Author:
CodeVA Curriculum
Subject:
Computer Science, Impacts of Computing
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Middle School, High School
Tags:
CodeVA, Csf, ECS, High School, Hs, Impacts of Computing, Problem-Solving
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Downloadable docs

Education Standards

2.3 Problem Solving Process

2.3 Problem Solving Process

Overview

In this lesson, students will engage in socio-political critique as they think through what might happen when people fail to successfully complete different parts of the problem-solving process. Students will engage in a case study of Summit Learning, a “personalized” learning platform that led to protests and walkouts. They will think through how the designers of Summit Learning failed to solve their problem, and then make a plan to solve a problem of their own using the problem-solving process.

Overview

In this lesson, students will engage in socio-political critique as they think through what might happen when people fail to successfully complete different parts of the problem-solving process. Students will engage in a case study of Summit Learning, a “personalized” learning platform that led to protests and walkouts. They will think through how the designers of Summit Learning failed to solve their problem, and then make a plan to solve a problem of their own using the problem-solving process.

Objectives

The students will…

  • Evaluate a problem-solving strategy and make a decision about its success or failure
  • Propose solutions to problems identified by the teacher and identified by themselves/their peers
  • Name and explain the four steps of the problem-solving process
  • Evaluate the role of computing technologies in the problem-solving process"

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