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Karel J Robot

A Gentle Introduction to the Art of Object-Oriented Programming in Java

Author: Joseph Bergin

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Category: Java (Computer program language)

Page: 240

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"Karel J Robot" is an introduction to computer programming for novices. It uses the Java programming language to introduce the principles of object-oriented programming. It is the latest version in the "Karel The Robot" series, originally developed by Richard Pattis. It is a true successor to the original, emphasizing problem solving in a simple but "Turing Complete" and interesting virtual world. "Karel J Robot" stresses problem solving rather than language syntax. It has been shown to be an effective learning environment for novice programmers. A student able to do the exercises in this book, or one of its companions, is truly on his or her way to a deep understanding of programming. Learn to write sophisticated Java code in a few weeks. It is not a comprehensive treatment of Java, but emphasizes problem solving using objects, writing classes, and developing skill in algorithmic and polymorphic thinking. It goes beyond thinking of computing as just "if" and "while." The advantages pointed out by reviewers of "Karel J Robot" follow: "Karel J Robot" is an excellent introduction to modern computer science, without letting students get overwhelmed by the details of a programming language (even though it is real Java). KJR provides a framework for understanding Object-Oriented Programming from the very beginning. Students are encouraged to develop problem-solving skills by producing projects that solve very complex problems with a relatively small set of tools. Don Slater, Carnegie-Mellon University I have been successfully introducing students in grades 9 through 12 to programming using Karel for the past twenty years and "Karel J Robot" is the most effective version yet. Students love it They find principles of OOP (class design, constructors, methods, inheritance, polymorphism) come naturally to them, even before they learn about control structures. They discover recursive solutions without ever being taught recursion. Best of all, Karel is gender neutral --- both girls and boys are so involved and excited that I have to push them out the door and on to their next class when the period ends. Kathy Larson, Kingston High School, Kingston New York "Karel J Robot: A Gentle Introduction to the Art of Object-Oriented Programming in Java" takes you on a well-sequenced and thoughtful journey through the essential concepts in a first semester computer science course. Experience computer science at the level that it is most inspiring - the conceptual level. The visual environment will help you teach and your students learn because everyone will have immediate visual feedback, enabling them to see what they are doing. You will leave the Karel world with a deep understanding of polymorphism, inheritance, abstraction, modularization, and step-wise refinement, to name just a few topics. If you are an AP Computer Science teacher, you have just found the perfect guide to help ensure you do not lose sight of the forest (i.e., computer science) through the trees (i.e., the details of the language). Dave Wittry, Troy High School "Karel J Robot" provides an uncluttered setting for laying the foundation for all of the key OO concepts. The perfect "starter" for understanding objects, OO design and OO programming. Michael Goldweber, Xavier University

Beyond Karel J Robot

A Gentle Introduction to the Art of Object-Oriented Programming in Java

Author: Joseph Bergin

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Category: Java (Computer program language)

Page: 197

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Beyond Karel J Robot trades comprehensive coverage of Java low level detail for an understanding of how a language like Java is used to build real programs. It's organization is not that of a reference work, but an enfolding of interesting and necessary concepts used by real programmers. A number of users have asked for more material in the spirit of Karel J Robot. The original book is intended for only the beginning weeks of a course, which leaves some the dilemma of what to do for the rest of the term. This volume is an attempt to discuss some additional ideas as well as some more Java features. The chapter numbering begins where Karel J Robot leaves off and we will frequently make mention of what was learned there. However, we begin to leave the robot world here and will discuss many ideas from beyond that world. The two volumes together should form the basis of a first course in computing using Java. While I have generally followed the guidelines of the College Board recommendations for the APCS AB advanced placement course, I have not attempted to be encyclopedic. We will see int, double, char, etc., but no attempt was made to provide all the rules and caveats of such things. Many books that call themselves text-books seem to me to be, instead, reference works, with everything gathered together nicely to ease looking up information, rather than books to learn from. Instead, I have attempted to show, for the most part, how the features of Java are used to build real programs. This is a book about writing programs, including some quite interesting and difficult programs. You may struggle with some of this material, but the struggle will take you to a better place. I hope you agree that it is worth the work you will put in to it.

