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Guys,

The flowchart thing worked wonderfully. The kids had a blast.

The first thing I said was "How many of you play video games?" The answer, of course, was all of them. And then I said, "You know all those trophies, coins, and treasures you get during the game? A database stores this information. My job is to track how many the game has available and what you have in your inventory."

I had them eating out of my hand at that point.

I showed them how the flow chart process works by "programming" a burger. Then I gave them individual sheets and asked them what they wanted to program. We programmed pizza and an ice cream sundae. The girl in the group loved it so much that she wanted to do another one, so we programmed her gymnastics class starting at home and all the things she had to do to get to class, do during class, and getting home. She even let me show her how to use the decision diamond.

All I used was a flip chart (needed big pages for the drawing) and multiple colored markers. I did copy the 5 most common symbols into a word doc and print out copies so the kids had something to refer to. The girl even took her symbol sheet home with her.

She had such an energy to her when she went to work on that chart. I think we have a programmer in the making now.


There is this vendor I am dealing with right now. Would you mind doing this preso for them?


Don't'cha think that the flip charts would be too advanced for them?


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Guys,

The flowchart thing worked wonderfully. The kids had a blast.

The first thing I said was "How many of you play video games?" The answer, of course, was all of them. And then I said, "You know all those trophies, coins, and treasures you get during the game? A database stores this information. My job is to track how many the game has available and what you have in your inventory."

I had them eating out of my hand at that point.

I showed them how the flow chart process works by "programming" a burger. Then I gave them individual sheets and asked them what they wanted to program. We programmed pizza and an ice cream sundae. The girl in the group loved it so much that she wanted to do another one, so we programmed her gymnastics class starting at home and all the things she had to do to get to class, do during class, and getting home. She even let me show her how to use the decision diamond.

All I used was a flip chart (needed big pages for the drawing) and multiple colored markers. I did copy the 5 most common symbols into a word doc and print out copies so the kids had something to refer to. The girl even took her symbol sheet home with her.

She had such an energy to her when she went to work on that chart. I think we have a programmer in the making now.


There is this vendor I am dealing with right now. Would you mind doing this preso for them?


Don't'cha think that the flip charts would be too advanced for them?


Yes




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Posted Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:19 PM


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Really? http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/FindPost1446662.aspx

I get called out for not answering, I get called out for answering. What the...??



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GilaMonster (4/25/2013)
Really? http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/FindPost1446662.aspx

I get called out for not answering, I get called out for answering. What the...??


Me thinks the wrong person was told to take a chill pill. I certainly didn't see anything wrong with your responses.



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Posted Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:40 PM


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No, it was aimed at me. The "previous comment" was when he called me a pedant for asking for more information. http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/Topic1446457-392-1.aspx


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GilaMonster (4/25/2013)
Really? http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/FindPost1446662.aspx

I get called out for not answering, I get called out for answering. What the...??


That was certainly an interesting read. Not sure where the "chill pill" comment comes from.




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No, it was aimed at me. The "previous comment" was when he called me a pedant for asking for more information. http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/Topic1446457-392-1.aspx


No, I agree that he was telling you to take a chill pill, I was saying that I think that the wrong person was being told to take a chill pill (meaning he should be the one, not you).



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No, it was aimed at me. The "previous comment" was when he called me a pedant for asking for more information. http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/Topic1446457-392-1.aspx


No, I agree that he was telling you to take a chill pill, I was saying that I think that the wrong person was being told to take a chill pill (meaning he should be the one, not you).


Ah, gotcha.



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GilaMonster (4/25/2013)
Really? http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/FindPost1446662.aspx

I get called out for not answering, I get called out for answering. What the...??


At least he came back and apologized




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Really? http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/FindPost1446662.aspx

I get called out for not answering, I get called out for answering. What the...??


At least he came back and apologized


Well sort of....apologizes for being antagonistic and in the same breath did it again.


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