Core Concept: Impacts of Computing
 
 Survey Title:Computer Science Standards Development - Public Survey
 
 Survey Properties:
 
 Total Respondents:1401
 Responses By Question Analysis:
 

 
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 2.  County
  Response Total Response Percent
Apache Response equal to 1 3 1%
Cochise Response equal to 3 11 3%
Coconino Response equal to 2 8 2%
Gila Response equal to 0 2 0%
Graham Response equal to 0 2 0%
Greenlee Visual spacer 0 0%
La Paz Visual spacer 0 0%
Maricopa Response equal to 65 269 65%
Mohave Response equal to 1 3 1%
Navajo Response equal to 2 10 2%
Pima Response equal to 16 65 16%
Pinal Response equal to 3 12 3%
Santa Cruz Response equal to 2 7 2%
Yavapai Response equal to 1 6 1%
Yuma Response equal to 3 11 3%
Out of State Response equal to 2 7 2%
Total Respondents  416 100%
 
 3.  Visitor Role
  Response Total Response Percent
K-12 Teacher Response equal to 65 269 65%
K-12 Administrator Response equal to 8 35 8%
K-12 Parent/Guardian Response equal to 5 19 5%
K-12 Student Visual spacer 0 0%
Higher Education Response equal to 6 26 6%
Retired Educator Response equal to 2 10 2%
Business Representative Response equal to 3 12 3%
Community Member Response equal to 4 18 4%
Elected Official Response equal to 0 1 0%
Media Response equal to 0 1 0%
Other Response equal to 6 25 6%
Total Respondents  416 100%
 
 4.  How important is it to develop standards for Impacts of Computing? Standards for Impacts of Computing would help students develop an understanding of how computing influences culture and social interactions, and about safety, legal, and ethics considerations.
Response TotalResponse Percent
Very Important 20259%
Important 12436%
Unimportant 123%
Very Unimportant 51%
Total Respondents343
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 5.  Please add any comments about developing standards for Impacts of Computing.
1.This is an importance core concept, however I feel it should be integrated within each of the other four core concepts. Impacts of computing and understanding how it can impact culture and society, as well as be impacted by culture and society is knowledge that will ensure other things such as programming, data analysis, and hardware knowledge are being done as efficiently as possible and are providing the most return on investment. Without knowing about culture and society and cultural competency, nothing will be achieved or accomplished on a level that exceeds objectives and expectations.
2.In this day and age, the impacts of computing and being technologically literate are enormous. Allowing students to thinki about society and they way that it is effected is helpful in thinking critically about the future and our role in it.
3.Students are not often aware o e if the bigger impacts of online behavior. Look to the latest election to see the impact of social networks.
4.This is general information that even students who are math phobic would understand and benefit from.
5.Technology is here to stay and students need to know how to use it for things other than social media and games.
6.Even elementary students must learn that what they put out on the internet never really disappears. Safety must be taught in elementary schools.
7.Good and important. Glad to see it in here.
8.important, vitally so, but also should be limited in scope. while it's important to understand about the social impacts of technology, it shouldn't be the main focus
9.See answer in number 9.
10.Very important. I am still looking for a reliable source that promotes digital citizenship at an appropriate level for my elementary students.
11.none
12.This is not applicable to elementary age students.
13.SAFETY, LEGAL, AND ETHICS ...VERY IMPORTANT
14.They take it for granted and need to know how it can impact them as well as the world. Example Trumps tweeting
15.This, too, should be availabe as elective information.
16.This should be a requirement for graduation. Students need to leave school ready to enter the workforce with knowledge of how their computer use impacts society.
17.I see Computing Standards aligning with classroom experiences in promoting subject matter concerning social studies, cultural studies, languages and core areas. Digital awareness and responsibilities especially relative to the expanding mobile market are needed.
18.I only say unimportant from the perspective of this being considered a core computing topic. As part of the "always on" generation, they should already understand the influences of computing in society.
19.Students need to be aware of not only their own privacy issues but how computing affects the privacy and security of others. I'm not sure this is critical for most students, but is helpful.
20.Computer ethics like not hacking, maintaining digital privacy, etc. is important for someone who is unfamiliar to the computing world. Having this topic be taught in school is fundamental.
21.Computer and connectivity drives much advancement, but also leads to much trouble, such as current problems with fake news, the rise of inequality, and so on. An in-depth study of such phenomena and their drivers would be beneficial.
22.AI as a broad topic would work well here, as it could spark students' interest. (Again, I'm all about sparking interest before college!!)
23.The law needs to catch up to tech.
24.With the computing world ever-changing, it is important that the impacts are taught as a foundation to understand while learning to designing programs, networks, computing environments, and analyzing data.
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26.For older students understanding that for every positive there may be a negative that has to be understood is important. The impacts of computing is a good way to show that decisions and actions are often not just good or bad, but lay on a spectrum.
27.Not sure this should be in a standard, especially as this space is changing so quickly. Not as important as basic algorithms and data structures, but certainly it is valuable to expose students to the bigger picture of why computing matters.
28.Especially human resource type functions will need this to help manage people.
29.This sounds like a social studies standard and would be great in that context.
30.I use Common Sense Media’s free material in explaining the importance of digital safety and security of personal info.
31.I believe that students will naturally develop these skills. We don't need to push these on them when we already have reading, writing and math standards that are much more important.
32.This is important. More of our daily lives are connected to computers and technology. This will be growing in the next 10, 25 and 50 years. The homes and careers are students will live in and hold are different then the homes and careers of their parents.

