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ICS2O Introduction To Computer Studies – Grade 10 (Open)

Course Details

  • 2. Grade 10

PREREQUISITE: None

GRADE: 10 (Open)

AVAILABILITY: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

THE ONTARIO CURRICULUMComputer Studies


Course Overview

ICS2O online introduces students to computer programming. Students will plan and write simple computer programs by applying fundamental programming concepts, and learn to create clear and maintainable internal documentation. They will also learn to manage a computer by studying hardware configurations, software selection, operating system functions, networking, and safe computing practices. In ICS2O online, students will also investigate the social impact of computer technologies, and develop an understanding of environmental and ethical issues related to the use of computers.

UNIT ONE
Understanding Computers

Essential Question: How do software updates and system maintenance manage the performance and increase the security of a computer?

In this unit, students will be introduced to the basic components of a computer. This unit will provide students with the background knowledge and understanding of computers and their functions.

UNIT TWO
Computers and Society

Essential Question: How does understanding computer policies influence environmental stewardship and sustainability? How does the legal and ethical use of computers help the community?

In this unit, students will be introduced to the basic social impact of technology and gain an understanding of environmental and ethical issues related to the use of computers. The unit will provide students with background knowledge and an understanding of computers and society. Students will learn the relevance of computers to education and the profession.

UNIT THREE
Introduction to Programming

Essential Question: How does using simple programming concepts help apply basic coding techniques when writing programs?

In this unit, students will be introduced to the basic fundamental concepts and constructs of programming. They will plan and write simple C# programs using the Console Application in Visual Studio Express/Community. This approach to programming is simple because it does not involve a Graphical User Interface (GUI). This is a great learning tool for Program beginners and for learning a new language.

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