Monty Karel

A Gentle Introduction to the Art of Dynamic Object-Oriented Programming in Python

Author: Joseph Bergin

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Category: Python (Computer program language)

Page: 236

View: 460

"Monty Karel" is an introduction to computer programming for novices. It uses the Python programming language to introduce the principles of dynamic object-oriented programming. It is the latest version in the "Karel The Robot" series, originally developed by Richard Pattis. It is a true successor to the original, emphasizing problem solving in a simple but "Turing Complete" and interesting virtual world. "Monty Karel" stresses problem solving rather than language syntax. It has been shown to be an effective learning environment for novice programmers. A student able to do the exercises in this book, or one of its companions, is truly on his or her way to a deep understanding of programming. Learn to write sophisticated Python code in a few weeks. It is not a comprehensive treatment of Python, but emphasizes problem solving using objects, writing classes, and developing skill in algorithmic and polymorphic thinking. It goes beyond thinking of computing as just "if" and "while." The advantages pointed out by reviewers of the earlier "Karel J Robot" apply to this version as well: "Karel J Robot" is an excellent introduction to modern computer science, without letting students get overwhelmed by the details of a programming language (even though it is real Java). KJR provides a framework for understanding Object-Oriented Programming from the very beginning. Students are encouraged to develop problem-solving skills by producing projects that solve very complex problems with a relatively small set of tools. Don Slater, Carnegie-Mellon University I have been successfully introducing students in grades 9 through 12 to programming using Karel for the past twenty years and "Karel J Robot" is the most effective version yet. Students love it They find principles of OOP (class design, constructors, methods, inheritance, polymorphism) come naturally to them, even before they learn about control structures. They discover recursive solutions without ever being taught recursion. Best of all, Karel is gender neutral --- both girls and boys are so involved and excited that I have to push them out the door and on to their next class when the period ends. Kathy Larson, Kingston High School, Kingston New York "Karel J Robot: A Gentle Introduction to the Art of Object-Oriented Programming in Java" takes you on a well-sequenced and thoughtful journey through the essential concepts in a first semester computer science course. Experience computer science at the level that it is most inspiring - the conceptual level. The visual environment will help you teach and your students learn because everyone will have immediate visual feedback, enabling them to see what they are doing. You will leave the Karel world with a deep understanding of polymorphism, inheritance, abstraction, modularization, and step-wise refinement, to name just a few topics. If you are an AP Computer Science teacher, you have just found the perfect guide to help ensure you do not lose sight of the forest (i.e., computer science) through the trees (i.e., the details of the language). Dave Wittry, Troy High School "Karel J Robot" provides an uncluttered setting for laying the foundation for all of the key OO concepts. The perfect "starter" for understanding objects, OO design and OO programming. Michael Goldweber, Xavier University

