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Texas Fundamentals of Computer Science Framework


Standard Description
130.420.c.1.a Investigate and explore various career opportunities within the computer science field and report findings through various media; Lessons
130.420.c.1.b Create and publish interactive stories, games, and animations; Lessons
130.420.c.1.c Create and publish interactive animations; Lessons
130.420.c.1.d Create algorithms for the solution of various problems; Lessons
130.420.c.1.e Create web pages using a mark-up language; Lessons
130.420.c.1.f Use the Internet to create and publish solutions; Lessons
130.420.c.1.g Design creative and effective user interfaces. Lessons
130.420.c.2.a Seek and respond to advice from peers and professionals in evaluating problem solutions; Lessons
130.420.c.2.b Debug and solve problems using reference materials and effective strategies; and Lessons
130.420.c.2.c Publish information in a variety of ways such as print, monitor display, web pages, and video. Lessons
130.420.c.3.a Construct appropriate electronic search strategies; Lessons
130.420.c.3.b Use a variety of resources, including other subject areas, together with various productivity tools to gather authentic data as a basis for individual and group programming projects. Lessons
130.420.c.4.a Demonstrate the ability to insert applets into web pages; Lessons
130.420.c.4.b Find, download, and insert scripting code into web pages to enhance interactivity; Lessons
130.420.c.4.c Understand binary representation of data in computer systems, perform conversions between decimal and binary number systems, and count in binary number systems; Lessons
130.420.c.4.d Read and define a problem's description, purpose, and goals; Lessons
130.420.c.4.e Demonstrate coding proficiency in a contemporary programming language by developing solutions that create stories, games, and animations; Lessons
130.420.c.4.f Choose, identify, and use the appropriate data type to properly represent data in a problem solution; Lessons
130.420.c.4.g Demonstrate an understanding of and use variables within a programmed story, game, or animation; Lessons
130.420.c.4.h Demonstrate proficiency in the use of arithmetic operators to create mathematical expressions, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, real division, integer division, and modulus division; Lessons
130.420.c.4.i Demonstrate an understanding of and use sequence within a programmed story, game, or animation; Lessons
130.420.c.4.j Demonstrate an understanding of and use iteration within a programmed story, game, or animation; Lessons
130.420.c.4.k Demonstrate an understanding of and use conditional statements within a programmed story, game, or animation; Lessons
130.420.c.4.l Create an interactive story, game, or animation; Lessons
130.420.c.4.m Use random numbers within a programmed story, game, or animation; and Lessons
130.420.c.4.n Test program solutions by investigating valid and invalid data. Lessons
130.420.c.5.a Discuss copyright laws/issues and model ethical acquisition of digital information by citing sources using established methods; Lessons
130.420.c.5.b Demonstrate proper digital etiquette and knowledge of acceptable use policies when using networks, especially resources on the Internet and on intranets; Lessons
130.420.c.5.c Investigate measures such as passwords or virus detection/prevention to protect computer systems and databases from unauthorized use and tampering; Lessons
130.420.c.5.d Understand the safety risks associated with the use of social networking sites; Lessons
130.420.c.5.e Discuss the impact of computing and computing related advancements on society; and Lessons
130.420.c.5.f Determine the reliability of information available through electronic media. Lessons
130.420.c.6.a Demonstrate knowledge of the basic computer components, including a central processing unit (CPU), storage, and input/output devices; Lessons
130.420.c.6.b Use operating system tools, including appropriate file management; Lessons
130.420.c.6.c Demonstrate knowledge and appropriate use of different operating systems; Lessons
130.420.c.6.d Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic network connectivity; Lessons
130.420.c.6.e Describe, compare, and contrast the differences between an application and an operating system; and Lessons
130.420.c.6.f Compare, contrast, and appropriately use various input, processing, output, and primary/secondary storage devices. Lessons