21st Century Experience
The 21st Century Experience will take students on a tour of multiple projects geared toward Technology Education and Computer Science. Students will explore, research, and build hands-on projects from topics including Sky Scrapers, Human Anatomy, Projectiles and more. Students will also explore various computer coding languages, program simple commands and games, and discuss concepts related to a global digital society.This course is taught by two teachers. The following is Ms. Bolger's section of the class:
The Basics of Computer Programming
Basic Coding Elements
The Global Impact of Technology
· Discuss coding, it’s elements, and the range of platforms
· Explore historic computer games
· Create basic coding programs using applications at code.org
· Use HTML to structure a webpage
· Explore Basic App writing using the Touch Develop Environment
· Understand Touch Input and Code Execution
· Introduction to loops and repeated commands
· Explore If-statements through coding applications as well as Microsoft Excel.
· Nested if-statements
· Explore Binary Numbers and their use in coding
· Perform basic arithmetic in binary
· Basic Internet structure, networking, connectivity of devices
· IP address and Domain Names
· Analyzing how the internet’s evolution and structure has allowed it to succeed.
· Explore the need for standard protocols (HTTP) and the Internet Engineering Task Force that oversees these protocols.
· Explore the redundancy of routing that allows data to choose the fastest path between two points.
· Investigate the impact of Cyber-security, viruses, phishing, cookies, etc…
· How does technology improve communication and collaboration?
· What are the pros and cons to living in the digital age?
· Explore the various uses of data to predict future events.
· Compare and contrast the way in which technology is used in cultures with varied economic, social, and religious norms
· Identify a world event that affected (for good or for bad) by the use of technological devices and explain the components that played a role in those events.
· Identify a current issue that could be aided by the use of a particular technology and create a plan for development and implementation.Assessments
Please see Mr. Coleman's web page for additional information on this course.
30% daily assignments
- 15% demonstration workplace readiness
- 15% marking period /project
- 40% tests/quizzes/mini projects