Courses of Study : Digital Literacy and Computer Science

Safety, Privacy, and Security
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
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R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • participate in online activities while protecting personal data and will alert a trusted adult if they encounter a questionable situation.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • that some data is considered personal and should be protected.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • classify data as private or public.
  • operate technology devices without sharing personal data.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • sharing personal data in public forums, even with share settings turned off, can result in dangerous real
  • life consequences.
Legal and Ethical Behavior
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
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R2) Recognize and demonstrate age-appropriate responsible use of digital devices and resources as outlined in school/district rules.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • utilize digital devices and spaces in accordance with school and/or district rules.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • school/district rules for technology use.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • operate within the safety guidelines provided by the student's school and/or district.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • guidelines are in place to ensure safe use of school equipment.
Impact of Computing
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
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Learning Activities: 1
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R3) Assess the validity and identify the purpose of digital content.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • examine a grade
  • level appropriate text.
  • identify the point of view contained in the text.
  • identify possible bias contained in the text.
  • examine validity of the information contained in the text.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • validity
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • not all information shared is valid; some information is skewed to sway readers' opinions.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • research information to confirm whether the given information is true and unbiased.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • individuals and/or groups can manipulate information to meet an agenda.
  • it is important to verify information.
Systems
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
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R4) Identify and employ appropriate troubleshooting techniques used to solve computing or connectivity issues.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • clear any cache or internet history.
  • complete disk checks or disk defrag.
  • complete a system restore or reset the device.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • troubleshooting
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • devices can present unintended behaviors, preventing normal operations.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • complete basic troubleshooting techniques that include clear any cache or internet history, complete disk checks or disk defrag, complete a system restore or reset the device.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • computing devices can and will fail at times.
  • it is important to save your work and know how to troubleshoot basic issues.
Collaborative Research
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
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Learning Activities: 2
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R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

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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.
  • 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 Tools
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
All Resources: 7
Learning Activities: 7
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Classroom Resources: 0
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R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • produce a multimedia artifact.
  • review artifacts created by others.
  • revise an artifact based on peer or teacher feedback.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • feedback is important in a design process.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • create a multimedia artifact.
  • critique the work of others.
  • revise their work based on feedback received.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • much like the writing process, design of a multimedia artifact nets the best results when creators have the opportunity to be given feedback and revise as needed.
Computational Thinker
Abstraction
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
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1) Design a function using a programming language that demonstrates abstraction.

Example: Create a program that utilizes functions in an effort remove repetitive sequences of steps.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • design a function that demonstrates the removal of repetitive sequence of steps.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • function
  • abstraction
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • that a function can be called into a programming while abstracting out the details contained within the function.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • create a function that can be called into a programming while leaving out the details contained within the function.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • abstraction is a way of hiding the details of a complex function and being able to quickly make use of the complexity that has been hidden abstraction by calling in the function.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
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2) Explain how abstraction is used in a given function.

Example: Examine a set of block-based code and explain how abstraction was used.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • identify how abstraction has been used in a function when given the function.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • function
  • abstraction
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • abstraction is the process of removing unessential details (color, size, etc.
  • ).
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • recognize when abstraction has been employed in a program or function.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • because code can be so complex, it is often in a programmer's best interest to simplify tasks to include only essential elements.
Algorithms
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
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3) Create an algorithm using a programming language that includes the use of sequencing, selections, or iterations.

Example: Use a block-based or script programming language
Step 1: Start
Step 2: Declare variables a, b and c.
Step 3: Read variables a, b and c.
Step 4: If a>b
      If a>c
         Display a is the largest number.
     Else
         Display c is the largest number.
   Else
      If b>c
         Display b is the largest number.
      Else
         Display c is the greatest number.
Step 5: Stop

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • create an algorithm that includes sequencing, selections, or iterations.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • algorithm
  • sequence
  • selection
  • iteration
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to use a programming language to create algorithms that make use of sequencing, selections, or iterations.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • create programs the make use of sequencing, selections, or iterations.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • each programming language has a unique way of making use of sequencing, selections, and iterations in algorithms.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
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4) Create a function to simplify a task.

