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Computer Basics

A course geared specifically towards students who are unfamiliar with laptop/desktop computers and want to start their journey into programming.

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About this course

Computer Basics is a course geared specifically towards students who are unfamiliar with laptop/desktop computers and want to start their journey into programming. The course covers the basics of these systems, covering concepts such as files, folders, copy/paste and typing. Midway through, students will transition intocode.org. A puzzle-based tool made for learning the fundamentals of programming and finish with some mild work in Scratch. Each class will warm students up with 10-15 minutes worth of typing exercises.

What you'll learn

Areas of Focus:  

  • Basic operations of desktop/laptop computers
  • Fundamentals of programming

Main Skills to be taught and practiced:  

  • Common computer shortcuts, systems, and tools
  • Basic Typing Skills
  • Programming Fundamentals

End-of-Course Project: N/A 

8-weeklesson plans:

Lesson1: Computer Basics (How Computers and Programs work, the file system, applications)

Lesson2: Intro to code.org (Basic Movement Puzzles)

Lesson3: code.org continued (If statements/conditionals)

Lesson4: code.org continued (Basic Loops)

Lesson5: code.org continued (Advanced Loops)

Lesson6: code.org continued (Functions)

Lesson7: Scratch Basics and Animation (Control S, Control C, Control X, Control Z)

Lesson8: Scratch Basics and Animation Part 2

 

 

Materials & Homework

IMPORTANT Students will need to make a Code.org account via https://studio.code.org/users/sign_upbefore the first class. This requires them to have a valid email address ANDCONFIRM the email.

IMPORTANT Students will need to make a Scratch account via https://scratch.mit.edu/joinbefore the first class. This requires them to have a valid email address ANDCONFIRM the email with Scratch. 

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Headmaster, Focus Learning

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Grades:
3-5
Duration:
8 lessons. Once a week in July and August.
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$360

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Grades:
3-5
Duration:
8 lessons. Once a week in July and August.
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