Daily note for IB Year 1 Standard Level Computer Science

Block 1, Room C152

Monday 4 October 2021

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  1. We will briefly review what we've learned about computer organization so far. We are almost done with the first section!!
  2. We will learn about persistent storage
  3. We will dig a bit deeper into the registers in the CPU
  4. We will look a bit at the control unit
  5. Deep breath - we are going to take our first trip through the machine instruction cycle
  6. We will learn how to use a simulation to understand the machine instruction cycle



A little less comfortable








A little more comfortable







Our Big idea

The big idea for today is Computer organization.

The essential questions for this topic are:

How does a computer actually work? You know, like, really?

It takes time to explore and really understand a big idea. If you want to
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We are learning this because as a designers must understand scientific and technical innovation. Designers use systems, models, methods, and processes to solve problems.


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  1. IF today ==  testing_day_for_me:
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