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Beginner Level
Approx. 14 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 15 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
This is part of a Specialization5m
3 readings
Are You Wanting UC, San Diego transcript credit?5m
Engagement and Assessment Goals5m
Using Googledoc Templates in this Class5m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz - Make Sure you Know the Score7m
4 hours to complete

Freedom of Speech

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 16 min), 9 readings, 6 quizzes
6 videos
Your First Interactive Reading11m
Check Your Knowledge2s
Check Your Knowledge2s
What is Teacher Powerup?2m
Check Your Knowledge2s
9 readings
Where's my interactive reading grade?3m
If The Internet Were to be Cut Off...3m
How Does Internet Censorship Work?10m
What is Metadata?10m
How a VPN Works and What It Does for You10m
How Do Smartphone Batteries Work (and How Can They Last Long)6m
How To Shut Off The Internet For an Entire Country?5m
Tor and the Deep Dark18m
Different Goals For Concealing Speech: Enigma and Passing Coded Messages in World War II21m
2 practice exercises
Mastery Quiz Part 130m
Mastery Quiz Part 230m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Life Made Easy

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 2 min), 3 readings, 5 quizzes
3 videos
Check Your Knowledge2s
Check Your Knowledge2s
3 readings
Internet of Things As Fast As Possible4m
Internet of Things Problems10m
The Internet is FULL10m
2 practice exercises
Mastery Quiz Part 130m
Mastery Quiz Part 230m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Keeping your Information Secure

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 2 min), 9 readings, 9 quizzes
4 videos
Check Your Knowledge2s
Check Your Knowledge2s
Check Your Knowledge2s
9 readings
Two-Factor Authentication10m
Try It Yourself: How Well Can You Spot Phishing?15m
DDoS Attacks and Botnets6m
What is A-Man-in-the-Middle-Attack?10m
Bitcoin (An Interactive Look)8m
DDoS Attacks as Fast as Possible5m
Types of Hackers Explained6m
The Greater Potential of The Bitcoin Blockchain7m
Optional: Extra Teacher Resources
2 practice exercises
Mastery Quiz Part 130m
Mastery Quiz Part 230m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Impacts of Computing & Pedagogy

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 10 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
In Your Experience...1s
Check Your Knowledge2s
Formative Feedback When Teaching Computing6m
In Your Experience: What formative feedback do you think is most important for students?1s
4 readings
How BITCOIN is Changing The World20m
Thinking About Feedback You Will Provide For Impacts of Computing3m
Optional: How to make TedEd lessons1m
Optional Extra Teacher Resources1m
1 practice exercise
Mastery Quiz30m

About the Teaching Impacts of Technology in K-12 Education Specialization

2% That’s the estimate of how many high school students in all of California took a Computer Science class in 2015. And yet, computers and data are everywhere. Just consider a typical 24 hours in your life … how many different computer devices do you use? We all live in multiple digital worlds that are changing rapidly with new apps, devices, and data analyses offering a constant stream of innovations and technology integrations for our lives. As it's an integral part of our lives, we’re working towards computer science for all - making it possible for every student, every future member of society, to understand computing and technology. To do so, we need teachers. Teachers prepared to both teach computational concepts and use best practices so kids enjoy and see they can be successful in computer science. This is where you (and this Specialization) come in! In this Specialization you will both learn about the impacts of computing in our world and how to teach these impacts to K-12 students. We offer both the technical knowledge and also the pedagogical approaches for teaching these concepts. Along the way you’ll engage with freely available materials you can use in your own classroom, as well as learn from teachers currently teaching these concepts in their classrooms. In short - in this Specialization we'll teach you the computing concepts you need to know and then help you explore and evaluate lesson plans and resources to prepare you for your classroom....
Teaching Impacts of Technology in K-12 Education

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Access to lectures and assignments depends on your type of enrollment. If you take a course in audit mode, you will be able to see most course materials for free. To access graded assignments and to earn a Certificate, you will need to purchase the Certificate experience, during or after your audit. If you don't see the audit option:

    • The course may not offer an audit option. You can try a Free Trial instead, or apply for Financial Aid.

    • The course may offer 'Full Course, No Certificate' instead. This option lets you see all course materials, submit required assessments, and get a final grade. This also means that you will not be able to purchase a Certificate experience.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • If you subscribed, you get a 7-day free trial during which you can cancel at no penalty. After that, we don’t give refunds, but you can cancel your subscription at any time. See our full refund policy.

  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.

  • Yes! This course is designed as component of a Specialization that is 1 of a set of 4 Specializations (all will be offered on Coursera) that will support the requirements of the California Supplementary Authorization. Additionally, the Specialization may support credentialing or authorization in other states. However, most states require a transcript from an accredited institution of higher education. See the FAQ question on “Will I earn university credit” to find out how to get such a transcript.

  • Yes, you can earn UCSD credit for completing this course, but only by completing the full Teaching Impacts of Technology in K-12 Education Specialization. In addition, you will need to (1) Enroll in an additional UCSD Extension course before completing the capstone ($500) and (2), complete part of the capstone project via an online proctoring service. After this is done, your Specialization course grades will be accumulated and a transcript with your final grade (both letter grade or pass-only supported) will be issued from UCSD with 4 graduate-level units. These are eligible to count towards the California Supplementary Authorization.

  • There is no background knowledge, neither in education nor in Computer Science, required to take this course - just an interest in learning computational concepts about the technology that surrounds us and how to best teach those concepts to others.

    Basic proficiency in the use of Googledocs will be needed to complete assignments within the course. Google help documentation will be provided, and with some extra attention, first time use of Googledocs should not be a barrier to successful completion of the course.

  • By providing this course online, our goal is to enable you to master all the material in the course at a pace that is appropriate for you, rather than the typical processes of picking a specific date and measuring how much you can learn by that date of in-person courses. Instead of the relatively bigger chunks of learning work found in traditional courses (e.g. go to class, read the book, do homework, study for the test) this course has a lot of smaller and more diverse activities that guide your learning experience. We use a lot of online features to

    Break learning into smaller chunks

    Engage you more in thinking and discussing content with others

    Better integrate and more frequently test your knowledge (with a focus on mastery, allowing you to go back and learn what you missed then come test again)

    Give you practice in teaching-specific skills you will need as an educator (finding and evaluating online teaching resources, critiquing and modifying lesson plans)

    We hope you enjoy and learn a lot!

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