Computer Science & Digital Literacy

Assignments

Week 4: Feb 24 - Feb 28

Week 3: Winter Break

Week 2: Feb 10 - Feb 14

Vocabulary

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