June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
October 19, 2019
Pre-College Engineering Education
Children are familiar with the Internet including online shopping, Facebook and other forms of social media, and video streaming (YouTube, NetFlix, etc). However, few understand the computer science concepts within their favorite apps, games, and websites or the digital footprint their actions leave behind. This paper will help middle school teachers and those who do computer science outreach with ideas for incorporating computer security concepts into their programs. The paper will cover the basics of the Internet/computer networking, cryptography, cyberbullying, and social engineering. In addition to covering the material, these hands-on and highly interactive activities promote teamwork and problem-solving skills (both extremely important for success in STEM fields and careers). Each low-cost activity is designed to be 15-20 minutes to easily add to an ongoing class curriculum or daily during a computer/technology week.
Coffman-Wolph, S., & Gray, K. (2019, June), Computer Security Activities for a Middle School Classroom or Outreach Event (P12 Resource/Curriculum Exchange) Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32532
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