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Environmental Studies in Computer Science

Author: 
Grieve, Michael
Issue Date: 
Monday, August 2, 2010
Description: 
Presentation outline: Environmental Expectations, Electronic Waste, Carbon Footprint of Computing, Green Information Technology, Corporate Responsibility, Embedding Environmental Education. Grades 6-12. Resources referenced are at <delicious.com/mr_grieve> and <wiki.acse.net>
Keywords: 
environment, electronic waste, carbon footprint, green information technology, embedding environment in curriculum, corporate responsibility
Other Disciplines: 
grades 6-12
Education Levels: 
Middle School
High School
Intended Audience: 
Educator
Learner
Type: 
Instructional Material : Lecture/Presentation
Publisher: 
CEMCS Summer Institute, Toronto, Ont, CA
URL: 
http://www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/events/events.html
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.

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.

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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