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Computer Science Discoveries Unit 5 Chapter 1 Lesson 6: Keeping Data Secret (18-19)

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Computer Science Discoveries Unit 5 Chapter 1 Lesson 6: Keeping Data Secret (18-19)


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Students have a discussion on the different levels of security they would like for personal data. Once the class has developed an understanding of the importance of privacy, they learn about the process of encrypting information by enciphering a note for a partner and deciphering the partner's note. The class concludes with a discussion about the importance of both physical and digital security.

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Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 8
22) Encrypt and decrypt various data.

Example: Create and decipher a message sent in a secret code.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • encrypt data to include text or files.
  • decrypt data to include text or files.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • encrypt
  • decrypt
Students know:
  • cyphers can be used to encrypt and then decrypt a message.
  • that computers use complicated cyphers to keep data safe when being transmitted electronically.
Students are able to:
  • either physically or digitally encrypt and decrypt data.
Students understand that:
  • some data needs to be protected as it is transmitted digitally.
Tags: bitstring, decode, decrypt, encode, encrypt
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Author: Aimee Bates