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Computer Connections Research Project

Author: 
VantErve, David
Issue Date: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Description: 
This is a summative task designed to give students an opportunity to show mastery of several topics and skills learned and practiced throughout the course. It is interdisciplinary and an excellent way of learning about the ubiquitous nature of computer technology. In groups of two, students will research a certain discipline, looking primarily for the involvement of information and communication technology in their chosen discipline. The assignment description is attached, along with an evaluation tool.
Keywords: 
research, written report, webpage, rubric
Other Disciplines: 
office applications, digital literacy, productivity
Education Levels: 
Middle School
High School
Intended Audience: 
Educator
Learner
Type: 
Assessment Material : Rubric, Answer Key, Portfolio, Test
Publisher: 
Computer Connections Research Project
URL: 
http://hdl.handle.net/2378/420
CSTA Classification: 

CD.L1:6-02

Understand the pervasiveness of computers and computing in daily life (e.g., voice mail, downloading videos and audio files, microwave ovens, thermostats, wireless Internet, mobile computing devices, GPS systems).

CPP.L1:6-09

Identify a wide range of jobs that require knowledge or use of computing.

CPP.L2-07

Identify interdisciplinary careers that are enhanced by computer science.

CPP.L3A-01

Create and organize web pages through the use of a variety of web programming design tools.

CI.L2-05

Describe ethical issues that relate to computers and networks (e.g., security, privacy, ownership, and information sharing).

CI.L3A-09

Describe different ways in which software is created and shared and their benefits and drawbacks (commercial software, public domain software, open source development).

CI.L3A-10

Describe security and privacy issues that relate to computer networks.

CPP.L2-01

Select appropriate tools and technology resources to accomplish a variety of tasks and solve problems.

CPP.L2-03

Design, develop, publish, and present products (e.g., webpages, mobile applications, animations) using technology resources that demonstrate and communicate curriculum concepts.

CI.L3A-07

Describe how different kinds of software licenses can be used to share and protect intellectual property.

CI.L3A-02

Discuss the impact of computing technology on business and commerce (e.g., automated tracking of goods, automated financial transactions, e-commerce, cloud computing).

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