Friday, 25 April 2014

Linking two resources together

There has been a large project happening for a number of years,, this project has simplified? the ideas of Computer Science for students. As I have heard it once called, making big words easy to understand.

All of these resources are linked to the New Zealand Curriculum. We need to have it out there that these resources exist, and can be used to help teach technology at lower levels of the curriculum.

There are twenty five tasks...
Binary Numbers
Image Representation
Text Compression
Error Detection
Information Theory
Searching Algorithms
Sorting Algorithms
Sorting Networks
Minimal Spanning Trees
Routing and Deadlock
Finite State Automata
Programming Languages
Graph Colouring
Dominating Sets
Steiner Trees
Information Hiding
Cryptographic Protocols
Public Key Encryption
Human Interface Design
The Turing Test
Phylogenetics Unplugged
Class Simulation of a Computer
Harold the Robot
Modems Unplugged
Santa's Dirty Socks

All of the ideas link to the Technology Achievement Objectives

How to develop a way to make this work...

UPDATE:  I have started to work out what links to what level in the Technology Achievement Objectives, and there are some that need some work on identifying what level they should be under.

Mathematics Level 1: Number strategies Use a range of counting, grouping, and equal-sharing strategies with whole numbers and fractions.
Error Detection 

Mathematics Level 1: Equations and expressions Communicate and explain counting, grouping, and equal-sharing strategies, using words, numbers, and pictures.
Image Representation, Error Detection 

Mathematics Level 2: Position and orientation Create and use simple maps to show position and direction.Image Representation Generalise that whole numbers can be partitioned in many ways.
Binary Numbers Find rules for the next member in a sequential pattern.

Binary Numbers Mathematics Level 3: Patterns and relationships Generalise the properties of addition and subtraction with whole numbers.

Binary Numbers Connect members of sequential patterns with their ordinal position and use tables, graphs, and diagrams to find relationships between successive elements of number and spatial patterns.

Binary Numbers Technology Level 1: Characteristics of technology Understand that technology is purposeful intervention through design.

Error Detection Technology Level 1:Technological systems Understand that technological systems have inputs, controlled transformations, and outputs.

Binary Numbers, Text Compression Technology Level 1: Characteristics of technological outcomes Understand that technological outcomes are products or systems developed by people and have a physical nature and a functional nature.

Error Detection Technology Level 3: Technological systems Understand that technological systems are represented by symbolic language tools and understand the role played by the black box in technological systems.
Binary Numbers, Image Representation, Text Compression, Error Detection

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