Texas Computer Science I
- Level High School
- Contact Hours 145
- Timeframe Year
This course fosters students' creativity and innovation by presenting opportunities to design, implement, and present meaningful programs through a variety of media. Through data analysis, students access, analyze, and evaluate information needed to solve problems.
What is Computing?
Students learn about the history of computing, and about the various parts that make up modern computers. Students also consider the impact computing has had on today's world, and the impacts computing could potentially have in the future.
Programming with Karel
Students learn the basics of programming by giving Karel the Dog commands in a grid world.
Students apply all the foundational concepts from Intro to Karel to solve new challenges.
Digital Citizenship and Cyber Hygiene
Students learn about Internet etiquette and how to stay safe on the world wide web. They also look at the potential effects of their digital footprints, how to protect information from online risks, and the implications of cyberbullying. Finally, students learn how to find and cite quality resources online.
The Canvas and Graphics
Students learn how to add graphics objects and position them on the canvas.
Control Structures Challenges
Students apply the foundational concepts from the Control Structures module to solve new challenges.
Students learn to write reusable code with functions, parameters, and return values, and explore the impact of variable scopes.
Animation and Games
Students learn how to make objects move around the screen and let users interact using the mouse!
Students learn about arrays, adding/removing from them and iterating through them, their methods, and string manipulation.
Students learn about what makes an engaging and accessible user interface, and will employ an iterative design process including rapid prototyping and user testing to design and develop their own engaging projects.
Computer Science Careers
Students learn about a variety of computer science careers and organizations, and what the next steps could look like for them if interested.
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