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Safety, Law, and Ethics - HS Student
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Microcredential ID : 77
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Impacts of Computing - HS Student
Credits
0 High School Credit

Description

Through a project, students will demonstrate their understanding of digital citizenship fundamentals and the appropriate use of digital media. In addition, students will show their learning of the legal and ethical issues that shape computing practices and the considerations of using computing devices influencing behaviors affecting the safety and security of individuals.

Standards
  • Wyoming Content and Performance Standards > Safety, Law, & Ethics
    L1.IC.SLE.03 - Evaluate the social and economic implications of privacy in the context of safety, law, or ethics.
  • Wyoming Content and Performance Standards > Safety, Law, & Ethics
    L1.IC.SLE.04 - Using grade level appropriate content and complexity, discuss the legal, social, and ethical impacts associated with software development and use, including both positive and malicious intent.
  • Computer Science Teachers Assocation (CSTA) Standards for Students > Safety, Law, & Ethics
    3A-IC-30 - Evaluate the social and economic implications of privacy in the context of safety, law, or ethics.
  • Computer Science Teachers Assocation (CSTA) Standards for Students > Safety, Law, & Ethics
    3B-IC-28 - Debate laws and regulations that impact the development and use of software.
How To Earn This Microcredential

Design and complete a project that proves your knowledge of two of the following High School Level 1 Safety, Law and Ethics Computer Science standards.

It is recommended you combine this work with the other Impacts of Computing standards for Culture and Social Interactions. It is also recommended that you connect this work with Computer Science Practice 1: Fostering an Inclusive Computing Culture, and Practice 2: Collaborating Around Computing. However, this MC may be earned on its own as well.

Fees
There will be no fee assessed for reviewing this microcredential.
Clarifications

Laws govern many aspects of computing, such as privacy, data, property, information, and identity. International differences in laws and ethics have implications for computing.

There are legal, social, and ethical impacts associated with software development and use. An example of positive impacts could include writing software or utilities to improve communication for people who have a disability. Examples of negative impact could include distributing a virus or malware.

Important Terms
Accessibility:

The design of products, devices, services, or environments for people who experience disabilities. Accessibility standards that are generally accepted by professional groups include the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) standards. [Wikipedia]

Culture:

A human institution manifested in the learned behavior of people, including their specific belief systems, language(s), social relations, technologies, institutions, organizations, and systems for using and developing resources.

Cultural Practices:

The displays and behaviors of a culture.

Equity:

The state, quality, or ideal of being just, impartial, and fair.

Malicious Intent:

If someone acted with malicious intent, they intended to harm people or their reputation.

Malware:

Software that is specifically designed to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorized access to a computer system.

Background Scenario / How This Will Help You

You can choose your own ideas for projects that demonstrate your understanding of the use of computing culture to support the understanding that computing affects many aspects of the world:

  • Partner with a community business or organization to assess and improve the impact computing has had on their group. Collaborate with them to identify the positive and negative impacts computing has had on their group. Then discuss problems they have encountered, and create a proposal of possible solutions.
  • Choose a generational group to conduct and collect research on. Evaluate the impacts computing has had on this generation. Look into the social, ethical, economic, and personal effects and implications technology has had on their lives.
Evidence Options
Be sure to submit the type and number of pieces of evidence specified below.
Category: Evidence

This is where you will submit evidence demonstrating that your project meets the High School Level 1 Impacts of Computing standards for Safety, Law, and Ethics (L1.IC.SLE.03 and L1.IC.SLE.03).

Submission of this evidence is required. You must submit the Student Submission Impacts of Computing CS Micro-credential Stack document.

Student Work:

You will want to submit the information on the Student Submission Impacts of Computing CS Microcredential Stack document. You will need to complete the information on either the Google Docs or Word Version. Make sure the document you upload into this system is saved as a PDF.

You can find the Google Docs Version of the template here: https://bit.ly/Culture_Student_HS_SW1.

Student Submission Impacts of Computing MC Stack.docx


Review Criteria

Evidence submissions will be reviewed for alignment with the assignment guidelines and this proficiency scale:

Novice Developing Applying
The student’s project provides little to no evidence in addressing the expectation(s). The student’s project provides examples of the: (1) Social implications of privacy in the context of safety, law, or ethics. (2) Economic implications of privacy in the context of safety, law, or ethics. The student’s project evaluates the: (1) Social implications of privacy in the context of safety, law, or ethics. (2) Economic implications of privacy in the context of safety, law, or ethics.

The full proficiency scale is available here: https://bit.ly/Culture_Student_H_PS.


This checklist will help you review your submission materials to ensure you address everything that is expected for this micro-credential: https://bit.ly/https://bit.ly/Culture_Student_HS_CH.

Reflection Prompts

What new understanding or knowledge do you have around the safety, law, and ethics in computer science?

How did this experience develop your skills in developing a project that considered safety, law, or ethics?

What light bulb lit up for you?


Review Criteria

Student reflection on the project as it relates to safety, law, and ethics.

Reflection Incomplete Complete
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Student Reflection The reflection needs more information. The reflection contains enough information.
Resources
Data Privacy Will be the Most Important Issue in the Next Decade
https://www.forbes.com/sites/marymeehan/2019/11/26/data-privacy-will-be-the-most-important-issue-in-the-next-decade/?sh=5b555d801882

This article describes how data about ourselves is being collected by social media and other apps.


Ethics & AI: Privacy & the Future of Work
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNxw5gJtHLc

AI is a technology that is revolutionizing how work is done. Automation is making some jobs obsolete while simultaneously creating brand new fields of work and study. This video explores the ethics of developing AI responsibly and fairly while respecting peoples' privacy and livelihoods.

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