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West Virginia Discovering Computer Science Standards Mapping

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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).
CS.DCS.2 Describe the process of parallelization as it relates to problem-solving.
CS.DCS.3 Define an algorithm as a sequence of instructions that can be processed by a computer.
  1. 2.6 Top Down Design and Decomposition in Karel
  2. 2.15 More Karel Examples and Testing
CS.DCS.4 Evaluate ways that different algorithms may be used to solve the same problem.
  1. 2.15 More Karel Examples and Testing
  2. 7.5 For Loops in JavaScript
  3. 7.9 While Loops
CS.DCS.5 Act out searching and sorting algorithms.
  1. 16.2 Finding an Element in a List
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).
  1. 2.2 More Basic Karel
  2. 2.6 Top Down Design and Decomposition in Karel
  3. 2.9 Super Karel
  4. 2.15 More Karel Examples and Testing
CS.DCS.7 Represent data in a variety of ways including text, sounds, pictures, and numbers.
  1. 5.2 Variables
  2. 5.3 User Input
  3. 5.5 Using Graphics in JavaScript
CS.DCS.8 Use visual representations of problem states, structures, and data (e.g., graphs, charts, network diagrams, flowcharts).
  1. 1.8 Visualizing and Interpreting Data
CS.DCS.9 Interact with content-specific models and simulations (e.g., ecosystems, epidemics, molecular dynamics) to support learning and research.
CS.DCS.10 Evaluate what kinds of problems can be solved using modeling and simulation.
CS.DCS.11 Analyze the degree to which a computer model accurately represents the real world.
CS.DCS.12 Use abstraction to decompose a problem into sub problems.
  1. 2.6 Top Down Design and Decomposition in Karel
CS.DCS.13 Understand the notion of hierarchy and abstraction in computing including high level languages, translation, instruction set, and logic circuits.
CS.DCS.14 Examine connections between elements of mathematics and computer science including binary numbers, logic, sets and functions.
  1. 5.4 Basic Math in JavaScript
  2. 7.2 Logical Operators
CS.DCS.15 Provide examples of interdisciplinary applications of computational thinking.
CS.DCS.16 Apply productivity/multimedia tools and peripherals to group collaboration and support learning throughout the curriculum.
  1. 1.12 Project: Public Service Announcement
CS.DCS.17 Collaboratively design, develop, publish, and present products (e.g., videos, podcasts, websites) using technology resources that demonstrate and communicate curriculum concepts.
  1. 1.12 Project: Public Service Announcement
CS.DCS.18 Use collaborative practices such as pair programming, working in project teams, and participating in group active learning activities.
  1. 3.1 Collaborative Programming
CS.DCS.19 Demonstrate characteristics necessary for collaboration: providing useful feedback, integrating feedback, understanding and accepting multiple perspectives, socialization.
  1. 3.1 Collaborative Programming
CS.DCS.20 Select appropriate tools and technology resources to accomplish a variety of tasks and solve problems.
  1. 1.12 Project: Public Service Announcement
CS.DCS.21 Use a variety of multimedia tools and peripherals to support personal productivity and learning throughout the curriculum.
CS.DCS.22 Design, develop, publish, and present products (e.g., webpages, mobile applications, animations) using technology resources that demonstrate and communicate curriculum concepts.
  1. 6.1 Graphics Challenges
  2. 8.1 Control Structures Challenges
CS.DCS.23 Demonstrate an understanding of algorithms and their practical application.
CS.DCS.24 Implement problem solutions using a programming language, including: looping behavior, conditional statements, logic, expressions, variables, and functions.
  1. 7.1 Booleans
  2. 7.2 Logical Operators
  3. 7.4 If Statements
  4. 7.7 For Loop Practice
  5. 7.9 While Loops
  6. 7.10 Loop and a Half
  7. 9.1 Functions and Parameters 1
  8. 9.2 Functions and Parameters 2
  9. 9.3 Functions and Parameters 3
  10. 9.4 Functions and Return Values 1
  11. 9.5 Functions and Return Values 2
CS.DCS.25 Demonstrate good practices in personal information security, using passwords, encryption, and secure transactions.
  1. 1.6 Privacy & Security
CS.DCS.26 Identify interdisciplinary careers that are enhanced by computer science.
  1. 4.7 The Impact of the Internet
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).
  1. 1.12 Project: Public Service Announcement
  2. 3.1 Collaborative Programming
  3. 3.2 Challenge Problems
CS.DCS.28 Collect and analyze data that is output from multiple runs of a computer program.
CS.DCS.29 Recognize that computers are devices that execute programs.
CS.DCS.30 Identify a variety of electronic devices that contain computational processors.
  1. 1.1 What is Cybersecurity?
CS.DCS.31 Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between hardware and software.
CS.DCS.32 Use developmentally appropriate, accurate terminology when communicating about technology.
CS.DCS.33 Apply strategies for identifying and solving routine hardware problems that occur during everyday computer use.
CS.DCS.34 Describe the major components and functions of computer systems and networks.
  1. 4.5 Routing
CS.DCS.35 Describe what distinguishes humans from machines focusing on human intelligence versus machine intelligence and ways we can communicate.
CS.DCS.36 Describe ways in which computers use models of intelligent behavior (e.g., robot motion, speech and language understanding, and computer vision).
CS.DCS.37 Demonstrate legal and ethical behaviors when using information and technology and discuss the consequences of misuse.
  1. 1.10 Creative Credit & Copyright
  2. 1.11 Hacking Ethics
CS.DCS.38 Demonstrate knowledge of changes in information technologies over time and the effects those changes have on education, the workplace, and society.
  1. 4.7 The Impact of the Internet
CS.DCS.39 Analyze the positive and negative impacts of computing on human culture.
  1. 4.7 The Impact of the Internet
CS.DCS.40 Evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias of electronic information sources concerning real-world problems.
  1. 4.7 The Impact of the Internet