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Computer Fundamentals

Computer Fundamentals teaches students about computer systems, hardware and software, including the ethical use issues surrounding them.

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5-8

Standout Scientists (Updated!)

Students research different areas of a famous scientist's life. After each day of research, students write a journal entry using the information they just learned about their "standout scientist." Once students have researched the scientist, they choose one of the scientist's inventions or discoveries to investigate further from the perspective of the scientific method. To summarize what they have learned, students create multimedia presentations along with a presentation "prop", such as a poster, storyboard, lab background, process description, or other computer-generated visual aid, to present their research highlights from the perspective of their standout scientists.

Application Exercises give students an opportunity to apply concepts they have learned in previous instruction. Work completed by a student will be graded through a variety of scoring options including participation 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 open-ended questions, correct/incorrect responses, a final product and/or self-assessment.

Application Exercise
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