Welcome to Computer Science at SchoolhouseTeachers.com
Welcome to your SchoolhouseTeachers.com “Computer Science” class! My name is Chris Yust, and I will be guiding you through your digital adventure. I have co-authored more than half a dozen computer programming books for kids and teens and look forward to working with you.
Please carefully read these student pre-requisites before continuing:
Students must have access to a Windows PC or Mac OS desktop/laptop computer. Many lessons will involve hands-on projects on your computer, and generally speaking, a tablet or smartphone will be insufficient or cramped. Material is geared for 6th-12th grade students in a self-study environment. Teachers do not have to be computer science experts themselves; that’s why I am here! Younger students may participate at your discretion, just be prepared as a teacher to offer them additional guidance and assistance as needed. Students should already be fundamentally familiar with computers for daily use. We will not be covering computer “literacy” topics such as how to use a mouse, keyboard, or navigate through your operating system. We will not be teaching word processing spreadsheets, or presentations, nor are these skills needed for our work.
Check out our monthly schedule below to see what topics we’ll be covering this year!
There is a serious shortage of software engineers in the United States, and the job market is expected to grow significantly over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Do you want to learn more about website design with HTML, video game programming with Visual Basic and C#, or Java programing and Android apps? We invite you to visit Homeschool Programming, Inc. to check out our KidCoder and TeenCoder computer science courses.
If you have any questions about any part of the material, you can contact me at chris@HomeschoolProgramming.com.
Module 1: Computer Boot Camp
Module 2: Basic Website Design with HTML
Module 3: Working with Images and Videos in HTML
Module 4: Programming Concepts with Greenfoot, Part 1
Module 5: Programming Concepts with Greenfoot, Part 2
Module 6: Minecraft Mods for Beginners
Module 8: Writing Java Programs in Eclipse, Part 1
Module 9: Writing Java Programs in Eclipse, Part 2
Module 10: Minecraft Mods in Java (Intermediate)
Module 11: Lego Digital Designer and Tinkercad
Module 12: Digital Logic
My primary goal is to get your kids excited about Computer Science by lightly surveying a number of interesting topics with engaging activities. This Computer Science class is generally expected to take 1-2 hours per week to complete the weekly lessons.Students who complete the entire year should be comfortable receiving 0.5 Computer Science credits on a transcript. . (Deeper resources can be found at my site: www.homeschoolprogramming.com. Here, we expect the KidCoder and TeenCoder students to be spending 3-5 hours a week on more intensive study, and recommend 0.5 credits per semester, or 1.0 credit per year, for those courses.) -Chris Yust * Please be informed of your own state’s academic requirements. http://schoolhouseconnect.com/state-homeschool-laws/ For transcript help, go to http://schoolhouseteachers.com/2013/05/creating-a-transcript/