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Hawaii EXS0100 Intro to Computer Science A

This course introduces the basics of programming, web design, internet safety, and how information is represented digitally and sent over the Internet. Students learn to code with Tracy the Turtle, use the design process to create a website, and explore the impacts of internet-based innovations.

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Middle School
Contact Hours

Course Overview

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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.

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