JavaScript Game Design

Enrollment Message:

Students will need a computer or laptop for this course; tablets are not sufficient. Students require access to YouTube. Students should have completed prior coursework and having a working knowledge of HTML and CSS.

In this course, students will learn to program with JavaScript. Students will learn the basics of JavaScript including testing, functions, objects, arrays, loops, conditional code, operators and syntax basics. Students will learn timing and animations, and how to debug. The class will conclude with a robust project to create an online game using JavaScript coding, incorporating everything students learned in the term. Prerequisites:Students should have a working knowledge of HTML and CSS prior to taking this course.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to...

  • Use variable naming rules and JavaScript data types.
  • Use and understand expressions and operators.
  • Understand and use objects and arrays.
  • Define functions and methods.
  • Understand the Document Object Model (DOM).
  • Understand how to Get Input and Output.
  • Managing web page Styles using JavaScript and CSS.
  • Handle Web Page Events
  • Script Tables
  • Script Forms

Course Outline:

Module 1: JavaScript Game Design

Module 2: Completing the Pong Game

Module 3: JavaScript Fish Game

Module 4: Completing the Fish Game

Module 5: JavaScript Platform Game

Module 6: Completing the Platform Game

Module 7: Code Your Own JavaScript Game

Resources Included: Online lesson instruction and activities, opportunities to engage with a certified, online instructor and classmates, when appropriate, and online assessments to measure student performance of course objectives and readiness for subsequent academic pursuits.

Additional Costs: None.

Scoring System: Michigan Virtual does not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue transcripts or diplomas. A final score reported as a percentage of total points earned will be sent to students upon completion of a course. Your school mentor is also able to access this score within the Student Learning Portal. Schools may use this score for conversion to their own letter grading system.

Time Commitment: Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

Technology Requirements: Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube. Students need a laptop or desktop device; tablets are not sufficient for this course.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/ 

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at CustomerCare@michiganvirtual.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Instructor Contact Expectations: Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Academic Support Available: In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at customercare@michiganvirtual.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments.

Technical Skills Needed: No special skills are required beyond being able to operate a computer and use word processing software.

Additional Information: Students need a laptop or desktop device; tablets are not sufficient for this course. This course has a prerequisite; please see details above.

Details


School Level: High School
Standards: Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students (MITECS)
NCAA Approved: N/A - Non-Core
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location:
NCES Code: 10160
MDE Endorsement Code: NR - Computer Science
MMC Minimum Requirements: EDP/Career Interest Elective

When Offered: _Internal Use Only

Content Provider: Accelerate Education
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Plus