Welcome to the Capstone project for Teaching Impacts of Technology in K-12 education. Congratulations to you to getting to this point, completing all the courses and being ready to engage in a project that's sort of puts it all together. Where you get the chance to really test out all of the skills that we hope that you've developed in this course, both in learning about and assessing impacts of technology on our society, economy and culture. But also, in teaching and guiding student's work, and in their learning of this. So what we're going to have you do in this capstone project, is to engage in a task that has you exploring the impacts of technology. So get it? See, she's exploring the impacts of technology on our world. And in particular, we're going to have you engage with a specific task which is one of the through course tasks that is part of the Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles course. And even if you're not going to teach this directly, this could be a great task for you to use as an exam in one of your courses. But we know a lot of people are interested in this because principals like you to teach advanced placement. Kids like to take advance placement for a whole variety of reasons that we'll talk about a little bit, if you're not really familiar with advanced placement. We'll also tell you a little bit about the background of the development of this course because I was involved with it, so I have a unique insight to share with you about what our goals are for the course. So just to be clear, you'll be doing the exact task, that is the explore task here in advanced placement. But we'll also engage you with the teaching materials around it and how to give feedback and assess student work. I want to take this opportunity to remind you. Again, if you're in this capstone and you don't need any formal accreditation, or university accredited units for your degree, you're fine, you are good to go. However, I know that a lot of teachers want formal university transcripted credit from an accredited institution of higher education, which UC San Diego is. And we have worked out a way to offer that to you. The only thing is you will need to go to an offsite platform and also enroll there, and pay for that as well. And you'll have a few extra steps that you'll have to do to allow us to officially give you credit in that. We're going to have you participate in the e-proctored exam that is around your project, rather than just the one on this platform. There's more details that we'll give you in the reading that follows this video. So let's step back and get an idea about how does a capstone work. Your capstone is really different than one of our traditional courses in this specialization. There's not so much video watching or a lot of new things that you're engaged with. But basically, we're going to have four weeks where we're going to scaffold you over doing your projects, and it's going to show off what you have learned in this specialization. Now, because it's also a MOOC, and you're going to turn in your project at the end of week four but we have peer review, we have a fifth week but honestly, it's not much of a week. And that's just a time for you to review your peers and reflect back a bit on your learning across the courses and the specialization. So let me could give you brief down of what basically we're going to do each week. So in the first week, again, I'm going to introduce the advance placement in Computer Science course and particularly the explore task and telling you about our rationale in saying, we need to have these sort of authentic tasks beyond multiple choice exam questions that reflect what we actually want our students' skills to be in learning about impacts in computing. We want them to go on to be citizens who can when they hear about a technology or an impact computing is having on the world, they can go and find out things about it. They can look up the technologies behind it and then they can do analysis of that as it relates to maybe a decision they want to make on whether or not to buy something or whether or not they want to support a particular politician with their vote on a certain arrange of topics. So in week 1, we'll actually engage in with the teacher instruction materials from the AP Computer Science Principles course and exam description. So you can see all of the instructions that teachers are given in terms of how to support their students in preparing for this task, and then what they can and cannot do as the students are doing that task in the classroom. Now, this week will also how do you do the first step of your task which is to pick a computing innovation that you want to look at and do your task based around. But before you do that, we'll share with you some of our insider knowledge about some of the common challenges that students have in doing this task, which a lot of them can lead basically go back to, you should pick a different computing innovation. Even if it's something you're interested in. It may not be the easiest thing to do for this particular task and get full points when you're assessed on it. In week 2, you'll have some time to be working on your project. So you'll be finding some resources and maybe doing some analysis and reading. But we will have you engaged with the exact scoring guidelines that exist for the 2018 version, that's the most recent one that we have for this task. And so it's not actually a rubric, it's a more simple zero and one scoring guideline system. So you'll have a chance to engage with it deeply, ask questions about it with each other during interactive reading. And then we'll also have discussion around what we think might be difficult for our students to understand in this. And also look and have you actually practiced applying this scoring guidelines to some sample student work so that you can have an informed and thoughtful discussion around that. In week 3, you will basically be working on your project. And as an incentive for you to not slack off and keep going, we're going to ask you to turn in a draft of your computational artifact that you want to have for your project. You'll be able to get some feedback from each other and you'll have the opportunity if you want to to revise it before your final submission. Week 4, it's the end. This is where you'll put it all together and you can submit your final explore task and that will involve both the computational artifact and then there are some writing prompts that you will have learned about in reviewing the scoring guidelines. So this will be the final submission. By the end of week four, this will be due. And then, week 5 really isn't week 5. But again, you need some time to maybe rest from doing your project. But to review and give feedback to your peers in the course. So week 5 is a very, very light week. It's just the time you need to have to give feedback to other people who've completed their projects, as well. So we're really excited to be working with you. As you complete this capstone project, we hope you find it to be a meaningful project. And we hope that you find it specially valuable if you want to go out and give a similar task to your students, whether that's in an advanced placement course or not.