The CodeHS Indiana Computer Science I course teaches the foundations of computer science and basic programming, with an emphasis on helping students develop logical thinking and problem solving skills.
By the Numbers
|Karel Challenges: In this module, students take all the foundational concepts from Karel to solve some programming challenges.|
|Cybersecurity: This module includes topics on Internet etiquette and how to stay safe on the world wide web. We will also look at the potential effects of our digital footprints, how to protect information from online risks, and the implications of cyberbullying. Finally, the module includes how to find and cite quality resources online.|
|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 Challenges: This module requires students to use all the foundational concepts from the Animations unit to solve some programming challenges.|
|Final Project: In this module, 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.|
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Here are a few examples of teacher resources and materials to use in the Indiana Computer Science I course
Format of Course
The entirely web-based curriculum is made up of a series of learning modules that cover the fundamentals of programming. Each module is made up of short video tutorials, example programs, quizzes, programming exercises, challenge problems, and unit tests. The course is designed for a year long class that meets 5 days per week, though schools implement it in a variety of ways.
Who is it for?
The Indiana Computer Science I course is designed for complete beginners with no previous background in computer science. The course is highly visual, dynamic, and interactive making it engaging for new coders.
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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 2||View (45.9%)|