Karel R Tuesday

A Gentle Introduction to the Art of Dynamic Object-Oriented Programming in Ruby

Author: Joseph Bergin

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Page: 260

View: 1000

"Karel R Tuesday" is an introduction to computer programming for novices. It uses the Ruby programming language to introduce the principles of dynamic object-oriented programming. It is the latest version in the "Karel The Robot" series, originally developed by Richard Pattis. It is a true successor to the original, emphasizing problem solving in a simple but "Turing Complete" and interesting virtual world. "Karel R Tuesday" stresses problem solving rather than language syntax. It has been shown to be an effective learning environment for novice programmers. A student able to do the exercises in this book, or one of its companions, is truly on his or her way to a deep understanding of programming. Learn to write sophisticated Ruby code in a few weeks. It is not a comprehensive treatment of Ruby, but emphasizes problem solving using objects, writing classes, and developing skill in algorithmic and polymorphic thinking. It goes beyond thinking of computing as just "if" and "while." The advantages pointed out by reviewers of the earlier "Karel J Robot" apply to this version as well: "Karel J Robot" is an excellent introduction to modern computer science, without letting students get overwhelmed by the details of a programming language (even though it is real Java). KJR provides a framework for understanding Object-Oriented Programming from the very beginning. Students are encouraged to develop problem-solving skills by producing projects that solve very complex problems with a relatively small set of tools. Don Slater, Carnegie-Mellon University I have been successfully introducing students in grades 9 through 12 to programming using Karel for the past twenty years and "Karel J Robot" is the most effective version yet. Students love it They find principles of OOP (class design, constructors, methods, inheritance, polymorphism) come naturally to them, even before they learn about control structures. They discover recursive solutions without ever being taught recursion. Best of all, Karel is gender neutral --- both girls and boys are so involved and excited that I have to push them out the door and on to their next class when the period ends. Kathy Larson, Kingston High School, Kingston New York "Karel J Robot: A Gentle Introduction to the Art of Object-Oriented Programming in Java" takes you on a well-sequenced and thoughtful journey through the essential concepts in a first semester computer science course. Experience computer science at the level that it is most inspiring - the conceptual level. The visual environment will help you teach and your students learn because everyone will have immediate visual feedback, enabling them to see what they are doing. You will leave the Karel world with a deep understanding of polymorphism, inheritance, abstraction, modularization, and step-wise refinement, to name just a few topics. If you are an AP Computer Science teacher, you have just found the perfect guide to help ensure you do not lose sight of the forest (i.e., computer science) through the trees (i.e., the details of the language). Dave Wittry, Troy High School "Karel J Robot" provides an uncluttered setting for laying the foundation for all of the key OO concepts. The perfect "starter" for understanding objects, OO design and OO programming. Michael Goldweber, Xavier University

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Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Factors in Training, Education, and Learning Sciences, July 21-25, 2018, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida, USA

Author: Salman Nazir

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 483

View: 718

This book focuses on the importance of human factors in optimizing the learning and training process. It reports on the latest research and best practices and discusses key principles of behavioral and cognitive science, which are extremely relevant to the design of instructional content and new technologies to support mobile and multimedia learning, virtual training and web-based learning, among others, as well as performance measurements, social and adaptive learning and many other types of educational technologies, with a special emphasis on those important in the corporate, higher education, and military training contexts. Based on the AHFE 2018 Conference on Human Factors in Training, Education, and Learning Sciences, held July 21–25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida, USA on July 21–25, 2018, the book offers a timely perspective on the role of human factors in education. It highlights important new ideas and will fosters new discussions on how to optimally design learning experiences.

ECGBL2011-Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Games Based Learning

ECGBL2011

Author: Dimitris Gouscos

Publisher: Academic Conferences and Publishing International

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Page:

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Innovative Methods, User-Friendly Tools, Coding, and Design Approaches in People-Oriented Programming

Author: Goschnick, Steve

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 488

View: 757

As modern technologies continue to develop and evolve, the ability of users to interface with new systems becomes a paramount concern. Research into new ways for humans to make use of advanced computers and other such technologies is necessary to fully realize the potential of twenty-first-century tools. Innovative Methods, User-Friendly Tools, Coding, and Design Approaches in People-Oriented Programming is a critical scholarly resource that examines development and customization user interfaces for advanced technologies and how these interfaces can facilitate new developments in various fields. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as role-based modeling, end-user composition, and wearable computing, this book is a vital reference source for programmers, developers, students, and educators seeking current research on the enhancement of user-centric information system development.

Exploring Signature Pedagogies

Approaches to Teaching Disciplinary Habits of Mind

Author: Regan A. R. Gurung

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 318

View: 451

How do individual disciplines foster deep learning, and get students to think like disciplinary experts? With contributions from the sciences, humanities, and the arts, this book critically explores how to best foster student learning within and across the disciplines.

Comprehensive object-oriented learning

the learner's perspective

Author: Annita Fjuk

Publisher: Informing Science

ISBN:

Category: Information technology

Page: 229

View: 399

There is a high demand for understanding the learner's actions, strategies and thoughts while solving object-oriented problems. The book provides new insight into knowledge-acquiring processes and shows how to successfully integrate the empirically based findings into pedagogical design.

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Category: Computer science

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