If students are not able to understand the changes that are coming in technology, they will not be ready for the changes in their careers and daily lives.
33.This sounds like the (earlier) concept of Digital Citizenship.
34.This section is very important...today's kids don't necessarily recognize the damage they can do to others because their posts or comments on social media sites may be damaging to someone they are not look at in the eye. Legality and ethics need to be a consideration in every aspect of standard development.
35.The impacts of computing are at the heart of the AP CSP Explore task for a reason, being able to understand how this technology and its implications will affect the future of society and culture is crucial to determining how we, as a society, should welcome it. The changes we have seen in just the past 10 years serve as an example that computing can have a huge impact on our society and our culture.
36.Information literacy needs to be a part of the curriculum related to the impacts of computer.
37.This should include studies showing both positive and negative influences of computing. In other words, it should be balanced.
38.Refer to the College Board's and CTSA's standards for APCS Principles
https://www.csteachers.org/
39.I think this is important. Technology isn't something that exists in the absence of other endeavors. Once again critical thinking skills are important to any education let alone a computer science endeavor.
40.I'll mark this as Important, but isn't this Social Studies? Seriously. These kinds of questions and examinations really go hand in-hand with what social studies should already be doing. This is just nudging the number of possible topics/converstations a bit wider.

Take the most recent United States presidential election. I can't think a topic it doesn't cover. From socioeconomic through technology and computing.

Again, a geographer's prospective. It's all interconnected, its just a question of whether we choose to talk about how something impacts our society. You may as well ask if auto-shop course should talk about the implications and ethics of motor-vehicle travel, because there are and some rather big ones.

