Intro to Coding

Course Description:

Into to Coding 6-8 is a project-based class that is designed to prepare students to successfully meet the 21st Century demands of higher education and the workplace. The course teaches students to utilize their critical thinking, problem-solving and creative skills through the hands-on use of multimedia technology. They will have the opportunity to use a variety of technology tools and learn how they can maximize learning time and enhance performance in the core academic content classes. Digital storytelling and information reports will be the curriculum foundation through which multimedia technology skills will be taught. The techniques and learning strategies will be exhibited in a minimum of three projects during the semester. Students will work individually and in small groups to produce personal digital PowerPoint stories (memoirs), original pieces of music, and an informational, how-to video or documentary video. These projects will be celebrated electronically using multimedia programs including Google Docs, Google Slides,, iPhoto, GarageBand, and iMovie.

Teacher & Location:

Khamphet Pease,

Computer Lab, Room 560

Learning Outcomes/Core Competencies for Technology Literacy:

Students will show a proficient level of understanding in the following:

  • Apply strategies for identifying and solving routine computer hardware and software problems that occur during everyday use.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of current changes in information technologies and the effect those changes have on the workplace and society.

  • Exhibit legal and ethical behaviors when using information and technology, and discuss consequences of misuse.

  • Apply productivity/multimedia tools and peripherals to support personal productivity, group collaboration, and learning throughout the curriculum.

  • Design, develop, publish, and present products using technology resources that demonstrate and communicate curriculum concepts to audiences inside and outside the classroom.

  • Collaborate with peers, experts, and others using telecommunications and collaborative tools to investigate curriculum-related problems, issues, and information, and to develop solution or products for audiences inside and outside the classroom.

  • Select and use appropriate tools and technology resources to accomplish a variety of tasks and solve problems.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of concepts underlying hardware, software, and connectivity, and of practical applications to learning and problem solving

  • Research and evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias of electronic information sources concerning real-world problems.

These competencies reflect the standards established at the district, state and national level. They further define the skills in which the students have to demonstrate proficiency in order to meet the San Diego District High School Computer Literacy Graduation Requirement.

Grading Policy:

Student will receive grades that reflect the following:

  • 20% Class Participation (group & individual)

  • 40% Projects

  • 20% Electronic Project Notebook/Classwork/Homework

  • 20% Keyboarding