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World of Computing (TCH007E2)

World of Computing (TCH007E2)

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World of Computing is an introductory computer science course introducing the basics of programming with Karel the Dog, and the history and impact of computing. Students will learn to code using blocks to drag and drop, but they can switch between blocks and text as desired. With a unique focus on creativity, problem solving, and project based learning, World of Computing gives students the opportunity to explore several important topics of computing using their own ideas and creativity to develop and interest in computer science that will foster further endeavors in the field. Each lesson includes at least one formative short multiple-choice quiz. At the end of each unit, students take a summative multiple choice unit quiz that assesses their knowledge of the concepts covered in the unit.
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World of Computing is an introductory computer science course introducing the basics of programming with Karel the Dog, and the history and impact of computing. Students will learn to code using blocks to drag and drop, but they can switch between blocks and text as desired.

With a unique focus on creativity, problem solving, and project based learning, World of Computing gives students the opportunity to explore several important topics of computing using their own ideas and creativity to develop and interest in computer science that will foster further endeavors in the field.

Each lesson includes at least one formative short multiple-choice quiz. At the end of each unit, students take a summative multiple choice unit quiz that assesses their knowledge of the concepts covered in the unit.

Unit 1: Introduction to Programming with Karel the Dog
Unit 2: What is Computing?

Additional Information

Course Length 4 Months
Prerequisites N/A
Course Materials No
Course Start Date

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Teacher Assisted Yes, this course is taught by a K12 International Academy teacher. If you are looking for a teacher-supported option with additional flexibility and year-round start dates, click here to learn about the Keystone School, another K12 online private schooling option.
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Hardware and Browsers (Minimum Recommendations)

Windows OS

  • CPU: 1.8 GHz or faster processor (or equivalent)

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher

  • At this time our users are encouraged not to upgrade to Windows 10 or Edge (the new browser)

 

Mac OS

  • CPU: PowerPC G4 1 GHz or faster processor; Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster processor

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher (Safari is not supported!)

Using  Mobile Devices with the Online School

Unfortunately, many portable devices do not support the software products required to run the Online School. These devices may include (but not limited to): Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, iPods, Kindles, eReaders, and Andriod phones.

Internet Connections

It is highly recommended that a broadband connection be used instead of dial up.

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