Recommended School Websites

The following Computing websites deserve a ‘badge’. For the moment they can only get the Computing Science icon from Education Scotland. List in no particular order.

 

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Kelso High School

Trinity High School

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Heading: Impact of technological developments

Planning

Experiences and Outcomes from Technological Developments in Society contexts:

…the relationship between key scientific principles and technological developments…TCH 3-01a

…traditional with contemporary production methods to assess their contribution in the world around me and explain the impact of related technological changes…TCH 4-01a

…current trend of technological advance in Scotland or beyond, I can debate the short- and long-term possibilities of the technological development becoming a reality…TCH 4-01b

…possible future impact of new and emerging technologies on economic prosperity and the environment…TCH 4-01c

…the implications and ethical issues arising from technological developments for individuals and societies…TCH 3-02a

…materials, processes or designs in my local community to consider and discuss their environmental, social and economic impact…TCH 4-02a

Leading onto Computing Science National Outcomes and Assessments:

N4 (SDD O3.3)
Produce a short factual report on a contemporary software-based application by:

  • Describing its impact on the environment or society.

N5 (ISDD O2.4/5)
Consider the factors involved in the design and implementation of an information system by:

  • Describing its legal implications
  • Describing its impact on the environment

(i) The Environment: resources

Textbook Sources

Computing and ICT Level 3: Chapter 7 The Green Machine?

Computing and ICT Level 4: Chapter 2 The Computing Technology, the Economy and the Environment?

Computing Science National 5: Chapter 11 The law and the Environment

Website Sources

Government: Environment Agency (UK)

Information: Preventing illegal e-waste export

News: Hazardous waste exporters must pay six figure sum

Video: Tackling illegal e-waste export

Government: Scottish Environmental Protection Agency

Information: Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

News: Taiwan plans to build factory from e-waste

Wiki: Green Computing

(ii) The Economy: resources

(iii) Politics: resources

(iv) The Law

Computing Science Progression Framework

From SQA Computing Science

The Computing Science progression framework (194 KB) provides advice and guidance on how experiences and outcomes at third and fourth curriculum levels relate to the Outcomes and Assessment Standards of National 4 and National 5 qualifications.

For the purposes of this document, experiences and outcomes, and Outcomes and Assessment Standards have been grouped under five main headings:

  • Designing and creating computer programs
  • Information storage and communication
  • Computer systems and architecture
  • Security considerations
  • Impact of technological developments on society and environment

Information Solutions (N3) Outcomes

Outcome 1
The learner will:
1 Develop simple information solutions using appropriate applications by:
1.1 Creating a structure to store information
1.2 Populating the structure with information
1.3 Sharing location of information via digital communications technology with others
1.4 Locating specific information using simple searching
1.5 Identifying and rectifying simple errors
1.6 Maintaining information by keeping it accurate and up-to-date

Outcome 2
The learner will:
2 Identify some of the key features of applications by:
2.1 Listing the basic objects and/or operations
2.2 Stating their purpose

Taken from the National 3 Computing Science Course Support Notes

Building Digital Solutions (N3) Outcomes

Outcome 1
The learner will:
1 Develop simple digital solutions using appropriate development software by:
1.1 Outlining the main steps to develop a solution
1.2 Identifying objects required
1.3 Using and managing a sequence of operations
1.4 Testing the solution to ensure expected output
1.5 Identifying and rectifying simple errors

Outcome 2
The learner will:
2 Identify some of the key features of development software by:
2.1 Listing the basic objects and/or operations
2.2 Stating their purpose

Taken from the National 3 Computing Science Course Support Notes