Computers At Work
Students develop simulated businesses, and identify the ways in which their businesses might use computers. They write job descriptions and help wanted ads for the employees who would be responsible for using computers in their businesses.
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Lightest and Heaviest—Sorting Algorithms
How do computers sort data lists? Using eight unknown weights and a balance scale, groups determine the order of the weights from lightest to heaviest. A second worksheet provides the groups with other methods to order the weights. The...
3rd - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Robotics and Future Technology
Here is an activity that allows class members to explore and research robotics and the idea of automation. Working with a gaming model, pupils write an algorithm to "automate" the solution. Individuals also conduct and present research...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Can Robots Be Creative?
What is creativity, anyway? Check out this fascinating video on the potential for creativity from artificial intelligence. The resource provides insight into the world of computer programming and algorithms, while at the same time...
5 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Inside Your Computer
Computers are amazingly powerful machines that we have come to take for granted. Starting with a simple click of the mouse, this animated video takes you on a trip through the inner workings of computers. Learn how programs allow the...
4 mins 9th - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable