'16-'17 General Discussion for Lesson 2.1


#1

Use this thread to discuss your questions and comments about how to run the lesson.


#2

#3

Great video to review file sizes. There is a mistake in the first section on bytes. He says a short story of 1000 words should be 1000 bytes. I stopped the video to get students to discuss the error.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRmfXA4EUBs

Andrea


#4

It’d be good to modify this lesson for those using Chromebooks and Chrome OS in the classroom.


#5

The Chrome file manager also shows file sizes. See the screenshot at 0:30 of the following video. However, editing the text file may require using an app like this. You can get a .docx from Word online.


#6

Just for the sake of making sure that I completely understand…1000 bytes would store 1000 single letters (and spaces, punctuation, formatting, etc)–thus your story would take 5-10 times as many (assuming an average word size (with spaces) of 5-10 ).


#7

@biermanl

Yes, that’s correct! :sunglasses:

Happy computing,
Andrea