Computer Programming Courses

Building JavaScript Games

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JavaScript is a scripting language that enables you to create dynamically updating content, control multimedia & animate images. If it moves or interacts on the Internet, it's most likely JavaScript, so if you want to code games that are played online, JavaScript is one way to do that.

Building JavaScript Games teaches game programming through a series of engaging, arcade-style games that quickly expand your JavaScript and HTML5 skills. JavaScript is in the top ten most-used programming languages world wide, and is the basis for applications that can run in any modern browser, on any device from smart phone to tablet to PC. Special emphasis is given to touch-based interface, but all games also run using a regular mouse and keyboard setup.

The four games you’ll develop are:

  • Painter

  • Jewel Jam

  • Penguin Pairs

  • Tick Tick

Web Programming for Teens

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  • Learn beginning to intermediate web design, HTML5, CSS3, and tips & tricks

  • Fulfills 1 credit state requirement for Technology Applications

  • Your student will have a fully functional website (online with approval) at the end of the course

  • Uses freshman-college level textbook

Homework: 2-3 hours per week

Web Design for Kids Using HTML5 & CSS3

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Kids will learn:

  • How a Computer Works

  • The History of the Internet

  • How the Internet Works

  • Internet Safety

  • What a Website Is

  • What a Blog is

  • How to Plan a Website

  • The Design Aspects of a Website

  • Basic HTML5

  • What CSS Is

  • How to use Web-Authoring Tools

  • Web Hosting Options

  • Shopping Cart Options (if needed for their site)

In a fun and creative workshop-style class, each week we will study a new topic and create a website page by page. By the end of the year, your child will have completed a website of which to be proud! They will also learn how a computer is made and the history of the internet. This is a great class to introduce kids to the usefulness of computers beyond games and email, and prepare them for a lifetime of using the Internet.

Homework: 1 hour per week

JAVA Programming

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15 -18 (or 12-14 with strong math background)

An introduction to computer programming using a modern language (Java). Students will learn the basics of programming techniques including object-orientation, design and algorithm development in a fun environment. This is a prerequisite to the advanced mobile game computing course.

Intro to Game Programming

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This course is intended for advanced middle schoolers who excel in math and programming, and teens who have not yet been introduced to programming or want to refine their skills.  Students will learn basic to advanced computer programming & logic skills while having fun CREATING THEIR OWN COMPUTER GAMES!

1st semester:

Scratch, a fun, free, beginner-friendly programming environment, is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge. You drag and drop blocks of code to build programs. Students will also be able to share their game with others online, too.

2nd semester:

Python: A typed, command-line programming language. Whether you're new to programming or an experienced programmer, it's easy to learn and use Python. And it's Free.

Homework: 1-3 hour per week