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Introduction to Computer Science (Collie)

The CodeHS introduction to computer science curriculum teaches the foundations of computer science and basic programming, with an emphasis on helping students develop logical thinking and problem solving skills. This course is a semester-long version of our Intro to JavaScript (Golden) course.

Overview & Highlights

Level
High School
Contact Hours
60
Timeframe
Semester

Course Overview

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Programming with Karel
Students learn the basics of programming by giving Karel the Dog commands in a grid world.
Karel Challenges
Students apply all the foundational concepts from Intro to Karel to solve new challenges.
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 while tackling more challenging tasks with JavaScript graphics.
JavaScript Control Structures
Students learn how to use control structures such as if/else statements and loops to make advanced programs in JavaScript.
Control Structures Challenges
Students apply the foundational concepts from the Control Structures unit to solve new challenges.
Functions and Parameters
Students learn to write reusable code with functions and parameters.
Functions Challenges
Students use what they have learned in the Functions module to solve new challenges.
Final Project
Students apply what they have learned in JavaScript to program graphics and game challenges.

86
Lessons
65
Videos
120
Exercises
71
Challenges
122
Offline Handouts

Demo Programs

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Course Resources

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Standards

Introduction to Computer Science (Collie) is aligned with the following standards

Standards Framework View Alignment
Texas Computer Science 1 View (74.6%)
South Dakota Computer Programming 1 View (62.5%)
South Dakota Computer Programming 2 View (61.9%)

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