A Guided Reading Task of 16 ‘Computer Science’ Guided Reading challenges used by Wolsey Academy.
Each task involves reading an extract from a piece of computer science scholarship, creating a sub title for each paragraph and noting key points. It ends with a summarisation task.
It allows students to engage with high end literature and developing not just their reading skills and subject specific vocabulary but engages them in contemporary issues and controversies.
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The 16 are as follows:
- GCHQ – A look at the beginnings of computing the Second World War, Alan Turing and Enigma.
- Hidden Figures – The African American women that contributed to the NASA Apollo program.
- Moore’s Law – the scientist who helped developed the microchip and his (prescient) prediction on their future development.
- Idea’s Man – Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, on the impact of Windows
- Game Over – the development and origins of the Game Boy
- Society & The Internet – Positive and Negative Impacts
- The Blockchain Future – A look at the impact of blockchain
- Covid19 – A look at how technology and tracking apps helped (or hindered) in the fight against Covid19
- Computing with Quantum Cats – An exploration of the nature of quantum computing
- SpaceX Starship – how space x are using computing to bring down the price of space travel
- Facial Reognition – how this technology promises to transform the world, for the better and for the worse.
- The Digital Divide – a deep study into the two tier world digitisation has created
- Artificial Intelligence – Wired’s top science writer gives an overview of the impact of AI
- The Metaverse – Billions are being poured into this technology by the Tech Giants – but what is it?
- They Tell Me This Is How The World Ends – Financial Times Book the Year 2021 – the threat posed by hacking and cyberthreats.
- Chip War – Financial Times Book of the Year 2022 – How microchips are at the centre of a new fight for superpower dominance
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