Human Computer Interactions (4 weeks)
Topics to be addressed:
- Computers and the internet
- Models of Intelligent Behavior
- Societal impacts of computing
- Unit 1: Day 10 – Room Picture Handout
Exploring Computer Science is an exciting opportunity for ALL students to learn problem-solving skills and computational thinking. It’s an opportunity for rich cultural connections and integration with all subject-areas.
Exploring Computer Science is designed to introduce students to the breadth of the field of computer science through an exploration of engaging and accessible topics. It is designed around concepts of computing and helps students understand why tools or languages might be utilized to solve particular problems. Through engaging, collaborative lessons, students develop computational practices of developing algorithms, problem-solving and programming with real-world situations in a safe environment.
The three themes are:
Throughout the course, students will gain experience in employing the following computational practices:
Through inquiry-based journals and differentiated activities students develop practical communication skills. An iterative process, students will test their designs and modify as needed. Our students are creators of technology, not just users of technology. Students analyze and develop creative solutions because they are Computer Scientists NOW!
Exploring Computer Science develops today’s skills for tomorrow’s careers!
This class meets every day throughout the year. Assessments are based on journal writing, individual participation, collaboration, and final projects.
view as pdf: Exploring Computer Science Syllabus
Exploring Computer Science is a course designed to introduce students to the breadth of the field of computer science through an exploration of engaging and accessible topics. The course is designed to focus on the conceptual ideas of computing and help students why certain tools or languages might be utilized to solve particular problems.