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Indiana Computer Science I

This course teaches the foundations of computer science and basic programming, with an emphasis on helping students develop logical thinking and problem solving skills.

Overview & Highlights

High School
Contact Hours

Course Overview

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Programming With Karel
Karel helps teach foundational skills in programming 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 take all the foundational concepts from Karel to solve programming challenges.
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.
JavaScript and Graphics
Students learn the basics of JavaScript, including variables, user input, mathematics, and basic graphics.
Graphics Challenges
Students learn the basics of pair programming and take all the foundational concepts from JavaScript Graphics to solve programming challenges.
JavaScript Control Structures
This module covers the basics of how to use control structures such as if/else statements and loops to make more advanced programs in JavaScript.
Control Structures Challenges
This module requires students to use all the foundational concepts from the Control Structures module to solve programming challenges.
Functions and Parameters
This module teaches students how to write reusable code using functions and parameters.
Functions Challenges
This module requires students to use all the foundational concepts from the Functions module unit to solve programming challenges.
Animation and Games
Students learn how to make objects move around the screen, and how to let users interact with programs using the mouse.
Animation Challenges
This module requires students to use all the foundational concepts from the Animations unit to solve some programming challenges.
Project: Breakout
In this module, students build their very own breakout game from scratch using JavaScript.
Final Project
Students take all the skills they've learned throughout the course to create a final program with a partner.
Final Exam
This module includes a culminating exam, testing students on their knowledge of all course materials.

Offline Handouts

Demo Programs

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Course Resources

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Indiana Computer Science I is aligned with the following standards

Standards Framework View Alignment
Indiana Computer Science 1 View (100%)
Indiana Computer Science View (58.3%)
Indiana Principles of Computing Standards View (54.8%)

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