TEJ2O Course Outline

Big Ideas

  • What are some cool advancements in electronics and computers? (“Cool Tech”)
  • How do I install operating systems such as Linux or Windows?
  • How do I network and configure computers?
  • What software will I install and use?
  • What kind of computer programming (coding) will I do?
  • How will I build and program circuits like a computer-controlled traffic light or an Arduino?
  • How do binary and digital logic make computers work?
  • What careers are related to computer technology and what education will I need for them?
  • What safety practices must I follow when working with electronic circuits and computers?
  • What are some environmental, ethical, and security issues related to computer technology?

Course Overview

This course introduces students to computer systems, networking, and interfacing, as well as electronics and robotics. Students will assemble, repair, and configure computers with various types of operating systems and application software. Students will build small electronic circuits and write computer programs to control simple peripheral devices or robots. Students will also develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will learn about secondary and postsecondary pathways and career opportunities in computer technology. 

Course Outline/Resources

Always in development! Note that the ordered specified here is NOT the order the topics are learned. As in true "broad-based" or "project-based" fashion, the topics will be addressed as needed, depending on the projects chosen each semester.

This is a work in progress and will be updated throughout the semester.
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