Computer Science Foundations Syllabus Quarter 1

Cooper, Wash                                           Computer Science Foundations                                  1st Quarter

 

Week

Lesson Focus

Weekly Objectives

TN Standards

Assessments

Additional Notes

 

 

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Computer and Laboratory Safety

  • Accurately read, interpret, and demonstrate adherence to safety rules,

     

  • Demonstrate adherence to safety rules, including NSTA, electrical safety, Internet safety, Occupational Safety and Heath

 

  • Identify and explain the intended use of safety equipment

Safety: 1, 2

  • Observation
  • Practical app
  • Multiple choice Test
  • Rubric

 

Laboratory activity

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exploring Careers in the IT Field

  • Research various occupations in information technology industries, such as programmers, web designers, and webmasters,

     

  • Compose an informative table or chart that includes the following: work activities typically performed, tools and technology used

Career Exploration 7

  • Observation
  • Create a chart
  • Presentation
  • Rubric

Research activities

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leadership, citizenship, and teamwork skills

  • Cultivate positive leadership.
  • Participate in SkillsUSA as an integral part of classroom instruction.
  • Assess situations and apply problem-solving and decision-making skills within the school, community, and workplace.
  • Participate as a team member

Career Exploration 8

  • Observation
  • Create a Presentation
  • Rubric

N/A

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

History of the Internet and its Benefits to Society

  • Research the history of the Internet. Create a timeline or infographic,

     

  • Discuss the needs that led to the creation of the Internet

     

  • Discuss both the benefits and disadvantages of the Internet to society

Overview of the Internet: 9

 

  • Observation
  • Create a
  • Presentation
  • Rubric

N/A

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Computer Hardware Components

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of computer hardware components
  • Explain how computer represent and process data
  • Explain how A CPU functions
  • Differentiate between types of memory
  • Describe several printer technologies

Terminology and Concepts: 12

  • Observation
  • Create a table
  • Hands on
  • Rubric

Laboratory Activity

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic web terminology and concepts

 

 

  • Explain the purpose of terminology such as server, domain name system (DNS)

     

  • Set up a small office network

 

Terminology and Concepts: 11

  • Observation
  • Simulation
  • Hands on

Rubric

Laboratory Activity

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Input Devices

  • Identify type of input devices
  • Create a multiple column table showing keyboard shortcuts for navigation, text editing, and text formatting

 

Keyboard Shortcuts: 14

  • Observation
  • Create a table
  • Presentation
  • Rubric

N/A

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Binary and Hexadecimal Counting Systems

 

  • Distinguish between the binary and hexadecimal counting systems.

     

  • Provide examples of each system and identify specific instances when IT professionals rely on them.

 

Electronics and Basic Digital Theory: 5

 

  • Observation
  • Hand on activities
  • Binary/Hex test
  • Rubric

Use calculator for binary/Hexadecimal test

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ohm’s Law and Power Laws

 

 

  • Demonstrate understanding of electrical circuits and devices, and relate to the physical laws (such as Ohm’s Law and power laws)
  • Calculate the resistance of a DC circuit with a given DC voltage and current.

 

Electronics and Basic Digital Theory: 3

 

  • Observation
  • Worksheets
  • Rubric

Online activity