Georgia Introduction to Software Technology
- Level High School
- Contact Hours 160
- Timeframe Year
This course is the foundational course for many Georgia IT pathways. It is designed for high school students to understand, communicate, and adapt to a digital world as it impacts their personal life, society, and the business world.
Digital Citizenship and Cyber Hygiene
Students learn topics on Internet etiquette and how to stay safe on the world wide web. Students will look at the potential effects of their digital footprints, how to protect information from online risks, and the importance of creative credit.
Programming With Karel
Students apply the foundational concepts from Karel to solve programming challenges.
Students will learn about the physical elements of computers and networking such as motherboards, RAM, routers, and the use of port numbers, ethernet, and wireless devices.
Operating Systems and Software
Students will compare and contrast common operating systems (Windows, Linux, OS) and explain the importance of compatibility. Students will also explore software and apps while discussing software licenses and running through the software development life cycle.
Project: IT Professional
In this project, students explore career pathways and build skills that will be needed within these fields such as communication.
Web Design - HTML
Students learn about the language behind all websites: HTML. Students learn about several different HTML tags as well as the basic structure of a web page. Students use HTML to develop several of their own creative web pages.
Web Design - CSS
Students learn the language CSS and use it to style their web pages. Students learn about the benefits of styling with CSS and will use CSS to create several styled web pages of their own.
Project - Create Your Homepage
Students build their own websites about themselves. This site will be accessible on their own custom domain and will be continually improved by the student as they continue on in the course. It will serve as a running portfolio of each creative project they create in the course.
Computer Science Careers
Students take some time to explore and discover different computer science careers. They will also examine inclusive coding and how to avoid bias in computer programming.
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