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Georgia Foundations of Computer Programming

This course provides an exploratory foundation in computer programming and hands-on activities to build a strong foundation in computer coding. Through integrated instructional activities, students have opportunities to apply employability skills and to research careers in the information technology area.

Overview & Highlights

Middle School
Contact Hours

Course Overview

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What is Computing?
Students review the history of computing, learn about the various parts that make up modern computers, and the impact computing has on the world.
Project: Computer Models
Students create a short presentation on a model of computer of their choice, such as phones, robots, drones, etc.
Programming with Turtle Graphics
Students learn Python commands, functions, and control structures by drawing shapes on their screen and solving puzzles with Turtle Graphics!
Project: Pair-Programming Paint!
Students are given a chance to combine the skills they have learned and paint a digital image using Tracy the Turtle.

Offline Handouts

Demo Programs

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Georgia Foundations of Computer Programming is aligned with the following standards

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