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Computer Science Principles Unit 1 Chapter 2 Lesson 14: Practice PT - The Internet and Society (2018)

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Computer Science Principles Unit 1 Chapter 2 Lesson 14: Practice PT - The Internet and Society (2018)

URL:

https://curriculum.code.org/csp-18/unit1/14/

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Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

This lesson is a capstone to the Internet unit. Students will research and prepare a flash talk about an issue facing society: either Net Neutrality or Internet Censorship. Developing an informed opinion about these issues hinges on an understanding of how the Internet functions as a system. Students will prepare and deliver a flash talk that should combine forming an opinion about the issue and an exhibition of their knowledge of the internet.

This lesson is good practice for certain elements of the AP Explore Performance Task. The primary things practiced here are: doing a bit of research about impacts of computing (though here it’s specifically about the Internet), explaining some technical details related to ideas in computer science, and connecting these ideas to global and social impacts. Students will practice synthesizing information, and presenting their learning in a flash talk.

Note: This is NOT the official AP® Performance Task that will be submitted as part of the Advanced Placement exam; it is a practice activity intended to prepare students for some portions of their individual performance at a later time.

This lesson has dual purposes of honing "rapid research" skills and tying a temporary bow on the Internet Unit.

The act of doing "rapid research" is one that will come up over and over again in this course. We want to build students' confidence and skills in researching topic using a variety of sources. In the case of this lesson we want students to read articles on the issues but scan for the terms and vocabulary they know like: IP, DNS, HTTP, routing, packets, scaling, redundancy, and reliability. We want students to be able to explain with some level of technical proficiency how these things work as well as the potential beneficial and harmful effects.

Net Neutrality and Internet Censorship are related issues having to do with organizations attempting to control internet traffic for a variety of reasons. There are many other large societal issues and dilemmas related to the Internet besides these that like: big data, surveillance, security, and encryption. We address these issues in Unit 4: Big Data and Privacy. For this practice PT, we want to keep the focus on issues that relate more directly to the systems and protocols

Students will be able to:
- research a global impact of the Internet.
- create and present a flash talk on a global impact of the Internet.
- analyze the relationship of an Internet technology to the impact.

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Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 9-12
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • locate and curate information from digital sources to answer given research questions.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • curate
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to find valid sources to answer a given research topic.
  • how to cite sources.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • locate valid digital resources to answer given research questions.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • a great deal of information is available.
  • it is important to validate information and to cite the source of information.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 9-12
5) Design and iteratively develop computational artifacts for practical intent, personal expression, or to address a societal issue by using current events.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • use digital tools to create content as it relates to current events.
  • seek feedback to revise computational artifacts.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to design and develop computational artifacts for practical intent.
  • how to design and develop computational artifacts for personal expression.
  • how to design and develop computational artifacts to address a societal issue by using current events.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • design and develop computational artifacts using an iterative design process.
  • use current events to bring merit to computational artifacts.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • design should be an iterative process whereby the designer seeks feedback to improve upon his/her creation.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 9-12
16) Identify laws regarding the use of technology and their consequences and implications.

Examples: Unmanned vehicles, net neutrality/common carriers, hacking, intellectual property, piracy, plagiarism.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • identify laws relative to the use of technology.
  • identify consequences of violating laws relative to the use of technology.
  • identify implications of laws relative to the use of technology.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • net neutrality
  • hacking
  • intellectual property
  • piracy plagiarism
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • technology changes at a rapid rate.
  • all things that are possible with technology may not be ethical.
  • that laws exist or are created to encourage individuals and entities to operate in an ethical manner.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • identify laws relative to the use of technology.
  • identify consequences of violating laws relative to the use of technology.
  • identify implications of laws relative to the use of technology.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • technology changes at a rapid rate.
  • all things that are possible with technology may not be ethical.
  • that laws exist or are created to encourage individuals and entities to operate in an ethical manner.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 9-12
26) Use collaborative technologies to work with others including peers, experts, or community members to examine local, national, and global issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • use collaborative technologies (i.e., videoconferencing, collaboration software, interactive displays, etc.) to work with others while examining local, national and global issues from multiple viewpoints.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • collaborative technologies
  • collaboration software
  • collaboration apps
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to use collaborative technologies.
  • how to work effectively as a team member in a collaborative setting.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • use collaborative technologies.
  • work with peers, experts, or community members in a team setting using collaborative technologies.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • collaborative technologies are helpful, and often necessary, to work effectively in teams of peers, experts, community members, etc.
  • , to examine local, national and global issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.
Tags: APCSP test prep, censorship, DNS, HTTP, IP Address, Net Neutrality, packets, practice PT, presentation, project, protocol, redundancy, reliability, research, routing, social impacts, TCP
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