Why Teach Computing Ideas
The Computing Ideas course is a first computer science course introducing the basics of programming with Karel the Dog, the basics of designing a web page, and how information and images are represented with computers. Students will learn to code using blocks to drag and drop, but they can switch between blocks and text as desired. Students will create a portfolio on the web of projects they build throughout the course.
With a unique focus on creativity, problem solving and project based learning, Computing Ideas gives students the opportunity to explore several important topics of computing using their own ideas and creativity and develop an interest in computer science that will foster further endeavors in the field.
What's covered in Computing Ideas
Prerequisites and Curriculum Pathways
This course is meant to be a first time introduction to computer science, and does not require students to come in with any computer programming experience.