MSC Conference
for Computer Technology & Digital Media Faculty
Eastern Mennonite University – April 7 – 9, 2011

Session II: Is it really just all ones and zeroes?

A description of how gates are used to create the fundamental circuits underlying all computing devices. Includes a hands-on activity with LogiSim, an open-source graphical tool for designing and simulating logic circuits.

Logisim – a graphical tool for designing and simulating logic circuits

Local EMU Logisim Download

Digital Logic Introduction Circuit for Logisim

Domino Domino Logic

Charles Cooley – Asst. Professor, Computer Science
Science Center 11, 10:40 – 11:30 a.m.

Session III: Programming vs. coding – what’s the difference anyway?

An introduction to basic programming constructs provided in every object-oriented programming language. Includes a hands-on activity with Alice (a free Java programming environment) and a brief discussion of trade-offs between Alice, Scratch, Greenfoot, Python and Roblux.

Programming Alice

Programming Resources

Dee Weikle – Asst. Professor, Computer Science
Location: Science Center 11, 2:40 – 3:30 p.m.