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There will be a survey that you will fill out by August 24th. It’s been made, but I’ll just be assigning it as part of the first homework because there are three full classes and I’d like to have the responses separated by period.
Option A: For those with moderate to no coding experience.
Click the link below to sign up for computer science tutorials on Code.org (with me as your “teacher”):
The tutorials are fun, visually engaging, and teach the basic concepts of computer science using a simple, guided, game-like experience. Learn to code from Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Angry Birds, and Plants vs. Zombies!
The following sections should be completed by the first day of school. Completing these sections will help you build an understanding of the thought processes and logic involved in computer science without having to learn a language at the same time.
Stage 2: The Maze
Stage 5: The Artist
Stage 7: The Artist 2
Stage 9: The Farmer
Stage 11: The Artist 3
Stage 13: The Farmer 2
Stage 15: The Artist 4
Stage 17: The Farmer 3
Stage 19: The Artist 5
Make sure that you join my class with that six digit code VYMRWW. I will automatically be able to track your progress without you having to submit anything.
Option B: For those with extensive programming experience
If you already have a good amount of experience in other programming languages, then I want you to use Codecademy to learn the syntax of Java. Codecademy is generally not great at teaching programming logic, but if you already have that experience, it is very good at getting you up to speed with a new language.
Get as far as you can with this course:
Pay special attention to Unit 3: Object Oriented Java.