Questions to ask yourself as you start your Explore PT:
1. In what way is your computing innovation an innovation (i.e., in what way did it substantially change the behavior of a population?)
2. How can you describe that population's behavior before and after your innovation?
3. Is there an economic impact? social? cultural?
4. How does your innovation use data? as input (consume)? as output (produce?) as process (transform?)
5. What is a security, privacy, and/or storage concern?
6. Which sources help you to understand and share the answers to the above?
7. What are the most important pieces of information you want your artifact to convey?
I learned quite a bit on Friday, and I think we will return to learning how to project and plan as an instructional unit in the future! Being able to look at expectations, break them down, estimate the time for each, build in review and revise time, and even name other perspectives from which to critically analyze your own work are all important skills for high school.
On that note ... we're starting our in class time for the Explore Performance Task. You'll have 1 hour each day that is set aside specifically for individual work on your Explore PT: that means no talking to others, no feedback from me as mandated by College Board. This week, you'll have all four class days except field trip day Wed, and you'll have four days of the week after break. I will also mix in other activities through this week and the week after we return from break.
We will upload your Explore PT to the AP Digital Portfolio in mid-October.
Some of the days, after the hour is up, I will give you time to work toward the 200 point project of your personal website. I am allowing you to do this in either html or using a website editor. These directions are below, and we'll discuss them on Monday as well.
The last topic we need to explore for your Explore Performance Task is data: what is it, how do we store, use and process it, what are data privacy concerns, what are data security concerns?
Ticket out the Door: your computing innovation for the Explore PT
How can we model computing in terms of input, process, output, and data? How do you think feedback could be part of this model?
What is Big Data and How Does it Work?
Link 1 Link 2 How Stuff Works Video Link 3
What is the Cloud and How Does it Work?
In your Abstraction Notebook:
1. Define: Data, Big Data, Text Compression, Analytics
2. Define Digital Data
3. Define Audio Data
4. Define Video Data
Using the ppt below:
5. Define input, process and output
6. List several examples of input and output devices
7. What is the relationship between data, processing and instructions?
8. Think of one everyday computing example that you see or experience. Describe it in terms of input, process and output.
Go back to your artifact and answers to 2a-2e. Add information about data processing and concerns to the artifact and to your answers. Be ready to share your artifact and talk about the Explore PT on Wednesday.
If you finish all of this, go to your personal website and make sure it has all the pages from the HTML project outline. Add a page for Digital Portfolio. Under this page, create a reflection on the Snap! project and a link to your video.
Using the graphic organizer provided and in the team assigned,
Class sharing and discussion on the Explore PT. Share artifacts from the Mock Explore PT. Socratic Seminar on the challenges of the Explore PT.
See the post below for your Labor Day Weekend update and reminder of what is due this coming week.
On Tuesday, we are going to individually, in small groups and as a whole class compare sample Explore PTs to the rubrics.
Before Wednesday's Class
Read this article about a controversial computing innovation. Before class on Wednesday, come up with three questions about the computing innovation, along with your thoughts on the benefits versus the potential harm.
Should (could?) governments regulate this kind of spyware?
What is the social and cultural impact of this spyware on different populations?
What is the economic impact on Apple and other smartphone companies? One consumers?
On Wednesday, we are going to present the Cyber Security Partner Projects for the first half of the block. During the second half, we are going to have a socratic seminar concerning to benefits and harms of the Smartphone spyware of the article linked above.
On Thursday and Friday, you are to individually create a Mock Explore PT with the Smartphone Spyware as the chosen innovation. Follow the directions and be mindful of the rubric.
You all have several things due on Wednesday, and an Abstraction Notebook Check on Friday.
In Google Classroom:
1. HTML Project 1 as a text file
2. Link to your personal website. Note that it should have the same structure as HTML Project 1, with blank pages for now. You may also add other pages to create and maintain a digital portfolio of other activities and interests.
3. Cybersecurity Partner Project Presentation
In Abstraction Notebook:
1. Cybersecurity Impact Summary (if you need the form, it is below.)
2. Guided Notes (see earlier blog post of questions.)
AP Exam Pseudo Code Reference:
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