VIRTUAL REALITY FOUNDATIONS ACADEMY (VRFA)

The VRFA is a standards-based coding course that introduces Unity programming skills, computational thinking, JavaScript, and Virtual Reality to middle school students. This course readies middle schoolers for success with cross-disciplinary projects aligned with the 7 principles of AP Computer Science.

 

VRFA CORE PRACTICES

  • Fundamental Programming Skills

  • Principles of the Cloud and the Internet

  • Global Impact of Technology on Society

  • Data and Information Science

  • Abstract Thinking

  • Algorithms

  • Computational Thinking and Creative Problem Solving

 

STEM-BASED CURRICULUM & PROJECTS

  1. Processing: Intro to Coding, Action & Interaction- Prepares students for JavaScript Programming with Processing

  2. Virtual Reality: History & Introduction to Immersive Learning Demos with the OculusGo

  3. JavaScript: Build Your Own Paint Program with PenMonster - Students discover user interaction in JavaScript by building their own “paint games”

  4. Gaming: Build Your Own Arcade Game in Outer Space- Students learn programming to create a “Space Dodger” game

  5. Caesar Cypher: Cryptography and the “Secret Code”- Students learn algorithmic thinking and cryptography by implementing Caesar’s famous cypher

  6. Virtual Reality: Introduction to Unity and making a downtown scene

  7. Capstone Project: Medieval Village - Students will design and create their own medieval villages that they can walk around and explore inside VR

 

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