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Introduction to Computer Science: Coding

By: Kathleen M. Austin and Lorraine N. Bergkvist
ISBN: 978-1-63563-056-5
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2019
Subject: Information Technology
Description
Introduction to Computer Science: Coding is a one-of-a-kind text that introduces younger students to the exciting world of computer coding. It shows students how easy it is to learn coding and is a great tool for encouraging students to pursue additional courses in computer science. Designed for the classroom, this text provides a foundation in the concepts of programming using easy-to-learn, free software: Scratch, App Inventor, Alice, and HTML.

In addition to learning programming, students have an opportunity to make cross-curricular connections with Math and Coding and Science and Coding features along with language arts activities at the end of each chapter. Team-based activities, Cooperative Coding, encourage teamwork while creating coding projects. In addition, problem-solving skills are developed through Coding Conundrum features, which present students with code that must be analyzed and fixed.

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Text 416 978-1-63563-056-5 $64.00
Introduction to Computer Science: Coding is a one-of-a-kind text that introduces younger students to the exciting world of computer coding. It shows students how easy it is to learn coding and is a great tool for encouraging students to pursue additional courses in computer science. Designed for the classroom, this text provides a foundation in the concepts of programming using easy-to-learn, free software: Scratch, App Inventor, Alice, and HTML.

In addition to learning programming, students have an opportunity to make cross-curricular connections with Math and Coding and Science and Coding features along with language arts activities at the end of each chapter. Team-based activities, Cooperative Coding, encourage teamwork while creating coding projects. In addition, problem-solving skills are developed through Coding Conundrum features, which present students with code that must be analyzed and fixed.

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Online Text, 1yr. Individual Access Key Code 416 978-1-63563-341-2 $32.00
Introduction to Computer Science: Coding is a one-of-a-kind text that introduces younger students to the exciting world of computer coding. It shows students how easy it is to learn coding and is a great tool for encouraging students to pursue additional courses in computer science. Designed for the classroom, this text provides a foundation in the concepts of programming using easy-to-learn, free software: Scratch, App Inventor, Alice, and HTML.

In addition to learning programming, students have an opportunity to make cross-curricular connections with Math and Coding and Science and Coding features along with language arts activities at the end of each chapter. Team-based activities, Cooperative Coding, encourage teamwork while creating coding projects. In addition, problem-solving skills are developed through Coding Conundrum features, which present students with code that must be analyzed and fixed.

Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15) 416 978-1-63563-339-9 $64.00
All content from the print textbook is included with exact page reproductions to ensure that students do not miss any important information or illustrations. Navigation is easy with a linked table of contents, and the search function helps students to easily find information.

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Bundle (Text + Online Text 6yr. Classroom Subscription, min. 15) 978-1-63563-340-5 $96.00
Bundle includes a copy of the Student Textbook and Online Learning Suite 6yr. Classroom Subscription. Minimum quantity of 15 must be purchased.
Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-63563-058-9 $260.00 *
This Instructor's Resource CD contains the following items:
  • Instructor’s Resources. Includes an introduction and overview of the teaching material, assessment rubrics, and correlations to national standards in PDF format.
  • Chapter Resources. Material provided for each chapter of the text includes:
    • Scope and Sequencing Charts. Detailed breakdown of daily student and instructor activities. Provided in PDF format.
    • Lesson Plans. Customizable daily lesson plans in Microsoft Word (DOCX) format.
    • Textbook Answer Keys. Answers for textbook review and assessment activities in PDF format.
    • Solution Files. Completed build files for the projects in the book in native software format.
Recommended System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor 2GHz or equivalent, Windows® 8.1/10, 2GB RAM. Current browsers work best (Google Chrome™ browser recommended; free download), allow active content, and Adobe® Reader® (free download). Internet connection required to access web links and free downloads.

Macintosh®: Intel® processor 2GHz or equivalent, Mac OS® X v10.6 or higher, 2GB RAM. Current browsers work best (Google Chrome™ browser recommended; free download), allow active content, and Adobe® Reader® (free download). Internet connection required to access web links and free downloads.

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Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License over 470 slides 978-1-63563-060-2 $240.00 *
This product contains presentations in PowerPoint presentation graphics program format for each of the 14 chapters, comprising over 470 slides of instructional material.

Presentations are provided in both PPSX and PPTX format. Presentation files (PPSX) are best viewed in PowerPoint 2003 or higher or in the PowerPoint Viewer. You must have the full version of the PowerPoint presentation graphics program in order to edit the PPTX files.

Recommended System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor 2GHz or equivalent, Windows® 8.1/10, 2GB RAM. Current browsers work best (Google Chrome™ browser recommended; free download), allow active content, PowerPoint Viewer (free download), and Adobe® Reader® (free download). Internet connection required to access web links, streaming content, and free downloads.
Macintosh®: Intel® processor 2GHz or equivalent, Mac OS® X v10.9 or higher, 2GB RAM. Current browsers work best (Google Chrome™ browser recommended; free download), allow active content, PowerPoint Viewer (free download for Mac OS 9.X), and Adobe Reader ( free download). Internet connection required to access web links, streaming content, and free downloads.
Online Instructor Resources, 6yr. Individual Subscription 978-1-63563-059-6 $528.00 *
The Online Instructor Resources 6yr. Subscription provides 6 years of individual access to the classroom materials used most—all in one convenient location. This provides instructor access to the online textbook, scope and sequence charts, lesson plans, answer keys, solution files, and presentations for PowerPoint®.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Computer Programming
2. Solving Problems
3. Introduction to the Scratch Coding Environment
4. Data and Expressions
5. Decisions
6. Loops
7. Custom Blocks
8. Events
9. Sound and Video
10. Animation
11. Game Design
12. Apps
13. Working in Three Dimensions
14. Introduction to Coding Web Pages
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Welcome (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Information Technology)
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Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Information Technology)
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Chapter 5 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Information Technology)
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License
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Chapter 5 (PPS, 1.32 MB)
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Correlations
Alabama
Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)
PDF
Level 2, Revised 2017 (PDF, 93 KB)
Florida Correlation
PDF
Coding Fundamentals (PDF, 94 KB)
National English Language Arts Standards
National Math Standards
PDF
8th Grade (PDF, 80 KB)
Next Generation Science Standards
PDF
Middle School (PDF, 89 KB)
About the Author(s)

Kathleen M. Austin - was a senior lecturer in the School of Information Arts and Technologies at the University of Baltimore. She has participated in the development of many educational multimedia projects. She has authored, co-authored, or contributed to several textbooks, including Consumer Mathematics and Mathematics of the World of Work. She holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and a Doctor of Communications Design from the University of Baltimore as well as IC3 certification.

Lorraine N. Bergkvist - is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Baltimore providing instruction in Visual Basic programming, database implementation, and web-page creation. She is also the owner of Federal Hill Résumé Center, which provides professional résumé-writing services as well as consulting and editing in the information technology field. She developed the curriculum and taught the Introduction to Technology course at the University of Baltimore and the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. She holds a Master of Education degree from Towson University and IC3 certification and has received several scholarships and grants in the technology field.