• INTRO TO COMPUTING Period 3 Sem 1

    Instructor: Wood, S.

    This course introduces students to Computing and Computer Science as they create digital artifacts. No programming background is required for this class. We will explore computer science both creatively (e.g. games, artistic web sites), and through science and math exploration. We will cover computational thinking, basic data collection, management and analysis through computing will be covered. This will provide you with a start for a concentration in Computer Science and a good foundation of technology skills.

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  • Welcome to Intro to Computing

    Intro to Computing Syllabus   Teacher swood@westerly.k12.ri.us   Course Description  This course introduces students to Computing and Computer Science as they create digital artifacts. No programming background is required for this class. We will explore computer science both creatively (e.g. games, artistic web sites), and through science and math exploration. We will cover computational thinking, basic data collection, management and analysis through computing will be covered. This will provide you with a start for a concentration in Computer Science and a good foundation of technology skills.   Course materials  Most course materials will be administered on line.     Behavior expectations and consequences Students will be respectful and appropriate at all times to everyone in the room.   No food or drinks are allowed in the Lab. You will be prompt and prepared for all classes.  All fire drills and lockdown procedures apply.  Use of cell phones is prohibited during class unless specifically directed by your teacher.   Student Resources and Out of Class Communication Students can access assistance on any course related assignment by contacting me through email or by accessing my School Fusion webpage.     Grading Policy Grading Policy 2016-17   The following formula is used to calculate a fair and reliable semester grade and “proficiency picture” that accurately reflects what the students knows and is able to do in this course:   Over all Grade will include your Coursework (summative and interim assessments) totaling 88% and your Anchor task totaling 12%.   12%... Anchor Task (A performance based, cumulative & summative assessment aligned to 1 of 5 21st century skills that require students to apply their learning to a new, discipline specific context.    88%... Coursework (Includes varied assessments that measure student progress and achievement of subject area standards, which include discipline specific knowledge and skills, and an

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