Aloha & Mālama – Caring For Our Community

  • Introduction

    This unit has been designed to explore Hawaiʻi and its places, people, and their relationships with one another while analyzing how computing and technology can better our lives by utilizing electronic devices and programs in everyday tasks.

    Students will be prompted to observe their surroundings as well as looking inward to determine best practices in the computer science classroom, online, and within their communities. By drawing from learners’ past experiences, personalities, and culture, these culturally relevant computing lessons can aid the class in making informed and well-rounded decisions.

    This module uses current curricula created by Code.Org and the Hawaiʻi Department of Education.

    Student Objectives

    • Identify digital citizenship terminology
    • Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between various scenarios that may happen online and in-person
    • Explain the difference between private and personal information
    • Explain why it is risky to share private information online
    • Identify the reasons why people share information about themselves online
    • Understand social and economic issues connected to computing
    • Recognize the creative nature of computing
    • Develop their own solutions to various computational inequities

    CSTA K-12 CS Standards

    Standard Description
    1B-IC-18 Discuss computing technologies that have changed the world, and express how those technologies influence, and are influenced by, cultural practices.
    1B-IC-19 Brainstorm ways to improve the accessibility and usability of technology products for the diverse needs and wants of users.
    1B-NI-05 Discuss real-world cybersecurity problems and how personal information can be protected.