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Tennessee Introduction to Computer Science

This course is fully aligned to the Tennessee High School Computer Science course. Using JavaScript, students will learn the basics of Computer Programming as well as fundamental computer science concepts including Cybersecurity and the impacts technology has on our world.

Overview & Highlights

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Course Overview

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Our Digital World
Students learn topics on Internet etiquette, how to stay safe on the web, the potential effects of digital footprints, and the impact of technology on our world.
Students learn the basics of Cybersecurity, including the CIA Triad model and how to keep their data safe online.
Students explore high-level data models as they take a deeper dive into visualizing and interpreting data patterns.
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.
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, Events, and Lists
Students learn to write reusable code with functions and parameters.
Final Project
Students learn the theory and practice of user interface design. With rapid prototyping and user testing, they design and develop their own engaging web pages.

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Demo Programs

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