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FUN2a

Introduction to JavaBlocks

Class Description:

In FUN2a, students become exposed to Java through JavaBlocks, a drag-and-drop programming language created by KTBYTE instructors that serves as a transition to a typing and "typed" computer language. By using this program, students can focus on achieving a theoretical understanding of high level Java syntax, without having to worry about typing and low level syntax. A certain level of CS understanding is needed prior to registering for this course. FUN2a classes are offered both in-person and online during the summer.

Prerequisites:

Fun1a / FUN1b, moderate experience in Scratch or similar environments, 5th grade math proficiency or permission of instructor.

Class Features:
Class Project(s)

Students will make Javablocks projects including a variety of games and applications. These can range from simple to medium complexity.
Homework/Quizzes

Required Homework

Optional Homework

Our homework is done online
Virtual Machine (VM)

Not Included for Online Classes

A Virtual Machine is a remote desktop that allows students to connect to it from anywhere. We provide VMs so that students use it during classes and to work on homework.
Student Support:
Office Hours with
Teacher's Assistants

Office hours are led by our highly qualified teaching assistants. It is an easy and free way to get immediate feeback on your code. Our homework is difficult - office hours can help you overcome obstacles and develop a stronger understanding of the material!
Class Recordings

We provide recordings of our classes for if a student misses or needs to re-listen to a class.
Parent Support:
Student Progress Report

KTBYTE will e-mail parents with behavior and grade progess reports.

About FUN2a:

Syllabus:

Creeper Game created in Javablocks (created by KTBYTE) The creeper graphic scales when you move the mouse and flashes red when it gets too big.

Hidden Sprites made with Javablocks (created by KTBYTE): The orbs are made into lists, and it appears and dissapears based on its' distance from the mouse and the pink 'flashlight'.

Wack-A-Mole Game made with Javablocks (created by KTBYTE): The goal of the game is to hit the mole with the hammer.

Cookie Clicker made with Javablocks (created by KTBYTE): The cookie is a button that creates an increase in numerical value when it is clicked.

Button made with Javablocks (created by KTBYTE): This is a true button, that detects whether a certain area is being clicked.

Online Class Options:

Spring Semester
18 weekly lessons
Thu Jan 31 - Jun 13
7:25pm -8:25pm ET
$850/semester
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Spring Semester
18 weekly lessons
Fri Feb 1 - Jun 14
8:40pm - 9:40pm ET
$850/semester
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Spring Semester
18 weekly lessons
Sat Feb 2 - Jun 15
5:20pm - 6:20pm ET
$850/semester
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Spring Semester
18 weekly lessons
Sat Feb 2 - Jun 15
7:25pm -8:25pm ET
$850/semester
View Price/Enroll