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Digital Security Analyst

Computer Lesson Plans for Middle School PDF

Explore various computer science jobs with a free lesson from Ellipsis Education. Receive a PDF for the STEM Careers lesson Digital Security Analysts (built for grades 6-8) and an instructional video that walks you through strategies for teaching the lesson.

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About the Lesson

In Digital Security Analyst, students learn about Digital Security Analysts and how to protect yourself online by leaving a good digital footprint. This STEM career lesson is built for grades 6-8 and includes links to the appropriate materials and resources, a detailed procedure, activity tips, and a bonus challenge activity.

  • Students will be able to apply a wide understanding of cybersecurity concepts by demonstrating multiple different strategies for being safe online.

  • Security Analyst

  • Digital Footprint

Middle School Computer Curriculum Lesson Plans


Explore various computer science jobs with a free lesson fromEllipsis Education. Receive a coding curriculum PDF for the STEM Careers lesson, Digital Security Analysts (built for grades 6-8) and an instructional video that walks you through strategies for teaching the lesson.

Middle School Computer Science Curriculum

Ellipsis Education provides K-12 computer science curriculum. This lesson represents Ellipsis Education Computer Science Applications courses, made for grades 6-8. Motivate your students with courses that connect to their world. Coding lessons use line based languages JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and Java to explore programming options. Learn more about each Computer Science Applications course below.


Examine fundamental computer science concepts with JavaScript. Integrate conditionals, loops, and arrays in functions to enable user actions on a website. Discuss ethical online behavior and STEM careers.


Use JavaScript and design best practices to solve real-world problems. Expand understanding of concepts including functions, conditionals, and arrays. Discuss collaboration and problem-solving techniques.


Deepen existing computer science skills using Java. Explore loops, objects, methods, and classes to build applications like a fitness tracker. Discuss incorporating feedback and physical security measures.

Computer Science Careers

Computer science is a part of our daily lives. As a result, students are challenged to navigate a complicated technological landscape that requires very specific skills. On a professional level, companies are recruiting for computer science careers in cloud computing, app development, and statistical analysis. On an individual level, computational thinking, problem solving, and relationship building are all deeply influenced by computer science. This understanding of computer science jobs leads to much broader applications. Anyone that uses technology to solve problems can be considered a computer scientist!

Introducing computer science in the K-12 experience opens doors for students to pursue computer science majors in college. Beyond the obvious concentration in computer science, there are many related areas of study like computer information systems, information technology, computer software and applications, and computer systems networking. Even non-STEM majors, like business, biology, and English use technology constantly to communicate ideas.

Likewise, computer science skills taught in K-12 can be applied directly to any career students pursue after high school. Computational thinking, problem solving, and teamwork can be applied in trades (like electrician, plumber, and HVAC) and other positions (like retail, restaurants, and reception).

Ellipsis Education spotlights the many forms of computer science careers in our My STEM Career podcast. In these interviews, hear from professionals, students, and teachers as they share how they built confidence in their computer science skills. Two particularly interesting interviews include Will Muto, a Product Technical Director at Industrial Light and Magic, who worked on Star Wars films, and Alia Enos, Software Developer II at 343 Industries, who works on the Halo video game series.

Computer Science Activities for Middle School

Looking for more? Here are other downloads that are representative of Ellipsis Education Computer Science Applications for grades 6-8. Mix and match Ellipsis Education free resources to organize your own hour of code event.

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