IB computer science HL November 28 2016 Lesson Notes

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

  1. Today we will learn about:
    1. usability
    2. Problems with usability
    3. Improve the accessibility of a system
    4. Moral, ethical, social, economic and environmental implications of the interaction between humans and machines

Homework.png Homework[edit]

You have a monster amount of homework. Sorry.

  1. Please create a google document and share it with me.
  2. Please define usability
  3. Consider the following digital devices and identify 5 usability problems for each device.
    1. your cellphone (or a cellphone)
    2. the TV in your house
    3. your school computer
  4. Please list and describe at least 5 accessibility features on your mac os x computer.
  5. Please list and describe at least 5 accessibility features on another operating system, such as Linux or Windows.
  6. Please work through examples 1 and 2 on on this page


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

  1. You will be formatively assessed in class today

Ourstandards.png Standards we are covering today[edit]

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]

Give the precise meaning of a word, phrase, concept or physical quantity.

Provide an answer from a number of possibilities. Recognize and state briefly a distinguishing fact or feature.

Give a sequence of brief answers with no explanation.

Give a detailed account or picture of a situation, event, pattern or process.