Final Careers Assignment in 3 Parts, the Introduction

posted by: Mr. Bergquist 22 January 2012 No Comment

Preparing for your Future with Computer Science

 Exploring CS: Final Exam & Reflection in 3 Parts, the Introduction:
(Total: 25 Project Points & 10 Quiz Points) All this work is due by end of day (3pm) on our Final Exam Day for Exploring CS: Friday, Feb 5th, 2016.  If you miss any class day or the final (excused or not), you will need to make arrangements with Mr. Bergquist to get this completed for your final grade in a timely manner.

We have explored a wide variety of areas of computer science and there are many more for you to discover and investigate.  We are going to do a quick review of the computing areas & concepts covered and then you will reflect on the areas you could use in the future and those you are interested in investigating.  The goal is for you to identify what next areas of study including computer science that you should pursue to help you better reach your full potential, developing pathways to reach your current career goals.

By now it should be obvious that using computers in one form or another are key to you being productive for the rest of your life.  You already use them as a Consumer to communicate with friends and for entertainment.  You use a word processor to complete a homework paper and will likely be a User of computer applications in the workplace as part of your future job to be more effective.  And like the projects you created in Scratch, you may even become a Developer of new applications of computers to innovate solutions in a future career.

Recall we have looked at the three Roles you play in using computers as a Consumer, User & Developer

  • Consumerpays to enjoy (consume): Playing games, socializing, sharing videos, shopping, finding news & scores online.
  • Useruses computers & applications in their job: Creates documents, enters data and runs reports, designs promotional material & websites.
  • Developerdevelops solutions with computers: creating new applications, using computers to solve research problems, connecting users.

And here is the list of some of the areas we have explored in class:

  • Computer hardware and the parts of a computer, and even looked inside a laptop, printer, cell phone and video game console to see the common components
  • How data is represented in a computer – for numbers, text and images
  • Learned a new application – Paint.NET and made new poster for our classroom
  • The Internet and World Wide Web – how it works and can be used
  • Online safety & security – choosing a good password and keeping our personal data safe
  • Explored Internet Search and Browser options
  • Designing web pages and a simple website – using HTML & CSS
  • Creating projects in Scratch and the basic principles of computer programming

Over the week, you will create a single Word file in our class period’s shared Writeable Folder that will contain all three parts of this Final Assignment.  It is to be named “Final Careers – <your name>.docx” and saved to our shared writeable Exploring CS Folder for your class period.  The final Assignment’s three parts will count as your Final Exam, with Parts counting for 20 Project points as well as 15 Quiz points toward your final grade.

The three Parts of this Final Assignment are provided here:

 All this work is due by end of day (3pm) on our Final Exam Day for Exploring CS: Wed, Jan 28th, 2015.  If you miss any class day or the final (excused or not), you will need to make arrangements with Mr. Bergquist to get this completed for your final grade in a timely manner.

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