Computer Science & Digital Literacy


Week 10: Apr 6 - Apr 10


Week 9: March 30 - April 3

- CSDL Thu Apr 2 - 3:00 to 3:30 pm

Grades are moving to a pass/fail with a pass meaning you have participated and completed at least 80% of the assignments..... If you look in Powerschool you will see checkmarks, incomplete, and missing for assignments. You might want to be sure yours are all green checkmarks as that is what will be the deciding factor in passing the class. Questions? Just ask me via email or attend a Google Meeting.

Week 8: March 23 - March 27


Week 7: Mar 16 - Mar 20


Week 6: Mar 9 - Mar 13


- bit - smallest unit of digital data - can only be a 1 or a 0
- binary - a number system that only uses two numbers (0 and 1) - computers operate in binary (this is how information is processed and stored)
- byte - a collection of 8 bits - data storage is measured in Bytes - generally an uppercase B indicates Bytes
-- KB (kilo) = approximately 1,000 bytes (thousands)
-- MB (mega) = approximately 1,000,000 bytes (millions)
-- GB (giga) = approximately 1,000,000,000 bytes (billions)
-- TB (tera) - approximately 1,000,000,000,000 bytes (trillions)

hexadecimal number system - sixteen-digit number system where each number represents a power of 16
0 through 9, then letters (A = 10 up to F = 15)


Week 5: Mar 2 - Mar 6

Week 4: Feb 24 - Feb 28


  • animation - a series of images that create the illusion of motion by being shown rapidly one after the other
  • frame - a single image within an animation
  • frame rate - the rate at which frames in an animation are shown, typically measured in frames per second
  • property - Attributes that describe an object's characteristics
  • sprite - A graphic character on the screen with properties that describe its location, movement, and look.


Week 3: Winter Break

Week 2: Feb 10 - Feb 14


variable - A placeholder for a piece of information that can change.

parameter - An extra piece of information passed to a function to customize it for a specific need

randomNumber() - chooses a random number between a minimum and maximum value. 

domain name system (DNS): maps internet domain names to the internet protocol network addresses they represent and allows websites to use names, rather than difficult-to-remember IP addresses

Internet Protocol (IP) - the way devices communicate with each other

packets - Small chunks of information that have been carefully formed from larger chunks of information.

router (as part of the larger internet): a computer which receives messages travelling across a network and redirects them towards their intended destinations based on the addressing information included with the message.

tcp/ip protocol: TCP (transmission control protocol) takes care of the message by breaking it up into packets (what is going) while the IP (Internet Protocol) takes care of the addresses (where it is going)

to / from address: Like an IP address, included on every message sent over the Internet


Week 1: Feb 3 - Feb 7