# ALEX Classroom Resource

## Computer Science Discoveries Unit 2 Chapter 1 Lesson 2: Websites for Expression (18-19)

Classroom Resource Information

Title:

Computer Science Discoveries Unit 2 Chapter 1 Lesson 2: Websites for Expression (18-19)

URL:

https://studio.code.org/s/csd2-2018/stage/2/puzzle/1

Content Source:

Code.org
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

This lesson introduces websites as a means of personal expression. The class first discusses different ways that people express and share their interests and ideas, then looks at a few exemplary websites made by students from a previous course. Finally, everyone brainstorms and shares a list of topics and interests to include, creating a resource for developing a personal website in the rest of the unit.

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Content Standard(s):
 Digital Literacy and Computer Science DLIT (2018) Grade: 6 6) Identify steps in developing solutions to complex problems using computational thinking. Unpacked Content Evidence Of Student Attainment:Students will: use the problem solving or design thinking process to think logically through a previously solved complex problem.Teacher Vocabulary:computational thinkingKnowledge:Students know: how to define the problem. how to plan solutions. how to implement a plan. how to reflect on the results and process. how to iterate through the process again.Skills:Students are able to: identify the steps involved with formulating problems and solutions in a way that can be represented or carried with or without a computer.Understanding:Students understand that: computational thinking is formulating problems and solutions in a way that can be represented or carried out with or without a computer. Digital Literacy and Computer Science DLIT (2018) Grade: 7 5) Solve a complex problem using computational thinking. Unpacked Content Evidence Of Student Attainment:Students will: break a problem into parts or steps. find patterns or trends. create steps to solve the problem. infer rules or principles associated with problem solving.Teacher Vocabulary:computational thinkingKnowledge:Students know: smaller tasks are easier to solve than complex problems. that trends in data can also speed up the problem-solving process.Skills:Students are able to: abstract portions of the problem and focus on smaller tasks to aid in solving a complex problem.Understanding:Students understand that: complex problems can be overwhelming. by decomposing the complex problem into simpler problems, a solution is easier to reach. Digital Literacy and Computer Science DLIT (2018) Grade: 7 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. Unpacked Content Evidence Of Student Attainment:Students will: select a process or system and then determine the data needed to create a model or simulation of the process or system.Knowledge:Students know: an event is comprised of a set of steps or processes that can be identified and then simulated.Skills:Students are able to: abstract the sequence of activities that make up an event.Understanding:Students understand that: dissecting the parts of an event can aid in understanding of and the simulation of the event.
Tags: personal expression, website, website content, website design