Tag Archives: Computer Science

Programming course allows students to learn more about technology

By Aidan Bowen and Damian Pimentel Staff Writers At Summit Tahoma, there are two levels of programming courses; Intro to Programming is the second course in the sequence (which begins with Video Game Programming). In Intro to Programming students are learning how to use the coding language to create and build digital websites, programs and even artificial intelligence. The instructor,

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Video Game Programming teaches students the basics of coding

By Deandra Han, Jennifer Rico and Karla Tran Staff Editors In Video Game Programming, students use coding to create their own video games; they get to make and play their own games! This course specifically introduces various coding software to students so that they can understand those tools at an in-depth level. Video Game Programming is the course taken before

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Intro to Programming Expeditions course helps further students’ knowledge

By Deandra Han, Jennifer Rico and Karla Tran Staff Editors Intro to Programming gives students the freedom to explore new skills in coding; it is the advanced version of Video Game Programming offered to sophomores and up. Students in this class get to learn how to use codes to instruct a computer to do a certain task. Rainier sophomore Lam

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Course shows students the basics of programming

By Jenny Hu Staff Writer The Expeditions course Intro to Programming teaches students how to program with JavaScript, HTML and CSS with a focus on web development. For the first three Expeditions rounds, students focus on web development, and, in the last round, they do a fun and competitive A.I. game. Intro to Programming teacher Matthew Hesby said students “gain

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Course teaches students what it takes to make video games

By Jenny Hu Staff Writer The Expeditions course Video Game Programming provides the chance for students to use Scratch or Phaser (2D game engines) to learn Blockly and Javascript and to design their own video games on their own computers. For their projects, students come up with their own video game stories, animations and dialogue. Video Game Programming teacher Matthew

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Students master the fundamentals of programming

By Sam Gurdus Staff Writer In Matt Hesby’s Intro to Programming course, students gain fundamental skills used to complete their projects for the class. Students create computer-generated artwork, an artificial intelligence, and everything in-between. Most recently, students created AIs to compete against each other in a game. Mr. Hesby explained the importance of learning programming: “In the future, more and

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Business Expeditions wrap up the year with Celebration of Learning presentations

By Eliza Insley Staff Writer Celebration of Learning is an annual showcase of all the work done in the Expeditions courses. These three Expeditions, Internship, Entrepreneurship, and Computer Science, all explore different aspects of business. Internship During the Internship Expedition, sophomore and senior students have the opportunity to do an off-campus internship for local organizations and then give a presentation

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