Project GUTS- Computer Science terms
This set of flash cards are vocabulary words that will come up during the Project GUTS clubs or
Terms in this set (17)
The art of blending human ideas and digital tools to increase problem solving power (this is what you are doing while in Project GUTS!)
A person who is skilled at modifying problems for digital solutions. (an example is anyone that is in Project GUTS!)
Information, including: facts, samples, interactions and numbers
The green area in StarLogo, also known as the terrain. This is the area where the action or movement of agents can be seen.
The area in StarLogo where the code blocks are put together to make a program.
In StarLogo it is also known as a turtle. This is the object that is coded to move around Spaceland and interact with other agents.
Writing instructions for a digital tool
Pretending to be (a stand-in for) the real thing
A method of problem-solving that helps computer scientist prepare problems for digital solutions
Removing details from a solution so that it can work for many problems
A list of steps that allow you to complete a task
To break a hard problem up into smaller, easier ones
A theme that is repeated many times
Instructions that can be understood and followed by a machine
Using a computer program to represent something happening in the real world.
Feedback is a circular process in which a system's output is returned or "fed back" into the system as input. There are two kinds of feedback: reinforcing (or positive) and balancing (or negative).
In programming, this is often represented as an 'if then' statement.
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