Syllabus

Programming in Visual Basic

Start Here
  • By reading the Start Here documents, students will be come familiar with the teacher, course expectations, and other course related information

Week 1

  • Students will become familiar with the VHS Learning environment by practicing in the VHS Learning environment and participating in the discussion thread.

Week 2
  • Use of the Internet, Guidance Office, and Newspapers to learn about salaries, opportunities, education requirements, etc.

Week 3
  • Understand the Visual Basic environment by reading, experimentation, and practice with Visual Basic

Week 4
  • Exploring the concepts of objects, methods, and events in a Media Center document, in their own lives, and in Windows programs

Week 5
  • Read about Visual Basic Objects
  • Learn by designing a good user interface using the common objects

Week 6
  • Read about Visual Basic events
  • Learn by programming events in sample Visual Basic programs

Week 7
  • Complete a review of coursework concepts covered so far
  • Completion of review assignments

Week 8
  • Read about variables and data types
  • Practice using variables and data types writing Visual Basic programs

Week 9
  • Read about decision making methods in programming
  • Learn by writing programs in Visual Basic that are able to make decisions

Week 10
  • Read about an alternative way to make decisions in programs
  • Learn by writing programs in the alternative decision making way introduced
  • Compare the two methods of how programs make decisions

Week 11
  • Read about doing repetitive tasks
  • Learn by practicing writing programs that do various forms of looping.
  • Compare the various forms of looping to each other

Week 12

  • Read about Visual Basic simple shapes
  • Read about Visual Basic coordinate systems
  • Learn to use simple graphic shapes by using them in programs that you write

Week 13
  • Read about Picture, Image, and Timing controls
  • Learn by experimenting with Picture, Image, and Timer controls in Visual Basic, writing programs that use these objects

Week 14
  • Students will read a Media Center document describing the assignment in detail.
  • Students write a program of their own choosing, designed to incorporate as many of the concepts learned during the semester as possible

Week 15
  • Finish project started in Week 14
  • Read a review of semester's concepts
  • Completion of review assignments