South Carolina Fundamentals of Computing
- Level High School
- Contact Hours 145
- Timeframe Year
This course is designed to introduce students to the field of computer science through an exploration of engaging and accessible topics. Students will create a variety of computing artifacts while collaborating in teams and gain a fundamental understanding of the history and operation of computers, programming, and web design—all while examining societal and ethical issues of computing.
Digital Citizenship and Cyber Hygiene
Students explore multiple topics including Internet etiquette and how to stay safe on the world wide web. They will also look at the potential effects of their digital footprints, how to protect information from online risks, and the implications of cyberbullying.
What is Computing?
Students review a history of computing, learn about the various parts that make up modern computers, learn about the impact computing has had on today's world, and learn about the impacts computing could potentially have in the future.
Programming With Karel
Students learn the basics of programming by giving Karel the Dog commands in a grid world and focus on problem-solving skills.
Students apply all the foundational concepts from Karel to solve some programming challenges.
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.
Students are introduced to a high-level introduction of HTML and CSS and create several simple web pages using the CodeHS IDE.
Computer Science Careers
Students explore potential future computer science careers.
Students learn what makes an engaging and accessible user interface, and employ an iterative design process including rapid prototyping and user testing to design and develop their own engaging web pages.
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