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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Capstone: Week 1

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 40 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
AP CS Principles Create Task: Algorithms, Abstraction and Creativity8m
Create Task: Getting Started8m
Demo: From Game to Create Task Submission12m
5 readings
Why the AP CS Principles Create Task?5m
Questions you may have/students might ask8m
Is it plagiarism?8m
Overview: Your Capstone Project in This Course8m
Download this before you start working on your project3m
1 practice exercise
Pick an idea (you can change it)30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Capstone: Week 2

3 hours to complete
2 readings
2 readings
Do You Agree?10m
Keep Working on your Create Task!2h
1 practice exercise
Evaluating Written Response 2B - The Development Process20m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Capstone: Week 3

2 hours to complete
2 readings
2 readings
How do I finish up this course and specialization? I need UCSD credit!7m
Copy of How do I finish up this course and specialization? I DO NOT need UCSD credit7m
1 practice exercise
Name your algorithms, abstraction, logic and math30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Capstone: Week 4

3 hours to complete
1 reading
1 reading
Finish your program!2h

About the Computational Thinking & Block Programming in K-12 Education Specialization

In the 21st century, computational thinking is a skill critical for all the world's citizens. Computing and technology is impacting all our lives and everyone needs to know how to formulate problems and express their solutions such that a computer can carry it out. In this Specialization you will both learn several block-based languages, but using novel approaches designed to make learning programming easier. Covers most CSTA Algorithms & Programming Standards for Algorithms, Variables, Control, and Modularity: Levels 1-3A....
Computational Thinking & Block Programming in K-12 Education

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