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Introduction to Computer Science in JavaScript (Corgi)

This course teaches the foundations of computer science and basic programming, with an emphasis on helping students develop logical thinking and problem solving skills. Students learn material equivalent to a semester college introductory course in computer science and can program in JavaScript upon completion.

Overview & Highlights

Level
High School
Contact Hours
125
Timeframe
Year

Course Overview

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Programming with Karel
Students learn the basics of programming by giving Karel the Dog commands in a grid world.
Karel Challenges
Students apply all the foundational concepts from Intro to Karel to solve new challenges.
JavaScript Basics
Students learn the basics of JavaScript including variables, user input, mathematics, and basic graphics.
The Canvas and Graphics
Graphics Challenges
Control Structures
Students learn how to use control structures such as if/else statements and loops to make advanced programs in JavaScript.
Control Structures Challenges
Students apply the foundational concepts from the Control Structures unit to solve new challenges.
Functions
Students learn to write reusable code with functions and parameters.
Functions Challenges
Students use what they have learned in the Functions module to solve new challenges.
Animation and Games (NEW)
Students learn how to make objects move around the screen and let users interact using the mouse!
Animation Challenges
Students apply all the foundational concepts from the Animations unit to solve new challenges.
Project: Breakout
Students learn how to make their own Breakout game from scratch using JavaScript.
Final Project
Students apply the skills they've learned throughout the course to create an original program!
Final Exam
This course ends with a 25 question multiple choice exam.
Evolution Simulation maybe delete
Animation and Games (OLD)
Students learn how to make objects move around the screen and let users interact using the mouse!

109
Lessons
82
Videos
165
Exercises
77
Challenges
140
Offline Handouts

Demo Programs

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Teaching Intro Computer Science in JavaScript

Dive into the basics of programming and learn how to lead a successful introductory computer science class. This course covers everything from learning effective debugging methods to teaching computer science in a blended classroom. Perfect for teachers with limited or no programming experience.

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