sorts based on the assignment.  It does NOT have to be entertaining, it has to be clear.

We will clarify any HTML and CSS concepts, then move on to Section 3 content.  Be prepared for a Section 4 and Section 5 quiz next class.

I'm sorry for my big distraction this week, as we compete in FIRST robotics starting Thursday night.  I'll be back on track next week!


Week of Feb. 26

posted Feb 26, 2017, 4:07 AM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Mar 2, 2017, 4:02 AM ]

I will be out Monday and Tuesday, so please complete the following.  I will NOT take it late, and it should be an individual assignment, submitted to the sub on Tuesday.  

First, view the powerpoints that I posted on last week's assignment.  Many of you have started that.  Then, there are two "Student Activity" documents.  They have the letters "SA" in the title, they are attached PDF files in last week's assignment.

Reivew the powerpoints, then complete the PDFs.  You can discuss it with each other, but you might differ on some points, that's why I want one answer from each student, both assignments.  

Did I mention that I will not take this late?

Week of Feb. 20

posted Feb 19, 2017, 9:40 AM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Feb 23, 2017, 6:52 AM ]

Hackathon this weekend!  For those who signed up, should be a fun time as usual!

In the meantime, a completely new thing, for all of you.  We are going to switch to reviewing other concepts beyond Android Apps, but very related to coding and the Microsoft Software Certification exam you can take for FREE!


This is called the "End of Pathway Assessment" or EOPA.  If you took and passed IDT, CSP then either PGAS or APCS, in that order, the County will pay for you to take this test.

So, I'm going to get you ready for it!

First up, SQL!  Structured Query Language is a very common tool for using databases, so we're going to learn some starting now.


See the official documents linked below

Week of Feb. 13

posted Feb 12, 2017, 9:44 AM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Feb 12, 2017, 9:44 AM ]

MIT App Inventor:  Monday show me your apps.  Then, on to the next stage:  http://www.appinventor.org/content/CourseInABox/quizApps

Android Studio:  you have this week to wrap up your individual projects, but I do expect an update Monday, with a new plan.  We will have show and tell on Thursday.

Weeks of Jan. 30 and Feb. 6

posted Feb 5, 2017, 8:04 AM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Feb 5, 2017, 8:07 AM ]

Make YOUR app.  We definitely have all of this week.  Weekof Jan. 30 your grade was for the topic you will address, and a plan of action, with dates, on what you will accomplish.  The week of Feb. 6 is having some demonstration of accomplishment.  You will most likely receive some of next week to complete the app, but we'll see.  

For "MIT App" developers: I should see the Texting app finished early this week, and the Geo app probably finished by Thursday.

Smaller, more focused teams, keep going!

Jared, focus on the robot computer.

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