Example: 38 = 3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3; =(Average) used in a spreadsheet to average a given list of grades.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • create a function that simplifies a task.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • function
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • that a function can be used to simplify a task.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • create and use functions to simplify tasks.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • functions are useful tools used abundantly in algorithms.
Programming and Development
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
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5) Discuss the efficiency of an algorithm or technology used to solve complex problems.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • examine a given artifact used to aid in problem solving.
  • discuss the efficiency of that artifact in problem solving.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • that many solutions exist to solve a problem.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • communicate their opinion on the efficiency of problem solving methods.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • while many solutions exist for a problem, some are better suited to meet specific needs, such as efficiency.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
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6) Describe how algorithmic processes and automation increase efficiency.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • explain how algorithms and automation have and can increase efficiency.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • algorithmic process
  • automation
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how algorithmic processes and automation have increased efficiency.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • explain how algorithmic processes and automation increase efficiency.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • automation is a useful tool for increasing efficiency.
  • while many things can and have been automated, not everything can be automated using algorithmic processes.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
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7) Create a program that includes selection, iteration, or abstraction, and initializes, and updates, at least two variables.

Examples: Make a game, interactive card, story, or adventure game.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • create a properly functioning program using selection, iteration, abstraction, that initializes and updates at least two variables.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • selection
  • iteration
  • abstraction
  • initialize
  • variables
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to write a program that includes selection, iteration, abstraction, initialization, and updates variables.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • write a program that includes foundational programming concepts
  • selection, iteration, abstraction, initialization, and updating variables.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • they have the ability to create and design programs they may have never considered themselves able to do so.
Citizen of a Digital Culture
Safety, Privacy, and Security
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
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8) Compare and contrast common methods of securing data.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • research common methods of data security.
  • compare and contrast common methods of data security.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • that it is important to protect personal data and that it is also important to protect the data you may have access to when working.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • identify multiple methods for securing data and select the best method(s) for various situations.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • data entrusted to a person needs to be protected as if it were one's personal data.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
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9) Secure a file or other data.

Examples: lock spreadsheet cell(s), password protect, encrypt.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • secure a file via password protection or encryption.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • it is important to secure some data.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • use multiple methods to protect data.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • file or data security is important.
Legal and Ethical Behavior
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
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Learning Activities: 1
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Classroom Resources: 0
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10) Analyze different modes of social engineering and their effectiveness.

Examples: Phishing, hoaxes, impersonation, baiting, spoofing.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • identify various modes of social engineering and indicate their effectiveness.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • social engineering
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • social engineering is used to elicit access to information one would not normally allow.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • identify various modes of social engineering and indicate their effectiveness.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • social engineering is used to manipulate individuals into revealing personal information.
  • many modes of social engineering are used to manipulate individuals into revealing personal information.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
All Resources: 2
Learning Activities: 2
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
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11) Advocate for positive, safe, legal, and ethical habits when creating and sharing digital content.

