AP Computer Science A Course Home Page http://bit.ly/1m8eO7S AP Computer Science A Course Home Page
The Advanced Placement Program offers a course and exam in introductory computer
science. The course emphasizes object-oriented programming methodology with a
concentration on problem solving and algorithm development, and is meant to be the
equivalent of a first-semester college-level course in computer science. It also includes
the study of data structures, design, and abstraction
The AP Computer Science A course can be offered by any secondary school that
has faculty who possess the necessary expertise and have access to appropriate
computing facilities. The course represents college-level achievement for which most
colleges and universities can be expected to grant advanced placement and credit.
The National Curriculum in England http://bit.ly/1bi2eQN The national curriculum in England - Framework document - July 2013
The 'computing' details can be seen on page 188
K-8 Technology Curriculum Scope [pdf] http://bit.ly/14rIR88 K-8 Technology Curriculum Scope
This document serves as a guide to how the basic technology unit content varies across grade levels. Units are guided by essential questions and skills for each grade level and are categorized to show the scope of skills across the curriculum.
Each unit is tied to these main competencies: Communicate, Evaluate, Collaborate, Create
DRAFT [UK] Computing Programmes of study for Key Stages 1-4 http://media.education.gov.uk/assets/files/pdf/c/computing%2004-02-13_001.pdf Computing
DRAFT Programmes of study for Key Stages 1-4
At the core of computing is the science and engineering discipline of computer science,
in which pupils are taught how digital systems work, how they are designed and
programmed, and the fundamental principles of information and computation. Building on
this core, computing equips pupils to apply information technology to create products and
solutions. A computing education also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able
to use, and express themselves through, information and communication technology – at
a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the
matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.
TechYES http://genyes.org/ TechYES - Student Literacy Certification is the only project-based approach to student technology literacy and assessment.
Designed for 6-9, TechYES offers a flexible model for class or after-school use.
Peer mentors assist technology teachers to bring technology literacy to all students.
Arizona Technology Integration Matrix http://www.azk12.org/tim/ Arizona Technology Integration Matrix
A Resource Supporting the Full Integration of Technology in Arizona Schools
The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students.
The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, collaborative, constructive, authentic, and goal directed (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003).
The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells.
The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) http://fcit.usf.edu/matrix/matrix.php The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM)
illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated here.
Supporting computer science education with CS4HS http://bit.ly/hJtCpa Supporting computer science education with CS4HS
statistics have shown a decline in the number of U.S. students taking computer science AP classes, which also leads to a decline in students declaring computer science as their majors—a concerning trend in the U.S. as we try to remain competitive in the global economy.
With programs like Computer Science for High School (CS4HS), we hope to increase the number of CS majors —and therefore the number of people entering into careers in CS—by promoting computer science curriculum at the high school level.
International Technology Qualifications https://theingots.org/community/ International Technology Qualifications
The New INGOTs are based on the ITQ, the UK National Vocational Qualification
The schools ITQ is designed for use in UK schools. It has mandatory units and guidance that ensure that the programmes of study and attainment targets of the UK National Curriculum for schools is completed. At the same time the requirements for the ITQ qualifications are met leading to the award of the National Vocational Qualification at Level 1 or Level 2 or a support award at Entry Level. All these awards are referenced to the European Qualifications Framework through the UK Qualifications and Credit Framework.
Each qualification is assessed using the INGOT method of direct criteria matching by trained assessors using supporting evidence from an e-portfolio. The certification levels achieved in the QCF are directly mapped to National Curriculum levels and so National Curriculum assessment requirements are fully supported as well as leading to a vocational qualification.
The Open ITQ removes the constraints of the UK Schools National Curriculum. It is assessed using the INGOT method of direct criteria matching by trained assessors using supporting evidence from an e-portfolio but there is no need to reference the National Curriculum or its programmes of study.
Primary ICT Child-Speak Level Descriptors (UK) http://bit.ly/PaeIiw Primary ICT Child-Speak Level Descriptors
5 posters displaying what ICT capability is expected at each level of the curriculum in child-friendly language.
Useful for children to self-assess where they're up to.
ICT in the Rose Review of the UK Primary Curriculum http://terry-freedman.org.uk/artman/publish/article_1510.php Briefing on ICT in the Rose Review of the Primary Curriculum ... UK May 2009
In the briefing, I have summarised the main points of the documentation in terms of information and communications technology (ICT)
The briefing also includes a comparison of the current Level Descriptors for ICT and the proposed changes to them.
The Diploma in Applied I.C.T http://ieaward.com The Diploma in Applied I.C.T
The IE Award in ICT is a unique qualification designed to reflect the learning styles and habits of a new generation of digital learners. The course is validated by Cambridge International Examinations.
The IE Award in ICT challenges students to show us what they can do, rather than what they cannot.
A simple to use rubric will encourage students to focus on core competencies while helping them to develop a more independent approach to learning.
The Only Examination Designed For The MYP
Profile for Technology (ICT) Literate (USA) Students http://tinyurl.com/5jz6ek Profile for Technology (ICT) Literate (USA) Students
These profiles are based on ISTE’s core belief that all students must have regular opportunities to use technology to develop skills that encourage personal productivity, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration in the classroom and in daily life.
Coupled with the standards, the profiles provide a set of examples for preparing students to be lifelong learners and contributing members of a global society.
Understanding Computers and the Internet http://computerscience1.tv/2011/spring Harvard Extension School's Computer Science E-1: Understanding Computers and the Internet
Free Computer Science Course : in English, Chinese or Turkish
This course is all about understanding: understanding what's going on inside your computer when you flip on the switch, why tech support has you constantly rebooting your computer, how everything you do on the Internet can be watched by others, and how your computer can become infected with a worm just by turning it on.
