Computer Programming
8th Grade Computer Programming 

Computer Programming is a beginning programming course that meets every other day throughout the entire school year. During class, students will use logic and reasoning while programming.  Programming Student
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Course Overview

The first language students will use is Terrapin Logo which is a great language for beginning programmers. Stude
turtlents will program the LOGO turtle to draw various designs while learning fundamentals of programmingsuch as variables, procedures, and iterative loops.

Immediately following Logo, students will use Scratch, an MIT developed program. Scratch allows the students to 
Scratch catuse “drag and drop” programming while creating animations and games. The drag and drop nature of this programming tool allows students to focus on the logic of programming rather than syntax. 

Students will also have an opportunity to work with Lego Mindstorms software in order to program robots.