TEJ4M - Grade 12 Computer Technology Course Outline


Ministry Course Expectations

Course Outline

This course helps students understand and apply computer engineering concepts. Students will analyse and design computer components such as logic circuits and interfaces; develop and construct systems and write the associated computer programs to drive real-world devices such as traffic lights, models, and robots; and explore networking hardware, protocols, and configurations, as well as, developing project management skills. Students will examine the ethics of computer use and explore related educational requirements and careers.

What will students be expected to learn? (Key Learnings)

In this course, you will be expected to provide evidence that you can:

Theory and Foundation:

  • Describe mechanisms for information movement and storage;
  • Document network configurations and their services;
  • Explain the operation of sophisticated systems that interact with real-world devices;
  • Compare high-level and low-level programming languages.

Skills & Processes:

  • Analyse information storage mechanisms;
  • Use Booleans equations to represent computer logic circuits;
  • Construct systems and interfaces that use computer programs to interact with real-world devices;
  • Design effective network configurations;
  • Develop programs using the software life cycle (problem definition, analysis, design, implementation, testing, and maintenance).

Impact & Consequences:

  • Identify issues related to the ethical use of computers;
  • Explain the importance of post secondary education, employability skills, and lifelong learning to computer engineering careers;
  • Describe the use of computer technologies and their impact in the community;
  • Demonstrate project management skills.

You will be expected to demonstrate your understanding of these key learnings through your knowledge, thinking, communication and application of the learning.


Key Learnings
Description
Mark %
Knowledge
Emphasizes the ability to recall factual information, recognize fundamental concepts and the foundational skills of the subject/discipline
30 %
Thinking/Inquiry
Emphasizes the thinking skills used in thinking processes to demonstrate the student's understanding of information they have processed
20 %
Communication
Emphasizes the clear, precise and effective use of oral, written and visual language to communicate the student's understanding of information and ideas
15 %
Application
Emphasizes the application and integration of knowledge, skills, processes and techniques to produce evidence of the student's understanding
35 %


Note*** 70% of the student's mark comes from work completed during the term, including assignments, quizzes, unit tests and practical work.

Final Mark Calculation
Mark %
Term Unit Work
70 %
Final Practical Evaluation Project
15 %
Final Written Exam
15 %
Final Grade on Report Card
100 %


The following table illustrates the general rubric that will be used to assess each student's ability in the Application, Knowledge, Thinking and Application categories:

Criteria
Level 1

50 -59%

Level 2

60 -69%

Level 3

70 - 79%

Level 4

80 - 100%

Application

ability to construct competent projects using learned concepts from every unit

demonstrates limited ability
demonstrates some ability
demonstrates considerable ability
demonstrates a high-degree of ability
Knowledge

knowledge of fundamental unit lessons

demonstrates limited knowledge
demonstrates some knowledge
demonstrates considerable knowledge
demonstrates a high-degree of knowledge
Thinking

understanding of the comparisons between learned and applied concepts

demonstrates limited ability
demonstrates some ability
demonstrates considerable ability
demonstrates a high-degree of ability
Communication

ability to effectively communicate learned concepts

demonstrates limited ability
demonstrates some ability
demonstrates considerable ability
demonstrates a high-degree of ability


Course Information

The following picture illustrates the course breadown in terms of class periods:



Calendar Posted Dates for Written Tests
Test Number
Posted Calendar Date Test Name
1
March 9, 2018 BS2 Test 1, Arduino Test 1
2
April 10, 2018 BS2 Test 2, Arduino Test 2
3
May 11, 2018 BS2 Test 1, Arduino Test 1
4
June 5, 2018 BS2 Test 2, Arduino Test 2
June 21, 2018 (P1)
June 26, 2018 (P5)
Period 1 & 5 Final Written Exam


Course Period Outline
Unit Course Periods Marked Evaluations
Basic Stamp2 (BS2) Lessons
( February 5 - April 9, 2018 )
1 BS2 Lessons 1 - 17 22 YES
2 Assignments
2 Written Tests
1 BoeBot Assignment 1 3 YES
1 BoeBot Assignment 2 4 YES
1 BoeBot Assignment 3 8 YES
Sub-Total 37
Arduino Uno Lessons
( April 11 - June 4, 2018 )
2 Arduino Lessons 1 - 21 22 YES
2 Assignments
2 Written Tests
3 Arduino Network Assignment 5 YES
3 Arduino Final Unit Project 10 YES
Sub-Total 37
Final Course
Practical Summative
10 YES
Total Course Periods 84


The following outline illustrates the marking categories and work description for each class unit of activity. Students will be marked on their individual work performance, including attitude, teamwork, working safely and behavior in class. Each unit's total mark will be structured according to the following marking categories:

Unit #
Unit Name
Mark (%)
Course Description
1
BS2 Microcontroller & Integrated Electronic Circuits I
(22 Periods)
10 %
Identify basic microcontrollers and components. Introduction to the BASIC Stamp 2 microcontroller
1
BS2 Written Tests
1 & 2
10 %
2
BS2 Microcontroller Three BoeBot Robot Evaluations
(15 Periods)
20 %
Integrating the BASIC Stamp2 microcontroller lessons to complete three BoeBot evaluation assignments
3
Arduino Microcontroller & Integrated Electronic Circuits II
(32 Periods)
15 %
Activities are designed to integrate electronics with the Arduino microcontroller
3
Arduino Written Tests
1 & 2
5 %
3
Arduino Final Unit Project
5 %
4
Networking with the Arduino
(5 Periods)
5 %
Using lesson 16 Network/Internet code to control a real-world device
Total Class Periods
(84 Periods)
70%
Final Written Exam
15 %
Final written exam involving all learned unit information

Expectations:

Final Practical Evaluation Project
15 %
Final Evaluation Practical Project involving all learned unit information

Total Mark
100 %