Computer Systems Syllabus Quarter 2


Lesson Focus

Weekly Objectives

TN Standards


Additional Notes








Networking and Communication with Computers and Other Devices

  • Explain the characteristics of data
  • Distinguish between wired and wireless communication
  • Distinguish between network topologies
  • Identify common types of networking hardware
  • Explain how to setup and use wireless networks

Standard 19

  • Observation
  • Practical app
  • Multiple choice Test
  • Rubric


Laboratory activity


Taking Advantage of the Cloud

  • Compare and contrast the cloud’s offering
  • Explain how to use the cloud
  • Describe how teams use the cloud to collaborate
  • Describe the various categories of cloud services

Standard 17

  • Observation
  • Create a chart
  • Presentation
  • Rubric

Research activities


Maintaining and Managing Your Devices

  • Identify best practices for purchasing and setting up computing devices
  • Explain how to clean, backup, secure, and configure computing devices
  • Describe how to troubleshoot problems with computing devices

Standard 29,30,31

  • Observation
  • Troubleshooting Lab
  • Rubric



Understanding Your Role as a Digital Citizen

Security, Privacy, and Ethics

  • Assess the risks involved in using computers viruses
  • Describe strategies for protecting computer systems and data
  • Explain the role of ethics in computing

Standard 18

  • Observation
  • Create a
  • Presentation
  • Rubric



Leveraging Technology in Business

  • Explain and give examples of information systems
  • Discuss the conversations for planning and analyzing information systems
  • Outline the process for designing and developing a new information system
  • Describe e-commerce and online shopping, including venues, sites, apps

Standard 19

  • Observation
  • Hands on
  • Chapter exercises
  • Rubric

Laboratory Activity



Using Programming Concepts and Languages

  • List the steps in the software development life cycle
  • Define the basic concepts of a computer programing
  • Describe the techniques and tools used in programming

Standard 10

Standard 11

Standard 13


  • Observation
  • Simulation
  • Hands on


Laboratory Activity












Changing Everything with Big Data

  • Explain how databases work and identify their basic structural elements
  • Describe the elements of a database  Management system
  • Identify database classifications by data model and function


  • Observation
  • Create a database
  • Presentation
  • Rubric

Use MS Office











Glimpsing the future of computing

  • Explain how technology incorporated into traditional equipment and electronics improves p[performance and functionality
  • Discuss the possible applications for 3-D printing and displays
  • Explain what role special project labs play in pushing the technology envelop

Standard 22

Standard 23

Standard 24

  • Observation
  • Hand on activities
  • Chapter exercises
  • Rubric












Glimpsing the future of computing

  • Explore emerging technologies that are likely to impact the future of computing
  • Use a natural language with a chat bot

Standard 19-20


  • Observation
  • Lab
  • Rubric

Online activity