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New Jersey Computer Science

CodeHS’s New Jersey 9-12 teaches the foundations of computer science and basic programming, with an emphasis on helping students develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills. Once students complete this course, they will have learned material equivalent to a semester college introductory course in computer science and be able to program in JavaScript. The course is fully aligned to the New Jersey 9-12 Computer Science standards outlined by the New Jersey Board of Education

Overview & Highlights

Level
High School
Contact Hours
130
Timeframe
Year

Course Overview

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Introduction to Programming
The first module is programming with Karel. Karel is a dog that only knows how to move, turn left, and place tennis balls in his world. Students can give Karel these commands to instruct him to do certain things. We use Karel to show students what it means to program, and allow them to focus on problem solving.
JavaScript and Graphics
Students learn the basics of JavaScript including variables, user input, mathematics, and basic graphics.
JavaScript Control Structures
Students learn how to use control structures such as if/else statements and loops to make more advanced programs in JavaScript.
Functions and Parameters
Students learn to write reusable code with functions and parameters.
Project: Tell a Story
In this project, students will write a JavaScript program that tells a graphical story
Basic Data Structures
This module introduces students to basic data structures that make storing and accessing data easier.
Digital Information
In this module, students will learn about the various ways we represent information digitally. Topics covered include number systems, encoding data, programmatically creating pixel images, comparing data encodings, compressing and encrypting data.
The Internet and Computers
This module explores the structure and design of the internet, and how this design affects the reliability of network communication, the security of data, and personal privacy.
Project: The Effects of the Internet
This module explores the structure and design of the internet, and how this design affects the reliability of network communication, the security of data, and personal privacy.
Data
In this module, students will explore using computational tools to store massive amounts of data, manipulate and visualize data, find patterns in data, and pull conclusions from data.
Project: Present a Data-Driven Insight
In this module, students will explore using computational tools to store massive amounts of data, manipulate and visualize data, find patterns in data, and pull conclusions from data.
Creative Development
This module introduces students to the theory and practice of user interface design. Students learn about what makes an engaging and accessible user interface, and will employ an iterative design process including rapid prototyping and user testing to design and develop their own engaging web pages.

137
Lessons
118
Videos
166
Exercises
62
Challenges
184
Offline Handouts

Demo Programs

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Course Resources

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Standards

New Jersey Computer Science is aligned with the following standards

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