Students will create a flowchart showing the evolution of a specific technology including failed attempts at advancement. This task includes research and understanding the iterative process. Easily differentiated.
Computer Science - Region 3
Resources from Region 3, Advancing Computer Science Education grant
This performance task combines a computer science standard with both history and math standards. Students will "discover" an older version of a moden technology currently used. Students will collect data to determine which techonology has been most impactful on society. Students will graph and analyze that data.
Your friend asked you to enter a texting/typing competition but have months to practice. We know practicing something makes you better at it. You will be given your current speed and how well you improve over each month. It is your job to find your texting/typing speed given a number of months that you have practiced. You are also to look over other student’s work to see if they made an error and if so, where.
This performance task is designed for third grade and up to teach the importance of using strong passwords. This would be helpful to use at the beginning of the year to review password safety with upper elementary school students to refresh their memory. This includes an instructional slide show and a student handout.
This performance task is designed for third grade students and higher to compare and contrast a group of items based on attributes or actions classified into at least two sets and subsets. The items being classified are polygons. The use of algorithms and flowcharts is also a key component of the performance task.