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Tennessee Computer Science Foundations


Unit Description
Programming with Karel: Students learn the basics of programming by giving Karel the Dog commands in a grid world.
What is Computing?: Students dive into the history of computing, consider how computing impacts today's world, and learn about the various parts that make up modern computers.
Electrical Circuits: Students learn the basics of electrical circuits and electrical principles such as Ohms law. Students explore these concepts using an online circuit simulator.
Web Design: Students learn the basics of HTML, CSS, and the processes involved in viewing web pages on the internet. Students create several simple web pages using the CodeHS online editor to gain practice!
Project - Create a Website: 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.
Digital Information: Students learn about the various ways to represent information digitally including number systems, encoding data, programmatically creating pixel images, comparing data encodings, compressing, and encrypting data.
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.
Cloud Computing: Students explore the past, present, and future of Cloud computing in this module through a variety of exploration exercises.
What is Cybersecurity?: Students explore the basics of cybersecurity. Students learn about why cybersecurity is important, recent threats to cybersecurity, and different careers in the field.
Data: Students explore using computational tools to store massive amounts of data, manipulate and visualize data, find patterns in data, and pull conclusions from data.
Advanced Coding Concepts: Students explore various computer programming advanced concepts such as file management, command line prompts, and shell scripts.