For computers and information technology, you're getting into questions regarding the access, use, and impact of these. Gerrymandering is a painful topic for me as a Geographic Information Scientist. My field as allowed the exponential growth and fine tuning of deliberately divisive political boundary drawing.
41.The impacts of computing as described here are very important to the daily use of computers and the internet. As our society becomes ever more connected, they will only become more important.
42.Considering that today's students do not know a world without digital devices, they will have no basis on which to compare the impact of computing on their lives. We are becoming a digital society.
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44.Yes more better understanding than our generation more is always better
45.This questions coincides with question #8.
46.Impacts of Computing; this would be a similar realm to "networks and internet".
47.Need to be embedded
48.This is one area that has exploded, students need to be made aware of how far their social media interactions extend.
49.Ethics is very important
50.This is right in line with cybersecurity for me
51.Ties nicely to math, social science, hard science, language, image or sound recognition used in the world today as a measure of scientific proof of confidence ... building legal argument, patent approval, business forecasting, programming, etc
52.The cause and effect as well as the influence is so critical to the overall understanding of the way computers change our lives.
53.Computing impact on society ranges from the obvious to the subtle. As pervasiveness grows, preparing and educating students to deal with and recognize these impacts will be increasingly important in our society.
54.This is probably one of the most important areas for students to receive training on. I think these standards should be taught repeatedly and must be interwoven into the others.
55.What role will this have in regards to the Arizona State Technology standards that many of us are already teaching?
56.Emphasizing the soft skills of communication, research, and presentation are important in these areas.
57.This is almost so evident that I wonder if it needs to be taught explicitly
58.Very important!!
59.With all the ways our security is compromised, students need to know all the ethical and legal implications. I would like to see this taught with a connection the FBI, CIA, or NSA.
60.safety and consequences of social online interactions is very important. Students don't realize world wide web is really "world wide"
61.We want our students to know why it is so important for them to practice safety on the internet.
62.Should be the top priority.
63.I would like to see some standards address critical evaluation of web content. Having the ability to determine if information is credible and reliable.
64.cyberbullying and digital citizenship important
65.as above
66.Again assuming students understand the influences, consequences and capabilities of computing perpetuates the myth that they know all about anything digital.
67.I feel this area also connects to Networks and Internets. The two are often tied together when we teach students how to use tools in a safe and responsible manner.
68.Computing and the internet can reach far more areas than many people realize. Witness the recent NYT article on the E in Estonia.
69.This, however, should be a part of the social studies curriculum.
70.Legal and Ethical considerations are included in the CompTIA Security+ certification materials.
71.Why are we requiring mandatory cursive in 4th - when we don't require two-handed touch typing/keyboarding?
72.Students need to learn young about doing what is right in their day to day lives as well as in their online lives.
73.This should be reinforced K-12
74.It scares me some of the things that kids post on social media. THey have to know consequences of their action, but I almost think this should go in the health standards.
75.K-6 already has a lot on their plates, so this should not add to the already full days of standards taught my teachers that already struggle to have time for other subjects.
76.Safety, legal issues, and ethical considerations are all important.
77.I believe it would be best to align this to age appropriate levels with the topic. For example, safety at the primary levels and then build on social and culture interactions and ethics.
78.Misunderstandings of the possible consequences when grievous errors occur online is a huge gap in students' education.
79.Cyberbullying is rampant nowadays and kids need to know that their conversations online can have an effect on them in school.
80.This is great but should be a lower priority.
81.I rate lower than the other categories. I think these impacts will become self-evident as students progress, and the impact will be felt more, and even more visibly, by this generation as machines dramatically have become part of their minute-by-minute interactions (social media, smart personal devices, Google, self-driving cars coming soon, etc.). I think standards in this area might go out of date very rapidly. I would rather you concentrate on a few standards and implement excellence rather be knee-deep across all possible aspects of computing.
82.I am a member of AzTEA, the state Affiliate of ISTE. Hopefully you are aware that ISTE is currently revising their Computer Science Teacher's Standards. While not directly applicable to students, they may be useful in guiding any work in Arizona
83.The impact is huge, and students need to understand this at an early age in order to develop positive habits in using technology.
84.This could be imbedded in other information
85.This is very important to understand our digital influence in the world. Do we have a duty to teach ethics and morals of right and wrong to the students when it comes to our usage of the computer? The computer was meant to be a tool but it has become so much more. It can be a weapon to deceive in so many ways but this should not proclude us from using it to create, learn and teach from its many platforms.
86.Our social impact of our computer use is very important. Young students may not understand their impact and it is our moral and ethical duty to help them navigate these social interactions.
87.I would say this content would be important but less so than those listed above it
88.The incessant use of social media apps demands more standards in this area.
89.From a social studies and history perspective it's very important. The impact of computers can be applied to all areas of modern society from banking to farming to education.
90.project based learning
91.I believe students will "get this" on their own. A lesser portion of K-12 time could be spent in this area.
92.This is key, as computing if used wrongly, could dramatically impact the world on the same magnitude as the atom bomb during WW II.
93.Students should have some understanding of the impacts of computing, but I would not want the computer science standards to become too bloated - I would focus the standards on Networks and Internet, Algorithms and Programming, and Data Analysis.
I believe hardware and socio-economic impacts should be secondary topics. Both seem to have the danger of becoming obsolete due to rapid changes.
94.We need to use computing systems in a responsible manner.
95.This is huge and extremely important as we see the effects of technology in personal, environmental and industrial levels. Students need to know what they do does matter and to think before they act.
Total Respondents  95