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CS100: Intro to coding

  • Coding & Tech
  • Hardware/Software/Books Required?

    You will need a PC or Mac computer as well as a headphone with a mic. Tablets not allowed.

Course Description

In this course, students learn programming fundamentals through an intuitive web-based program. The learning environment makes learning programming concepts easy and fun!

The course is taught through a series of mini-lectures and programming challenges. Students will complete these challenges through block based programming, an easy drag and drop system. These challenges are designed to make learning as enjoyable as playing a game. After learning the fundamentals, their knowledge will be put to the test by having students create a mini-game using what they have learned so far. By the end of the class, your child will be eager to learn more in order to create their own games with even more complexity.

******We highly recommend students to spend time outside of classes to get familiar with the computer keyboard, mouse operations, and basic computer skills. Since this course is designed for a wide range of ages (6-9), students can re-enroll in this course as many as they want until completing all of the content. The progress and completion of this course will largely depend on the individual student ******* 

Project Concepts Taught
Execution of blocks in sequence
Step by step execution (Debugging)
Fixing errors
Achieve goal with minimum resources
Usage of pick up values
Basic usage of loops
Overcoming repetitive code
Using repeat blocks
Using repeat blocks in sequence
Directional blocks
Pixels and movement with pixels
Directional degrees
Picking up different types of items
Running code conditionally, ex. if lava ahead place block down
If Else blocks (Doing something else if first condition is not met)
While blocks (Repeatedly do something while condition is true) 
Repeat Until blocks (Repeatedly do something until condition is true) 
Triggering code on certain events
Changing properties of characters and games
Handling events involving multiple characters 
Handling mouse click events
Handling musical events such as number of measures
Adding new characters
Controlling multiple types of characters at once
Playing sound
Ending events
Repeating code forever
Displaying data