Impacts of Computing

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Computing affects many aspects of the world in both positive and negative ways at local, national, and global levels. Individuals and communities influence computing through their behaviors and cultural and social interactions, and, in turn, computing influences new cultural practices.

By the end of grade 2

Computing technology has positively and negatively changed the way individuals live and work (e.g., entertainment, communication, productivity tools).

By the end of grade 5

The development and modification of computing technology is driven by people’s needs and wants and can affect individuals differently.

By the end of grade 8

• Advancements in computing technology can change individuals’ behaviors.

• Society is faced with tradeoffs due to the increasing globalization and automation that computing brings

By the end of grade 12

The design and use of computing technologies and artifacts can positively or negatively affect equitable access to information and opportunities.