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West Virginia Discovering Computer Science Framework


Standard Description
CS.DCS.1 Use the basic steps in algorithmic problem-solving to design solutions (e.g., problem statement and exploration, examination of sample instances, design, implementing a solution, testing, and evaluation). Lessons
CS.DCS.2 Describe the process of parallelization as it relates to problem-solving. Lessons
CS.DCS.3 Define an algorithm as a sequence of instructions that can be processed by a computer. Lessons
CS.DCS.4 Evaluate ways that different algorithms may be used to solve the same problem. Lessons
CS.DCS.5 Act out searching and sorting algorithms. Lessons
CS.DCS.6 Describe and analyze a sequence of instructions being followed (e.g., describe a character’s behavior in a video game as driven by rules and algorithms). Lessons
CS.DCS.7 Represent data in a variety of ways including text, sounds, pictures, and numbers. Lessons
CS.DCS.8 Use visual representations of problem states, structures, and data (e.g., graphs, charts, network diagrams, flowcharts). Lessons
CS.DCS.9 Interact with content-specific models and simulations (e.g., ecosystems, epidemics, molecular dynamics) to support learning and research. Lessons
CS.DCS.10 Evaluate what kinds of problems can be solved using modeling and simulation. Lessons
CS.DCS.11 Analyze the degree to which a computer model accurately represents the real world. Lessons
CS.DCS.12 Use abstraction to decompose a problem into sub problems. Lessons
CS.DCS.13 Understand the notion of hierarchy and abstraction in computing including high level languages, translation, instruction set, and logic circuits. Lessons
CS.DCS.14 Examine connections between elements of mathematics and computer science including binary numbers, logic, sets and functions. Lessons
CS.DCS.15 Provide examples of interdisciplinary applications of computational thinking. Lessons
CS.DCS.16 Apply productivity/multimedia tools and peripherals to group collaboration and support learning throughout the curriculum. Lessons
CS.DCS.17 Collaboratively design, develop, publish, and present products (e.g., videos, podcasts, websites) using technology resources that demonstrate and communicate curriculum concepts. Lessons
CS.DCS.18 Use collaborative practices such as pair programming, working in project teams, and participating in group active learning activities. Lessons
CS.DCS.19 Demonstrate characteristics necessary for collaboration: providing useful feedback, integrating feedback, understanding and accepting multiple perspectives, socialization. Lessons
CS.DCS.20 Select appropriate tools and technology resources to accomplish a variety of tasks and solve problems. Lessons
CS.DCS.21 Use a variety of multimedia tools and peripherals to support personal productivity and learning throughout the curriculum. Lessons
CS.DCS.22 Design, develop, publish, and present products (e.g., webpages, mobile applications, animations) using technology resources that demonstrate and communicate curriculum concepts. Lessons
CS.DCS.23 Demonstrate an understanding of algorithms and their practical application. Lessons
CS.DCS.24 Implement problem solutions using a programming language, including: looping behavior, conditional statements, logic, expressions, variables, and functions. Lessons
CS.DCS.25 Demonstrate good practices in personal information security, using passwords, encryption, and secure transactions. Lessons
CS.DCS.26 Identify interdisciplinary careers that are enhanced by computer science. Lessons
CS.DCS.27 Demonstrate characteristics used in open ended problem-solving and programming (e.g., comfort with complexity, persistence, brainstorming, adaptability, patience, propensity to tinker, creativity, accepting challenge). Lessons
CS.DCS.28 Collect and analyze data that is output from multiple runs of a computer program. Lessons
CS.DCS.29 Recognize that computers are devices that execute programs. Lessons
CS.DCS.30 Identify a variety of electronic devices that contain computational processors. Lessons
CS.DCS.31 Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between hardware and software. Lessons
CS.DCS.32 Use developmentally appropriate, accurate terminology when communicating about technology. Lessons
CS.DCS.33 Apply strategies for identifying and solving routine hardware problems that occur during everyday computer use. Lessons
CS.DCS.34 Describe the major components and functions of computer systems and networks. Lessons
CS.DCS.35 Describe what distinguishes humans from machines focusing on human intelligence versus machine intelligence and ways we can communicate. Lessons
CS.DCS.36 Describe ways in which computers use models of intelligent behavior (e.g., robot motion, speech and language understanding, and computer vision). Lessons
CS.DCS.37 Demonstrate legal and ethical behaviors when using information and technology and discuss the consequences of misuse. Lessons
CS.DCS.38 Demonstrate knowledge of changes in information technologies over time and the effects those changes have on education, the workplace, and society. Lessons
CS.DCS.39 Analyze the positive and negative impacts of computing on human culture. Lessons
CS.DCS.40 Evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias of electronic information sources concerning real-world problems. Lessons