Inquisitive Coders!

Learn how computers help us solve problems through games, art, music, and story.

This course is designed to introduce young children to what computers do and how they work. Students will learn about programs, input and output, and code and explore the way they work together to help us record and listen to music images, create art, take and view pictures and video.

  • Computer Science + AI
  • Software Development
  • Certificate
  • Foundation
  • Level
  • 5-8
SKU: SPCSD-y Category: Tag:

$99 USD

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Inquisitive Coders!

Learn how computers help us solve problems through games, art, music, and story.

This course is designed to introduce young children to what computers do and how they work. Students will learn about programs, input and output, and code and explore the way they work together to help us record and listen to music images, create art, take and view pictures and video.

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  • Computer Science + AI
  • Software Development
  • Certificate
  • Foundation
  • Level
  • 5-8
SKU: SPCSD-y Category: Tag:

$99 USD

Description

Learn how computers help us solve problems through games, art, music, and story.

This course is designed to introduce young children to what computers do and how they work. Students will learn about programs, input and output, and code and explore the way they work together to help us record and listen to music images, create art, take and view pictures and video.

This is a Digital Media Academy self-paced learning experience, designed to build foundational knowledge and skills through hands-on, project-based activities and interactive online excercises.

By the end of this course:

Students will be able to…

  • Identify the difference between input and output devices
  • Explain the general process of how a computing device works
  • Give simple pseudo-code algorithms to a partner navigating to a treasure
  • Understand that computers are tools that help us solve problems
  • Creatively imagine the future of computers and problem solving

Course content

Unit 1 – Tools Solve Problems
Lesson 1: What is a Tool?
Lesson 2: Solving Problems with Tools

Unit 2 – What is a Computer?
Lesson 3: What Do Computers Do?
Lesson 4: Computers Solving Problems
Lesson 5: Painting, Drawing, and Imagination

Unit 3 – Input and Output
Lesson 6: Input and Output // Numbers and Sound
Lesson 7: Sound ans Output
Lesson 8: Input and Output with Pictures

Unit 4 – Computers and Code
Lesson 9: Programs are Steps
Lesson 10: Treasure Hunting in Code
Lesson 11: Coding and Maps

  • Computer, tablet or phone with headphones/speaker
  • Art supplies such as paper, crayons/markers/coloured pencils
  • Printer (optional)

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