Popfizz 2021 Summer Upgrades

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summer upgrades

Here are upgrades to be implemented throughout this Summer. 🚀 We hope you enjoy using them for your new school year!

The list will be updated to reflect the implementation status. * indicates launched.

Features:

  • * Improved code editor – Better usability
  • * Project workspace – Manage, create and share your code projects beyond the classroom
  • Class Gallery – Share student work within the class gallery (great for showcasing capstone projects)
  • * Gradebook CSV download – Download student scores and upload it to your LMS grade book [read more]
  • * Custom content creator – Add your own content and projects to your course. [read more]

AP CSA

  • All AP CSA Labs with scaffolding exercises
    • Magpie, Elevens, Consumer Review, Data Data Data, Steganography, and Celebrity Lab
  • Hundreds of additional questions for exam prep
  • Problem solving videos
  • Improved content and bug fixes (Special thanks to Todd Ferris, our friend and an awesome teacher from Battle Ground School District)

AP CS Principles

  • More scaffolding Python projects for Create Task prep
  • Hundreds of additional questions for exam prep
  • Revamp of Big Idea Unit 5 – Impact of Computing
  • Improved content and bug fixes (Special thanks to Todd Ferris, our friend, and an awesome teacher from Battle Ground School District)

Intro to CS with Python

  • Improved content and better sequencing
  • More scaffolding questions and projects
  • Conversion of open ended questions to autograded questions
  • More game development projects

Intro to CS with Raspberry Pi

  • Clearer and better images
  • Essay type questions added for student reflection
  • Downloadable handouts for each project

Cybersecurity

  • Assignments and Exam questions
  • Explainer videos

Intro to Physical Computing with micro:bit

  • * Update course content to work with micro:bit V2

New Courses

  • Game Development with Javascript
  • Intro to Computer Science with Roblox
  • Intro to CS with Python in Spanish

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