Example: Students create a brochure that highlights the consequences of illegally downloading media.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • advocate for positive, safe, legal, and ethical habits when creating and sharing digital content.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • that works may be protected by rights which prevent use or reuse of content.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • identify rules of use or reuse of digital content.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • creators of digital content may maintain rights to their creation(s) which may prohibit use of that content.
Digital Identity
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
All Resources: 2
Learning Activities: 2
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
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12) Cite evidence of the positive and negative effects of data permanence on personal and professional digital identity.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • locate and share authentic accounts of positive and negative consequences of data permanence.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • data permanence
  • digital identity
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • that people are often judged on behavior, both offline and online.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • identify postings that may be unbecoming to self or others.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • consequences exist for every choice one makes
  • good and bad.
  • some choices can have lasting impacts.
Impact of Computing
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
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13) Evaluate the impact of digital globalization on public perception and ways Internet censorship can affect free and equitable access to information.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • evaluate the effects of internet censorship and global digitalization on the global society.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • digital globalization
  • Internet censorship
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • at one time, trades and goods were limited to mostly advanced economies; with changes in digital globalization, services and data are more readily available to all economies not affected by censorship.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • identify positive and negative implications of digital globalization and internet censorship.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • digital globalization has provided opportunities to countries less advanced than some larger countries.
  • internet censorship occurs locally and abroad.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
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14) Analyze current events related to computing and their effects on education, the workplace, individuals, communities, and global society.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • research current events related to computing.
  • analyze possible effects of current events on education, the workplace, individuals, communities, and global society.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • technology will always have positive and negative effects on others; it is important to examine the benefits and costs associated with implementing new technology.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • analyze current events related to computing.
  • analyze the effects of current events related to computing on education, the workplace, individuals, communities, and global society.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • it is important to examine the benefits and costs associated with implementing new technology.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
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15) Critique computational artifacts, including options for accessibility for all users, with respect to the needs of a global culture.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • evaluate artifacts available digitally while giving consideration to the abilities, values, and access of the artifact creator.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • that one's access to resources can alter the outcome of an artifact.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • use empathy and/or someone else's perspective when critiquing works.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • all people have unique perspectives that should be considered.
Global Collaborator
Creative Communications
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
All Resources: 5
Learning Activities: 5
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
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16) Present content designed for specific audiences through an appropriate medium.

Example: Create and share a help video for a senior's center that provides tips for online safety.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • create and share a presentation designed for specific audiences through an appropriate medium.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • of the many mediums available to share content, some are more appropriate than others in given circumstances.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • design and present content designed for specific audiences through an appropriate medium.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • understanding your audience is as important as the content you are sharing or presenting.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
All Resources: 3
Learning Activities: 3
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
17) Communicate and publish individually or collaboratively to persuade peers, experts, or community about issues and problems.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • select an issue or problem and publish content designed to persuade peers, experts, or the community.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to research and form an educated position about an issue.
  • how to communicate and publish opinion in an effort to persuade others.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • research and form an educated position about an issue.
  • communicate and publish an educated opinion in an effort to persuade others.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • a digital platform provides the ability to publish ideas and reach a greater audience than was once possible.
Digital Tools
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
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18) Type 40 words per minute with 95% accuracy using appropriate keyboarding techniques.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • type 40 wpm with 95% accuracy using techniques appropriate to the device.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • keyboard layout
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • type 40 wpm with 95% accuracy using techniques appropriate to the device.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • communicating your thoughts and ideas in a short time span, with accuracy, is important.
Social Interactions
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
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19) Critique the impacts of censorship as it impacts global society.

Example: Create a presentation outlining the social implications of limiting access to web content by favoring or blocking particular products or websites.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • critique the impacts of censorship, highlighting global impacts of censorship.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • censorship
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • censorship is the omission, prohibition, or suppression of information.
  • when information is censored, truth is skewed.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • cite the implications of censorship.
  • communicate their opinions of the implications of censorship.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • censorship is the omission, prohibition, or suppression of information.
  • when information is censored, truth is skewed.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
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20) Examine an artifact that demonstrates bias through distorting, exaggerating, or misrepresenting data and redesign it using factual, relevant, unbiased content to more accurately reflect the truth.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • select an artifact such as an article, pamphlet, website, video, etc.
  • , that demonstrates bias.
  • will redesign the selected artifact using verifiable facts to more accurately reflect the truth.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • bias
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • that publications can display bias.
  • that information should always be checked with multiple sources.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • research information to either support what is being shared or to refute what is being shared.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • bias exists in our society, therefore all information should be researched before assuming it is accurate.
Computing Analyst
Data
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
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21) Differentiate types of data storage and apply most efficient structure.

