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Computer Apps (Intro to Computer Programming)

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Not sure what career is right for you? High school is a great place to find out. If you think that you might be interested in careers that focus on computer programming, gaming, or animation, this course is the perfect place to start!

"...what is the use of a book," thought Alice, "without pictures or conversation?" - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Object Oriented Programming

This is an introductory course for learning computer programming in an animated environment. Students create animation projects using Alice, a software package for creating animation in small virtual worlds using 3D models in Pixar and Disney animation style.  The emphasis of this course is hands-on labs, with some lecture and modeling.

Alice has a drag and drop interface which makes computer programming much easier to master.  Although students will be learning about computer programming, this class should not be confused with a course in Java or C++.  This class does however explore a lot of the terminology and concepts used in programming with Java and C++ and should be considered an introductory course to those concepts.

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

After the class has mastered "Alice," we are going to learn how to create websites using HTML and CSS. 

HTML is used to establish a page's structure. It also lets us add text, links and images.

CSS is used to control the design and layout of the page.

 

Code - The New Literacy
About the Alice Software
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“Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Computer Apps is held Zero Period and offers a short, daily blast of coding. It's fun, engaging, and a great way to start the day (and beat the traffic!)

"Curiouser and Curiouser." - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
javascript

AS time allows, after we learn HTML and CSS, we will dive into JavaScript, the language that powers the web.