Computer Science (Period 6)

Michael Skramstad
2017-2018 School Year
Technical Arts

Why is computer science significant?

Every where you go, someone is holding an electronic device, a laptop, a smart phone, an iPad, a Kindle Fire. We are completely dependent and in love with our technology. Twitter, Facebook, all the games and apps, everything on these devices is created through computer programming.   Not only is it a great way to make a living, programming can be challenging and fun!  

What is the course like?

Computer Science and AP Computer Science are courses that teaches how to program.  For those taking AP Computer Science.   At the course's end, you will be required to take the AP Computer Science A test. If you pass you may receive college credit for one semester of computer science. challenging and will require you to put in the time and practice 

Computer science and the related area information technology (IT) form the single largest job market with one of the highest pay rates of the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines.  While a you may never work as a computer professional, you are two is very likely to work with one. 

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 Download the following slide of PowerPoint.
Using Google and your speed researching skills, include the following information on the slide
Basic Description
Who Created It
When Was It Created
What software, apps or websites use it?
Pros of the language:
Cons of the language:
Is it worth learning in 2017? Scale 1-10


Complete the survey regarding yourself, technology experience and knowledge.
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