Cyber Literacy 1

Cyber Literacy 1

An introduction to cyber engineering through robotics

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Number of Units
3
Subjects
Humanities
Robotics & Coding
Grade Levels
8
9
10
Duration (hours)
180
Overview
Cyber Literacy provides high school students with an introduction to cyber engineering. Using a robotics platform as the textbook, students will take a variety of deep dives into relevant real-world topics such as programming, electricity and circuits, sensors and autonomy, current events, and what it means to be a cyber citizen in today’s evolving digital world.

The modular content within Cyber Literacy is developed into three areas: electricity and circuits, robotics and programming, and humanities and liberal arts. Cyber Literacy students should have completed or be enrolled in Algebra 1.

The robotics platforms that are supported in the Cyber Literacy course include the following Parallax devices: the BoeBot, ShieldBot with Arduino, and cyber:bot with micro:bit.
Cyber Connections
Coding/Programming
Cybersecurity
Privacy
Secure Communications
Threats and Vulnerabilities
Cyber Hygiene
Digital Citizenship
Laws and Ethics
Cyberbullying
Networks and Internet
Hardware and Software
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What You'll Teach
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Electricity
Content

Overview: The electricity module engages students by discussing the history of electricity while also challenging them with interactive lab activities that practice what they’ve learned. The practical lab experiences include building and testing a variety of circuits and electrical theories, including: Parallax Boe-Bot, Parallax Shieldbot with Arduino, and Parallax cyber:bot with micro:bit.

Grades: 9, 10, 11

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Robotics
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Overview: The robotics module makes use of a physical computing platform to engage students in programming while investigating the impacts of technology and its uses. Students create, modify, and troubleshoot increasingly challenging activities as they learn a certain programming language. Cyber Literacy offers three different robotics platform options: Parallax Boe-Bot, Parallax Shieldbot with Arduino, and Parallax cyber:bot with micro:bit.

Grades: 9, 10, 11

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Liberal Arts
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Overview: Students are encouraged to consider the ethical responsibilities of cyber technologies, careers, and societal impact. The Liberal Arts content dives into how technology has influenced society and the rights and responsibilities every person has as a citizen of both a physical and digital world.  

Grades: 9, 10, 11

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Materials
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Boe-Bot Kit

Boe-Bot Kit

Available through Parallax.com

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cyber:bot kit

cyber:bot Robot Kit - with micro:bit

Available through Parallax.com

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Cyber.org Shield Bot Kit

Shield-Bot with Arduino Kit

Available through Parallax.com

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Cyber Literacy Supply Kit

Cyber Literacy Supply Kit

Available through Parallax.com

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cyber:bot without micro:bit

cyber:bot Robot Kit (without micro:bit)

Available through Parallax.com

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cyber:bot conversion kit

cyber:bot Conversion Kit

Available through Parallax.com

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cyber:bot board for micro:bit

cyber:bot board for micro:bit

Available through Parallax.com