In this course we demystify computers and the Internet, along with their jargon, so that students understand not only what they can do with each but also how it all works and why. Students leave this course armed with a new vocabulary and equipped for further exploration of computers and the Internet. Topics include hardware, software, the Internet, multimedia, security, website development, programming, and dotcoms.
This course is designed both for those with little, if any, computer experience and for those who use a computer every day.
DO IT Course http://doit.ort.org/course/ DO IT Course
Welcome to the DO IT Course! DO IT provides a stimulating environment for students and teachers to learn about Information and Communications Technology today.
An exciting and interactive experience is delivered through the use of the latest technology.
DO IT is intended both for those without an IT background as well as those with some knowledge. Even quite experienced people will gain new insights.
DO IT covers the most important topics in the current Information and Communications Technology areas in an informative and enjoyable way. There are many possible routes through the course and topics can be selected or ignored to suit individual interest or examination syllabus requirements. DO IT includes study support materials which can be printed out and photocopied, and are suitable for individual home study or group use in schools and colleges.
Cambridge ICT Starters http://tinyurl.com/qdx9g Cambridge ICT Starters
CIE is pleased to offer the Cambridge ICT Starters in partnership with Futurekids, the global leader in delivering technology education around the world.
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is now part of the educational experience of children in most parts of the world. Taught as either a discrete subject or embedded within the curriculum, ICT is increasingly being regarded as a new ?iteracy? alongside reading, writing and numeracy. The Cambridge ICT Starters are designed to introduce students to the key ICT applications they need to use to acquire that literacy and to understand the impact of technology on our daily lives.
The syllabus provides a structured scheme of assessment for students developing their ICT capability in very different environments and many different ways.
Based on the UK National Curriculum ?rogramme of Study?in ICT, the syllabus has also been mapped against prescribed ICT standards in a number of countries, so that the skills assessed reflect the competencies demanded internationally.
TechnoKids Computer Curriculum http://www.technokids.com/ TechnoKids Computer Curriculum uses a project-based approach to integrate computing skills into K-12 education.
The curriculum is divided into six categories: Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Camp, and Teacher.
Each category contains a set of projects designed to integrate a range of Information and Communication Technology skills into student learning including: word processing, programming, graphics, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, applied technology, telecommunications, databases, operating systems, and multimedia.
CyberSmart Curriculum (IT/USA) http://www.cybersmart.org/ CyberSmart Curriculum (IT/USA)
Our free curriculum is the first professionally produced curricula of its kind to provide teachers with an integrated tool-kit of essential thinking and decision making skills to facilitate appropriate and acceptable use of technology.
It is currently used by educators in all 50 states, is downloaded more than 30,000 each month, and attracts over 1 million web site page views monthly.
It allows educators to more comfortably integrate technology to support core subjects.
Correlated to the USA National Education Technology Standards, the curriculum consists of 65 non-sequential, original and standards-based lesson plans, student activity sheets, posters and information for parents.
Using the Internet securely |
Understanding social, legal and ethical responsibilities | Identifying commercial messages & privacy protection | Using the Internet effectively | Smart computing habits |
OCR Level 1 Certificate for IT Users (New CLAIT) http://tinyurl.com/q8nc OCR Level 1 Certificate for IT Users (New CLAIT)
The OCR Level 1 Certificate for IT Users (New CLAIT) is designed to boost candidates' IT confidence. Suitable for IT beginners, it allows candidates to tailor the qualification to suit their own needs.
New CLAIT consists of units, which can be entered individually, as part of a nationally recognised IT user award, or in any combination according to the needs of the learner.
New CLAIT is part of the OCR CLAIT Suite - a package of three IT user qualifications.
New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (USA) http://www.nj.gov/education/cccs/ New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards : Technological Literacy (USA)
Technology is evolving at an amazing rate, with both frequent advancements of existing technology and the creation of new technologies. All students must understand and be comfortable with the concepts and application of technology, not only in order to function in today? complex society, but also to become informed and productive adults of tomorrow.
The technology education standard was developed to ensure the literacy needed by all students to succeed in a highly technological world. Business and industry has clearly stated the need for technological skills in the workplace of the 21st Century.
Digit Strategy ICT Curriculum for KS3 http://www.leafline.net A complete curriculum path for KS3 ICT delivered across school networks.
Each unit is written in context including all the Year 9s.
Includes interactive quizzes and crosswords, assessment, lesson plans, clipart and lots more. See web site for more details.
ICT Curriculum .. Alberta Canada http://education.alberta.ca/teachers.aspx ICT Curriculum .. Alberta Canada
The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) curriculum provides students with a broad perspective on the nature of technology, how to use and apply a variety of technologies, and the impact of information and communication technologies on themselves and on society. The ICT curriculum is not intended to stand alone, but rather to be infused within core courses and programs.
Programs of Study | Illustrative Examples |
Classroom Assessment Tool Kit | Classroom Assessment Tool Kit?rofessional | Development Resource | Orientations for ICT in French Immersion Schools | Sample Scope and Sequence Resources | Resources and Links | Connection: Information for Teachers |
ICT Curriculum for North Carolina Schools (USA) http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum ICT Curriculum for North Carolina Schools (USA)
This web page serves as a curriculum terminal from which you can travel to specific goals and objectives based on discipline and grade level. This service provides a convenient way for teachers, administrators, and parents to verify the instructional objectives of the Standard Course of Study at a given grade and subject area.
ICT GCSE Website (UK) http://www.ictgcse.com/ ICT GCSE Website (UK)
Project Guides | General Tips | Theory |
Downloadable Exercises | Play Quiz-League |