Cutting-edge Computer Engineers!

It’s not magic, but it seems like it. Learn all about what computers are and how they work. Read stories and then draw and build your own computer models.

This course is designed to reveal the mystery behind the technology so many of us interact with constantly but which few of us really understand. Students will learn about the components of a computer (and related devices like tablets and smartphones) and how they work together to allow us to do things like seeing images, listen to music, create documents, and play games. Through simple activities, they will ‘see inside’ the computer to understand the technology that so many of us use each day.

  • Computer Science + AI
  • Robotics
  • Certificate
  • Foundation
  • Level
  • 5-8
SKU: SPCSD-x Category: Tag:

$99 USD

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Cutting-edge Computer Engineers!

It’s not magic, but it seems like it. Learn all about what computers are and how they work. Read stories and then draw and build your own computer models.

This course is designed to reveal the mystery behind the technology so many of us interact with constantly but which few of us really understand. Students will learn about the components of a computer (and related devices like tablets and smartphones) and how they work together to allow us to do things like seeing images, listen to music, create documents, and play games. Through simple activities, they will ‘see inside’ the computer to understand the technology that so many of us use each day.

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  • Computer Science + AI
  • Robotics
  • Certificate
  • Foundation
  • Level
  • 5-8
SKU: SPCSD-x Category: Tag:

$99 USD

Description

It’s not magic, but it seems like it. Learn all about what computers are and how they work. Read stories and then draw and build your own computer models.

This course is designed to reveal the mystery behind the technology so many of us interact with constantly but which few of us really understand. Students will learn about the components of a computer (and related devices like tablets and smartphones) and how they work together to allow us to do things like seeing images, listen to music, create documents, and play games. Through simple activities, they will ‘see inside’ the computer to understand the technology that so many of us use each day.

This is a Digital Media Academy self-paced learning experience, designed to build foundational knowledge and skills through hands-on, project-based activities and interactive online excercises.

By the end of this course:

Students will be able to…

  • Identify the difference between hardware and software and input and output devices.
  • Identify different parts of the computer and how they work together.
  • Explain the general process of how a computing device works.
  • Give simple pseudo-code algorithms to a partner navigating through a maze.
  • Express creative understanding of how computing devices may change in the future.

Course content

Unit 1 – What Is a Computer?
Lesson 1: Different Kinds of Computers
Lesson 2: What Do Computers Look Like?
Lesson 3: What Do Computers Do?
Lesson 4: Parts of a Computer

Unit 2 – How Does a Computer Work?
Lesson 5: From Input to Output Part 1
Lesson 6: From Input to Output Part 2

Unit 3 – Output Fun
Lesson 7: Output Devices
Lesson 8: Monitors and Screens and Output

Unit 4 – Hardware and Software
Lesson 9: Hardware
Lesson 10: Software

Unit 5 – Computers of the Future
Lesson 11: Computers of the Future
Lesson 12-15: Build a Computer

 

  • computer, tablet or phone
  • Printer (optional)
  • Pens/pencils/crayons, scissors

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