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Georgia Introduction to Digital Technology

This course exposes students to foundational knowledge in hardware, software, programming, web design, IT support, and networks. Topics are taught with hands-on activities and project focused tasks.

Overview & Highlights

Level
High School
Contact Hours
165
Timeframe
Year

Course Overview

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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.
Programming With Karel
Students learn foundational skills in programming with Karel by simplifying JavaScript to four simple commands. Using these commands, students solve increasingly difficult problems and explore how complex programming languages can be developed from simple commands.
Karel Challenges
Students apply the foundational concepts from Karel to solve programming challenges.
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.
JavaScript and Graphics
Students learn the basics of JavaScript, including variables, user input, mathematics, and basic graphics.
Graphics Challenges
Students learn how to pair program and apply the foundational concepts from JavaScript Graphics to solve programming challenges.
Mobile Apps Project
Students explore examples of how to make their first real mobile app and how to test it out on their phone. To run apps on a smartphone phone, students will need to download the Expo app. Find more information about Expo at https://expo.io.
Networks and 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.
Web Design
Students are led through a high-level introduction to HTML and CSS to create several simple web pages.
Computer Science Careers
Students explore various careers in computer science.
Final Project
Students learn the theory and practice of user interface design. With rapid prototyping and user testing, they design and develop their own engaging web pages.

146
Lessons
138
Videos
147
Exercises
45
Challenges
236
Offline Handouts

Demo Programs

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Standards

Georgia Introduction to Digital Technology is aligned with the following standards

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Georgia Introduction to Digital Technology View (92.2%)
Georgia Foundations of Secure Information Systems View (40.5%)

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