Python Lesson 2 – Reflection

Today, we learned to print multiple copies of bookend strings, as well as strings that span across multiple lines (many of us used ASCII Art for this – it was fun, kinda like using emoticons). We also learned to use the input function to ask questions to our users, as well as use those answers…

Python Lesson 1 – Reflection

Today, we learned the basics of coding with PyCharm, first introducing the “print” function. As an exercise, we printed out various things, one of them being a times table of our choice. As you can see above, I chose the sevens times table. We also used “print” in other exercises, but sadly I deleted them…

Pecha Kucha: Swimming Pool Changing Rooms

It was during the morning swim training on Wednesday that I realized the changing rooms are actually quite cramped, especially when you have 15-20 people in there at once. So I asked around on what people thought of the changing rooms, both for boys and girls, and it appears that quite a lot of people…

Design Thinking Questionnaires

Today, we created another questionnaire for an issue (any issue) that may be a problem for students and/or staff. My group chose the topic of the changing rooms by the swimming pool, as we’ve heard more than a few complaints about the floor, the showers and most of all, the air conditioner. In the winter,…

Backpack Prototype and Reflections

“What is design thinking?” Our school community is dissatisfied with the current design of backpacks, so we are collecting data from the students to design backpacks better suited to the students’ needs and wants. In this project, we built empathy with others by doing a survey to find out what students want in a backpack…

Empathy Project

Today, we did an activity about empathy. We went around the school and talked to some people and learn about them, as well as sharing about ourselves. I talked to one of the school staff who works at a cashier in the cafeteria. Her name is Ah Ling, and she’s been working in HKIS for…

Tying Shoe Laces

So today, Ms. Mok gave us a challenge: we had to write a code to tie our shoelaces in six steps. Here is the one I wrote. It seemed to be a fairly standard way of tying our shoelaces among our class. The reason we had to write it in in six steps was so…

Iterative Programming and Debugging

Today, we tested out our codes for getting to Starbucks. Everybody got a code that wasn’t their’s and tested it, then tweaked it and got another code to try. From this activity we learned how the programming, code testing and debugging process worked. Some made it to Starbucks, others didn’t, but there are 2 big…