Examples: Stack, array, queue, table, database.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • identify which data storage structure is used given a set of data and the intent on using that data.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • different types of data storage and the appropriate use of those structures.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • apply the most efficient data storage given a set of data.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • applying appropriate tools, in this case a data structure, to appropriate task increases efficiency.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
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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
Knowledge:
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.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • either physically or digitally encrypt and decrypt data.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • some data needs to be protected as it is transmitted digitally.
Systems
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
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Learning Activities: 1
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23) Design a digital artifact to propose a solution for a content-related problem.

Example: Create a presentation outlining how to create a cost-efficient method to melt snow on roads during the winter.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • design an artifact to propose a solution to an assigned or chosen content
  • related issue.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • that often there exists many solutions to a problem.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • design an artifact to propose a solution to a problem.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • the presentation of an artifact can be as important as the solution.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
Grade(s): 8
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24) Compare and contrast common methods of cybersecurity.

Example: Discuss how password protections and encryption are similar and different.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • compare and contrast common methods of cybersecurity.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • cybersecurity
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • that cybersecurity is used to protect data online; one method of securing data may be better than another for a given situation.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • identify similarities and differences in types of cybersecurity.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • many methods exist to protect data.
Modeling and Simulation
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
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25) Create a model that represents a system.

Example: Food chain, supply and demand.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • select a system or process then construct a model, either digital or physical, that represents the system process.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • that systems or processes exist that may be too large to be easily observable and by creating a model of the system or process, one can then use the model in the problem-solving process.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • observe systems or processes in the real world that may require the creation of a model for the purposes of testing.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • models serve as representations of systems or processes in the problem-solving process.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
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26) Create a simulation that tests a specific model.

Examples: Demonstrate that pressure changes with temperature in a controlled environment; demonstrate that rocket design affects the height of a rocket's launch; demonstrate that the amount of water changes the height of a plant.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • create a simulation that tests a specific model.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • what information is important to the simulation.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • create a simulation that tests a specific model.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • simulations are used to save time and money.
  • simulations serve to recreate processes you otherwise may not be able to.
Innovative Designer
Human/Computer Partnerships
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
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27) Analyze assistive technologies and how they improve the quality of life for users.

Example: Research multiple speech to text technologies and write a persuasive essay in favor of one over another.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • analyze a category of assistive technologies.
  • identify how that category of assistive technologies improve the quality of life for users.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • assistive technology
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • technologies exist to assist users with varying needs.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • research assistive technologies.
  • determine the possible uses of assistive technologies that can improve quality of life for users.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • technologies exist or can be created to help people accomplish tasks they may not otherwise be able.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
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28) Develop a logical argument for and against artificial intelligence.

Examples: Students debate the use of artificial intelligence in self-driving vehicles.
Students write a persuasive essay to argue for or against digital personal assistants.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • research and compile data in support of and against the use of artificial intelligence.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • artificial intelligence
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • technology has helped many people in many ways and it can also cause harm.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • research artificial intelligence.
  • create an artifact (poster, speech, video, song, poem, pamphlet, presentation, etc.
  • ) that discloses a logical argument in support of or against the use of some form of artificial intelligence.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • technology has limitations.
  • technology can be used in unintended ways that can cause harm or can help.
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Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018)
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29) Create an artifact to solve a problem using ideation and iteration in the problem-solving process.

Examples: Create a public service announcement or design a computer program, game, or application.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • create an artifact to solve a problem.
  • revise the created artifact once feedback is received from stakeholders.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • ideation
  • iteration
  • problem-solving process
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • that problem solving is a process to find the best solution.
  • that through ideation and iteration, the final product or artifact may be a more polished or appropriate solution.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • gather initial data about a topic.
  • informally propose a solution.
  • gather feedback on informal proposal.
  • design a solution to a chosen problem.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • problem-solving is a process.
  • products or artifacts may undergo many revisions after data is reviewed and feedback is received.