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ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (8) 20 :
14) Analyze current events related to computing and their effects on education, the workplace, individuals, communities, and global society.

[DLIT] (7) 20 :
14) Discuss current events related to emerging technologies in computing and the effects such events have on individuals and the global society.

[DLIT] (6) 21 :
15) Identify emerging technologies in computing.

[ARTS] MUS (6) 3 :
3) Use standard and/or iconic notation and/or audio/video recording to document personal simple rhythmic phrases, melodic phrases, and two chord harmonic musical ideas.

[ARTS] MUS (6) 15 :
15) Select music to listen to and explain the connections to interests or experiences for a specific purpose.

[ARTS] MUS (7) 5 :
5) Describe the rationale for making revisions to music based on evaluation criteria and feedback from others, including teachers and peers.

[ARTS] MTEEI (6-12) 12 :
12) Explain reasons for selecting music, citing characteristics found in the music and connections to interest, purpose, and context.

[ARTS] MHII (6-12) 10 :
10) Explain reasons for selecting music, citing characteristics found in the music and connections to interest, purpose, and context.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6 - 8), Arts Education (6 - 12)
Title: Examine the Benefits of Utilizing the Online Resource “Musescore”
Description:

Musescore is an online music library for instrumentalists. Students may search specific song titles and then choose from various options available at varying levels of difficulty. Students may also listen to a recorded example of the music selected.  Students can choose to publish a composition of their own and make it available to other students through Musescore. The activity will provide students with greater knowledge of the impact of computing as referenced through R3. of the Alabama Course of Study.




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ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (5) 21 :
15) Explore and predict how advances in computing technologies affect job opportunities and/or processes now and in the future.

[DLIT] (6) 21 :
15) Identify emerging technologies in computing.

[DLIT] (7) 20 :
14) Discuss current events related to emerging technologies in computing and the effects such events have on individuals and the global society.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (5 - 7)
Title: Robotics in Medicine
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/stn15.sci.stem.biorobotic/robotics-in-medicine/
Description:

In this video from SciTech Now, learn how robotics is changing today's medical landscape. Robotic instruments are used to help surgeons perform ultra-precise surgeries, sometimes even replacing the surgeon! Bionic limbs are used to help paralyzed patients stand and walk again, improving the patients’ health and spirit. It’s an exciting time to be in the robotic engineering field, as these medical bots continue to improve. This video can be played during a lesson on exploring and predicting how advances in computing technologies affect job-opportunities and/or processes now and in the future.

See the "Designing a Robotic Instrument" handout and sample answers in the Support Materials section for a hands-on activity to get students engaged with the design process and robotic engineering in relation to medicine and human anatomy.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (6) 21 :
15) Identify emerging technologies in computing.

[DLIT] (7) 20 :
14) Discuss current events related to emerging technologies in computing and the effects such events have on individuals and the global society.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6 - 7)
Title: Tech Industry Looks to Robots to Tackle Problems but Finds Hurdles on the Way
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/a32896ef-2261-4c4d-80ce-3ded96d9a939/tech-industry-looks-to-robots-to-tackle-problems-but-finds-hurdles-on-the-way-video/
Description:

Robotic devices are everywhere: in factories, law enforcement, caretaking. Today they are smarter than ever, but they only excel when the task is clearly defined. This video can be played during a lesson on identifying emerging technologies in computing.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (6) 21 :
15) Identify emerging technologies in computing.

[DLIT] (7) 20 :
14) Discuss current events related to emerging technologies in computing and the effects such events have on individuals and the global society.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6 - 7)
Title: Kismet: The Social Robot
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/eng06.sci.engin.design.kismet/kismet-the-social-robot/
Description:

Researchers in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory working on emerging technology to engineer smarter robots. They are now building a machine that interacts socially with people in this video segment adapted from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This video comes with discussion questions. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (6) 21 :
15) Identify emerging technologies in computing.

[DLIT] (7) 20 :
14) Discuss current events related to emerging technologies in computing and the effects such events have on individuals and the global society.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6 - 7)
Title: RoboSnail
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/eng06.sci.engin.systems.robosnail/robosnail/
Description:

A team from the Mechanical Engineering Department studies snail movement for inspiration that may lead to new emerging technologies of robotic locomotion in this video segment adapted from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In the field of robotic locomotion, designers are finding the study of animal and insect movement an exciting area of research. Inspired by nature, these designers are creating robots that are extremely nimble and capable of moving over a variety of surfaces, such as rough terrain, steep inclines, and even vertical walls. This video comes with discussion questions.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (6) 21 :
15) Identify emerging technologies in computing.

[DLIT] (6) 29 :
23) Discuss how digital devices may be used to collect, analyze, and present information.

[DLIT] (7) 20 :
14) Discuss current events related to emerging technologies in computing and the effects such events have on individuals and the global society.

[DLIT] (7) 33 :
27) Identify data needed to create a model or simulation of a given event.

Examples: When creating a random name generator, the program needs access to a list of possible names.

[DLIT] (8) 20 :
14) Analyze current events related to computing and their effects on education, the workplace, individuals, communities, and global society.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6 - 8)
Title: Computer Science Discoveries Unit 6 Chapter 1 Lesson 1: Innovations in Computing (18-19)
URL: https://studio.code.org/s/csd6-2018/stage/1/puzzle/1?section_id=1888730
Description:

Students will explore a wide variety of new and innovative computing platforms while expanding their understanding of what a computer can be.

Note: You will need to create a free account on code.org before you can view this resource.



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