IB Computer Science Year 1 Higher Level - September 25 2017 Lesson Notes

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Class plan.png What are we going to learn today?[edit]

  • When you leave the classroom, you should be able to say:
  • I can state the fundamental operations of a computer.
  • I can distinguish between fundamental and compound operations of a computer.
  • I can explain the essential features of a computer language.
  • I can explain the need for higher level languages.
  • I can outline the need for a translation process from a higher level language to machine executable code.
  • We will watch a video:

  • We will attempt to find the largest number in a list using only fundamental operations
  • You will have your first exposure to pseudocode.

Homework.png What is our home learning?[edit]

Please review our class today by watching an 11 minute video to the left.

Target.png How am I being assessed today?[edit]

I will assess you formatively today, and make a professional judgement to what extent you understand our learning material. I will use observation, your written work, answers to questions, and contribution to class discussions as data to make my decisions. I normally record my observations in a "evidence of learning" spreadsheet, which I will happily share with you privately if you so wish. I usually need a day or two notice.

I will also ask you to complete a self-assessment which I will use to help me guage how well you think you understand our material in class.

Computer1.png As a computer scientist, you have:[edit]

  • Confidence in dealing with complexity
  • Persistence in working with difficult problems
  • Tolerance for ambiguity
  • The ability to deal with open-ended problems
  • The ability to communicate and work with others to achieve a common goal or solution

Credit.png Credits[edit]