Computing Course | What is computing?

computing should involve three key aspects computer science the understanding of computers and how they work information technology the productive and creative use of Technology and digital literacy computer science focuses on three main aspects firstly the hardware of computers which is how they work and how they're assembled this includes technologies from the traditional desktop computers through to powerful handheld devices and also dedicated chips in everyday appliances the programming of computers involves how to make devices do what you want them to do this involves a wide range of activities developing applications running on PCs making apps for androids using control and sensing technology devices and also scientific data capture understanding systems is the third focus this involves understanding the way that computers and organizations work together and interact children first learn programming at the infant school using programmable toys by these Roma's and B BOTS they start to understand algorithms by writing down instructions that are given to these robots they then learn to follow instructions like this short program by following this step-by-step they learn the importance of precision and the idea of iteration a six-year-old would do an abstraction if the teacher asked them to draw the school they create a simplified plan with the important details their classroom the playground the toilets the school office and the gate to go home this visualization is the abstraction the classic abstraction is the representation of London by means of the Tube map or even a pupil school timetable information technology the creative and productive use of computers is an important element for developing pupils understanding of what computers can do enabling their creativity and ensuring that they can use the technology in a wide range of settings digital literacy should be understood to mean the basic skill or ability to use a computer confidently safely and effectively this includes the ability to use office software such as word processors email and presentation software the ability to create and edit images audio and video and the ability to use a web browser and internet search engines these are the skills that teachers of other subjects as secondary schools should be able to assume that their pupils have as an analogue of being able to read and write digital literacy with ideas of copyright safe working data protection misuse and abuse issei fee and cyberbullying are also discussed in schools

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