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World of Computing

The World of Computing course is an introductory computer science course that introduces the basics of programming with Karel the Dog and allows students to explore what a computer is and how technology has affected their lives. Students have the option to code in either blocks or text.

Overview & Highlights

Level
Middle School
Contact Hours
75
Timeframe
Semester

Course Overview

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Introduction to Programming with Karel the Dog
Students learn about JavaScript syntax, functions, control structures, and proper programming formatting by giving commands to Karel the dog. Students can use either text or blocks to code.
What is Computing?
Students dive into 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.

47
Lessons
37
Videos
53
Exercises
10
Challenges
81
Offline Handouts

Demo Programs

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Course Resources

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Standards

World of Computing is aligned with the following standards

Standards Framework View Alignment
Texas Middle School Tech Apps View (53.5%)
Alaska 6-8 View (50.8%)

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