CSF1 – Unit 2 Computing Systems: Hardware and Programming

Unit 2 is designed to introduce you to the basic hardware and operating systems that allow computers to work.  Not all operating systems are made the same. Students will learn the differences.  Learning the basics will also help students understand basic troubleshooting and maintenance for their computers.

At the beginning of every topic, students are STRONGLY encouraged to write down all of the vocabulary words, definitions, and key concepts found in the concept folders.  These notes will help students a lot to complete assignments and tests.

Students are learning how to:

  • Compare the interactions between software and hardware
  • Develop troubleshooting guidelines that others can use to identify and fix errors

  • Give examples to illustrate how data can be affected by attacks

  • Evaluate computational artifacts to make them more usable and accessible

  • Explain the beneficial and harmful effects that intellectual property laws can have on innovation

Students are learning about these things so that they can:

  • Develop an understanding how hardware and software interact.
  • Develop an understanding of what an operating system is and how it works
  • Understand the difference between Open-Source and Closed-Source operating systems
  • Develop troubleshooting guidelines that others can use to identify and fix errors

Students will know they are successful when they get a perfect score on the following assignments (Keep in mind they have unlimited redos):

  • CS-PH Question of the Day 10 pts Due 1/20
  • CS-PH Commit to Learning 11 pts Due 1/20
  • Hardware CFU 2 pts Due 1/20
  • Operating System CFU 2 pts Due 1/20
  • Open-Source vs Closed-Source CFU 2 pts Due 1/20
  • Troubleshooting and Maintenance CFU 2 pts Due 1/20
  • CS-PH Making Sense of Learning 15 pts Due 1/27
  • CS-PH Practice and Rehersae (OPTIONAL) 8 pts Due 1/27
  • CS-PH Extend and Apply 11 pts Due 1/27
  • CS-PH Quiz 10 pts Due 1/27

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