Teacher-Facing Resources

Type:Application Exercise

Estimated Time:60 minutes

Grades:6-8

Score Type:Mixed Graded

Work completed by a student will be graded through a variety of scoring options including participation, student self-assessment and teacher assessment via rubric to provide flexibility with the type of grade sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook. Student work may include opened-ended questions, correct/incorrect responses, a final product and/or a self-assessment

Available Language: English


Vocabulary: Algorithms, Group Activity, Math, flowchart, functions, parallel, processes, research, sequential


Objectives:

  • Students will differentiate between sequential and parallel processes.
  • Students will simplify the complexity of a solution through the use of functions.
  • Students will identify the best structure to use for different processes they choose to investigate in their school.
  • Students will incorporate parallel tasks to maximize time efficiency.
  • Students will analyze a flowchart to detail a process they have investigated within their school.
  • Students will research and compare a process within their school to how other schools complete a similar task, making a recommendation to their school to change or keep the process it is currently using.

Subjects:

Algorithm Development 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Algorithm Development 

All Aspects

Language Arts > Communication > Group Work > All Aspects

Analyze Algorithms 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Analyze Algorithms 

Collaboration

Mathematics > Process Standards > Problem Solving > Collaboration

Communication

Mathematics > Process Standards > Models/Representations > Communication

Conditional Statements 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Conditional Statements 

Creativity and Innovation 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Creativity and Innovation 

Critical / Analytical Thinking

Language Arts > Life Skills Daily Life > Critical / Analytical Thinking

Engineering

Science > Concepts and Processes > Student Application > Group Interaction > Engineering

Engineering

Science > Concepts and Processes > Problem Solving > Engineering

Functional Decomposition

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Functions > Functional Decomposition

General Skills

Language Arts > Research > General Skills

Graphic Applications (includes pictures, labels, diagrams, charts) 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Graphic Applications (includes pictures, labels, diagrams, charts) 

Group Work

Social Studies > Process and Literacy Skills > Social Science - History > Group Work

Group Work / Discussions

Language Arts > Writing > Shared Collaborative Writing > Group Work / Discussions

How-to Process-Oriented Information

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Technical Information > How-to Process-Oriented Information

Internet Search Engines

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Research > Internet Search Engines

Look for and make use of structure

Mathematics > Process Standards > Common Core > Look for and make use of structure

Methods/Steps/Strategies

Mathematics > Process Standards > Problem Solving > Methods/Steps/Strategies

Parallel Processing 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Parallel Processing 

Problem Solving

Social Studies > Process and Literacy Skills > Social Science - History > Problem Solving

Problem Solving 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Problem Solving 

Programming

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Computer Science > Programming

Student Collaboration

Library Media > Information Literacy > Student Use - Digital Media > Student Collaboration

Student Collaboration 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Student Collaboration 

how-to / process writing

Language Arts > Writing > Directions Instructions > how-to / process writing
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EXCEEDS (4)MEETS (3)APPROACHES (2)DOES NOT MEET (1)
Directions and ParticipationThe student followed all directions and went above and beyond in answering all questions in the assignment.The student followed all directions and answered all questions in the assignment.The student followed most directions and answered most questions in the assignment.The student did not follow directions or answer the questions in the assignment.
Required Final Product ComponentsThe final product includes additional elements to enhance the assignment beyond the required components.The final product includes all components required by the assignment.The final product includes most of the components required by the assignment.The final product does not demonstrate the components required by the assignment.
Organization and OriginalityThe final product is exceptionally well designed, includes additional elements, contains no spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and reveals student’s creative insights into the assignment.The final product is neat, includes all components required by the assignment, contains minimal spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and includes some creative elements.The final product is adequate but lacks neatness and creativity, contains some spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes and is missing required components.The final product is not neat or creative, is missing required components and contains many spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes.
Digital Literacy Skills ApplicationThe final product clearly demonstrates an accurate and deep level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates an accurate and appropriate level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates some understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates little to no understanding of the concept.

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