CSF2 – Unit 3 Impacts of Computing: Social Media


Janeal Tyler, Computer Science Teacher

Unit 3 is designed to introduce students to social media and how it has impacted our culture.

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:

  • Evaluate the ways computing impacts personal, ethical, social, economic, and cultural practices.
  • Explain the beneficial and harmful effects that intellectual property laws can have on innovation

  • Explain the privacy concerns related to the collection and generation of data through automated processes that may not be evident to users.

  • Evaluate the social and economic implications of privacy in the context of safety, law, or ethics.

  • Recommend security measures to address various scenarios based on factors such as efficiency, feasibility, and ethical impacts.

  • Evaluate the tradeoffs in how data elements are organized and where data is stored.

Students are learning about these things so that they can:

  • Understand the history of the internet and how it impacts society today.

  • Develop an academic perspective on Facebook and its impacts on society today.

  • Examine the evolution of YouTube and how it came to be what it is today.

  • Understand the extent or lack of privacy social media has caused.

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

  • IC-SM Question of the Day Discussion 10 pts Due 1/27

  • IC-SM Commit to Learning 11 pts Due 1/27

  • Who Created the Internet? CFU 2 pts Due 1/27

  • Facebook CFU 2 pts Due 1/27

  • YouTube CFU 2 pts Due 1/27

  • Privacy CFU 2 pts Due 1/27

  • IC-SM Making Sence of Learning 15 pts Due 2/3

  • IC-SM-Practice and Rehearse OPTIONAL 8 pts Due 2/3

  • IC-SM Extend and Apply 11 pts Due 2/3

  • IC-SM Quiz 10 pts Due 2/3

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