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New Mexico Tech Apps and Coding


Unit Description
Programming with Turtle Graphics: Students learn Python commands, functions, and control structures by drawing shapes on the screen and solving puzzles with Turtle Graphics.
What is Computing?: Students review the history of computing, learn about the various parts that make up modern computers, and explore the impact computing has had on today's world.
Intro to micro:bit: Students learn the basics of physical computing with micro:bit, such as how to light up and change the brightness of LEDs, and how variables can be used to write more versatile programs.
Digital Citizenship and Cyber Hygiene: Students learn topics on Internet etiquette, how to stay safe on the web, potential effects of digital footprints, how to protect their information, and the implications of cyberbullying.
The ABCs of Cryptography: Students dive into the history of cryptography systems, the motivation behind using encryption systems, and basic cryptography systems.
Web Design: Students learn the basics of HTML, CSS, and the processes involved in viewing web pages on the internet.
Project: Designing for Impact: Students go through the design process to develop a website that solves a problem in their community.
Digital Information: Students learn about the various ways we represent information digitally, including number systems, encoding data, and programmatically creating pixel images.
The Internet: Students explore the structure and design of the internet, and how this design affects the reliability of network communication, the security of data, and personal privacy.
Project: The Effects of the Internet: In this project, students choose an innovation that was enabled by the Internet and explore the effects of this innovation.

Unit Description
Introduction to Programming with Karel the Dog: Students explore the fundamentals of programming by giving commands to Karel the dog. Students learn about JavaScript syntax, functions, control structures, and proper programming formatting.
Extra Karel Puzzles: A set of all the trickiest Karel puzzles for you to solve
What is Cybersecurity?: This module gives an introduction to cybersecurity. It focuses on why cybersecurity is important, recent threats to cybersecurity, and different careers in the field.
micro:bit Unit 2: Program Control: Students will apply control structures, such as if/else statements and loops to create programs that will react to the outside world. They will build programs that use the built-in sensors that detect temperature, light, and acceleration, as well as external sensors, such as an ultrasonic range finder, which detects the distance from the device to nearby objects.
micro:bit Unit 3: Advanced micro:bit: Students will have a chance to explore all of the capabilities of the micro:bit on their own! They will research, explore, and teach their peers about new sensors, follow directions to build an advanced device, and have a chance to create their very own micro:bit machine.
Tech Apps and Coding Midterm:
Tech Apps and Coding Final:
What is Computing? Original Material:
New Material (2020-2021):