Sam Scott @ mohawk Materials for Educators

A Gentle Introduction to Machine Learning

Presented a three-hour "unplugged" workshop on machine learning. University of Waterloo, August 15, 2018.

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Easy Pygame

Presented a one-hour workshop on mohawk_pygame.py, an "easy" version of pygame for novice programmers. Seneca College, February 24, 2018.

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Teach Python / Teach Pygame

Presented five hours of workshops that together comprised a quick rundown of basic features of both Python and Pygame. The focus was on what teachers need to know to get going. Sheridan College PD Day for Dufferin-Peel Computer Science Teachers, May 6, 2016.

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Multi-Agent Programming Competitions for ICS4U

Presented two Multi-Agent Game Arenas developed for and used successfully in my ICS4U classroom. In both systems, students create a Java class for their Bot and then the bots face off against one another in an "arena" application. Software and documentation provided. University of Waterloo, 2011 and Seneca College, 2015.

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Java Game Programming Made "Easy"

Presented my updated version of Holt Software Associates' graphical console for introductory Java programming, along with instructions on how to use it to create 2D casual games. I also provided complete course materials for an ICS3U course that relies heavily on the graphics console. University of Waterloo, 2012.

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A JavaScript Primer

Presented a basic introduction to the JavaScript programming language for high school teachers. University of Waterloo, 2013.

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Introduction to App Inventor

Presented a basic introduction to MIT's App Inventor, a drag-and-drop programming system for creating Android Apps. University of Toronto, 2012.

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Intro to Server Side Scripting with PHP

Presented a basic introduction client-server programming on the web and simple Input-Processing-Output programs in PHP. University of Waterloo, 2014.

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JavaScript for Web Apps

Presented a framework designed to get high school students creating HTML5 canvas apps quickly. Leaside High School, Toronto, 2013.

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BattleBots

Code and documentation for a multi-agent Java game system where students create bots (i.e. Java objects) to face off against one another.

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Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock

Another multi-agent Java game. Student-created bots (i.e. Java objects) try to predict what their opponent will do next in an augmented game of Rock Paper Scissors.

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HTML5 Canvas App Template

A template for creating HTML5 canvas apps. Instructions are in the comments inside the "code" folder.

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The hsa_ufa Console

A package for beginner Java programmers. Simplifies I/O and allows beginning students to create simple 2D graphics and games.

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Michael Harwood has created a new version of this package including anti-aliasing. It's available on github.

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Complete ICS3U Course

Full set of handouts and other materials for an ICS3U course using Java and the hsa_ufa console.

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These materials have been adapted for C#. Go to the link below and use login 'parent' and password 'guest'.

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