CompuScholar: Game Programming with VB (Online Access Code)
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CompuScholar: Game Programming with VB (Online Access Code)

CompuScholar, Inc. / 2015 / Other, N/A

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Technology is constantly advancing and the need for programmers has never been higher!

Give your homeschooled students a computer science education that can help them understand fundamental computer and programming concepts with Compuscholar. After purchase, you'll receive an email with a code that provides access for one year (two semesters / 36 weeks of daily work) for one student; it is a self-paced course- perfect for homeschoolers who enjoy flexible schedules! Designed to appeal to multiple types of learners, lessons integrate both written text and audio-visual components.

Course features include:

  • Step-by-step self-study lessons

  • Integrated instructional videos
  • Automatically graded lesson quizzes, chapter tests and an electronic gradebook
  • Hands-on programming and computing projects with easy-to-follow solutions
  • Teacher's guides, project grading rubrics, and fully coded activity solutions

Game Programming with VB provides students (Grades 6-8) with an easy introduction to programming and video game design topics using the Visual Basic language. Each chapter contains one or more hands-on programming labs; students will also have the opportunity to work on individual or group projects and experience the phases of a project lifecycle, including requirements, design, implementation, and testing.

The first semester teaches students to write graphical programs using the Visual Basic programming language, and covers:

  • Introduction to Visual Basic

  • Working with numeric and text data
  • Logical expressions and decision-making
  • Creating a Graphical User Interfaces (GUI)
  • Responding to user input
  • Finding and fixing problems
  • Arrays and loops
  • Writing functions

The second semester builds on the student's Visual Basic skills to write video games and covers:

  • Drawing shapes

  • Handling keyboard and mouse input
  • Using sprites
  • Displaying and animating images
  • Detecting collisions
  • Music and sound effects
  • Simple game physics
  • Artificial intelligence

This Game Programming with Visual Basic course does not require any pre-requisite knowledge or courses beyond basic computer skills such as browsing the web, loading and saving files, and using the operating system on a Windows computer. No knowledge of programming is required.

System Requirements:

  • Windows 7, 8, 10

  • Any HTML5-compliant web browser

Product Information

Format: Other, N/A
Vendor: CompuScholar, Inc.
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN-13: 9780988707061
Series: CompuScholar

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