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Grade 8 Scheme of Work

 

Grade 8 Scheme of Work
SY: 2018 - 2019

Weeks Subject / Unit Name Unit Learning Objectives
Week 1 Day 1:Introduction, Set up Schoology, seating plans- course overview Unit 1 Intro, Class Expectations
8/13/2018 Day 2: Baseline Assessment 40 minutes followed by peer marking of test Baseline Assessment 40 minutes followed by peer marking of test
Week 2  Unit 1 : Advanced computer system Unit 1 UNIT 1: Advanced Computer Systems Part 1: Hardware
8/20/2018 Hardware Unit 1: 1. Identify input, output, processing and storage devices
Unit 1: 2. Identify the functions of the common internal components of a computer:
Week 3 Unit 1 Unit 1: 2.2.1.Motherboard, CPU, RAM, BIOS, hard disks
2.2.Describe the purpose of RAM, ROM, secondary storage & Cache
8/27/2018 2.3. What are the four basic components of a computer?
2.4. Describe secondary storage and key characteristics including speed, capability, cost, portability & reliability
Week 4 Unit 1
2.4.Describe secondary storage and key characteristics including speed, capability, cost, portability & reliability (continuation)
9/3/2018 Unit 1: 3. Describe Computer Science technologies with consideration of moral issues
Week 5 Software Unit 1 Unit 1 : 4.1  Software: Identify a range of application software . Image processing, word, spreadsheet, browsers + Basic functions of OS & BIOS
9/10/2018 Unit 1 : 4.2. Why do we need Operating Systems
-Identify a range of OS – Proprietary (MS Windows) and Open Source (Linux)
-Understand the difference between application and system software
-What purpose do system utilities have
Week 6 Unit 1 Unit 1 : 4.3. Computer technologies and the spreading of information/privacy issues
-Data Protection Act, Copyright, Designs and Patent Act & Computer Misuse Act
-Computer Misuse; the use of a computer to commit crimes and threaten peoples data/information 
9/17/2018 Unit 1 Theory Assessment
Week 7 Unit 2 : Algorithm, Programming and Design Unit 2 UNIT 2.1.1:  Algorithm, Programming and Design
Algorithms
What are they?
Why they are used?
What can they solve?
Learn about Pseudocode
Sequencing . 
9/24/2018 UNIT 2.1.2: Introduction to Python .concepts such as, variable, data types, list, arrays syntax error, loops (while, for), conditions, if statements .Codeacademy.com or codeavengers.com for extra work 
Week 8 Unit 2 UNIT 2.1.3: Numbers and Arithmetic
10/1/2018 Number and Arithmetic
Week 9 Unit 2 UNIT 2.1.4: Strings + Sequencing & Selection (if functions)
10/8/2018 Strings + Sequencing & Selection (if functions)
Week 10 Unit 2 UNIT 2.1.5: While loops & Lists
10/15/2018 While loops & Lists
Week 11 Unit 2 Unit 2 - Theory Assessment
10/22/2018 Unit 2 - Practical Assessment
Week 12 Unit 3: Computational Thinking Unit 3 Unit 3. 1: Understand the fundamentals of computers + Intro to binary, binary addition, data saved as binary, binary conversion
10/29/2018 BINARY GAME: https://games.penjee.com/binary-bonanza/
Week 13 Unit 3 Unit 3. 2: Understanding computer memory.
11/5/2018 Understanding simple Boolean logic
Unit 3. 3: Understand AND, OR and NOT logic gates 
Week 14 Unit 3 Unit 3. 3: Understand AND, OR and NOT logic gates (Continued) + Representing data: images, sound and text
11/12/2018 Unit 3 - Theory Assessment
Week 15 Unit 3 Review Week
11/19/2018 Review Week
Week 16 Unit 3 END OF SEMESTER 1 EXAMS
11/26/2018 Review Week
Week 17 Unit 4: Further Web development Unit 4 UNIT 4.1: Further Web development + What is website, web browser, webpage, Homepage, Link page? 
12/3/2018 UNIT 4.2. Understanding why we use HTML 
UNIT 4.3. Understand all common HTML tags (img, a, p, br, table, ol ul
Week 18 Unit 4 UNIT 4.3. Understand all common HTML tags (img, a, p, br, table, ol ul ( continued)
12/10/2018 Unit 4.4 Creating more advanced webpages with tables, hyperlinks, images, background
Week 19 Unit 4 Unit 4.4 Creating more advanced webpages with tables, hyperlinks, images, background ( continued)
12/17/2018 Unit 4.5 : What is CSS
Why we use it
How to implement it into a webpage 
Week 20 CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
12/24/2018
Week 21
12/31/2018
Week 22 Unit 4 Creating Websites
1/7/2019 Unit 4.6 : Creating websites using standalone software (MS frontpage, MS Dreamweaver) (continued )
Week 23 Unit 4 Creating Websites
1/14/2019 Unit 4.6 : Creating websites using standalone software (MS frontpage, MS Dreamweaver) (continued )
Week 24 Unit 4 Unit 4 - Practical Assessment ( Project)
1/21/2019 Practical Assessment
Week 25 TET HOLIDAY
1/28/2019
Week 26
2/4/2019
Week 27  Unit 5 : Digital Creativity Unit 5 Unit 5: Digital Creativity  : Bitmap Graphics
2/11/2019 Unit 5.1.1 : Bitmap Graphics , What are  bitmaps 
Unit 5.1.1 : Bitmap Graphics , What are  bitmaps . How they can be changed (using GIMP)
Pros/Cons 
Week  28 Unit 5 Unit 5.1.3 Graphics file extensions (JPG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIF)  
2/18/2019 Unit 5.2: Create a poster  using GIMP
Week 29 Unit 5 Unit 5.2: Create a poster  using GIMP (continuation)
2/25/2019 Unit 5.3 : Vector graphics , what is the difference between Bitmap and Vector graphics .
Week 30 Unit 5 Unit 5. 4: Creating Logo using Inkscape or serif draw 
3/4/2019 Unit 5 - Practical Assessment ( Logo design)
Week 31 Unit 6 : Spreadsheet Modelling in Excel Unit 6 Unit 6.2 :  Data Type
3/11/2019 Unit 6.3 : Formatting correctly (fill, font styles, border, widths, height
Week 32 Unit 6 Unit 6.4 : SUM, MIN, MAX, AVERAGE, IF, COUNT, VLOOKUP 
3/18/2019 Unit 6.4 : SUM, MIN, MAX, AVERAGE, IF, COUNT, VLOOKUP 
Week 33 Unit 6 Unit 6.5 : Understand some more uncommon chart types 
3/25/2019 Unit 6.6: Modify and Redesign chart styles , Labelling charts appropriately 
Week 34 Exam Review
4/1/2019 Exam Review
Week 35 Exam Review
4/8/2019 Exam Review
Week 36 END OF YEAR EXAMS
4/15/2019 End of Year Exams

 

 

 

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