In this lesson, students will conduct a small amount of research to explore a file format either currently in use or from history. Students will conduct research in order to complete a "one-pager" that summarizes their findings. They will also design a computational artifact (video, audio, graphic, etc.) that succinctly summarizes the advantages of their format over other similar ones.
This lesson is intended to be a quick, short version of a performance task in which students rapidly do some research and respond in writing. It might take two class days but should not take more. The goal is to develop skills that students will use when they complete the actual Explore PT later in the year.
Students will be able to:
- identify reliable sources of information when doing research.
- synthesize information taken from multiple online sources.
- create an artifact (video, image, slide, poster, etc.) to communicate information about a computing topic.
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