Blue Dots -- Change in Scoring Policy

We're happy to announce that we've created a more intuitive version of our course's grading policy. Under Google's default policy, a question was scored with an empty dot ()  if it had not been attempted and a full dot () after it had been attempted.   In the new version, the full dot () will be reserved for correct answers and a half-dot () will be used for incorrect attempts. 

Here are the new rules:

 -- Question or Quizly exercise is correct or lesson or unit is completed.
 -- Question or exercise has been attempted but is incorrect.  Lesson or unit is in progress (incomplete)
 -- Question or exercise not yet attempted, lesson or unit has not been started.

For Lessons:  A lesson is complete () when all its questions have been correctly answered. Otherwise it is either in progress () or not yet started  (). 

For Units:   A unit is complete () when all its lessons are complete. Otherwise it is either in progress () or not yet started  (). 

Note that this change will go into effect immediately and will apply to all questions attempted from this point forward in the course.  Questions already attempted (and lessons already completed) will not be affected unless the student re-does the question.  

Please alert your students to this new policy.

The Mobile CSP Team

Welcome to Mobile CSP!

Dear Teachers and Students,

As we begin the 2016-2017 academic year, we would like to welcome you all to the Mobile CSP course! This year is particularly important because of the launch of AP Computer Science Principles nationwide. Mobile CSP is proud to be an endorsed curriculum and professional development for AP CSP and we are happy to have you join us as work toward #CSforAll.

For many of you this is your first Computer Science course. Congratulations on taking the first step by enrolling in the course! During the Mobile CSP course you will be challenged with building socially useful apps while learning about the impacts of computing and technology around you. You'll have fun collaborating with your classmates and teachers while finding new ways to solve problems that you encounter.

Thank you for offering Mobile CSP at your school. We welcome you to use our teacher materials that accompany this student site. Please visit here to register. Don't forget to also sign up for the forum in Unit 1 so that you can get access to even more resources. If you are interested in participating in our research study, please visit www.mobile-csp.org for more information.

Join the Forum

Apply your skills, share with others, and connect with your peers and course staff in the forum. Ask questoins, reflect on the lessons, and share your thoughts about the societal impaacts of computing.

Acknowledgement and Disclaimer

This course is supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grants 1240841, 1225976, 1225680, 1225719, 1225745 and 1226216. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.